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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:54 AM

Connecticut Gun Sales Brisk, Mirroring National Trend

Connecticut's retail gun sales, mirroring a national trend, have been so busy that some store owners are keeping waiting lists for some firearms and noting dwindling inventory for others.

"We're out of about everything," said Bob Farr, the owner of Connecticut Firearms and Tactical in Orange.

He said that demand and orders picked up right after the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. " won't even give us a ship date."

In December, Connecticut gun stores sold more than 19,400 firearms, according to data from the Connecticut State Police, up 71 percent from the previous year.


http://www.courant.com/business/hc-gun-sales-20130118,0,2159069.story

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Reply Connecticut Gun Sales Brisk, Mirroring National Trend (Original post)
hack89 Jan 2013 OP
MicaelS Jan 2013 #1
jmg257 Jan 2013 #2
bubbayugga Jan 2013 #3
oneshooter Jan 2013 #4
hack89 Jan 2013 #5
holdencaufield Jan 2013 #6
Puha Ekapi Jan 2013 #7
bubbayugga Jan 2013 #9
slackmaster Jan 2013 #10
sylvi Jan 2013 #17
Lizzie Poppet Jan 2013 #21
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #31
jmg257 Jan 2013 #22
sylvi Jan 2013 #35
jmg257 Jan 2013 #36
sylvi Jan 2013 #37
jmg257 Jan 2013 #11
holdencaufield Jan 2013 #13
jmg257 Jan 2013 #14
holdencaufield Jan 2013 #15
jmg257 Jan 2013 #16
holdencaufield Jan 2013 #18
jmg257 Jan 2013 #19
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #30
jmg257 Jan 2013 #32
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #33
jmg257 Jan 2013 #34
SailorMike Jan 2013 #39
bubbayugga Jan 2013 #40
SailorMike Jan 2013 #41
bubbayugga Jan 2013 #44
clffrdjk Jan 2013 #47
slackmaster Jan 2013 #8
Lizzie Poppet Jan 2013 #20
bubbayugga Jan 2013 #23
Lizzie Poppet Jan 2013 #24
bubbayugga Jan 2013 #25
holdencaufield Jan 2013 #26
bubbayugga Jan 2013 #27
Duckhunter935 Jan 2013 #28
ileus Jan 2013 #12
Lurks Often Jan 2013 #29
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #38
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #42
gejohnston Jan 2013 #43
Lurks Often Jan 2013 #45
DainBramaged Jan 2013 #46

Response to hack89 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:29 AM

1. Same in Texas

Shelves are almost bare, both of guns and ammunition. People are buying anything, and at ridiculously high prices.

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Response to hack89 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:51 AM

2. I think it's typical when something tragic happens to find solace with those you love.

What better way to ease your grief then making sure you get yours while you can?


"How to Find Solace

Turn to loved ones: It can often help to turn to our loved ones and one of the best places to find solace is in the arms of those we love."


"Arms" - how appropriate.
"Mmmm...that's nice..."

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Response to hack89 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:37 PM

3. what a terrible investment. They're just going to be confiscated later on down the road.

 

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:40 PM

4. They will, at the least, get their money back.

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:41 PM

5. Not in our lifetimes. You can bank on it. nt

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:08 PM

6. Molon labe

 

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:33 PM

7. Who's

going to do the confiscating?

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Response to Puha Ekapi (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:52 PM

9. The IRS in conjunction with the BATFE

 

Life can get very complicated for people who choose to violate federal laws. That's the stick. Receiving fair market value for your firearms in a mandatory amnesty/ turn in is the carrot. There are many ways. It will happen eventually. Prrhaps not this year but maybe next year. How many justices are up for retirement btw?

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:00 PM

10. Attitudes like yours provide powerful motivation for people to actively resist gun registration

 

Without full registration, confiscation is not feasible.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:23 PM

17. Grabbers at this level of enthusiasm

 

Grabbers at this level of enthusiasm would be fine with straight up house-to-house searches, regardless of any record of possession.

Of course, the "IRS and BATFE" would have to put on a few hundred thousand more Sturmtruppen, which would help the national employment level, I guess.

