It Continues…… With Massive, Massive Turnouts……

Last week it was Jackson Tennessee and Tens of Thousands…..

This week it is Austin, and Alvin Texas:

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Doors open at 9:00am……  This is 8:00am in Austin, Texas:

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Time is indeed running out and the crowd size reflects the urgency.     This is not about regular firearm businesss.   These are millions of Americans who do not want to lose the “option” to arm themselves and are quickly responding to the pending loss of opportunity.

Not only are current gun owners in the crowd, but the most significant additions are first time gun purchasers.   These people would not neccessarily have purchased a firearm, or sporting rifle, but they want the freedom to do it if they choose.   Seeing the federal government proclaim their desire to take that option away, the average citizen at the gun show is this type of ordinary person taking action now.

Patriots from coast to coast are taking action.

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49 Responses to It Continues…… With Massive, Massive Turnouts……

  1. The recent one in San Francisco–yes, you read that right–was also jam-packed. The line to buy ammunition was an up-to three hours’ long wait. Some vendors sold out of everything before the event was over.

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  2. kadar says:

    A sight that warms the heart.

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    Just came back from a local-ish gun show, same same here, packed to the rafters. Prices reflect panic-bound gouging, better prices on-line though in some cases there’s a wait.
    On the side – on the way home I drove down the one-and-a-half lane rural road to my house, right through the middle of an area on tornado went through. The site’s about 4 miles south of my house and, on Christmas Day, a tornado cut a path starting about one mile SW of the road and traveled on, 175 yards wide, for 26 miles NE. On the particular area I drive through it destroyed, and I mean DE-STROYED, not damaged, over a dozen houses and an 8-plex apartment complex. The apartment complex was wiped clean right to the slab as if a broom had come down from the sky. Being rural the area was well-treed, two live oaks (both around 100 years old) were reduced to shattered stumps and pine trees over 50 years old were shattered and uprooted as if a huge lawn mower had come through. The brush and denuded trees along the sides of the tornado’s path were shot through with Dow pink insulation for miles, as if they were decorated for the season. Demolished houses, in some cases – remember this is a rural area with lots of space between them – huge chunks of houses sitting on top of one another. It jumped up and down, as they are wont to do, but the aerial shots look like the lawn mower had been picked up and randomly plopped down along the path. The home owners who’d lost everything were mostly retired rurtal folk who were getting along on Social Security and their small farms and garden plots, some with small pensions from other jobs, but mostly older and just trying to live out the rest of their lives in peace. Just about all of them didn’t have insurance, it’s expensive and when you’re retired on a small pension you do what you have to do to survive. The residents in the area were out on Christmas, just after the tornado went through, with tractors and chainsaws, clearing the roads and looking for any injured, well before the county could mobilize on a holiday.
    Within a day residents had found places to stay for those whose houses were destroyed and who didn’t have relatives at hand to stay with. The volunteer firefighters opened their stations so that residents could drop off supplies and clothing for the survivors and people pitched in to help them clear their property of debris.

    OK, long way getting to this point but this week past the county found out that FEMA and the Federal Government will not declare the county a disaster area as there weren’t enough people effected. Seems there’s a trip-point where regardless of how badly your area is damaged it takes a numeric, a quantity and not a quality of destruction. These people won’t qualify for low-to-no interest Federal loans, no armies of Feds bringing in supplies or equipment – nada – nada damn thing. Compare this with Katrina where most of the folk in the Lower 9th Ward and the Central City area didn’t have insurance and the Feds came in with the super-soaker sized money hose that’s still showering taxpayer dollars into their getting new free houses. No Brad Pitt here, building giveaway free green houses to the perpetually oppressed and downtrodden, many of whom payed fewer taxes – if any – than they received. The people here paid taxes, they worked farms and/or Jobs that paid less than most would accept, but they won’t see a penny in return. The two Senators and our Federal rep are trying to get some help to these people but FEMA and other Fed bureaucrats are fighting it tooth and nail. Another story gone untold.

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    • howie says:

      Is this mobilization of the Militia? Maybe the current communist in the WH did not think this through? Up their’s! Now they will have to go back to destroying America by the traditional method. :)

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    • WeeWeed says:

      ***Sigh.*** Welcome to Texas. :evil:

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    • stellap says:

      This is absolutely awful. A crying shame, and it really makes me mad. Is there anything we can do? Write letters or send emails or something?

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I’ll be burning the ears of our two Senators and House Rep on Monday to see how they are managing this. These are the people whom, if you are stopped along the side of the road, will stop and see what they can do for you. When Isaac flooded the area last fall they were all out with boats and tractors moving the elderly out of their homes, helping move livestock from flooded pastures. Others fed/housed the electrical workers from other areas who were repairing the grid so they could work longer and not have to waste time driving 50 miles to their base. They cleared the roads here after Katrina and Isaac, using their tractors and chainsaws, just as they are helping clear the properties of those that were hit by the tornado. So far the best that’s being done is getting county trucks in to clear some of the debris, many of the property owners are just scarping up the debris and burning it. No Feds anywhere to be seen.

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    • Cupcake says:

      czar: Thanks for sharing.
      Kudos to everyone who is helping out. What city is this?

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Not a city – Pearl River County, MS. It’s a rural county, about 70 miles NE of New Orleans. Hence the stark and ironic contrast. Largest city is Picayune (more irony), largely populated by New Orleans ex-pats.

