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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:00 PM

Americans are loading up on guns and ammo in the wake of race protests

https://www.yahoo.com/news/americans-loading-guns-ammo-wake-153936309.html



Angel Rambert, 26, bought her first gun on Monday after weekend protests tore through Atlanta, demolishing storefronts and stirring civil unrest.

An AT&T store across from her apartment in Buckhead, Georgia, was ransacked, Rambert said. And owning a gun would give her a greater sense of safety.

"During the times we're living in, you just never know what might happen," Rambert said.

She was met with long lines at two nearby gun shops when she went to purchase a pistol. "At first, I was surprised at the number of people, but I was happy to see so many of us exercising our amendments," Rambert said.

She is part of a wave of Americans shopping for firearms as protests erupt across the country triggered by the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, who was unarmed when a white police officer pinned him to the ground with a knee to his neck.

Gun and ammunition sales have lifted since mid-March when the pandemic was declared. And higher-than-average sales continued through May. Now, there are signs that gun sales may start to surge again in June.


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Reply Americans are loading up on guns and ammo in the wake of race protests (Original post)
Dial H For Hero Jun 2020 OP
Aristus Jun 2020 #1
Sherman A1 Jun 2020 #3
Chainfire Jun 2020 #4
sarisataka Jun 2020 #7
Squinch Jun 2020 #8
sarisataka Jun 2020 #11
Squinch Jun 2020 #13
sarisataka Jun 2020 #15
Blue_true Jun 2020 #24
dware Jun 2020 #25
Nevilledog Jun 2020 #2
hatrack Jun 2020 #5
HipChick Jun 2020 #6
Solly Mack Jun 2020 #33
world wide wally Jun 2020 #9
hunter Jun 2020 #28
world wide wally Jun 2020 #30
hunter Jun 2020 #31
Hassler Jun 2020 #10
hunter Jun 2020 #32
jmg257 Jun 2020 #12
bluecollar2 Jun 2020 #14
JHB Jun 2020 #16
whttevrr Jun 2020 #17
Dial H For Hero Jun 2020 #19
ace3csusm Jun 2020 #18
Blue_true Jun 2020 #27
maxsolomon Jun 2020 #20
SouthernCal_Dem Jun 2020 #21
Dial H For Hero Jun 2020 #22
Blue_true Jun 2020 #23
dware Jun 2020 #26
Blue_true Jun 2020 #29
dware Jun 2020 #34

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:01 PM

1. Bunch of snivelling cowards...



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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:03 PM

3. Precisely

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:05 PM

4. They are preparing

for the day that they will take their country back from liberals and minorities.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:14 PM

7. It appears that at least

One third of that group is minorities

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:25 PM

8. What makes you think so?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:31 PM

11. When I zoom in

It appears of the 21 people, 7 are either African American, Latino or Asian.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:37 PM

13. I don't see any African Americans, and I don't think you can determine the ethnicity

of any of the others.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 07:09 PM

15. Almost at the front

It looks like there are 3 AA. The rest are a best guess.

It would fit with what I have seen locally at stores that sell firearms. I've seen up to 50 of buyers are minorities at some places

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 09:05 PM

24. I don't see one African American in that picture. Neither do

I see a facemask.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 09:07 PM

25. Because this is a picture taken at a gun store in March. nt.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:02 PM

2. "but I was happy to see so many of us exercising our amendments,"

The likelihood she could name more than three amendments is slim.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:11 PM

5. Americans are loading up on guns and ammo as Christmas approaches

Americans are loading up on guns and ammo as hurricane season continues

Americans are loading up on guns and ammo for Burning Man

Americans are loading up on guns and ammo because it's part of their Arbor Day celebration

Americans are loading up on guns and ammo because it's Tuesday

Americans are loading up on guns and ammo because of the election next week

Americans are loading up on guns and ammo because of the election last week

Americans are loading up on guns and ammo in anticipation of Yom Kippur

Americans are loading up on guns and ammo to go to Big Lots

Americans are loading up on guns and ammo for Gay Pride week

Americans are loading up on guns and ammo because they love Yorkshire Terriers

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Response to hatrack (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:12 PM

6. My thoughts exactly..

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Response to hatrack (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 09:43 PM

33. Yep

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:30 PM

9. A gun would not have saved George Floyd's life

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 09:14 PM

28. Sure it would. Four easy shots.

Bang, bang, bang, bang.

