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  • commonsense4 Jan 17, 2013

    "I see that as usual, liberal anti-gunners are wetting their panties again. You people should really grow up. We're here, we're armed, get used to it."

    Congratulations on wasting your money due to your paranoid delusions! Your weapons would never do anything against the US Armed Forces.

  • 00100111 Jan 17, 2013

    I see that as usual, liberal anti-gunners are wetting their panties again. You people should really grow up. We're here, we're armed, get used to it.

  • lasm Jan 16, 2013

    trueblue0100:"some of you same people who have rushed out to purchase a gun will die by those same weapons or have children who do." Well, the "ignorant people (who) act ignorantly" as welfarequeen said, may very well have this to happen. However, most gun owners are NOT ignorant. If anyone thinks your statement is a reason NOT to buy/own a gun, then they don't live in the real world. You wouldn't decline to buy a car just because some irresponsible person(s) drive drunk, speed, drive recklessly, etc. Guns are tools-to be used for the purpose they were made for........protection, killing for food, etc. The Constitution gives us the RIGHT to "keep and bear arms" to discourage tyranny.

  • moonpie Jan 16, 2013

    "NRA is discounting their "Lifetime Membership" from $1000 to $300 dollars, and their one year membership from $60.00 to $20.00"

    That's still $20 too much....

  • superman Jan 16, 2013

    People should start buying guns. People reading these posts today wont live long enough to see this country get strong again. The jobs are gone and we are in the back pockets of foreign countries. Unemployment will not only continue but increase as well. They going to cut unemployment benefits and people will continue to be more and more desperate. Desperate people do desperate things.

  • Bartmeister Jan 16, 2013

    seems the NRA is discounting their "Lifetime Membership" from $1000 to $300 dollars, and their one year membership from $60.00 to $20.00............... SouthernPackerFan

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    Whew, thank goodness I didn't over pay. Love getting a bargain, don't you? This tells me that there were a lot of people that wanted to join but couldn't swing the extra expense.

  • davidk_at_unc Jan 16, 2013

    "Some associate the word assault with the word gun. I associate the word welfare with the word democrat. Which one is more true?" -- lessismore

    Actually, the first one is MUCH more true. SURPRISE! Talk about tossing a soft ball. THANKS!

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/11/05/proof-that-red-states-are-the-real-welfare-states/

    http://thecentristword.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/red-states-addiction-to-welfare-a-gop-dilema/

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-19/blame-fdr-and-lbj-for-moocher-paradox-in-red-states.html

  • davidk_at_unc Jan 16, 2013

    "I would hate to live in your world. You must live in fear all the time, of everything." -- lessismore

    Yeh, sorta like all those people who feel it's necessary to carry a gun with them everywhere they go. What are YOU so afraid of? How is that different?

  • junkmail5 Jan 16, 2013

    seems you forgot Paul Harvey and the "Rest of the Story" seems the NRA is discounting their "Lifetime Membership" from $1000 to $300 dollars, and their one year membership from $60.00 to $20.00...............
    SouthernPackerFan

    and that's relevant... how?

    Or do you think people who have no interest in the NRA, and do not support their agenda, are sending money and joining simply because membership is on sale?

    If so I have a bridge to sell you... and it's on sale!

  • SouthernPackerFan Jan 16, 2013

    Just hilarious. Lets keep the gun violence up due to many with the completely paranoid fear of another Hitler. Ridiculous to see poor people using their last dollars on doomsday preparations that will never be needed. And if they really were needed, it sure would be great to live by yourself in an underground bunker worried for your life everyday.

    Irrational fears lead to irrational behavior!

    commonsense4
    Tell them not to forget their Zombie Max Ammo (Not kidding) they actually make it.... for after the doomsday they will need all of it they can carry.......

  • carlostheass Jan 16, 2013

    More people are killed by motor vehicles every year in this nation than are killed by guns. By far. I don't see anyone pushing to step up motor vehicle regulations so drop the rhetoric. This isn't about saving lives. This is about a personal agenda bolstered by weak talking points and no facts.

