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From: FUBHO4/14/2012 1:02:37 AM
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Mitt Romney warns NRA against an 'unrestrained' second-term Obama


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By Mitchell LandsbergApril 13, 2012, 12:17 p.m.


Reporting from St. Louis—
Mitt Romney drew a warm reception from the National Rifle Assn. on Friday as he attacked President Obama for “employing every imaginable ruse and ploy” to restrict gun rights, which Romney pledged not to do if elected in November.

Although gun control groups have complained that Obama has done little to support their cause, Romney took a page from the NRA leadership, which has been saying that the president is waiting for a second term to crack down on firearms. He warned that Obama would “remake” the Supreme Court in a second term, threatening constitutional freedoms.

“In a second term, he would be unrestrained by the demands of re-election,” Romney told a crowd estimated at 6,000 in the cavernous Edward Jones Dome. “As he told the Russian president last month when he thought no one else was listening, after a re-election he’ll have a lot more, quote, 'flexibility' to do what he wants. I’m not exactly sure what he meant by that, but looking at his first three years, I have a very good idea.”

Referring specifically to the right to bear arms, Romney said: “If we are going to safeguard our 2nd Amendment, it is time to elect a president who will defend the rights President Obama ignores or minimizes. I will.”

Romney’s speech came at the NRA’s Leadership Forum, which always draws top conservative speakers. Also expected to speak Friday were three of Romney’s former rivals for the GOP nomination, former Sen. Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, as well as a panoply of other Republican stars, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sens. Chuck Grassley and Roy Blunt, and Rep. Darrell Issa.

Most of the other speakers could claim a friendlier history with the NRA than Romney, who supported strict gun control measures as governor of Massachusetts and once said he didn’t “line up” with the gun rights group. But the NRA leadership has thrown its weight behind Romney, whom it sees as preferable to Obama, and Romney received several standing ovations during his speech.

Although Obama has not been responsible for any notable gun control measures, the organization has been sharply critical of some of his appointments, especially that of Eric Holder as attorney general.

Before Romney spoke, the NRA’s legislative director, Chris Cox, showed a video clip that he said depicted a Holder speech from 1995. In it, the future attorney general spoke about the need to "really brainwash people to think about guns in a vastly different way."

"So let's state this in very clear terms,” Cox said. “President Obama needs to fire Eric Holder, and in November, we need to fire the president."

Even before Romney’s speech, the Obama campaign hit back with a statement attacking the presumptive GOP nominee, along with a hefty file of news clippings intended to show that he had a checkered history on gun rights.

“The president's record makes clear the he supports and respects the 2nd amendment, and we'll fight back against any attempts to mislead voters,” said campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt. “Mitt Romney is going to have difficulty explaining why he quadrupled fees on gun owners in Massachusetts then lied about being a lifelong hunter in an act of shameless pandering. That varmint won't hunt.”

Outside the convention hall, a half-dozen or so soggy union-affiliated demonstrators stood in the rain holding signs that said: “Romney: 100% out of touch.”

“We’re basically here to expose Romney as a flip-flopper with the NRA,” said Ed McNees, president of UAW Local 282 in St. Louis. “In ’94, he was for the Brady bill and against assault weapons … and now he’s a newly found supporter of the NRA.”

With McNees was Steve Johnson, a local Teamsters organizer, who said Romney “doesn’t look like anybody who hangs out at any of the places I might hunt.” Leaders of the UAW and the Teamsters have pledged full support to Obama in the 2012 campaign, although both McNees and Johnson insisted that they were there as gun enthusiasts, not Obama supporters.

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From: TimF4/23/2012 2:48:29 AM
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Respect Remington Update - “NBC Doesn’t Hesitate to Edit the Truth”

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To: TimF who wrote (86)4/23/2012 3:59:10 PM
From: Farmboy
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Of course they only present the parts of the story that support their agenda - it's the liberal way!

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To: Farmboy who wrote (87)4/23/2012 6:13:29 PM
From: Ditchdigger
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You won't see an AK (56s) come up for auction like this one very often, unfired no less. A better investment than the stock market I'd guess. Cheaper than a poly tech.
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To: Ditchdigger who wrote (88)4/23/2012 8:24:02 PM
From: Farmboy
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Agree on all counts. That would be a very nice addition to anyone's collection.

