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Fear of gun control drives big
crowd at Ladson gun show

Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Andrew Knapp

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/17/2013 10:28:24 AM

LADSON--As Jason Mele watched people peering down the sights of Mossbergs, Bushmasters and Remingtons, he couldn’t deny that something felt different this time.[Snip]But the sentiment that drove people to the Exchange Park fairgrounds--a fear that politicians will strip Americans of their firearms after 26 people were slain at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School--was palpable Saturday, which likely went down as the most attended show in its history. This time, it could actually happen, many said. The enthusiasts cited changing times in which Washington lawmakers devise laws despite widespread disapproval. They pointed to President Barack Obama’s health care bill.

Those businesses selling ammunition (including WalMart and KMart) areound here are limiting purchases of ammunition to three boxes. If they have any left, that is, and none of the places we visited yesterday had any of the most popular ammunition. Strange to see so many bare shelves in this (former) land of plenty.

Oh--we found two gun shops that have closed since last year.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Summernite, 2/17/2013 10:43:57 AM     (No. 9181446)

Last night I had read that NBC/Comcast has denied advertising space to local gun dealers here in Michigan. Apparently a new policy they enacted on the 8th of this month. I won´t know until tomorrow if they are also denying cable services to these dealers, but rumor has it that they are. This isn´t just gun grabbing, this is like total control.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Alpha91c, 2/17/2013 10:52:08 AM     (No. 9181476)

Gunshows all over the country are seeing record numbers. Some may think it is due to paranoia. I don´t think so. The people have good reason to fear what is happening in Wash DC and many state capitals.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 2/17/2013 10:58:32 AM     (No. 9181488)

#2 pretty well nails it. The current administration has *never* acted in line with the ´will of the majority´. Ever...be it health care legislation, or now ´gun control´.

If nothing else, the absolute *stampedes* to gun/ammo dealers - if reported on accurately by media - would be pretty clear evidence to the country that the *majority* of Americans don´t have issues with private gun ownership, as the ´paranoid elites´ do. The same elites largely protected by armed security - who would *not* give that security up after ´enlightened laws´ were passed - bet on that.

It´s fairly obvious that the main ´gun problem´ in the US isn´t hardware related - it´s *thug* related. Unfortunately, far too many of these thugs hold government office.

Face it libtards - law abiding Americans will *not* be disarmed - and you bozos trying to *change* the definition of law-abiding will come back and bite you on the arse.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rc1776, 2/17/2013 11:59:54 AM     (No. 9181583)

Kindly note that the "police", doj, fema, dhs and other feral gov.nyet regime brown shirters are sporting full auto "assault" rifles with many "big" magazines and most often standing in front of a tank, machine gun or guns armored vehicle, attack aircraft, armed drones, cap aircraft, flame throwers, or other banned to the public methods of "crowd control".
These wonders are brought to you with taxpayer blood.
You subjects only need scissors or a smile.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LouD, 2/17/2013 12:00:56 PM     (No. 9181584)

#1, doesn´t a federal broadcasting license prevent NBC from denying someone from advertising? Are they allowed to discriminate like that? As long as an ad is legal and doesn´t break any laws, how can the arbitrarily deny the ad?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/17/2013 12:34:07 PM     (No. 9181629)

#5, for the same reason that a Christian-owned broadcasting network could refuse to take ads for an abortion clinic or a gay bar.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 2/17/2013 12:39:38 PM     (No. 9181636)

But - Susannah - as has been demonstrated time and again - let one of those ´religious´ groups try and turn down business from a ´moral´ viewpoint...

And every liberal blood-sucking ´law´ group in proximity goes after ´em, generally with an eye on ´out of court settlements´ known in the real world as ´extortion´.

You´ll pardon me - but when the letters ´NBC´ appeared *anywhere* in association with the name ´Al Sharpton´, their credibility blew out the window bigtime.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 2/18/2013 2:22:13 AM     (No. 9182353)

Gun control, ´health care´, immigration, Israel, this administration has made it clear damn the torpedoes- full steam ahead in their efforts to transform this country into the country they wish to see. They have never believed they answer to We, The People. They rule and most feel this is their moment.

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