  • SouthernPackerFan Jan 16, 2013

    "NRA adds another 250,000 members in one month (4.25M now and climbing).

    seems you forgot Paul Harvey and the "Rest of the Story"
    seems the NRA is discounting their "Lifetime Membership" from $1000 to $300 dollars, and their one year membership from $60.00 to $20.00...............

  • moppie Jan 16, 2013

    "Let me make a short, opening, blanket comment. There are no good guns. There are no bad guns. Any gun in the hands of a bad man is a bad thing. Any gun in the hands of a decent person is no threat to anybody - except bad people" --Charleton Heston on NBC's Meet the Press, May 18, 1997

  • Not_Time_Yet Jan 16, 2013

    Big gun show at the fairgrounds this weekend, it ought to be a madhouse circus of people scrambling to get a gun. I've been to the show before and the deals are just so so, nothing special. Usually a good crowd of lookers, buyers, and sellers but this time I'm staying away, it will be packed without room to look and long lines to get in, or out.

  • WLDPIG Jan 16, 2013

    what they did not tell you in the inerview is how many of these applications are being are being lost or not filed. i know cause my wife and i went to pick up permits we file dec 27,2012 and the lady that took ours in dec told us they did not have them. a friend of mine was there also and they told him the same thing, after a hour they found his and another guy's. we refiled and left. what the heck is going on down there?

  • Pretzel Logic Jan 16, 2013

    Are you afraid of guns? Thats OK, we all have fears, We tend to fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them, I am ignorant/afraid of rattlesnakes, If you are afraid of firearms or you are incompetent when handling firearms then by all means you probably should not own/handle them. It's not the firearm that you fear, it's the person. It's what people know about themselves that make them afraid. Guns are not evil, people are evil. Guns don't just "Go Off" But people do, By projecting/imposing your insecurities/inadequacies/personal feelings on others you have clearly shown that you are indeed justified in your fear of how a firearm in your hands could very likely be used against yourself or a family member. Calling 911 and waiting for help to arrive would probably be your best/only option, Any weapon in incompetent hands could more than likely be used to accidentally shoot a family member or it could also be taken from you by the bad guy and used against you or a family member.

  • Pretzel Logic Jan 16, 2013

    Many people have come to the realization that through "no fault of the individual police officer" The Police as a Department cannot and is under no obligation to protect the individual. The police dont carry guns to protect you, the police carry guns to protect themselves

    Its funny the only thing some here have to offer is insults to both Character and Intelligence, Condescension, Ignorance, Arrogance and Stupidity!

  • rocket Jan 16, 2013

    "Having these paranoid nuts buying guns is the last thing we need."

    Your irrational fear of guns does not make these people paranoid nuts.

  • atheistswillrule Jan 16, 2013

    If only applications for GED classes would skyrocket in Wake County. THEN I might feel safer. Having these paranoid nuts buying guns is the last thing we need.

  • NYtoNC81 Jan 16, 2013

    mep: History proves that all of the most evil oppressive regimes began by banning civilian ownership of firearms.

    Go argue with history.

    Me: Why are we even wasting time talking about something that has zero chance of happening. Is there even a crazy in Congress who has come close to proposing this?

  • didisaythat Jan 16, 2013

    commonsense, you appear to lack much of your name. The people applying for and recieving pistol permits and purchasing the guns from dealers, are not the propblem.

  • Wiser_now Jan 16, 2013

    The same sort of panic that clears the grocery shelves of bread and milk at the first hint of a snowflake is happening with the gun buying now. How many of these people do you think are realistic enough to know how and when to use a gun? I wonder if we will see a spike in domestic shootings because some hot-head thinks its his/her right to brandish a gun at the least offense? The news is full of family members shooting each other because of some argument or slight. An angry or drunk person with a legal weapon is just as dangerous as a crook with an illegal one.

  • junkmail5 Jan 16, 2013

    Wow, North Carolina still uses permits? How archaic.

    I can walk in here in Virginia and get whatever I want in an hour or less on less busy days.- DooksucksV3

    Only for pistols.

