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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Surges in U.S. firearm sales have in recent decades been predictably driven by events sparking fears of impending gun-control legislation, such as the election of a Democratic president or a spate of mass shootings, federal gun background check data show. Industry experts and academics who study gun ownership say such surges came largely among the gun-industry's core base of white, male and politically conservative customers who often already owned one or multiple guns. That market is widening this year to include a new rush of first-time buyers, including many women, minorities and politically liberal buyers who once would not have considered gun ownership, according to Reuters interviews with more than a dozen industry experts, academics and gun store owners.

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What's funny to me is, those same white liberals, who pushed for a gun ban or very strict gun rights are the very ones now buying...you guessed it, guns...

Idiots..

#1 | Posted by boaz at 2020-10-15 01:23 PM | Reply

They're idiots for... buying guns?

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-15 01:29 PM | Reply

Apparently only conservatives are allowed to be afraid.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-10-15 01:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

They're idiots for... buying guns?

No, they are idiots for trying to ban something that they need now.

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2020-10-15 01:46 PM | Reply

They're not trying to ban all guns. Assault weapons like the AR-15, high capacity magazines... you should know this by now.

#5 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-10-15 01:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They only need it now because it wasn't banned in the first place, dummy.

Criminals steal over a million guns each year, from dummies like you.

Wanna guess why criminals can never steal my guns, dummy?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-15 01:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Boaz thinks America is safer than Canada because so many more Americans have guns.

In Canada, "There were 130 homicides committed with a handgun in 2016."

In USA, "there were about 11,000 gun-related homicides in 2016."

Boaz thinks the USA is safer than Canada.

That's the kind of stupid you just can't fix. It's completely immune to facts and thinking.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-15 02:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They're not trying to ban all guns. Assault weapons like the AR-15, high capacity magazines... you should know this by now.

You know there are liberals, a majority I would wager, especially with today's liberals, that would go full ban.

I'm not talking common sense Democrats...

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2020-10-15 02:26 PM | Reply

#7,

No one is talking about safer. We are talking about liberals, who wanted and shouted for gun control are now going out an buying guns that they tried to get controls on that wouldn't have let them buy them today..

That's stupidity..

#9 | Posted by boaz at 2020-10-15 02:28 PM | Reply

A liberal who has no felonies or mental health problems and undergoes a background check isn't being a hypocrite by purchasing a gun, assuming it's a normal one and not one of the small-dick-compensators the right loves so much.

You can be for gun control and buy a gun. Gun control isn't gun prohibition.

#10 | Posted by rcade at 2020-10-15 02:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"No one is talking about safer. We are talking about liberals"

You don't think the libs are buying guns to be safe from Deplorables?
Why, then?
???

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-15 02:47 PM | Reply

"You can be for gun control and buy a gun. Gun control isn't gun prohibition."

Ohhhh....----.

Just when 2020 couldn't get any weirder.

#12 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-10-15 02:48 PM | Reply

"You know there are liberals, a majority I would wager, especially with today's liberals, that would go full ban."

That's no surprise. You can't deny how well it's worked in Japan.

But it's not very realistic to ban all guns. That's not what they do in Germany or Canada either.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-15 02:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You can be for gun control and buy a gun. Gun control isn't gun prohibition."

They only understand extremes.

Its like when JeffJ had to call everyone a "hyper-partisan" and the way all Republicans call liberals "far-left."

It's like reading a comic book. A bad one, written by an eighth grader who needs everything to be EXXXTREME!!!

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-15 02:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Just when 2020 couldn't get any weirder.

Gun control (noun): the regulation of the sale and use of firearms

#15 | Posted by rcade at 2020-10-15 03:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

In my opinion, in modern America only ------- feel the need to own a gun. Real men and women do not need guns to avoid or resolve their problems or disputes.

#16 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-10-15 03:48 PM | Reply

No, they are idiots for trying to ban something that they need now.

#4 | POSTED BY BOAZ

You have zero evidence to back this.

STFU moron.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2020-10-15 05:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Guns.

You need one to protect yourself from guns.

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-15 05:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"...they are idiots for trying to ban something that they need now."

Remember when Obama said, "Take the guns first, go through due process second"...?

Oh, wait...that was Trump.

#19 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-10-15 05:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

I walk gun free. Nobody bothers me. Fear and the attitude that always comes with being strapped is why guns are so stupid.

The people I know who are most gun crazy, are poltroons,afraid of shadows and their own worst impulses.

The second amendment is a suicide pact at this point.

The littles Kyle's of the world are a curse on everyone else. They want to be big shots,and think a murder machine is the ticket to being strong and competent.

Too many in Congress and everyday life, Agree.

#20 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-10-15 05:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wanna guess why criminals can never steal my guns, dummy?

#6 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

You win the daily Double!!

Newsworthy AND funny.

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-15 08:11 PM | Reply

About 360 people where killed by rifles of any type last year. Handguns over 10,000.

The left wants to ban rifles simply out of penis envy.

Penis theft is witchcraft, and no you lefties can't have mine.

#22 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-10-15 09:17 PM | Reply

#11

"You don't think the libs are buying guns to be safe from Deplorables?
Why, then?
???"

They're more afraid of your fellow despicables, especially if Trump wins.

#23 | Posted by willowby at 2020-10-15 09:32 PM | Reply

Rwingers, from Boaz to MB, have obviously been brain-washed into "thinking" that gun control means banning and confiscating all guns.

There's really no other explanation for their idiotic posts.

#24 | Posted by Corky at 2020-10-15 09:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#24 Read Bidens web site. It does.

#25 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-10-15 09:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

They're more afraid of your fellow despicables, especially if Trump wins.
#23 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY

They're afraid of themselves?

You're phoning it in on a rotary phone, Willowby.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-15 10:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#26

VOIP

#27 | Posted by willowby at 2020-10-15 10:19 PM | Reply

One of those giant pushbutton phones.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-15 10:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#28

Gave you a funny flag for that one. Got one for my 84 year old mom. She couldn't use the I phone I got her except for calls anyway.

#29 | Posted by willowby at 2020-10-15 11:17 PM | Reply

#15

Still perpetuating the leftist lie that an AR-15 is an "assault weapon".

I was in the Marines. If they gave me an AR-15 and told me to assault something, I'd say "WTF is this?"

#30 | Posted by willowby at 2020-10-15 11:25 PM | Reply

My wife's AR is far higher end than any clapped out carbine the corp issues its crayon eaters.

#31 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-10-16 07:53 AM | Reply

#30
Stoopid. Were you that stoopid when you were "in the Marines"?

#32 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-10-16 10:10 AM | Reply

"Real men and women do not need guns to avoid or resolve their problems or disputes."

They do when their dispute is with a deer that doesn't want to become dinner.

#33 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-10-16 12:48 PM | Reply

My wife's AR is far higher end than any clapped out carbine the corp issues its crayon eaters.
#31 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

Does she also have better mustard stains on her shirt?

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-16 04:24 PM | Reply

Grey Poupon.

#35 | Posted by bruceaz at 2020-10-16 07:31 PM | Reply

#34 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2020-10-16 04:24 PM | REPLY

The AR is an ideal rifle for a classy lady. It's white men that you have to worry about.

#36 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-10-17 09:53 AM | Reply

No, they are idiots for trying to ban something that they need now.

#4 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Why do you think liberal feel like they need guns now, Boaz? Care to elaborate?

#37 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-10-17 01:40 PM | Reply

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