Then there's the boon to the manufacturers of metal detectors needed to find all those packed in cosmoline and buried.

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Response to sylvi (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:34 PM

21. As long as they weren't the ones conducting them, of course.

Someone else needs to put their life at risk so the Precious Snowflakes can put aside one irrational fear before moving on to the next one.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:09 PM

31. There are *lots* of chickenhawks in the proposed War On Guns,...

...including at least one poster in this thread.
I can count on the fingers of one hand those DUers that have stated their willingness to
personally join in on gun confiscation.

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Response to sylvi (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:39 PM

22. Don't think a grabber would care about all those that were buried...

Seems a better way then registration for keeping them out of circulation.

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Response to jmg257 (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:35 PM

35. Sure they care

 

When their goal is to get rid of them completely.

Dig them up and clean them off after the initial confiscations.

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Response to sylvi (Reply #35)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:48 PM

36. And do what with them? Can't shoot them, can't tell people about them...

Can't let ANYONE know about them. Can't sell or transfer them if you needed to.

Would it really be worth taking the chance that SOME/ANY ONE wouldn't rat you out? A slip of the tonque by your kid? A nosey neighbor? BATF and a past 4473? Even an eventual previously-justified use of 1 wouldn't fly.

I don't get it - I just can't see the risk of becoming a felon, going to jail etc. and losing everything is worth holding on to an AR or other illegal object. Besides there being so many other viable choices.

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Response to jmg257 (Reply #36)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:06 PM

37. I don't own firearms so that I can tell other people about them.

 

And I've been smoking pot for forty years without being busted, so I know the value of discretion. As far as going to jail, if the situation ever arose wherein I needed to use them, that would be the least of my worries because I would probably have also been subject to imprisonment for exercising a lot of other rights.

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:16 PM

11. And I bet 'fair market value' on contraband is pretty low - wouldn't even cost

all that much to get a big chunk of them.

Eventually it WILL come to that...the only 'sensible' option will be to get as many as possible out of the hands of the public as every 'reasonable' attempt at control has been thwarted.

Those who choose to become criminals...ah well...there are penalties for that.

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Response to jmg257 (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:49 PM

13. "there are penalties for that"

 

Yes, penalties completely eliminated recreational drugs in our society.

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:55 PM

14. Not enough, or harsh enough, penalites, it seems. And believe it or not,

guns aren't REALLY addicting....physically anyway.

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Response to jmg257 (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:00 PM

15. Do you not know ...

 

... or just have a selective memory?

In my lifetime thousands of people have been sent to prison for years for simple possession. In some states, growing marijuana for personal use remains a felony.

Short of executing anyone who has a bong ... how could marijuana penalties be any more tough?

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:03 PM

16. Really haven't paid that much attention...around here usual possession of pot is a violation.

Obviously gun crime penalites will have to be much worse.

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Response to jmg257 (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:40 PM

18. What is much worse than going to prison for years?

 

Are we contemplating executions? Amputations? Public flogging?

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:42 PM

19. No - that'll do...felony - mandatory prison for years. nt

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Response to jmg257 (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:05 PM

30. Let us know when you've volunteered for a confiscation squad, mmmkay?

Until then, you'll remain on the chickenhawk squad...

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:09 PM

32. 'Volunteer' for a government job? Shit - I'd do it as long as they pay me enough. Nothing

new to go after criminals...armed or otherwise. And surely I'd be better armed and protected then previously.

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Response to jmg257 (Reply #32)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:12 PM

33. At least *you* will walk the walk; another poster here is an admitted chickenhawk...

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #33)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:19 PM

34. Ha - Cheers. I do get the point...admittedly would no longer be my 1st choice of careers

these days - starting to get a little long in the tooth as they say!

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:12 PM

39. Just make it worth more on the black market.

 

As if they were not there already.

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Response to SailorMike (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:59 PM

40. are you prepared to become an illegal arms dealer?

 

more to the point, are you prepared to do the time for doing the crime? the AWB isn't going anywhere anyways so I wouldn't worry about it. Your precious is safe. thank you NRA.

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:02 PM

41. I don't know...

 

where you got the idea that I was going to do anything, either legal or illegal.