    The nice thing though is if I have a CC permit I can buy anything I want and walk out in 5 minutes, just fill in the one-page ATF form and pay.

    No background check needed, the permit serves that purpose.

  • commonsense4 Jan 16, 2013

    "I can walk in here in Virginia and get whatever I want in an hour or less on less busy days."

    Exactly the problem, and if you disagree you are part of the problem.

  • commonsense4 Jan 16, 2013

    " You're also gonna see more home invaders shot dead."

    This has nothing to do with home invaders, and you know it. Just paranoid people that actually think people are going to come to our houses and take our guns - seriously? And if you are against criminal background checks before you get a gun you need some serious help.

    You would probably shoot your own family in an invasion anyway.

  • offthegrid7165 Jan 16, 2013

    trueblue0100 - the Newtown killer did NOT use Assault weapons.
    computer trainer

    Not only that... but the AR-15 wasn't used in any of the killings... yet the Medical Examiner stated on tape that all the victims died from bullets from the "long rifle." Watch for yourself! https://www.youtube.com/verify_controversy?next_url=/watch%3Fv%3DWx9GxXYKx_8%26feature%3Dyoutube_gdata_player

  • offthegrid7165 Jan 16, 2013

    "RE : Applications for gun permits skyrocket in Wake County

    Hmm, interesting, says a whole lot more that a 6/10 poll, dut'nit"

    Absolutely - that a lot of people in Wake County are paranoid!

    commonsense4

    Wrong... Nothing paranoid about taking steps to protect one's family or self... Nothing at all... In fact, you're gonna see crime drop as a result... You're also gonna see more home invaders shot dead.

  • DooksucksV3 Jan 16, 2013

    Polls are oversampling Democrats 65%-35% and then claiming that "majorities want gun control". It is total garbage.

  • DooksucksV3 Jan 16, 2013

    Wow, North Carolina still uses permits?

    How archaic.

    I can walk in here in Virginia and get whatever I want in an hour or less on less busy days.

  • commonsense4 Jan 16, 2013

    "RE : Applications for gun permits skyrocket in Wake County

    Hmm, interesting, says a whole lot more that a 6/10 poll, dut'nit"

    Absolutely - that a lot of people in Wake County are paranoid!

  • commonsense4 Jan 16, 2013

    Just hilarious. Lets keep the gun violence up due to many with the completely paranoid fear of another Hitler. Ridiculous to see poor people using their last dollars on doomsday preparations that will never be needed. And if they really were needed, it sure would be great to live by yourself in an underground bunker worried for your life everyday.

    Irrational fears lead to irrational behavior!

  • Pretzel Logic Jan 16, 2013

    RE : Applications for gun permits skyrocket in Wake County

    Hmm, interesting, says a whole lot more that a 6/10 poll, dut'nit

  • RadioDJ Jan 16, 2013

    Wow, who'd a thunk? So many scared little bois.

  • computer trainer Jan 16, 2013

    trueblue0100 - the Newtown killer did NOT use Assault weapons. Also, I suspect your TRUE BLUE does not mean that you are LEO.

  • computer trainer Jan 16, 2013

    But the article above says: Poll: 6 in 10 favor stricter gun laws

    Which is correct? Are people really getting these gun permits?? UH?? YEAH, they REALLY are.

  • mep Jan 16, 2013

    So no, you do NOT need any paperwork for private sale of a long gun.
    junkmail5

    I stand corrected.
    Licences dealers and internet sales still require the paperwork and background checks.

  • kermit60 Jan 16, 2013

    Really, I thought 6 out of 10 americans wanted stricter control.(according to WRAL article) Sounds like many americans are getting ready to oppose the gevernments "stricter control".

  • 27615 Jan 16, 2013

    time to buy anything you can afford!!

  • robjustrob Jan 15, 2013

    So NY can revoke 2A rights but Arizona isn't allowed to enforce illegal immigration laws. You bet I'm going to get a gun. And lots of ammo. It's on!

