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June 30, 2013

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Obama Administration for its impact on firearm sales....

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USABorn

Jun-30-13 4:55 AM

Unfortunately Greg, what you say is completely true. Just more of Obama's bull crap that he has been trying to jamb down people's throats.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-30-13 6:06 AM

Well, the Obama Administration is also buying large numbers of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines for the IRS.

According to liberals, those firearms are only good for killing large numbers of people quickly.

I wonder what President Obama is up to?

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-30-13 7:10 AM

The IRS has a Criminal Investigation Division with around 3700 agents that carry these weapons. I guess they are trained law enforcement officers. However it's sort of worrisome that there were 11 reports of accidental discharge between 2009 and 2011. Guess they could use additional training. LoL

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CMReeder

Jun-30-13 7:31 AM

LOL

No it is you who have feed on your own hysteria. The gun manufacturers thank you very much for doing so. 'They ' are out to get you!

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nobud74

Jun-30-13 7:50 AM

Full employment in the arms and ammo manufacturing. Who knew Obama was so pro growth of the arms industry? Thanks O! You da man!

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spike2

Jun-30-13 8:09 AM

Probably preparing for the nuts like Erik who are stockpiling weapons for the war with the government. Erik, I do not oppose gun ownership. Let's see, why would we buy guns for IRS agents, if true. Maybe they are going to shoot you for not paying an unenforceable fee when Obamacare kicks in.

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JohnZook

Jun-30-13 8:35 AM

Spike- The "nuts like Erik", I call them Patriots, are all that stands between this out of control government and the Constitution that guarantees your freedom to say things like this. It's those "nuts like me" who form a Citizens Army (Militia?) and why this country hasn't been invaded yet. Those millions and millions of gun owning Patriots help keep this country free from it's enemies. You like that word "Militia"?

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CMReeder

Jun-30-13 10:26 AM

Seems like the ones calling themselves patriots and buying evey gun made are the ones out of control.

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CHayes

Jun-30-13 10:52 AM

" No criminal charges were ever brought against Gibson and material was returned; money however was "extorted" to retire the case."

Funny, where I come from that's called coping a plea and paying a fine to avoid further charges. IOW, a settlement. It happens every day, because it is in the best interests of everyone involved.

Funny thing is Greg, we have this amazing thing here in the US called "the court system", that allows all types of individuals and businesses seek redress if they feel they have been wronged by anyone, INCLUDING the govt, and have suffered monetary damages as a result.

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CHayes

Jun-30-13 11:00 AM

" I call them Patriots, are all that stands between this out of control government and the Constitution that guarantees your freedom"

Is there some kind of genetic defect in right wingers that prevents them from remembering that we have a court system in the US.

I have a request for you Mr. Zook, if you ever feel the need to start murdering people in the US, and denying THEM the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, because you are unhappy about the outcome of an election (or several), turn the gun on yourself first, and paint the walls of your house with the contents of you noggin. That will do far more to serve the Constitution you claim to love, than murdering people for daring to disagree with you, as you so seem to crave.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-30-13 11:05 AM

Not one anti-gun zealot can explain why the domestic agencies of the US government buys all those weapons that are only good for killing large numbers of people?

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CHayes

Jun-30-13 11:08 AM

I'd also suggest to that you read over what you type into the little window before hitting the "post comment" button. If it sounds like something terrorist mass murderers Tim McVeigh or David Koresh might have said in the days and months leading up to their murder sprees, consider seeking professional psychological help.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-30-13 12:54 PM

I never said that "assault weapons" were only good for killing large numbers of people.

That is a liberal belief.

I am just applying your belief to the actions of the gov't and you don't like it.

It shows what scum liberals really are.

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JohnZook

Jun-30-13 2:10 PM

Reeder-There would be no murdering; it's called self defense. Election? What election. Who's talking about murder and elections? Are you off your meds again? I "claim" to love the Constitution? The Commies you voted for have no use for it. Hayes- Coping a plea is for when you're guilty. Gibson was using the same wood as Fender, Martin, Epiphone, Taylor, ect. ect. An example had to be made and the shut down of Gibson was the perfect one. (Contributions to Romney) Other wealthy contributors were also targeted and their names published, which for any other org. would be illegal i believe. And Hayes, next time you have a rael problem with the State, sue them and see who runs out of money first!