I just made the point about a black market.

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Response to SailorMike (Reply #41)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:58 AM

44. good answer

 

Here's a pdf outlining what folks can expect if they are caught violating federal firearms laws. It looks like it's a moot point however. The AWB seems to have failed to develop the necessary momentum to get it through Reid's senate and Boehner's House of Republicans. At most, we'll get some BS about background checks that won't do a god damned thing to stop gun crimes. Eventually, we'll change the composition of the SCOTUS however and that will be a game changer.

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:12 AM

47. Just how on earth will you determine fair market value?

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:35 PM

8. Will you be a member of the confiscation squad, or just offering support from behind?

 

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:32 PM

20. Have you considered a career in stand-up?

Seeing as how there's so little growth in the trolling job sector...

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:20 AM

23. have you considered just becoming a Republican?

 

seeing as how you're helping them anyways and all.

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:44 AM

24. Helping them?

Because I'm not a radical gun controller?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

Do you actually fail to realize that you're the one with the extreme position here, sparky? That millions and millions of Democrats are gun owners...and millions more don't remotely support the confiscatory policies you've been so gleefully promulgating? That the gunless society you advocate is never going to happen?

Pure. Comedy. Gold.


For the record, chum, I'd be real surprised if your political views were, overall, anywhere near as far left as mine. Real surprised indeed...

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:35 AM

25. I'm simply standing behind my president and my party.

 

I don't see why you need to insult me for it. I don't know what to think about that.

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:06 AM

26. Standing with your President?

 

"We're a nation that believes in the Second Amendment, and I believe in the Second Amendment. We've got a long tradition of hunting and sportsmen and people who want to make sure they can protect themselves. My belief is that we have to enforce the laws we've already got, make sure that we're keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, those who are mentally ill."

President Obama (Oct 2012)


So, when you say you're standing behind your president ... to which president were you referring?

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:43 AM

27. My first priority will be to reinstate the assault weapons ban as soon as I take office.

 

President Barack Obama
Barack Obama, VPC Fund Raiser, 2007

We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans' Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms. We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements--like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole--so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few.
2012 Democratic Party Platform , Sep 4, 2012

You seem...confused.

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Response to bubbayugga (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:46 AM

28. so I guess

you disagree about the part of This "so called" ban that grandfathers all "so called" assault weapons now in existence. I was under the impression that is what the President was for not confiscation.

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Response to hack89 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:38 PM

12. lesson one: don't wait...a right unused is a soon lost right.

Vote with your wallet now whilile you still can.

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Response to hack89 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:16 PM

29. I's say Connecticut gun Sales are a bit more then brisk

when high end .223 is going for $28.99 for a box of 20 and the store is limiting you to 5 boxes, it's a bit past brisk. Reloading components are scarce, ammo prices are through the roof and even surplus ammo for bolt action rifles is drying up. AR-15 sightings are make news on the local gun forums.

Guns stores are just packed and the Cabela's 15 minutes away put out chairs for people to sit on while they wait for the state NICS check to be done.

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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:43 PM

38. "limiting to five boxes." Well, there you go. Ammo regulation!

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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:26 PM

42. Imagine if any of these folks donated ONE BOX WORTH cost to the food kitchen locally

instead of buying fucking death.





Afraid of the Black man taking their GUNZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ instead of thinking rationally, how typical.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:28 PM

43. maybe they have

or more several times over.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #42)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:59 AM

45. Emotional rhetoric much?

And how do you know we don't donate to local food banks and other charities?

Local club I shoot does charity matches:
The charity match the day after Thanksgiving donated $585 to a local food bank,

We also raised $545 for the CT Special Olympics on 1/4/13 during another charity match

We've been doing both charity matches for at least 4 or 5 years, which about when the club matches started.


On edit: "buying fucking death" so the thousands and thousands of boxes of ammo I have bought since I started shooting have all been defective? It's comments like yours make gun owners refuse to take anti-gun people seriously. It's posts like that show why you have no credibility.


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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #45)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:11 AM

46. Yay

Regarding your on edit



I don't give a shit.


I don't care if I have an iota of credit with you folks.


Period



Have a nice life

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