Area gun sales, fears rising

Area gun sales, fears rising

There are 7571 comments on the North Port Sun story from Nov 14, 2012, titled Area gun sales, fears rising. In it, North Port Sun reports that:

Gun stores in Charlotte County have experienced increased sales since Election Day as local gun owners brace for an anticipated restriction of gun laws following the re-election of President Barack Obama.

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“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#4667 Feb 10, 2013
sickofit wrote:
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I am some concerned and dont want any bans on any hand held weapon. Just dont know how someone having hundreds of thousands of rounds will change anything.
Can I ask you a simple question and get a simple answer? Here it goes.
How do you feel about our drug laws in the USA? Should there be drugs that are illegal?
I usually have between 30 and 40 thousand rounds of ammo. I use a large number of various calibers and keep ammo for all my guns except one which I’ll never fire. It’s a .348.

Who has hundreds of thousands of rounds? I have a lot but nowhere near that. Where did you get that from?

Research this, how often is an “assault rifle” used to commit murder in the US? How often is a handgun used?

Directed at your question. I would legalize all drugs. That would have a real impact on our crime rate. Chances are better than average our murder rate would also plummet.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#4668 Feb 10, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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Those military style weapons you mentioned are hand held.
A lot of someones having hundreds of thousands of rounds (aka, a militia) will change a lot whether you know about it or not. More than likely without ever having to fire a shot.
Some drugs do need to be illegal. I know where you are going with that, but firearms are not mind altering.
In addition, take a look at how successful the ban on drugs has been. And drugs are not a constitutional right.
Why do some drugs need to be illegal? Prohibition on drugs has miserably failed. Draw comparisons between prohibition on both alcohol and drugs. You’ll be surprised. Prohibition on alcohol gave rise to organized crime in our country.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#4669 Feb 10, 2013
AnnAgain wrote:
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Your hatred of Obama is both hysterical and pathetic; clearly you know nothing of managing wealth in a global economy. Bill Gates’ net worth is estimated at $68.7 billion and the richest man on the planet even after donating $30 million in various charities his net worth increases by around $7 billion yearly. 90% of Gates’ investment is in Microsoft, the rest is government and corporate bonds and he has no foreign investment – yemoron!
Warren Buffet is number two and they run a Foundation with $40 billion in assets and donate to causes aimed at bringing financial tools to the poor, speeding up the development of vaccines (for AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis), bettering America's lagging high schools. They good corporate neighbors and citizens unlike a-holes like you and the rest of your rightwing ilk!
The wealthiest 400 Americans are worth $1.7 trillion and growing, roughly the GDP of Canada, they are really hurting under Obama – yefriggenmoron!
To put this in perspective for imbeciles like you, the average income of a top-400 earner grew by 650% between 1992 and 2007 to a whopping $344 million. Over that time, the average salary didn't even double. But the average capital gains haul increased by 1,200%. So how do the richest get richer? Not from their wages but from their investments right here in the good old US of A!
Who cares what they’re worth? You’re clearly envious.

Bill Gates helped start a very successful company. Microsoft pays their employees very well. Average annual wage at Microsoft is more than $87,000. They employ more than 90,000 people.

Care to compare that to WalMart?
sickofit

Northfield, MN

#4670 Feb 10, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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For me, it's God, Constitution, Country, Humanity. In that order.
I dont put god anywhere...But then as a sane person a god is man made bs. God is not real so does not belong in real life discussion. Our founding fathers knew that also.
sickofit

Northfield, MN

#4671 Feb 10, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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Since the founding of this country, marriage is the word we use to define the union of one man and one woman. The quest here is for government to redefine marriage between any two people. Most people resist this. It's been voted on state by state.
Marriage is not a liberty. Marriage is not a right. Marriage is not a club. Marriage is not a Constitutional right. Marriage is the government recognition of one man and one woman. That's it.
If the SC rules that marriage can be between any two people, then we open up a Pandora's box. The ruling would not only apply to two people of the opposite sex, but to anybody who believes their rights have been violated.
That means if I wish to marry my father because he's 83 years old and I can benefit from his SS money after he passes, it must be granted. Or perhaps I lost my job, but my sister is still working, and I could be covered under her medical care plan where she works if we wed.
The US Constitution does not mention marriage, heterosexual relationships, homosexual relationships nor incest. Like Church and State, it's not in there. Liberties and rights have to be written somewhere in order for us to respect them.
So your againt equality for all...Could have justs aid you hated the constitution and not spewed all the BS.
sickofit

Northfield, MN

#4672 Feb 10, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
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That is simply ridiculous!
To nazi fascis traitors like you it is...To Constitution loving freedom wanting patriots it is 100 % correct.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#4673 Feb 10, 2013
sickofit wrote:
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So your againt equality for all...Could have justs aid you hated the constitution and not spewed all the BS.
I love the Constitution provided it's followed the way it was written. Marriage is not a necessity in life. I'm 52 years old and have never married. I'm not missing a thing. I don't think married people have any more rights than I do as a single man.

