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Fearful of ban, frenzied
buyers swarm gun stores

Associated Press, by Joseph Pisani

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/29/2012 11:04:26 AM

NEW YORK — The phones at Red´s Trading Post wouldn´t stop ringing. Would-be customers from as far away as New York wanted to know if the Twin Falls, Idaho gun shop had firearms in stock. Others clamored to find out if their orders had been shipped. Overwhelmed, gun store manager Ryan Horsley had to do what no employee would ever think of doing just days before Christmas: He disconnected the phone lines for three whole days. "We had to shut everything off," says Horsley, whose family has owned Red´s Trading Post, the state´s oldest gun shop, since 1936.

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And just try to take them away....

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TNvolunteer, 12/29/2012 11:12:54 AM     (No. 9088620)

My friend Gomer Pyle would say, "surprise, surprise, surprise".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/29/2012 11:28:49 AM     (No. 9088645)

"Frenzied?" Not exactly. "Frenzied" would be liberals elbowing each other to get to their lattes at Starbucks.

Or their brie at Whole Foods.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/29/2012 11:34:19 AM     (No. 9088660)

´´fearful´´ ´´frenzied´´ ´´swarm´´

interesting choice of words. perhaps calculated to make all the crazy gun buyers appear, well, crazy???

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rugerman2242, 12/29/2012 12:07:52 PM     (No. 9088721)

Just returned from a gun show in Central Florida, place was packed wall to wall, but I saw no frenzie, just polite and well mannered folks picking up "supplies" in an orderly fashion. No news here!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/29/2012 12:11:47 PM     (No. 9088723)

"Frenzied" = potential Adam Lanzas.

Per #2, frenzied would also be blacks beating each other up to get the latest Air Jordans.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: shamrock, 12/29/2012 12:13:17 PM     (No. 9088726)

I was in Red´s yesterday with a friend, it wasn´t frenzied but busy. Great store, I picked up 1000 rounds of 9mm for $225. Had plenty of guns, you know, the kinds that could look like an assault rifle if they were decked out differently. Handgun sales seemed brisk.

In Idaho, you can buy a handgun and after filling out a little paperwork, walk out the door with your new toy. The hold up for some folks was the background check. The wait on the phone was getting up to an hour. But if you have a CCP, no background check, already done, so it´s pay and out the door.

The ranges were plenty busy with everyone trying out new Christmas toys. Had to wait to get into one of the traps so my friend could try out her new shotgun that her hubby gave her. Grand fun.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: franq, 12/29/2012 12:57:57 PM     (No. 9088783)

This must have a "chilling effect" (tm) on libs...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: triggerberg, 12/29/2012 2:41:47 PM     (No. 9088906)

Added a Mossberg shotgun to my collection on Thursday. Lots of calm people in the store. Lots of calm people quietly buying. Didn´t see any frenzy.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/29/2012 2:55:33 PM     (No. 9088920)

I bought something to shoot with -- a new camera. It will be useful in exotic lands where I´ll be when the complete collapse of society happens here in the USA.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 12/29/2012 2:57:57 PM     (No. 9088922)

The only ones "frenzied" are the fruitcake ass-press. The only "swarms" are the fruitcake ass-press.The only agenda-driven sissy maniacs are the ass-press. The only people who LIE to us on a daily basis are the ass-press. Sorry, Pisani, we dont buy into your crappy lies and ridiculously lousy reporting anymore, so stuff it somewhere where it makes you feel good. Twerp!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ASAvet, 12/29/2012 3:06:57 PM     (No. 9088939)

Thanksgiving weekend I bought a pre-owned 12 gauge at Cabela´s. It was similar to the first new shotgun I had as a young boy of 14. The place was jammed with people, and I waited in line about an hour to pick up the weapon following the background check. Everyone was polite, patient and well-mannered. I chatted amiably and pleasantly with a couple of other gun buyers who were also waiting for completion of the background check. Didn´t notice any "frenzy."

Liberals are unquestionably the most disgusting people I´ve ever known.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hershey, 12/29/2012 3:27:27 PM     (No. 9088976)

No 11, your last line says it all.....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 12/30/2012 1:58:53 AM     (No. 9089453)

Hurray for Reds Trading Post! The feds tried to shut them down a few years ago. Now it looks like they´ll continue to make a decent profit.

Obama has been the best firearm salesman ever.

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