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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:24 PM

"It was a madhouse". Texas gun sales set Black Friday record and cripple FBI.

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The FBI received 155k background check phone calls from gun dealers in Texas on Black Friday. The FBI was not prepared, and were "taken by surprise" by the number as sales were fast and furious, most to first time, older buyers of tactical weapons. As the article states, most have never hunted or owned a gun before.

The reason?

President Obama's re-election. Or possibly doomsday (12/21/12) preparation. As one customer said:

"I bought my gold. I have my food. And now I'm buying the gun so I can keep my gold and my food,

http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/It-was-a-madhouse-gun-sales-set-Black-Friday/is3RRHClMkCwndXapGG5Uw.cspx


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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:29 PM

1. Gun nuts go nuts

Whoohhoooo I got me another gun!

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:34 PM

2. Most of them were first time gun buyers, for tactical weapons.

I live here in Texas, and these people scare the crap out of me.

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:39 PM

3. This is exctly what the founding fathers had in mind...let asshats without brain cells

stock up with guns and act like assholes!

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:41 PM

4. The whole taking away our guns talking point works great for the gun companies.

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:42 PM

5. YeeeeHawwww!!

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:45 PM

6. Nice to consumers helping out the economy,

 

Hell, the NRA should thank Obama, considering that every time he gets elected gun sales set new records.

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:08 PM

7. Sanity testing should be included in the sale price.

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:14 PM

8. We should stop pretending that a mass gun-confiscation won't happen

It's REALLY going to happen, folks. It's all going down on April 1, 2013 (safely within Obama's 2nd term). Spread the word to all your RW relatives and acquaintances. Let's put some legs under this urban legend!

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:25 PM

9. I can't wait for the price of gold to crash and give these morans their comeuppance.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:39 PM

12. You have been waiting a long time.

This will be the 12th straight year gold has increased in price. No other investment can match it. So keep your money in savings accounts and watch it grow at 0.1% a year.

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:30 PM

10. Without a doubt that quote came from a Glenn Beck worshipper.

They do and say whatever he tells them. Its a frightening cult he's running.

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:37 PM

11. The background check system is inadequate and needs to be beefed up to handle the load

 

This situation is no different than people having to wait in long lines to vote because of understaffed or insufficient polling facilities.

The GOOD news is that increased sales of discretionary-purchase items indicates that the economy is improving.

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:50 PM

13. "You know that Nugent's on his way, he's loading lots of guns and ammo in his sliegh....."

And every hunter's child will long to see the reindeer hunted down and die....

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Response to Evasporque (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:52 PM

14. why isn't he in jail or dead yet?

was he lying about that?

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:52 PM

15. sick

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:55 PM

16. Reminds me of this old SNL piece.

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:55 PM

17. Madhouse? Try nuthouse.

nt

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:04 PM

18. If an apocalypse happened...

why would I want gold? Wouldn't a can of corn be infinitely more valuable? Who wants a metal you can't eat?

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Response to Avalux (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:20 PM

19. Locking.



Unless there is really big news, gun threads are generally prohibited from GD.

You might want to bring it to the Gun Control and Right to Keep and Bear Arms group.

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