Again, if you are going to use the Constitution for some sort of equal rights protection for marriage, then it can't be restricted to gays and heterosexual couples. It has to apply to everybody regardless of sex or association. Is that the America you want to see?
sickofit

Northfield, MN

#4674 Feb 10, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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I love the Constitution provided it's followed the way it was written. Marriage is not a necessity in life. I'm 52 years old and have never married. I'm not missing a thing. I don't think married people have any more rights than I do as a single man.
Again, if you are going to use the Constitution for some sort of equal rights protection for marriage, then it can't be restricted to gays and heterosexual couples. It has to apply to everybody regardless of sex or association. Is that the America you want to see?
AN CIVIL CONTRACT SHOULD BE FOR ALL OR NOT BE FOR ANY.....If same sex people can not marry into civil contract then no one should be able to. EQUALITY AND ALL......

And yes to your question...I LOVE FREEDOM AND EQUALITY FOR ALL PEOPLE.....

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#4675 Feb 10, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
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The liberals view that as attacking the poor. In their mind the poor lazy slobs shouldn’t pay income tax and we should give them money to reward their laziness.
Your correct but let me give you another way of looking at it.

A person who makes 25,000 or less puts all hi income back in to the economy if we ruled out income tax on these people it would have the same effect as raising the minimum wage without any cost to business , in fact it would help business because the dollars the government collects and wastes on unproductive projects would be going to private business where they have to have a balanced budget.

It would create real growth in the GDP without governmental programs that interfere with the normal ebb and flow of capitalism.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#4676 Feb 10, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
<quoted text>Why do some drugs need to be illegal? Prohibition on drugs has miserably failed. Draw comparisons between prohibition on both alcohol and drugs. You’ll be surprised. Prohibition on alcohol gave rise to organized crime in our country.
I agree. My point was that, due to the system we are forced to live in, nearly half the population would be sitting on their back side smoking crack on our tax dollar. When they start losing their teeth, develop heart disease... They get free healthcare on our tax dollar.

In a perfect world, without Welfare, Food Stamps, Obamacare... All drugs should be legal. In the end, it would all work it's self out. Survival of the fittest would better this country.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#4677 Feb 10, 2013
sickofit wrote:
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AN CIVIL CONTRACT SHOULD BE FOR ALL OR NOT BE FOR ANY.....If same sex people can not marry into civil contract then no one should be able to. EQUALITY AND ALL......
Exactly. That's what I'm talking about. Therefore, you have no problem with brother and sister being married, a guy and five different wives, man and dog, first cousins, mother and daughter?

You may want to live in that universe, but I feel that turning our country into a freak show only ridicules marriage and that it creates an unhealthy environment for our children. Marriage isn't even needed in a relationship unless the couple plans on having a family and passing down the family name. If we are to change marriage in any way, take away any benefits to married people that are provided by the government. There, now everybody will be happy and nobody can say married people have it any better than single people. You would get much more support for that than changing the definition of marriage.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#4678 Feb 10, 2013
sickofit wrote:
<quoted text>I dont put god anywhere...But then as a sane person a god is man made bs. God is not real so does not belong in real life discussion. Our founding fathers knew that also.
You are entitled to your opinion on GOD. If you will notice, I told you my priority list in life. I didn't tell you your opinion on GOD is BS. Show me the same courtesy.
There's a reason I'm on this thread, and not the religion threads.
sickofit

Northfield, MN

#4679 Feb 10, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
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Exactly. That's what I'm talking about. Therefore, you have no problem with brother and sister being married, a guy and five different wives, man and dog, first cousins, mother and daughter?
You may want to live in that universe, but I feel that turning our country into a freak show only ridicules marriage and that it creates an unhealthy environment for our children. Marriage isn't even needed in a relationship unless the couple plans on having a family and passing down the family name. If we are to change marriage in any way, take away any benefits to married people that are provided by the government. There, now everybody will be happy and nobody can say married people have it any better than single people. You would get much more support for that than changing the definition of marriage.
Yea what one person or two people do is not my business and isnt yours either..NOW THERE HAS TO BE CONSENT.....So no animal or non consenting person and animal can enter into this....

OH AND MARRIAGE IS NOT ABOUT CHILDREN..........It is a civil contract ..........simple.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#4680 Feb 10, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
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Why do some drugs need to be illegal? Prohibition on drugs has miserably failed. Draw comparisons between prohibition on both alcohol and drugs. You’ll be surprised. Prohibition on alcohol gave rise to organized crime in our country.
Government was influenced to get rid of pot so hemp could be outlawed and replaced by man made products where the market could be locked up among one or a small group of companies.

