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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Raggedyman
What parts about her rhetoric frighten you exactly? What has she said specifically that frightens you? Also the rest of your thread is just overblown hyperbole. Yes, tons of people buy guns whenever Obama starts talking about gun control, but that is because they are fearing a "gun grab" that will never come.
I feel like this thread should either have gone into the Political Mud Pit or the Rant forum. There is no substance in it...
originally posted by: Raggedyman
You are welcome to your opinion
I don't pretend to know, an extra 100 million guns since Obama became president, sounds like some people are repairing for a war
The NRA would seem to be taking it seriously, call hem nutters or what ever but they seem to be taking it seriously
I think the gun grab will come under Hillarys reign, hence the post
Just another question, what are the percentages for and against guns
It sounds like Obama wants your guns, many seem to agree, you don't have to
originally posted by: hillbilly4rent
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Men die under a lot of politicians' watch. How many people died fighting Bush's war in Iraq?
This thread isn't about Bush. If someone had asked about that I would of said what I thought about it.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: Raggedyman
The gun numbers can generally be chocked up to a couple of things:
1. The fact that the Democrats continually talk about tightening gun restrictions and bringing back "assault weapon" bans and the like. This makes people who want a specific gun (think AR or AK) in the back of their mind move it to the forefront in case a ban goes into effect. I call those the knee-jerk reaction gun buyers.
2. Rhetoric is high concerning personal protection against possible terror attacks, so more people are buying concealed-carry style weapons and getting their carry permits in order to be protected. This hopefully comes with them training properly in the situations for which they purchase these firearms, but sadly, I'd guess that maybe 10-20% do appropriate training.
3. Baby boomers are aging, and as people get older and feel less capable of protecting themselves physically, they resort to purchasing firearms for home protection. My dad and my step-mom have both applied for concealed-carry permits in California because they're in their mid-60s and smart enough to know that it's time that they had something other than aging fists or purses to swing at would-be attackers.
4. General gun enthusiasts, such as myself, never stop buying guns, so the numbers will always be increasing. Some people think that one gun is enough for an individual, but people who buy them for the right reasons (hunting, personal protection, target shooting, competition, collecting, etc.) generally own multiple guns for multiple reasons. Generally, more than one hunting rifle is needed by hunters for different sizes of game. I have one pistol for winter concealed carry and a smaller one for summer. I have a shotgun that is meant for home protection, and an AR15 that is generally just for fun, but could be used for hunting as well if I ever got into that (but I'd probably buy a different hunting rifle for that).
And I'm sure that there are other reasons, too, that I'm not thinking about. My point is that you shouldn't really read into the numbers and the political climate and deduce that Americans are preparing for a civil war, as the vast majority of gun owners don't think that way. But, having been in the military, I'm certainly prepared and capable if anything like that ever broke out...and I don't think that it'd be hard to choose a side.