Gun Sales Rise In Florida In Fear of Obama Win

Submitted by: eugenius 8 years ago in

""If they"re going to change the rule or laws on how you can obtain a weapon, I want to protect myself and buy now.""
There are 82 comments:
Female 41
bahahahahahahaha... way too easy
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Male 130
Yeah, Republicans are really that stupid I guess. As if banning all weapons is a major platform of the Democratic party....
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Male 354
There is ZERO chance of a ban on guns. It`s way to late for that now anyway if you think about it.
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Male 238
If you outlaw guns only outlaws will have guns.
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Male 5,620
crak, I meant that if a law is passed, and deemed constitutional, you have to obey it as well.. not that laws are more important than the constitution.. I was excited, and typed to fast lol.
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Male 5,620
Yeah I meant to add that in duck, That criminals would get guns as well.
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Male 2,313
"Kougaiji

every single republican in office in the last 30 years has increased spending"

Drat you, Ron Paul has not.

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Male 3,646
elkingo, yes, criminals would lose that same right. But they`re criminals, they wouldn`t care. They would obtain the guns one way or another, and if not they would obtain weapons of some sort one way or another.
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Male 147
I guess that says alot.
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Male 147
Why is my post filled with errors and omissions after I posted it?
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Male 196
flying ltj > So silly of people to think that by owning a gun they`re protected from the government.

Government wouldnt have to take people`s guns away, they`d just make the ammo illegal, then all you`d have is a club :P

No, what we would have is about 10 Million pissed off gun owners.

Do I smell anarchy?

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Male 196
CrakrJack, would like like to have the next president be more like the last Democrat, Clinton, who balanced a budget (actually a surplus), had a great economy, did the most for the middle class than anyone in a long time. Or the last Republican, and I will say about that is he f*ucked this whole country up. Why doesn`t anyone bring up the fact that Palin`s husband is in a political group that wanted to seceed from the US. Alaska is a socialistic state by giving everyone $1200 from the oil companies. McCain voted with Bush 90% of the time. Also, Palin was asked 4 time what the VP`s job is, and she failed every time. Listen to McCain talk, he is old and losing it.
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Male 147
In my humble opinion and as a Conservative, Obama will win; and I will still vote for McCain, even though I see him as the lesser of two evils.

O` If he follows the Democratic strategy will fight against firearms and there will be a larger fight than in the Clinton admin.

The simple fact is this, We are all for protecting the U.S.A (especially U.S. Citizens). It is not a citizens right but a duty to protect the country from enemies of the state foreign and domestic.

Where did the Democrats go wrong???

When many stated that the would move to Canada after the last election and did not.

It is not that that I hoped that you would, but that you would see the error of your ways and apparently you did or that you didn`t have the education that Canada required.

One political point..

JOHN MURTHA D-PA called Haditha Marines MURDERERS and never said that he was wrong after all but one (until this point) has been found NOT GUILTY!!!!


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Male 2,245
edit: half black president
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Male 2,245
you guys have it all wrong. the south is stocking up on firearms for a new civil war obviously. southerners with a black president, yeah right.
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Male 17,511
elkingo: You have that backwards, Amendments are not subject to laws, They supersede laws. This is why laws that are deemed unconstitutional are struck down, Because they become in conflict with the amendments. It is also much much harder to pass an amendment to the constitution, Because of it`s power over unjust laws. It`s not up to interpretation anymore, The 2nd amendment was just recently re-affirmed by the supreme court.
That is why the DC gun ban is no longer in place.
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Male 5,620
PWNED! lolz!!!!one!!!elven!!!11!!!!1!!!!11!!!!1!!!!!!!
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Male 5,620
Lets also look at the history of the document. It will lead you into what we see in "now days" politics. You do realize that religion in New England was the reason that it was accepted? I urge you to read: Samuel Langdon`s Speach to New Hampshire

You will find that the states accepted the document for different reasons. Thats my point, the document was written in a way that nearly everyone could accept it for different reasons, and interpret it differently.

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Male 5,620
You assume that I (a Conservative, and since you stated no Conservative, that includes me), have not read and thought about the Constitution, and that I haven`t put forth some logical thought to it. You do realize that the 2cnd Amendment comes from the English Bill of Rights (1689)? "Freedom for Protestants to bear arms for their own defense, as suitable to their class and as allowed by law." Thats what our amendment was based on. In analysis of that right, you will find that there is more than a logical basis for wanting to own guns, rather than to just for a rebellion or militia, or to protect one`s self from militia. The second amendment is also subject to laws that are passed after it; if a law says we can`t own certain types of weapons, we have to follow that law. The 2cnd amendment doesn`t imply, though, that the right to bear arms is strictly for the sole purpose of defense or rebellion. You can own them for reasons like: hobby, hunting, sport, collections, ect.
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Male 5,620
"Read the constitution, the right to bear arms is there for legitimate, higher purposes that no conservative has the mental capacity to grasp: it is there for us, the People, to form militias and fight back if the government screws up. In other words: it`s there when time for revolution comes, when our gov`t turns tyrannical."

