SHOT Show 2013 Special Edition: Firearms Industry News (Jan 19, 2013)

By Woody published on in News

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed follow-up reports on news affecting the firearms industry, gun ownership, gun regulation, and other topics.

NRA Television Ad Asks if President is Hypocrite

Obama Misses Target Deliberately With Anti-Gun Agenda, Says CCRKBA

President Barack Obama has deliberately missed the target with his proposed gun control scheme, announced Wednesday at the White House, because it is now clear he wants to blame law-abiding gun owners for the actions of criminals and madmen, according to the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

“Suddenly Mr. Obama wants to get more criminal and mental health records into the NICS background check data base and get a permanent director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms,” observed CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Where has he been for the last four years?”

Gottlieb noted that these proposals have been suggested in the past and supported by the firearms community, but they have repeatedly fallen on deaf ears. But now, as he exploits the Sandy Hook school tragedy, these items are high on his anti-gun agenda.

“Perhaps he was too busy during his first term, while his administration was running thousands of assault rifles, millions of rounds of ammunition and countless high capacity magazines to violent criminals and drug cartel thugs through his administration’s Fast & Furious program,” Gottlieb observed. “Now he wants to take away our Second Amendment rights when he and his friends have put more assault weapons in the wrong hands than all of organized crime?”

“The measures being proposed by the president will not prevent a repeat of the Sandy Hook tragedy, and he knows it,” Gottlieb said.

Several State Legislators Say No to Federal Gun Control Laws

ABC News: No sooner had President Barack Obama laid out his gun control proposals Wednesday, than some states responded, saying they would move to block the laws’ enforcement. Some state legislators were even working feverishly to block the measures before the president proposed them.

Christie calls NRA commercial ‘reprehensible’
A day after President Obama called for new gun control measures, Gov. Chris Christie today said he would create a task force to study ways to reduce violence in New Jersey and called a National Rifle Association advertisement about the president’s daughters “reprehensible.”

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Comments (31)

  • Eli Vidar

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    I realize Gov. Christie may have problems with gun violence in his state and wishes to use use aggressive methods to control those problems. However, I don’t feel banning assault type weapons or magazine capacities are the answer. If it were, then perhaps we should ban all vehicles and/or alcohol in view of the great number of people killed or injured by DUI’s. Oh! wait a minute. Didn’t we try that with alcohol in the 1920’s. All Prohibition did was create a “Black Market” for more alcohol not to mention the “Gangster Era” which cities like New Jersey and Chicago were a large part of.

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  • Anon

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    I’m not seeing an apology or even an explanation on why CTD stopped selling firearms recently.

    Ive been a long time customer and thought this was a cool place, but after seeing CTD voluntarily join a moratorium, I wonder if i should shop elsewhere…

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  • mike schaefer

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    I love your product line and your prices but your shipping and handling are rediculous, i.e. I ordered a pistol mafazine for aroun $14 your H.I.S. was around $17 the postage was $2.30. That is the reason I have not ordered anything else from you. Do you see this changing anytime soon?

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    • CTD Blogger

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      @Mike Schaefer — we work with a number of independent warehouses who typically set the shipping rate. Bulk orders are where you will save money on shipping. We are not set up to manage shipping single items economically.

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  • Amado Ortiz

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    My answer to the Gov. statement is this. We live in the United States of America! Not cuba or any third world country that is ran by a dictator, where everytime you say something about the commander in chief they arrest you and/or kill you. Are our constitutional rights being threatened? First the limit our rights to bear arms and now they want to limit our Freedom of speech! Well Gov. this is why the second ammendment exist when you threaten my rights i have the right to defend them! The Truth Hurts doesn’t it!

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  • steven

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    WHERE R ALL THE RED BLOODED AMERICANS WHO STOOD FOR WT THEY BLEIEVED IN AND FOUGHT FOR IT NO MATTER WT THE COST…..FREEDOM IS NOT FREE….. R U READY TOP TO PAY THAT PRICE

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  • paul

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    Well this ban on mags should include that idiot in office guards as well. See I’m a dad and a husband. I have guns to protect as well as to put food on the table, so if someone wants to take them than try your best.