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CMReeder

Jun-30-13 4:16 PM

You Mr. Zook have no respect for the Constitution.

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Premier

Jun-30-13 4:31 PM

Well Mr. Zook talks about Patriots protecting us from our enemies and the liberal Hayes equates that with murdering people in the streets.

Well done Mr. Hayes!

Then he goes on to tell us " that you read over what you type into the little window before hitting the "post comment" button." after posting this to Mr. Zook "turn the gun on yourself first, and paint the walls of your house with the contents of you noggin."

Again, WELL DONE MR.HAYES!!

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Premier

Jun-30-13 4:34 PM

Now Mr. Hayes who as in your own words should "consider seeking professional psychological help"?

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Alsever

Jun-30-13 4:55 PM

You jerks ever serve in combat? Except for the Navy seals who insisted on expending ALL of their 5.56 belted during assaults, I never saw anyone with a problem getting ammo. It's lying everywhere during and after a fire fight.

You don't have to buy it when you can pick it up off the ground--assuming you are still standing.

And just what Basic Load did you carry? 1.6 billion rounds doesn't go far among our active duty, reserves and Guard units. Our Cav Troop used to take a million rounds of 5.56 to the range just to fool around.

RETARDS!

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-30-13 7:12 PM

Easy soldier, we "try" to be civil on this board. You are speaking of two separate agencies. The agency that is in question as far as the excessive ammo purchase is the Department of Homeland Security. You, my fellow service member are speaking of the Department of Defense. Now I am not into conspiracy theories, I like to deal in facts.

And here are some facts that I was able to find on several different web sites.

DHS past ammo purchases: FY 2010: 148 million rounds; FY 2011: 108 million rounds; FY 2012: 103 million rounds.

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-30-13 7:24 PM

Now like most agencies, DHS works on 5 year contracts. That being said and judging by their past per year purchases, there does seem to be some disparity among the numbers. Do I think there is some great conspiracy happening to prepare for civil unrest or to take the ammo stock out of the hands of gun owning citizens? Absolutely not. I think the boys at DHS got caught drafting excessive purchase orders to expend use it or lose it money. This is a common practice by the DOD.

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JohnZook

Jun-30-13 8:41 PM

Hayes- I have no respect for YOUR constitution. I both Respect and Understand the Constitution of the United States, signed, sealed, and delivered in 1791. We are now experiencing YOUR constitution. Premier/Hayes- the usual HATEFUL drivel from the left. There's so much we can build on together by telling a person to blow their brains out and calling them a murderer for protecting ones own country. I guess our military is a gov't agency to commit murder to you guys.

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JohnZook

Jun-30-13 8:48 PM

Hayes@ 11:08- David Koresh was a mass murderer? I'm sure all the Left Wing sites will give more than enough propaganda to cite that fact, (even YouTube, giggle, giggle) but I think your beloved Janet Reno had a whole lot to do with the incineration of those misguided people. The Adulter-in-Chief may have even given her the "go-ahead" on the assault. Conspiracies...conspiracies..

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JohnZook

Jun-30-13 8:58 PM

GunnySar- (acceptable?) Understand what you are saying about the "use it or lose it" rule in Y/E budgets, but this point about 1.6 billion rounds has been out there too long and still not reputed. (Not even YouTube!) Heck, you'd think the Daily Kos/Beast or Slate or Huffpo would have "cleared it up" by now. Don't know about the "million rounds a day at the range" point; will ask my older bro. He was in Small Arms Repair in Saigon. He enjoyed the range daily when not on convoy cover. And remember, we are talking about DHS, IRS, and any other agency they can arm. And again, why hollow points?

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-30-13 9:31 PM

John I only offered one theory. And I question that one million rounds a day at the range also. It could be that DHS feared that supply was going to be low so they over purchased in case supply was limited. Who knows? But like I said, I don't believe in conspiracy theories. I hope I'm not being naïve.

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rmiller

Jun-30-13 10:43 PM

Another good letter, Gregory. Now, we'll sit back and await the spin by the progressives that you are fear mongering, racist, or otherwise being a conspirator and rebel against the govt.

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