If we don`t buy them in the first place, and train with them, through hunting, and target practice, other means, ect., then how may we ever stage a revolution or rebellion? Also, define arms.. would that also include protective gear? Bullet proof vest, cavlar, and helmets? hell what about tanks? You can see where I am going with this right?

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Male 5,620
DuckBoy87, you forget one thing, criminals loose that right. (and I didn`t read on down to see if you said that earlier.. if you did, I am sorry just pointing that out.
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Male 3,646
Kougaiji you forgot a comma. The most important comma in this issue.

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms >COMMA< shall not be infringed."

In other words the right of the People (me, you, everyone in the US) are allowed to have guns, regardless of the reason.

That little comma

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Male 376
Wow people sure are fearful these days. I hope they realize Obama isn`t out to ban guns...
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Male 949
Lol @ patthebaker

Guns are my second favorite plaything. Of course, you can guess my first. >.>

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Male 1,766
oh come on obamas idea of gun control is both hands on the firearm
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Female 660
what Lionhart2 said...
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Male 1,228
I wouldn`t be surprised if Obama wins.
One assassination plan was already made, but stopped prematurely. I do think that this won`t be the only one, especially if he wins.

Have fun, Obamafags :3 McCain08

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Male 41
I dont get what making guns illegal is supposed to accomplish, you only will take them from honest law abiding citizens and leave them in the hands of drug dealers and such :-?
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Female 15,763
Actually, Lion, I`m pretty sure Confucius say "Do not try to find order in Florida."
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Male 1,404
In regards to District of Columbia v. Heller Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking for the court, said the history of the 2nd Amendment shows its authors intended to protect the “right of the people” as individuals to have weapons, both to defend themselves and their community. So yes Kougaiji, as a legal citizen with no felonies nor mental defects yes the average citizen does afford the right to bear arms and since all of your points are not illegal activities those rights not specified are reserved to the individual.
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Male 8,300
> Poreka
> America confuses me

Confucius say "Do not try to find order where there is only chaos"

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Male 285
CrakrJak
The link was absolutly hilarious ..
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Male 339
So silly of people to think that by owning a gun they`re protected from the government.

Government wouldnt have to take people`s guns away, they`d just make the ammo illegal, then all you`d have is a club :P

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Male 237
I just bought a handgun..partially to be ready for when they change the laws and add a 100% firearms sales tax...stupid liberals...
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Male 285
GothicQueen it jus seems more like one of those situations where he might have been sayin "i kno i need one, but i can do it tomrow." .. Now he knows there might not b a tomrow so he`s headed off to get a gun. And to those who say he cant jus ban guns cuz of our constitution ur right. BUT he can basicly make not want to cuz of all the loops ull hafta go through to get one. The thing is, Gangs and other dont evn hafta go through those loops in the first place, underground market is where its at. So all it does it make them all the more feard.
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Male 534
obama will suffer crushing defeat also the government doesn`t care about the constitution lol

[EDGY]You stupid *ssjock hicks[/EDGY]

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Male 342
Maybe Floridans are just worried about violence spreading over from the conflict in Georgia...
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Male 1,788
Also, Obama is going to win the election so suck it.
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Male 1,788
I have multiple guns. Shotguns, rifles, pistols. They`re cool. Obama won`t ban guns even if he wanted to because A. It`s in the constitution and it would be too hard to do. and B. He would be a terribly unpopular president for even trying. You stupid *ssjock hicks.
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Male 17,511
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin

It amazes me how liberals are so willing to give up our constitutional rights for some perceived safety. It`s Idiotic.

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Male 2,422
Gun control won`t work in America even if it works in other countries because: 1. It`s simply too late, our history is a love-affair with fire arms. And 2. Criminal organizations are too well-connected and powerful for a gun ban to have any tangible effect. In fact the ban could make them more powerful. Just my two cents.
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Female 4,376
Okay so one thing. IF guns were SO IMPORANT for their safety why did they wait until now to buy them? I mean this guy is rambling on about how "Certain" people are gonan change the laws to get guns. Okay then...so he is buying guns NOW only because it possible the laws might change? But for the last however many years he was fine without a gun "protecting his family"?