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  • James T. Cook

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    Hi guys, Watcha think old Ovomit is doing while your concentrating on protecting your gun rights? Remember, you have to watch those Friday night info dumps by the UHH HMM, White House. Look up executive order 211. This gives old President Big Ears the authority to take all our food, water, farms, ranches, cattle, energy, oil and merchandise of any kind (including our homes) to people’s he deems fit, in order to protect the country in case of a catastrophe or disaster. Trouble is, what does The great Obamanation think is a catastrophe? I remember when he called the Fort Hood shooting, in Texas, a MAN-MADE DISASTER. Isn’t it amazing how utterly evil Liberals are!!! Please don’t make the mistake of thinking they are naive, ignorant, stupid or gullible. They know the truth and don’t care, that makes them evil!!! There are literally hundreds of Executive orders being passed in the dark of night, all of which weeken and corrode our personal freedoms. Let me run this by you kids. What if we went after the media? The Founding Fathers were counting on the media to be fair and truthful to us and expected them to properly vette ALL political candidates. It is comical that any Conservative would still believe, that channels such as NBC,MSNBC,CNN,ABC,CBS,NPR,Huffington Post and even the Weather Channel are legitimate news organizations. When you are openly biased or campaign for one political party over another, you have lost all credibility!!! The national media have betrayed this country!!! They should be removed from their positions of trust and as far as I am cxoncerned, criminally prosecuted!!! When you openly LIE or fail to cover stories that tell the American public the truth, all to protect your political views, you have committed treason!!! Think I’m stretching it? Ask the families of the Americans in Behghazi or Border Agent Brian Terry!!! Ask them if I’m over doing it!! If we don’t fix the media and I mean RIGHT NOW!!!! America will fall like Rome!!! Who will represent the Visisgoths as with Rome, that will cross our borders to enslave us? Well CookieMonsta, that won’t happen cause if they come on my property, I’ll fill them full of lead!! Not if you don’t have any guns, ammo or magazines to shoot them with, you won’t!!! I ask you all sincerely, when is it time to say enough, is enough??? When do we stand up, like the Patriots of old and fight for what is right? Or do we go into the dark winter of night without even a whimper? Could we be the next greatest generation? I’m hoping and praying that all of you are the men that I think you are. Liberals are bullying this country and it’s government with words and legal mumbo jumbo!!! This administration is perverting everything good about our political system and due process of law. When I watch the news, it’s like I’m watching the Star Wars movie, “Revenge of the Sith”!! “This is how Democracy ends, with thunderous applause”. I would like to say one last thing before I leave you. I am sure all of you have heard the phrase, “What Would Jesus Do”. It is a phrase I believe in and try to follow everyday and in know way do I wish to demean those great words. However, for current political purposes, I would like you to ask yourself this question. If our first President, George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, were alive today and saw what was going on, fill it in for me…….. “What Would George Washington do”? “What Would Abraham Lincoln Do”? Now, again please, one more time, fill in the blank. “What are You _____ _______ Going To Do”? The GREATEST thing about America is, that just ONE MAN, standing up for that which is right, can be our next George Washington or Abraham Lincoln!!! Now, I’m not asking you to be violent, I’m asking you to do something much harder, beat them at their own game. Not by lying or deception as those political heretics do but, with guile and the might of right. In the Bible there is a scripture I like, “Be ye as wise as sepents but, as harmless as doves”!!! Good Night men!!!

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  • JJM123

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    Christie’s response was reprehensible to me. The ad asks the simple question of whether or not our children should be subjected to a Soft Target area. While expressing the obvious that political figure’s children are more subject to direct threat (kidnapping, etc), Christie neglected to even mention ours as if we are worth nothing, just something to trample on!!!!!!! Yep, he might be the GOP nominee for 2016.

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  • Dustbuster

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    I could write a book that would make some of these morons cringe and crawl back into their toilets.I was forced to work in the garbage state for 10 years and watched the beautiful people get as sinful and ugly as one could never imagine.Ill leave it at that.
    The governor of NJ has zero room to whine considering the condition the dump of a state is really in. NJ doesn’t have gun laws they have nazi rules.Every gun shop in NJ is staffed by obnoxious bastards that know everything about nothing.

    They have toll roads in poor condition and taxes high as a kite. Most of the homes hammered by the storm are still in disarray.Teachers in NJ schools cant handle their internal violence as it is.NJ should focus on priorities instead of running with the lemmings to be heard……….
    cheaper than dirt should be pounding money into the nra. If it wasn’t for the drama created by the media and the sheep buying in panic mode this wasted space would be used for running a sale to entice business instead of a residual space after selling 8 dollar p mags for 60 bucks….. Christie made a smart move by remaining silent while his voters still go without water and power…..and CTD made beaucoup off of what used to be magazines worth more than crack rocks on the street

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