Thursday, December 29, 2016

The 2016 Gun Rush

The Lost Coast Outpost looks at a big rush on buying guns locally. This the result of recently passed gun laws coming into effect with the New Year. I see this as a good thing- the more guns in private hands the better.

The cost of guns nowadays leaves me out, although I still have a few I've owned for decades. I actually used to co- own a federal firearms license back in the early '80s. A friend- him now retired from the Casa Grande, AZ police dept.- I worked with were really into guns and, for whatever reason, decided to apply for an FFL. It only cost $10.00 back then. 

We got the license and opened up a home spun gun store in the garage of his house on Central Avenue in Eureka. We had to have Eureka P.D. approve the location and our method of securing the guns, which they did. Steve's wife, Vicki, came up with the name for our shop: Garage Sale Guns, a name that probably wouldn't pass muster in this state nowadays.

I think we sold one gun, a 9mm pistol, the whole time. When Steve and Vicki moved to Arizona, Steve suggested I keep our license up to date, thinking they might open up a shop in Arizona and we could be a multi- state company of sorts. I chickened out, though. I'd heard too many stories of the Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco and Firearms going after dealers for minor paperwork violations ending up with hefty penalties. I wanted no part of that so let the license expire. Steve and Vicki opened Casa Grande Guns shortly thereafter and ran that store for something like 30 years until he retired.

Funny how a state like California with already some of the toughest gun laws feels the need for more of them. I got a factoid in my e-mail a while back pointing out the U.S. was ranked 4th in the level of gun violence world wide. But, when you took the cities of Chicago (with 800 firearms deaths over the xmas weekend) and New York (?) out of the equation, the U.S. dropped to 14th. It was either New York or L.A., I forget. Regardles, it's almost funny that the cities with the equivalent of gun bans put the country into 4th place because of the violence that goes on in spite of their laws.

Just goes to show the old saying is true: Peaceful societies don't need gun control and gun control doesn't work in violent ones.


At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago amazes me. How they can place the blame solely on the 2nd amendment and not even mention gang violence is stupefying.

At 8:25 AM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

The comment" the more guns in private hands the better", is also stupefying.

At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 27 shootings and 12 fatalities as reported by the Chicago Police Chief on CNN.

At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, The more well trained & well armed, citizens there are, the less violence there is. Bullies don't like it when the people can fight back.

At 9:45 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Yep. Society is safer when criminals don't know who is armed.

At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An armed society is a polite society.

At 10:16 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Actually, not stupifying.

Stupifying is the fear gubbamint creates intentionally in order to get more guns out there so that the odds of a crime increase, even if it is some registration crime later.

Lucky for those who already have a handful of firearms prior to all this bullshit.

Liberals hate seeing good people nullify the cops' interactions.....Cops are meant only to serve the injustice system, make it more of a process using lies in police reports for the attorneys and judges to create their 50 year novel.

Can't imagine a bus-full of gun toting, law abiding criminals pulling out their guns on a criminal passenger.....

The argument gubbamint and injustice system supporters use often is,

"They don't like it that people are the law and take the law".

Cops are no more the law than HOJ, and after 2 fraudulant attempts by local shitfuck cops to have HOJ prosecuted, HOJ walks away, uncharged by a DA Office that was already pre-informed of the cop conspiracy that falsified their own police reports to act as judge, jury, and executioner......Plus, the cop statement on police abuse immensely proved HOJ as innocent.

Cops just hate to arrest women when their preferred arrestee is a male civicly involved in pissing off the cops.....

Piss off a cop, theyll commit treason against you.....And people wonder why America is like a turd getting flushed down the toilet.

That Trump Ralley was a ball fake! Even Democrats sold securities after riding the ocean swell.......

At 10:24 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Cops like bullies with guns while disarming people using regulation, but that which translates into fear that incites more firearm purchases so that crimes of opportunities and intention increase, thereby giving faux excuses and reasons "legs" for gubbamint types to manipulate more "takings".

Give a gun to Julie Timmons.

Set up an experiment with a criminal.

Would Julie allow herself to be killed if the criminals had a firearm and Julie was in a life or death situation?

Julie reads all the time that......[JT would turn her own gun onto herself, instead of the criminal as she does not understand how to set a gun]

Not knowing how to use a firearm is a "training issue".

Not wanting to 'train' is not justification to not allow others that which JT refuses for herself.

At 10:29 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

And a more respectful one.

If people were allowed to stick a gun in Obama's face and tell him this, or that or else, ya think he'd govern differently?

HOJ likes the Phillipine model - corrupt gubbamint officials get thrown out of a helicopter mid air.....

Corruption is treason, punishable by death.......Corrupt laws are treason, and more are being implemented which suggests gubbamint types are gonna be murdered and assasinated if the corruption is not punished as treason.

At 10:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A society free from poverty is a safe community. This is happening every where, just where people are struggling to have basic needs met.
Give the Chicago communities more hope and see what happens.

At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of Calif over reach bills, concerning mags or clips or whatever those bullet holder thingies are, was halted & sent back to the desk for revision. They all should have been sent back, but at least the one was.


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