What would the pharmaceutical companies do if you could chew on coca leaves instead of buying pain killers that are also bad on the stomach and liver and kidneys.

The two drugs I mention are natural products unlike PCP , meth or LSD which are invented and therefor could be regulated as these businesses that created them are already subject to regulation.

Where I live it is illegal to pick certain kinds of mushrooms and I can't think of a crazier law .

If government wants to do some good they should start with denim.

Levis , now famous the world over were invented in the USA using USA cotton but now they are no longer produced in the USA nor is our cotton used.

Our government is busy restricting it's citizens and giving away our store with fancy names like "free trade and globalism".

Wait until so much of our natural gas is exported which helps the bankers that industry in this country will not benefit from cheap energy or the raw material of natural gas to make products here at home that we remain dependent on imports in another sector while international financiers make big money.

I am ready to stop voting because without term limits on Congress and the fact we don't vote for the President what's the point , except for local elections.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#4681 Feb 10, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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I agree. My point was that, due to the system we are forced to live in, nearly half the population would be sitting on their back side smoking crack on our tax dollar. When they start losing their teeth, develop heart disease... They get free healthcare on our tax dollar.
In a perfect world, without Welfare, Food Stamps, Obamacare... All drugs should be legal. In the end, it would all work it's self out. Survival of the fittest would better this country.
Not really. We don't have laws to protect people from themselves. We have laws to protect people from other people.

If crack were legal and able to be purchased at the drug store, you would still need money to make the purchase. If you're not working because you are too doped up, then you have to find money other ways.

Making dope legal won't change a thing in that regards. Users would still have to steal, still have to peddle dope, still prostitute themselves to get their fix money. That wouldn't change. If I have a neighbor that's hooked on any opiate product, I have to worry about him breaking into my home when I go to work. I have to worry about him breaking into my car or stealing gasoline. I have to worry about him breaking into my garage to steal tools to sell.

I've seen this with my family and friends. There is no positive to making harsh narcotics legal. Yes, we do have a problem with it now even though it's illegal, but like anything else, if you legalize something, you can expect the problem will expand even more.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#4682 Feb 10, 2013
sickofit wrote:
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I dont put god anywhere...But then as a sane person a god is man made bs. God is not real so does not belong in real life discussion. Our founding fathers knew that also.
I don't believe in god but there is every reason to believe our founding fathers were god fearing men from having prayer before meetings to there writing.

What they were swearing off was European Christianity which was and still is state sponsored and used as a means of control of the masses or portions of them.
sickofit

Northfield, MN

#4683 Feb 10, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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You are entitled to your opinion on GOD. If you will notice, I told you my priority list in life. I didn't tell you your opinion on GOD is BS. Show me the same courtesy.
There's a reason I'm on this thread, and not the religion threads.
Ok you have it. Your religion is your opinion. As long as you dont make laws or wnat laws based on your beliefs of religion that I have to follow.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#4684 Feb 10, 2013
sickofit wrote:
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Yea what one person or two people do is not my business and isnt yours either..NOW THERE HAS TO BE CONSENT.....So no animal or non consenting person and animal can enter into this....
OH AND MARRIAGE IS NOT ABOUT CHILDREN..........It is a civil contract ..........simple.
Yes, marriage is about children. Marriage is a religious rite that was adopted by government to aid in the natural family. Men went to work while women stayed home and raised the children, therefore, because she didn't have a social security account of her own, she gets her husbands social security so she can continue to be supported.

Of course we really don't need that anymore. Husband and wife usually both work. Children are raised by daycare workers and school teachers. We see how well that's working out for us.

Without children, I see no use for marriage. I can't see me telling my girlfriend "Honey, I love you--you love me, and we have this fantastic relationship together. The only thing that can make this relationship better is if we get government involved."

Ridiculous.
sickofit

Northfield, MN

#4685 Feb 10, 2013
Where Is My America wrote:
<quoted text>I don't believe in god but there is every reason to believe our founding fathers were god fearing men from having prayer before meetings to there writing.
What they were swearing off was European Christianity which was and still is state sponsored and used as a means of control of the masses or portions of them.
Most of founding fathers thought organized religion was wile and a bad thing. Maybe they believe in a god ..BUT THEY HATED CHURCHES AND ORGANNIZED RELIGION.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#4686 Feb 10, 2013
sickofit wrote:
<quoted text>Yea what one person or two people do is not my business and isnt yours either..NOW THERE HAS TO BE CONSENT.....So no animal or non consenting person and animal can enter into this....

OH AND MARRIAGE IS NOT ABOUT CHILDREN..........It is a civil contract ..........simple.
So by allowing siblings to marry each other, dads to marry daughters, or nieces to marry uncles, the resulting birth defects to any offspring is right or ethical?
We have a government for a reason. It's just grown out of control.

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