I dunno...doesn`t really make sense to me.

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Male 604
tl;dr:
you don`t have a right to own guns for sport.
you don`t have a right to own guns for the sake of owning guns.
you don`t have a right to own guns in order to protect yourself from whatever minority you associate with crimes.

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

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Male 604
i think anyone can tell you that the founding fathers put up with a lot less poo from england than we have putting up with in the last few decades. ironically enough, the majority of the gun owners are the same people who scream "patriot" without realizing the faults of the country - essentially, the part of the population with the means to fight back as the constitution prescribes is too mentally controlled (e.g.: they`re too stupid and too pussy) to do anything about Iraq, PATRIOT act, net neutrality, warrantless spying - and the other half of the population is big on words but low on actions.

Face it: we`re drated.

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Male 460
dammit florida! u dont get to talk anymore, not after u screwed us over with the bush election.
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Male 604
Obama is not against guns, most democrats aren`t- unlike conservatives would love to have you believe. Just like conservatives claim that they`re "fiscal conservatives" when every single republican in office in the last 30 years has increased spending and debt while the democrats before/after them have either left it unchanged or lowered it.

In addition, do ANY of you know what the 2nd amendment says?

You think guns are guaranteed for you to own for no reason? for self defense against criminals? so at what point after the insane guy with road rage shoots me in the back of the head and kills me am I supposed to get my gun out and defend myself?

Read the constitution, the right to bear arms is there for legitimate, higher purposes that no conservative has the mental capacity to grasp: it is there for us, the People, to form militias and fight back if the government screws up. In other words: it`s there when time for revolution comes, when our gov`t turns tyrannical. &

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Male 17,511
aust4beer: Which promises do you think Obama will keep ? He`s made so many he can`t even remember them all, Then makes contradictory promises in another state.

http://www.investors.com/editorial/carto...

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Female 195
tuffy6969
Male, 18-29, Western US
1 Posts Wednesday, October 29, 2008 1:44:46 PM

You`re full of crap! Tell me ONE place that has the SAME population as the United States where crime is LOWER due to a lack of guns! I challenge you. I don`t "need" guns. Just like you don`t NEED a car, motorcycle, TV, radio, etc. I WANT a gun. I want it for protection and for sport. Bottom line - I have a RIGHT under the United States Constitution to own a gun and NO ONE can take that right away. Not even the marxist Obama.

not going to get into the whole guns are bad stuff, as every country has different laws due to different views...there is no right or wrong, things are not so black and white.

but maybe you need to look at PERCENTAGES rather than numbers...give you a better idea. the knife crime in the UK is increasing due to people wanting to arm themselves for protection though.

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Male 17,511
tomo511: As a percentage of population gun crimes are NOT lower in Europe, So drop the malarkey and made up facts. Criminals love an unarmed public, As do big heavy handed governments.

Crime rates are much lower in states that have concealed carry laws, That`s a fact.

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Male 196
Guns control isn`t even an issue in this election. If McCain thought he could make up ground on this issue, it would have been brought up already. If Obama is about gun control, it doesn`t have to deal with hunting rifles and personal hand guns. All these rednecks that only care about god and guns are what is ruining this country. There are bigger issues that we have to deal with. Vote Obama and you will be able to buy another gun with your tax cut, assuming there aren`t many of you on here making over 250K.
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Male 196
Guns control isn`t even been an issue in this election. If McCain thought he could make up ground on this issue, it would have been brought up already. If Obama is about gun control, it doesn`t have to deal with hunting rifles and personal hand guns. All these rednecks that only care about god and guns are what is ruining this country. There are bigger issues that we have to deal with. Vote Obama and you will be able to buy another gun with your tax cut, assuming there aren`t many of you on here making over 250K.
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Male 575
The human race confuses.
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Male 575
I`m pro Obama but I`m also pro the "right to bear arms". Who knows when we`ll need to defend ourselves against a zombie attack. Seriously though I like guns >.>. People kill people, if they aren`t using guns they`ll use something else (ex. Knives, swords, sharpened sporks, spiked flails, lances, bows and arrows, slingshots, bombs etc.)
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Male 77
America confuses me too, and i live here
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Female 710
America confuses me.
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Male 151

ohhhh good God...can`t you rednecks stop acting stupid for even a little?

maybe you racists hicks should date black people...you might find it a refreshing dip in the gene pool...

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Male 10,440
In my infinite wisdom, I can`t think of a single reason to vote for McCain. Those of you who do, will or want to are morons.