The question is: Do you want to live in that world?

I'd rather live in a world where heroes are quick with their cell phone videos.

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Response to hunter (Reply #28)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 09:26 PM

30. Even that would have just delayed the inevitable

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 09:35 PM

31. Explain? We have the video. Bad cops live.

George Floyd is dead.

In a just universe none of this happens. Everyone lives.


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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:31 PM

10. For the paranoid, every day is a good time to buy guns and ammo.

Half the country are fear based people.

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Response to Hassler (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 09:37 PM

32. I figure 40% deplorable.

Stupid and mean.

We outnumber them.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:32 PM

12. Whew - Glad I don't need to wait. Mail order ammo is bad enough.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:58 PM

14. How many buyers

Are buying because of tRump and his agenda?

Not everyone who is armed is a trumpista....

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 07:12 PM

16. Breaking: Gun & ammo buyers take advantage of excuse to buy more guns & ammo

Also breaking: Sloths are slow and water is wet. Film at 11.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 07:13 PM

17. People lined up outside Martin Retting store in Culver City, Ca. in March.

This is a picture from Los Angeles in March.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-14/liquor-marijuana-and-guns-also-popular-among-hoarders-as-fear-grows-over-coronavirus
People lined up outside Martin Retting store in Culver City, Ca. on Sunday, March 15. The store sells sporting goods, including guns and knives. The line extended past the store front. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times)

At Martin B. Retting Gun Shop in Culver City, a line of prospective customers stretched outside the door. Inside, they were shoulder to shoulder, waiting up to five hours for service. A fast-food truck was taking orders at the curb.

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Response to whttevrr (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 07:30 PM

19. Ah. I just used the picture from the article.

Kind of lazy of them to recycle an old photo.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 07:27 PM

18. Couple weeks from now

Hospitals are report sharp jump in self inflicted gun shot wounds...1,000 of toes have been loss ....

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Response to ace3csusm (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 09:11 PM

27. One of the saddest things that I have ever read.

A homeless mom got one of those nightly stay hotel rooms. She owned a gun and was handling it. The gun went off and killed her two year old child. Now, that wonan was clearly struggling, but she was trying to keep her child. My guess is every day that she awakes now, she wishes that she had never seen a gun.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 07:59 PM

20. Fear-based decision making.

You're more likely to use that gun on yourself than need it for self-defense.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 08:01 PM

21. When are Americans not loading up on guns and ammo?

It seems like I'm always reading these types of stories over the years.

X is causing Americans to load up on guns and ammo.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 08:03 PM

22. Days of the week that don't end in "y"?

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 09:04 PM

23. One look at that pictures says all that a person needs to know about them.

Notice, not a mask is sight. Those people are never going to vote for democrats, let's be more concerned about convincing people who were not in that line.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 09:08 PM

26. No face masks because this is a picture taken in March,

it's not very recent.

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Response to dware (Reply #26)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 09:20 PM

29. I agree with the point someone else made.

Those people in that line, regardless of when the picture was taken, likely will buy a gun during any stressful period, a big hurricane coming, post hurricane or tornado. That is their right, but unfortunately many are likely to use the gun on themselves or kill a close family member by accident.

In the event of a riot or other chaos, what good is a gun to them? If they are lucky they will likely shoot one person, then have the others set the building on fire with them trapped inside. It is safer to help bring about a just society that removes the flash points that bring about chaos, but I doubt that any of those people think that deeply.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #29)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 10:13 PM

34. I agree with you fully.

I really wish we could rec individual posts, yours would get one from me.

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