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Monday, December 24, 2012

Here's What's Scary

Posted by on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 10:22 AM

The gun nuts are stocking up. Three and a half years worth of ammo sold in three days.

So, the gun nuts feel threatened, afraid that the Gummint will outlaw their high-capacity magazines or cop-killer bullets. So they stock up. If some sane gun-control laws actually do get passed, there are still going to be millions of bullets out there, and millions of crazy Americans with guns. Even if gun control comes to pass tomorrow, which it won't, or next year, which it won't, or the year after that, which it might—we have years and years of massacres to look forward to.

The key for the sane American out there: keep the heat on the NRA and their allies. Every gun death should be made as prominent as Newton.

Merry Christmas.

 

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internet_jen 1
But I hear ammunition goes bad. But you can make your own, I don't know if the bulk product have the same shelf life though
Posted by internet_jen on December 24, 2012 at 10:37 AM · Report this
TVDinner 2
*Newtown.
Posted by TVDinner http:// on December 24, 2012 at 10:47 AM · Report this
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Magazines are not ammo. They're the devices that feed ammo into a firearm. They're sold empty--bullets have to be purchased separately.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magazine_(f…

The (now expired) assault weapons ban banned high capacity magazines. People are stocking up now because they believe a similar law to the old assault weapons ban will be enacted again.
Posted by decidedlyodd on December 24, 2012 at 10:49 AM · Report this
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@2, Remember the Alabo!
Posted by GermanSausage on December 24, 2012 at 10:53 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 5
Ammo may or may not go bad, but the modern stuff has a shelf life of 50 years or so. Maybe longer. Gunpowder keeps a long, long time too if stored correctly. And handmade rounds are no different in that respect from the factory-made ones. In fact, it's almost exactly the same process, just on a much smaller scale.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on December 24, 2012 at 10:53 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 6
Newtown notwithstanding, I think a very significant majority of massacres have occurred at the hands of people who haven't stockpiled weapons and ammo until the time they decide to go shooting up people they've never met. So I'm not about to fear mass shootings any more than I already do.

Still, it's just one more piece of evidence that average gun nuts, like the average conservatives, have enlarged "fear centers" in their brains.
Posted by Matt from Denver on December 24, 2012 at 11:02 AM · Report this
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We should try to keep aspects of free guns like this in the news as well:

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/13428-…

And it's not just individuals that need rescuing, it's communities that need jobs.
Posted by LMcGuff http://holyoutlaw.livejournal.com/ on December 24, 2012 at 11:09 AM · Report this
Original Andrew 8
Time to call Gun Supremacist AmeriKKKans exactly what they are: Shameless child murderers.
Posted by Original Andrew on December 24, 2012 at 11:21 AM · Report this
notaboomer 9
gun nuts in bellevue celebrating seahawks win with players by shooting a bartender dead.

http://www.king5.com/news/cities/bellevu…
Posted by notaboomer on December 24, 2012 at 11:23 AM · Report this
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So baby brother did you even read the article?

Magazine≠Ammo

just so you know.......
Posted by Thank you for visiting our slog on December 24, 2012 at 11:27 AM · Report this
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Scary?

Here's What's REALLY Scary......

A "journalist" who presumes to lecture about guns who doesn't know the difference between a magazine and ammunition.

And,
scarier yet,
the Liberal Media is FULL of cupcakes like her......
Posted by Scary. And Sad. on December 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM · Report this
Lew Siffer 12
The stranger staff should take a group holiday and shoot some automatic weapons at Wades. Get familiar with the specs, nuances, and differences between the firearms they so roundly denounce without a shred of credibility. Merry Christmas Everywun!!!
Posted by Lew Siffer on December 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM · Report this
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Now another shooter has killed two firemen. Thanks to the relentless drumbeat of worthless fucks like Stranger "journalists", crazy people are now trying to outdo each other. Congratulations Stranger!
Posted by Stranger'sWorstNightmare on December 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM · Report this
Banna 14
For being so afraid of gun regulation and confiscation, they sure seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure it happens.
Posted by Banna http://www.ucp.org on December 24, 2012 at 12:35 PM · Report this
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The gun nuts are stocking up.

Back in March DHS awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to this company:
http://www.atk.com/news-releases/atk-sec…

Then DHS, who does not fight wars with foreign nations, promptly ordered the maximum of 450 million rounds over five years, almost exclusively Jacketed Hollow Point bullets, which are banned by the Geneva convention and can only be used domestically:
http://www.businessinsider.com/us-immigr…

In late summer the National Weather Service ordered about 46,000 rounds of .40 S&W Jacketed Hollow Point bullets to be delivered to four locations – offices in Florida, New Jersey, Maine and Massachusetts:
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-natio…

The Social Security Administration put in an order for 174,000 rounds of .357 Sig Jacketed Hollow Point bullets, for locations in Baltimore, L.A., Detroit, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Denver, Philly, Pittsburgh and Seattle ...... What?
http://www.businessinsider.com/why-does-…

DHS to buy a further 750 million rounds of ammo:
http://rt.com/usa/news/dhs-ammo-rounds-s…

Merry Christmas.

More...
Posted by Spindles on December 24, 2012 at 12:37 PM · Report this
NotSean 16
@13 The Stranger's coverage has been to minimize the celebrity of the killer, and to scream about how he was enabled.

It's been appropriate.

But, I get your point that any acknowledgment of the killer's impact is, to some degree, fodder for the next.

If I could: Find every occurrence of the killer's name, everywhere and replace it with a numerical substitute forever more Something like: "selfish asshole 20121214-001".
Posted by NotSean on December 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM · Report this
chinaski 17
@16 I like your idea of a numerical sub

@9 that was one of the caveats of living through the Bulls dynasty in Chicago. The better the team did the higher the body count.
Posted by chinaski on December 24, 2012 at 2:22 PM · Report this
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Sounds like a very welcome boost to our nations economy at a time when we need it most... All rhetoric aside.
Posted by scratchmaster joe on December 24, 2012 at 3:49 PM · Report this
COMTE 19
@11:

One does not need to know the precise mechanical operations of an internal combustion engine in order to competently drive an automobile, just as one does not need to know the intricacies of a binary-mode electronic digital computational device in order to be able to type drivel on the Internet.
Posted by COMTE on December 25, 2012 at 12:36 AM · Report this
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One should have the reading comprehension of a third grader if one imagines them self a "journalist".

And takes it upon them self to lecture others about guns.

The article baby brother linked clearly states that magazine sales are up.

He stated that ammo sales were up.

Ignorance is a poor foundation upon which to establish social policy.

As Liberal Democraps demonstrate year after year.....

Posted by It's Been a Banner Year for Ignorance on December 25, 2012 at 5:02 AM · Report this
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Mental health care, anyone? No?
Posted by suddenlyorcas on December 26, 2012 at 8:29 AM · Report this

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