Clearly.

I mean, I don`t even have to explain why most of you are fu`cking stupid as tomo511 has already done that.

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Male 254
TOMO511;
I`m from TEXAS and we ALL have guns...we believe that if the criminals are going to be armed, then so are we!!!
The criminals can and WILL get guns any way they can whether it`s legal or not....Do you really want someone coming into your house, threatening your family with a gun, without any protection just because you believe guns kill ppl? You`re just thinking about one side here...the innocent ppl who aren`t able to defend themselves against the criminals that WILL have guns!!!
If Obama wants to rid the US of guns...this is exactly why i voted for McCain!!!
LONG LIVE GUNS IN THE US!!!!!
Texans will still have our guns....come and get`em!!!!
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Male 98
im gonna go buy me a dratin mossberg! poo yea! then ill dig into my house and turn it into a bunker, and blast all the self-defense hating commy bastards that come near.
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Male 315
Just when I get a glimmer of hope, the American populace has to come along and `tard it up again for all of us.

"A Black Democrat!? Horde the guns!"

*headdesk*

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Male 14,331
From my cold dead hands you damn dirty Europeans!!
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Female 481
WOW.
okay..

**Altaru.. shut the fu`ck up!

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Female 481
Did it just block the F word?

drat drat drat drat drat.

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Female 481
Altaru..

shut the drat up.

NO LOL.

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Male 1
QUOTED BY TOMO511: I`m against guns and hope Obama wins and does put a ban on guns. People all around the world survive without guns, and crime is often alot lower than it is in America, why do you need them? Guns kill, end of.
Oh, except they would be quite useful in the zombie attack...

You`re full of crap! Tell me ONE place that has the SAME population as the United States where crime is LOWER due to a lack of guns! I challenge you. I don`t "need" guns. Just like you don`t NEED a car, motorcycle, TV, radio, etc. I WANT a gun. I want it for protection and for sport. Bottom line - I have a RIGHT under the United States Constitution to own a gun and NO ONE can take that right away. Not even the marxist Obama.

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Male 426
bah...

im all for guns, and for sales of them...

tis why im happy i moved to a state where you can carry loaded, unconcealed weapons around :D

i dont like politics...

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Male 99
"Wow.
That`s really sad. Are people scared that OTHER people are so racist that they would kill Obama?"
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Elvi:

This is the only election in the history of the US that a "non white" has gotten this close. My teacher in 9th grade said, "Want to be famous, shoot a president". Most people can name the assassins of presidents, yet they cannot name the 22nd president.

This one would make someone the most famous person in the history of the US. It will be only a matter of time, not if.

Am really glad I already own my own guns :-)

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Male 534
tomo511 you present an original and eye-opening new perspective on this hot issue in america today
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Male 14,331
"Wow.
That`s really sad. Are people scared that OTHER people are so racist that they would kill Obama?"

No I think people are scared because he`s been known to have a strong anti gun stance and they`re worried about absured restrictions.

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Male 5,620
NRA for life! woot.
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Male 162
I`m against guns and hope Obama wins and does put a ban on guns. People all around the world survive without guns, and crime is often alot lower than it is in America, why do you need them? Guns kill, end of.
Oh, except they would be quite useful in the zombie attack...
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Male 3,482
...

People...

It`s Florida...

What more would you expect?

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Male 3,646
Yay for exercising basic rights guaranteed to us by the U.S. Constitution!!!

For all the nay-sayers out there, I have one word for you... C`mon. C`mon!!

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Male 534
actually goose season started last month in illinois and pretty much every bird season has started this month too

also obama is going to ruin america, elected or not

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Female 481
Wow.
That`s really sad. Are people scared that OTHER people are so racist that they would kill Obama?
That`s a little confusing.
Well, I want Mcain to win, but I wouldn`t shoot Obama because he`s black.
AND! It`s my state lol.
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Male 14,331
It`s been a very gunny day.
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Male 1,365
It couldn`t be the start of hunting season..happens every year at this time, and gun sales go up all across the nation.
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Male 536
I really hope the rules don`t change because I`m only 17 and I`ve been planning on buying a shotgun once I was old enough. I actually want Obama to win but I still want me one them thur shotguns.
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Male 817
I love my guns.
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Male 1,853
I stay only 5 minutes away from Pinellas Park when I go to Florida for Spring Break...now I`m scared.
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Male 1,620
Link: Gun Sales Rise In Florida In Fear of Obama Win [Rate Link] - ``If they`re going to change the rule or laws on how you can obtain a weapon, I want to protect myself and buy now.``
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