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Who’s Got Ammo?

National rumors and fears spur local gun owners to buy extra boxes of ammunition

April 8, 2013

The combination of rumors and fear has driven the nation’s 100 million firearms owners to stores across the country in order to stockpile ammunition....

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Apr-09-13 8:35 AM

I attend a lot more events than you.

Your problem is as a liberal you view the gun as evil and think the world would be a peaceful place if they were all banned. The gun is just a piece of metal and plastic or wood incapable of acting on it's own. Some people are evil and until you address that fact killings will never be reduced.

Here is a copy and paste from the NYT on the new way law enforcement is looking at mass killings.

•Research on mass shootings over the last decade has bolstered the idea that people at the scene of an attack have a better chance of survival if they take an active stance rather than waiting to be rescued by the police, who in many cases cannot get there fast enough to prevent the loss of life.------Flies in the face of your thinking doesn't it.

BTW----Sandy Hook now has armed security and New Jersey is doing it even after Christie said it was a stupid idea. Perhaps reason and common sense is winning after all.

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Apr-08-13 11:08 PM

Colorado - how many athletic events do you attend. I attend several and I see lots of security. Very little of it armed. Comparing 8 football games at Heinz Field to hundreds and hundreds of schools in the Pittsburgh area is puzzling to say the least. Though it points out your solutions. More ammo and more guns for everyone will make us safer,though you can't really cite much in the way of evidence to prove your point. As far as your Iraq comment I couldn't make out what your point was. Though all paths with you seem to lead to more weapons and more ammunition. A one track non-solution.

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Apr-08-13 6:37 PM

Brazil--- If armed guards is suspect why do most of the politicians have them, most of the pro football, basketball, baseball games have them. Any high school games I've been to in Erie have them, one third of the schools have them, many of the states allow concealed carry in public places.

Your liberal bias is showing. I'll take a Glock over a pencil and prayer every day of the week. Does Newtown have them now.

We have been spending 2 Billion a year on civilian armed guards in Iraq for a decade. And you say they are suspect. LOL Lets spend a bit of that money here.

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Apr-08-13 4:47 PM

Local Yokel - It's an urban legend. Various government agencies have been making similar bulk purchases for decades. Aunty Em, Aunty Em, it's another government conspiracy. Colorado - So was that like the NRA and all Republican politicians going silent for a week after Newtown. Were they waiting for a final body count before commenting so there weren't any what ifs? Also your comment about armed guards is suspect. Most real life incidents where some would be hero has pulled a gun during a Newtown like assault has left the would be hero dead and the assailant still shooting. Let me know when you are ready to add to your tax bill the costs of tens of thousands of school guards as well as the cost of training I think we can leave that idea as pardon the pun "Dead on Arrival". Are we also going to have them in all the colleges, malls, post offices, shopping centers, public parks etc.?

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Apr-08-13 2:39 PM

I belonged to the NRA for a very long time. When it was proven that they sold their membership lists, I refused to renew my membership. I don't have a problem with either background checks or record-keeping, and I am not stockpiling ammo. People should be protecting the ballot against the politicians who want to take it away. The same goes for Social Security and decent healthcare for their families. Surely they have better ways to spend their money than buying up ammo.

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Apr-08-13 2:10 PM

dubedit---did you kill those kids? I didn't---Nothing currently proposed would have made any difference in the outcome. It will only make things harder for the law abiding.---The only thing that would have made a difference is armed guards or facility and the liberals are dead set against it. Better to face a armed shooter armed yourself. We saw how being armed with a pencil and a prayer worked out.

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Apr-08-13 2:04 PM

The NRA was for background checks a decade ago until they found out the violators were being let go with no penalty. Now they are saying unless you are going to enforce the law they do nothing but create more hurdles for the law abiding.

If there is a compromise on the proposed checks the NRA will probably back off opposition to them. If the liberals insist on them as written there will be a long fight. Obama can see the writing on the wall and my guess is there will be a compromise. He doesn't want to look foolish for wasting so much capital for nothing.

The NRA isn't commenting much right now because they don't comment on what if's. They will wait for the final product before deciding.

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Apr-08-13 12:05 PM

This is working fabulously for the NRA which represents gun manufacturers and really doesn't give a hoot about 95% of gunowners. Anyway keep paying your dues, keep buy tons more bullets for those black helicopter assaults that you've been saying are right around the corner for the last 30 years and to protect yourself from the daily occurence in Warren County of criminals breaking into your house while you are home. Yep another 6000 rounds of ammunition will keep you safe from all those home invasion attacks you've been experiencing over the years.

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Apr-08-13 11:46 AM

Then the NRA should say it WELCOMES background checks -- without the permanent record provision. Stupid PR opposition. I'm an NRA member. I favor universal background checks. I don't give a fat rat whether the government keeps a permanent record or not, because I think the government already does that on the Q.T. But to allow Crazy *****y to keep buying guns because of quibbling is just stupid. Those were first-graders killed in Newtown.

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Apr-08-13 5:14 AM

I am not sure how you can call them false online rumors when several states have already proposed a nickel tax on ammo, yearly registration fees to buy ammo, a special license to purchase ammo already passed in Connecticut and many other laws are being proposed to make it harder for the citizen to purchase ammo and firearms.

The media still isn't telling it's viewers why the NRA and gun owners are against the background checks as proposed. It's the permanent record keeping provision that does nothing but create a gun registry of lawful owners and does nothing to stop criminals. If the liberals insist on that they will lose the background check and it will be their own fault

If this were truly being done for safety why is it only the states controlled by liberals are doing it.

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