  • trianglerelic Jan 15, 2013

    The United States is the premier weapons dealer on the planet. We sell more guns, planes, tanks, missiles, and small arms to the rest of the world than all other private sellers and nations combined. We supply the good, the bad and the ugly with weapons so that they can destroy their neighbors and oppress their people. Don't you know that Nations in the Middle East are laughing at us and our Constitution..

  • junkmail5 Jan 15, 2013

    Actually it is illegal to sell a firearm in NC without paperwork.... so hence, it is breaking the law- mep

    http://www.ncsheriffs.org/documents/2007-NC-Firearms-gun-Laws-rev2011.pdf

    To be specific on why you are wrong-

    "Under North Carolina law, it is unlawful for any person, finn, or corporation to sell. give away. transfer, purchase, or receive, at any place in the state, any pistol, unless the purchaser or receiver has first obtained a license or permit to receive such a pistol by the sheriff of the county where the purchaser or receiver resides, or the purchaser or receiver possesses a valid North Carolina-issued concealed carry permit"

    That is for pistols.

    It then goes on to say:

    "The requirement of obtaining a permit prior to the receipt ofa handgun does not apply to the purchase and receipt of "long guns," such as shotguns and rifles."

    So no, you do NOT need any paperwork for private sale of a long gun.

  • ginufine3011 Jan 15, 2013

    Most murders happens with STOLEN GUNS...not by responsible gun owners. The spike in gun sells, is gonna make for increase in violence.

  • junkmail5 Jan 15, 2013

    Actually it is illegal to sell a firearm in NC without paperwor- mep

    Actually, no, it's not.

    Private sales require no paperwork at all for long guns in NC.

    If you think you're NOT wrong, please quote me the law supporting you.

    You won't be able to, because it doesn't exist.

    For private pistols the seller has to SEE a CC permit (or take a pistol permit from the buyer) so a background check has already been done for either of those.. but no paperwork beyond that is required.

  • bombayrunner Jan 15, 2013

    All you folks that are new to firearms, safety first ok. :)

  • patriotsrevenge Jan 15, 2013

    WRAL must really hate me, I just get into a good argument on one of the other gun related stories, and they pull it. Oh well, I have had my concealed carry permit for some time now, and like Objective_Scientist, I rarely carry, but its a no brainer to get the permit if you own a handgun. It doesn't mean you're a gun nut.

  • bombayrunner Jan 15, 2013

    most ...and I mean most, of the training my children went through with firearms was about SAFETY ... shooting was a far second. Even with that said my girls can put small groups at 25 ft.

  • bombayrunner Jan 15, 2013

    just ban crazy people from getting firearms and enforce it. 75million people arent the problem ... keep you hands OFF my firearms and freedom to get them.

  • mep Jan 15, 2013

    Assault style rifle: Semi-automatic, just looks military. Background and standard paper work required. mep

    Unless you buy from a private seller, in which case no paperwork or check of any kind is required.
    junkmail5

    Actually it is illegal to sell a firearm in NC without paperwork.... so hence, it is breaking the law.

    However, I will concede that private sales of weapons is an issue. Mandatory background checks by a local gun shop, along with the appropriate ATF form and a small fee would "fix" it. HBut, as you are well aware.... if a person is intent upon breaking the law... there is little that can be done to prevent it. BTW... I like the way you think.

  • RadioDJ Jan 15, 2013

    "NRA adds another 250,000 members in one month (4.25M now and climbing). some may not like that, may be frustrated to all end, may violently disagree even. But fairly obvious and in plain sight that the number of Americans who want the right to be armed out numbers significantly those who do not. ergo Congress will not make any infringments this time." Exactly why rational humans tend to think of gun nut advocates as simpletons. The number of folks who "want the right to be armed" would be reflected in the number who actually ARE armed I would think. which is about one-third of Americans. But we aren't talking about a "right" being taken away, contrary to what all of the clueless "think". Repealing the 2nd amendment would be about the only way to "take away" a right, and that would be next to impossible. What most INTELLIGENT Americans wish to discuss is LIMITING the types and AMOUNTS of arms people may possess, which has existed since the 1930's.

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 15, 2013

    Do you know where your kids are????????????????????????????????

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