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Gun enthusiasts pack shows
to buy assault weapons

Reuters, by Dave Warner, Kevin Murphy

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/23/2012 3:02:48 PM

Allentown, Penn./Kansas City, Missouri- Gun enthusiasts thronged to shows around the country on Saturday to buy assault weapons they fear will soon be outlawed after a massacre of school children in Connecticut prompted calls for tighter controls on firearms. Reuters reporters went to gun shows in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Texas, and found long lines to get in the door, crowds around the dealer booths, a rush to buy assault weapons even at higher prices and some dealers selling out. The busiest table at the R.K. Gun & Knife show

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blappy, 12/23/2012 3:09:35 PM     (No. 9080908)

The law of unintended consequences in action.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/23/2012 3:34:40 PM     (No. 9080929)

Exactly #2. A better description would be "anti-assault weapons".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/23/2012 3:42:32 PM     (No. 9080934)

They should also sell yard signs that say "assault weapons on board" to keep burglars away.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: clw54, 12/23/2012 3:56:48 PM     (No. 9080949)

Ask a person who talks about "assault weapons" to define the characteristic that make it an "assault weapon" and they can´t.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ChipThome, 12/23/2012 3:59:41 PM     (No. 9080952)

Geeze..... where are all the news reports about all the mass shooting that occur at these gun shows where all these assault weapons are ???

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/23/2012 4:09:38 PM     (No. 9080967)

All those mass shootings were perpetrated by crazy people, who were dangerous to others and themselves. No NRA members have ever perpetrated mass shootings. Obviously the focus of the government should be on keeping dangerous crazy people from purchasing and possessing any type of firearm. Unfortunately politics has already got in the way.

Its is pretty clear to just about everyone that guns have been around in great numbers since long before the USA was founded, but that the splurge in these mass shootings of innocent people by dangerous crazy people only started a decade or so ago, after really violent movies and video games started to be created and made available to the general population, including crazy people who do not have the mental capacity to process violent multimedia video without it addicting and permanently affecting them in ways not fully understood yet, and that may well cause a very few of them to fall off the reality cliff and go out and commit mass homicide.

The politics of all this are also pretty clear, the small arms and ammunition industries, along with the gun accessory and parts industries are mostly Republican constituencies, while people who are mentally ill, with only a small percentage being both crazy and dangerous, are a big liberal Democrat constituency group with most of the mentally ill voting for liberal Democrats due to the liberal Democrats support of expanding social services, along with the fact that the liberal Democrats consider the mentally ill to have a disability and a voter in need of their help. That´s why the liberal Democrats will never blame a crazy person perpetrator after these mass shootings, and always put the blame on a gun, the NRA, or conservatives in general.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 12/23/2012 4:16:10 PM     (No. 9080974)

Reuters continues to mislead. ´Assault weapons´ are FULLY AUTOMATIC weapons. These are strictly regulated by the Federal government. More lies from the media.....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mackrand, 12/23/2012 4:17:42 PM     (No. 9080976)

I´m not surprised at Liberals surprise that law abiding frightened to death citizens are anxious enough about their safety to stand in line to buy protection in the form of guns. When our own president advocates and approves violence in the streets there is no other choice. Violence in the streets by union thugs, ghetto dwellers everywhere, and has even involved illegal aliens flooding into our country. He is a rabble-rouser extraordinaire when it comes to hate and discontent.

The unthinkable has arrived. Our government is setting the stage for open revolt as a result of their Communist Socialist Administration attempting to move toward total government control. As another President said, "This will not stand!"


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Reply 9 - Posted by: noproblems, 12/23/2012 4:27:17 PM     (No. 9080984)

Dear Reuters,

Can you tell us what it is like to be both arrogant and ignorant? It must be exhausting.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/23/2012 4:42:15 PM     (No. 9081002)

For not much money a simple ranch variety .22 can be made to fit their screwy definitions of "assault weapons". Stick on a flash suppressor, a different stock and a pistol grip and the owner becomes an official psychopath conservative.

Allegedly lanza had guns because he stole them after having failed a background check. That info, if true, seems to be getting lost in the shuffle by the fanatics.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: flatwater, 12/23/2012 4:49:51 PM     (No. 9081014)

I can assault you with a baseball bat.

I can assault you with a glass ashtray.

I can assault you with a knife.

I can assault you with a single-shot bolt-action rifle.

I can assault you with a single-action six-shooter.

Kindly define "assault weapon" for us.

Are they the same weapons policemen use in thousands of American cities?

Ever notice that the police usually arrive after something horrifying has already happened?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: sw penn, 12/23/2012 5:12:21 PM     (No. 9081044)

"There should be more strict background checks," said Abernathy, a Dallas resident. He said there should be a 30-day waiting period to buy weapons and a thorough background check that includes five references.

It´s not much of a Constitutional Right
if you have to ask your neighbors´ mommy
for permission to exercise it!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 12/23/2012 6:34:34 PM     (No. 9081123)

I´m with #5, a baseball weapon can be an assault weapon.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/23/2012 7:54:59 PM     (No. 9081199)

The liberals want to make sure that we walk peacefully to the boxcars with no weapons.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/23/2012 9:21:46 PM     (No. 9081261)

The real American Patriots know what is real!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: STLstudent, 12/23/2012 10:09:40 PM     (No. 9081297)

Molon labe

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Reply 17 - Posted by: woodsman, 12/23/2012 10:20:01 PM     (No. 9081305)

"there should be a 30-day waiting period to buy weapons and a thorough background check that includes five references."

Thirty days??? But I´m mad now!
- Homer Simpson

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Reply 18 - Posted by: curious1, 12/23/2012 10:44:49 PM     (No. 9081319)

As a former Supreme Court justice stated decades ago: "A right delayed is a right denied." He was referring to voting, but that applies to any of our explicitly enumerated or implicit rights.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/23/2012 11:25:01 PM     (No. 9081348)

That´s because people are thinking
Get ´em while you can.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: chumley, 12/24/2012 12:35:10 AM     (No. 9081393)

I have been to several gun shows over the last year and have not seen a single assault weapon anywhere. I HAVE seen quite a few semi autos, but they were horribly overpriced.
Luckily I already own about half a dozen.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/24/2012 12:52:36 AM     (No. 9081401)

We all know that they aren´t "assault weapons," whatever that even means, but let it go. Anything that makes liberals wet themselves is OK by me.

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