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HOUSTON - A week after the election of Barack Obama, gun buyers across the country are voting with their feet, flocking to gun stores to stock up on assault rifles, handguns and ammunition.
Some say they are worried that the incoming Obama administration will attempt to re-impose the ban on assault weapons that expired in 2004. Others fear the loss of their right to own handguns. A few say they are preparing to protect themselves in the event of a race war.
But whatever the reason, gun dealers in red and blue states alike say they've never seen anything like the run on weaponry they've been experiencing since Election Day, surpassing even the panic buying that gripped the nation in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
"People are terrified of losing their right to protect themselves," said DeWayne Irwin, owner of Cheaper Than Dirt, a large gun store in Ft. Worth. "The volume is ten times what we ever expected. It started with assault rifles, but at this point, people are buying ammunition, high capacity magazines, Glocks - it's all flying off the shelf. With the economy the way it is, people are worried about instability. They are scared of civil unrest."
There are no nationwide figures on gun sales available yet to document a post-election trend, and the number of pre-purchase background checks conducted by the FBI - a major barometer of national gun sales - actually rose more slowly through Oct. 31 of this year than during comparable periods in 2007 and 2006.
But anecdotal reports from around the nation suggest the sudden surge of November gun-buying is far surpassing the normal hunting-season spike that often occurs at this time of year.
At the Memorial Shooting Center in Houston, a popular gun store and firing range that shares a building with a church, managers said they sold out their stock of assault weapons a day after the election and are now adding new orders, at more than $1,000 each, to a monthlong waiting list. In Colorado, state authorities said they set a record for background checks on gun purchasers on the Saturday before the election - and the requests have been growing ever since.
And in Obama's home state of Illinois, business at gun stores is brisk.
"We've had a lot of people concerned because our president-elect is extremely anti-gun and so is his running mate," said Jerry Bricco, owner of First Class Firearms in north suburban Zion. "They're afraid of future gun bans and what you will be allowed to get."
Not every gun enthusiast is so worried. Mark Greene, a hunter and member of Gun Owners for Obama who led a grass-roots campaign for the Democratic nominee in Tarrant County, Texas, said he regarded fears of a looming ban on assault weapons as unfounded.
"People are being pretty reactionary," Greene said. "There's a small contingent of folks in and out of the gun-owning community concerned that Obama's election is such a revolutionary change that it could portend mayhem. I think it's hysteria."
Obama's record on gun rights is conflicting enough to give ammunition to either side.
Obama's campaign Web site said he "respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms" and promised that he would "protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport and use guns."
Seeking to reassure gun owners, Obama told a campaign audience in Ohio in October: "I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away."
But Obama has also said he favors "common sense" gun laws, and as an Illinois state legislator he voted to support a ban on semi-automatic assault weapons and tighter restrictions on all firearms. He has said in the past that he opposes allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons.
And Obama's controversial comment last April that some rural Americans "cling to guns or religion" in difficult times suggested to many gun owners that he was fundamentally hostile toward them.
The sum of those positions prompted the National Rifle Association to warn its members during the campaign that Obama "would be the most anti-gun president in American history."
Obama "says he's in favor of common sense gun laws," said Irwin. "Well, what people up north think is common sense is something different from us down here in Texas. The criminals have all this illegal stuff. I don't want to fight them with a handgun if I can get an AK. I'm entitled to that. I should be able to defend my home."
One expert sees a darker motive driving some post-election gun purchasers.
"Why are white people buying assault weapons?" said Ben Agger, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Arlington who wrote a book about the Virginia Tech slayings. "I almost hate to say it, but there is a deep-seated fear of the armed black man, because Obama now commands the military and other instruments of the justice system. They are afraid Obama will exact retribution for the very deep-seated legacy of slavery."
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(Chicago Tribune reporter James Kimberly contributed to this report from Chicago.)

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/general/view.bg?articleid=1131839
 

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Winner! We have a winner! Ben Agger has uttered the stupidest statement I have ever heard in my entire life! I'm not sure what the prize should be. Kick in the nuts should be part of the package.



"Why are white people buying assault weapons?" said Ben Agger, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Arlington who wrote a book about the Virginia Tech slayings. "I almost hate to say it, but there is a deep-seated fear of the armed black man, because Obama now commands the military and other instruments of the justice system. They are afraid Obama will exact retribution for the very deep-seated legacy of slavery."
 
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No Ben. I am purchasing the trifecta ('AR', Shotty, Pistol) because I will be 'educating' someone who comes on my property should the shit hit the fan. It won't matter what color they are. Not paranoia, just preparedness.
 

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I've been asked........Why I Carry a Gun

My old grandpa said to me,' there comes a time in your life when ya stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when you become too old to take an ass whoopin'.

I don't carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don't carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

I don't carry a gun because I'm evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

I don't carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don't carry a gun because I'm angry.
I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don't carry a gun because I'm a cowboy.
I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don't carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police Protection is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect themselves.
Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin'. ......
 

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Police Protection is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect themselves.
Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.
You know KW I can tell you for a fact that my uniformed presents at any location does stop crime. And no, quite often I have cleaned up after the mess. I agree with all the text except what I copied and posted. Please tell me this was quoted from someone else and not your true beliefs.
 

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You know KW I can tell you for a fact that my uniformed presents at any location does stop crime.
Yes, a lot of times our presence does deter crime. Sometimes I have people commit crimes in front of me almost as to belittle authority, sometimes its because they're stupid. There is only so much we can do, the rest is up to the citizens because we aren't in everyone's shadow to step in to stop every crime from being committed.
 

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I hate to sound like a police basher. Bottom line the police can't be EVERYWHERE. I know if I dial 911 at 2 am because someone is breaking into my house, I know the police are going to go balls to the wall to get to my house. However, owning a gun is like owning a tool or a skill. Like knowing CPR, you don't intend to be a cardiologist just to do CPR until the Medics arrive. I don't think they will try to ban firearms. Plus that was something Obama tried to support. I don't think he will try that crap since he is President now. HOWEVER, you can kiss your assault rifles good bye because moron Obama will try to take them away. We all know criminals do things legally and post or pre ban before they do a drive by shooting. Plus the Demorats will try to make a S&W Revolver an "assault weapon" and try to ban that, absolute worse case scenario and I doubt they will try to take away my handgun. However, these gun control morons chip away at things and play games. Its silly how Ted Kennedy has armed gaurds, yet he is for gun control. Go Figure huh.!!
 
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Watch for the return of the "cop killer bullets" hysteria. To the lefty whack jobs, any ammunition capable of penetrating soft body armor is "cop killers", which includes just about every centerfire rifle cartridge.

The Ruger Model 77 .30-06 I've owned for 25 years must be sneaking out at night and killing cops without my knowledge. :rolleyes:
 

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You know KW I can tell you for a fact that my uniformed presents at any location does stop crime. And no, quite often I have cleaned up after the mess. I agree with all the text except what I copied and posted. Please tell me this was quoted from someone else and not your true beliefs.
Perhaps for the time that you're there, but unless you can be everywhere at once, it doesn't really solve the problem. Policing by its very nature is reactionary; most often nothing can be done until a crime is committed. Of course criminals are reluctant to commit crimes in front of a police officer, but isn't it be even better if criminals were afraid to commit crime in general because they faced a well-prepared citizenry? That is the ultimate deterrent.
 
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