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To: Farmboy who wrote (87)4/25/2012 5:06:01 PM
From: FUBHO
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'American Guns' star Richard Wyatt says gun control talk spurs gun sales
By Hollie McKay Published April 23, 2012 FoxNews.com


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LOS ANGELES – From creating a zombie gun to repairing the design flaws in a Civil War-era cannon, the Wyatt family and their now famed Denver-based business Gunsmoke are back for another season of “American Guns” on Discovery – and they say they’re busier than ever.

“Sales of firearms have exponentially increased, and the political attitude has a lot to do with that," Rich Wyatt, the gun master and former police officer, told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. "I personally wasn’t in favor of Barack Obama for President, but he has been a great salesman and his anti-gun stance has really helped us.”

“If you want to sell something in America, tell people they can’t have it, Wyatt explained. "People fear he’ll ban guns so they go out and buy a dozen of them… President Clinton sold a lot for us, but President Obama has sold more.”

Discovery will pull the trigger on season two this Wednesday, and viewers can expect reality television to hit reality television. Jesse and Ann Csincsak of “The Bachelor” fame paid a visit to Gunsmoke – but while Jesse wanted a firearm for the home, Ann was initially against the idea.




“If you want to sell something in America, tell people they can’t have it"
- Rich Wyatt




“We had her take a three-day class, a kind of shooting boot camp, and now she totally gets it,” Wyatt, who has been instructing for over 28 years, explained. “In fact, about 50 percent of people in the class are women. Now we have children, mothers, wives, sisters coming in, that’s something that has really changed in recent years.”

“American Guns” also features a thirteen-year-old Texan boy who dresses up in 1800s cowboy regalia. Wyatt is convinced he has what it takes to take Bob Munden’s record for being the ‘World’s Fastest Gun.’

And if you’re someone who is resistant to the liberties of gun ownership, Wyatt urges you to take a closer look.

“Try it before you make a decision, get educated on the issue. A gun is a tool, and when used inappropriately it is a terrible thing,” he added. “But guns don’t cause crime, guns stop crime. It’s our classic American heritage.”

“American Guns” Season 2 premieres Wednesday, April 25 at 9PM ET/PT.

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To: FUBHO who wrote (90)4/25/2012 5:17:20 PM
From: Farmboy
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I have seen first hand the effects of this 'buying' spree, in my local area. Many gun stores are down to little-to-no inventory, and aren't able to get more any time soon. (Ruger, for example, has stopped accepting orders right now, they're so far behind in production). Same holds true for the more popular calibers of ammunition (9MM, .223, 380, for example).

The current 'run' on firearms is even more than what occurred when Obama was first elected, it seems. And, according to the people I know who are "in the business" there's no real end in sight right now.

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To: Farmboy who wrote (91)4/25/2012 5:24:46 PM
From: FUBHO
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Glock 22 and a Remington 308 are my next two purchases. If my stocks do well, might go for this 308...



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To: FUBHO who wrote (92)4/25/2012 6:06:00 PM
From: Farmboy
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For my money, those are two of the best choices anyone could make .. I carried a Glock .40 caliber (a model 23 and then a model 22) for several years at work, shot both a lot, and never had a single problem with either. My Glock model 22 is one firearm I will not let go. It's just too dependable, and Glock-haters can say anything they want. LOL

As for a .308, IMO, that is without question one of the best all-around calibers one can have. They'll take virtually any North American game animal, ammo is pretty much available anywhere, and it isn't overly expensive. That's my pick for a rifle for anything from a coyote on up (though I do like my AR-15 .223!). As to which particular brand or platform rifle you buy, I can say I've had good luck with the Remington 700s, and my present .308 is a Mossberg, which got great reviews. I haven't been able to shoot it yet, but once my shoulder is completely healed from my rotator cuff overhaul, I'll be shooting it for sure. If you want the semi-auto, I'd say just pretty much buy whatever you want. I don't know that any particular model or make is something to avoid, or if any particular one is truly preferred, but I don't think you could possibly go wrong with an M1. That's a really great basic platform, and the one you are looking at would be something anyone should be proud to own, as well as a joy to shoot. They're a proven firearm, for sure.

What did Patton say about them .. "The finest implement of war ever devised", or something similar? Can't possibly argue with that!


Two great choices .... and two that will provide many years of trouble free shooting enjoyment, I am certain.

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To: Farmboy who wrote (91)4/26/2012 1:45:56 PM
From: ManyMoose
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My local gun store is down to a half dozen commemorative Weatherbys from some guy's estate. There's a flintlock pistol and a cap- and ball repro that nobody wants.

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