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    I saw on the twitter that there were over 10,000 at the one in Orange County. I couldn’t tell Orange County, WHERE – but I was heartened. :D

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  5. sundance says:

    January 25th …….. COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — A popular Orange County gun show may shatter attendance records this weekend. KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports The Crossroads of the West gun show is expected to draw massive crowds as lawmakers in Washington consider a proposed federal ban on assault weapons.

    The event drew an estimated 18,000 attendees during its stop in Ontario earlier this month, marking the first local event since a shooting rampage that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut.

    But organizers are expecting attendance at the two-day event at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa to reach as high as 20,000

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/01/25/oc-gun-show-to-boost-security-for-expected-record-turnout/

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  6. justfactsplz says:

    There was a recent gun show in Orlando. It was a two day event. Over eight thousand people showed up the first day and many vendors sold out of everything the first day.

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  7. cajunkelly says:

    DH and I attended a gun/knife show near us last evening. It was *crammed*. Yes, the prices are outrageous. A gun purchased six months ago for eight hundred is now priced at twenty two hundred. :shock: We used the venue to peruse the inventory, locate something we might want, then shop for it elsewhere. People were, indeed, panic buying. Lots of prepper equipment sellers as well. “Bug out bags” were a hot item and the prices were insane.
    Getting out of there took us 40 forevers. The traffic jam was hideous and naggervatin, but seeing so many 2Aers was encouraging.

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    • howie says:

      I am starting to understand. The top down bottom up strategery of the Obammunists. The Mega Rich and the Government Parasites v. The US middle class. They must disarm them. This is who is at the shows.

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  8. sundance says:

    “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order throughout the occupied Russian territories, and a system of military strong-points must be evolved to cover the entire occupied country.”

    Guess who?

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  9. tara says:

    I wonder how many people who voted for Obama were at these gun shows. Probably way more than would be willing to admit …

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  10. 22tula says:

    “Skype Interview with Dr. Jim Garrow: Obama Firing Military Brass that Refuse Orders to Shoot Americans” – Steve Cooper – January 25, 2013

    http://theconservativemonster.com/?p=6589

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  11. g8rmom7 says:

    Raising hand but honestly, for me it started right after the first election in 2008. Before that time I was insistent that we would NEVER have a gun in the house…too many stories about accidents with kids. Then for the very reason of the fear of not being prepared if the “chit” went down so to speak and we’d have to protect our property from either looters roaming the streets, or the gov’t itself, I allowed my husband to get a decent handgun. We just went out last week and got a “assault” rifle and another pistol.

    I was thinking today about this and I really feel if this administration pushes this issue it may be their undoing…I mean their opponents have guns…and their supporters DON’T have them. How do they see this battle playing out exactly?

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    • Sharon says:

      A hundred years ago, I worked for Fireman’s Fund Insurance in southern California. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I typed the reports for processing claims where children had been killed or seriously injured by book cases falling over on them, both in their own homes and in “safe public places” like the local Catholic school. I never typed a single report of a child being accidentally shot by weapon owned by a family member. I worked there for three years.

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  12. NuclearFishin' says:

    Someone mentioned that this is the militia mobilizing. You are exactly right. This sin’t people preparing for legislation, it is people preparing for war. I was an adult and a gun enthusiast in 1993-1994 when the Brady Bill and Assault weapons bill passed, and it wasn’t like this. People I think know that the Democrats and Obama are going in for the big win as they see it. They know that the Democrat long-term ploan cannot move forward without disarming the populace, and are using Sandy Hook to move the ball 30 yards closer to the goal line instead of the usual 5.

    The local gun show in our small town yesterday had a 2 – 2.5 hour wait just to get in the door, and traffic was screwed up to an amazing degree. Being a “gun guy” has turned into a 24-hour a day help desk position for me with all the first-time gun buyers asking me endless streams of questions on what they should buy. I always tell the Obama supporters not to get a gun, just call 911…lol. The patriots I tell to buy AR-15s no matter what the cost, 8 30-round magazines made by Magpul per rifle if the can get them, and at least 1000 rounds of ammunition per rifle just for storage, and either a Glock 17 or 19 pistol, or if they want a heavier caliber, the 1911 pistol in .45 ACP. Extra mags and all the ammo they can find.

    Stay frosty.

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  13. Coast says:

    The militia mobilizing? Well, I hope so. Unfortunately there are two ways of looking at this. First, people are buying in order to defend themselves and their constitutional right to own and operate firearms. The other way though is that people are buying because they think gun sales will be banned but pre-existing firearms will be allowed. I don’t like to think that people will comply with any unconstitutional controls, be it anywhere from gun sale bans, AR bans, to outright gun confiscation. I hope people are buying in order to tell the government to “leave us alone” and “FO”.

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  14. mcfyre2012 says:

    Massive turnouts at gunshows? Could have fooled me. The only thing I saw about guns in today’s “Tampa Bay Times” was a picture of the “thousands” of anti-gun protestors in DC (of course there may have been a hundred in the photo…with plenty of empty space behind).

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    • Coast says:

      This so wrong on so many levels. First, we don’t need a Department of Homeland Security…not only is it a huge waste of money that we don’t have, but its purpose is fight against the people. This really is evil and madness wrapped together.

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