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Is the white house killing gun sales

Is the white house killing gun sales

POSTED: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 7:13pm

UPDATED: Monday, June 2, 2014 - 6:25am

Kelly Ridell has an interesting story in the Washington times.

A story I think is true.

Gun retailers say the Obama administration is trying to put them out of business with regulations and investigations that bypass congress and choke off their lines of credit, freeze their assets and prohibit online sales.

Since 2011, regulators have increased scrutiny on banks' customers.

In 2011, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation urged banks to better manage the risks of their merchant customers who employ payment processors, such as PayPal, for credit card transactions.

The FDIC listed gun retailers as "high risk" along with porn stores and drug paraphernalia shops.

You may remember Bank of America pulled their financing from one firearm maker.

After the dust settled boa said it was just a misunderstanding...but still....the mega bank is not back in business with the gun maker.

The Justice Department has launched Operation Choke Point, a credit card fraud probe focusing on banks and payment processors.

The threat of enforcement has prompted some banks to cut ties with online gun retailers, even if those companies have valid licenses and good credit histories.

I know people in the gun business locally, and I can tell you it's happening, especially with those little inserts you use on your smart phones like at gun shows and mom and pop business.

Congressional Republicans say the Obama administration is using its regulatory powers to shutter industries it doesn't like.

I think they are right.

That's my point of view what's yours?

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You are still too ignorant to understand the US constitution and how it works deaf dumb and blind.

Go to the library of congress and tell us all the bill numbers filed by any senator or congressman of any party that will take anyones guns or ammo and get back to us with the truth.

...then why don't you start the petition to secede from the US, cowboy?

If you study the history of Texas, you would know that the United States needs Texas. We don't need the United States. From 1836 to 1845, we did really well as a republic. In fact so well that it took some under handed politicians to get Texas into the united States and if you will also do some research, Statehood was never put to a vote of the people. As I said, Texas doesn't need the USA, however the USA needs Texas.

Then why does Texas and Texans accept BILLIONS of $$$$$ from the USA EVERY YEAR?

Notice it does not say 'The right of the States' or 'The right of the militia' or 'The right of the Federal Government:"

It says PEOPLE. Like 'We the People' and 'People' in the 1st Amendment, or 3ed Amendment, etc... hint hint..

And note it says, 'SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED'. No other Amendment says that. Most amendments have allowances for special circumstances, like the 1st with shouting 'fire' in a theater.

But the 2nd says.. SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

Does that come through clear?

Let me add a bit Cowboy:

As passed by the Congress and preserved in the National Archives:

"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."

As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, then-Secretary of State:

" 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."

Don and Towne Idiot,
Below you will find the Actual wording of the 2nd. Amendment as written with capitalization and punctuation, exactly as the original found in the Library of Congress. There are only 3 words capitalized and only two comma's.

"A well rounded Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and Bear arms shall not be infringed,"

If you cannot understand, I suggest a course in reading comprehension might be of value to you and TI.

This POV is several days old and you may not see this but in the chance you do, I want to know if you still believe that the democruts don't want to take away peoples guns. After this kid in California went on this latest killing spree, it is the democruts, Fienstien, Boxer, Reed, Blomberg and the rest who are talking about gun control again, counting votes and looking for support. The NRA and people like me will be there to stop them again

Yippee!! Now all you t-swillers can rejoice! The new "national" party of the United State of Texas is poised to step it up and take control of the "national" concerns of this "new" country...oh, please sign the petition to secede, build the perimeter fence, run anyone out who doesn't think/look/act/believe just like you "true" Texans...isn't it going to be a belly-laugh when Texas is known as pretty much the only state to harbor I/me/mine t-goobers in the country!

Towne Idiot,
I'm not all bad as you think. The group that walked into Chipolties with Ar-15 and AK-47's do not represent the open carry law or the legal gun owners who support it either. I saw the fat ass solb and the so-called woman in the pic and they make me sick. That fat ass couldn't get that gun before someone hit him 50 times or worse, took the dam thing away from him. He is a disgrace to every legal gun owner so do not put him in the same category.

Don and Towne Idiot
Did you see the election results. The Tea party you try to tell everyone is dead and buried seems to have kicked your butts real good . You and your president and his cronies will be impeached and indited for crimes against the citizens of this country come November. Justice will be served and you will witnesses it first hand when the ballots are counted. Have a nice day.


I don't know if ole Don is white or black. If he is black, I can understand his opinions and motives behind them. If he is white, he must be kin to Bill Clinton cause Clinton was the blackest white man I can remember next to Lyndon (landslide, liberal democrat) Johnson who ruined this country with his Great Society that gave us such things as desegration, Medicaid, food stamps, welfare, WIC, and free housing all to buy minority votes. I lived through it and I know the truth.

You seem to like to call anyone that disagrees with you a fool, but when it comes to the democats and gun control you will find large majority of them voted to limit our freedom to own guns. In fact, that very vote is most likely going to cause them to lose the senate and will probably lay the groundwork for Obuma's impeachment. Time will tell but your liberal democrat NRA hating buddies in Washington screwed the pooch big time on this one and you know it.

If you go back to your first post and read it, it was you that called someone a fool first , so you might just take a good long look in the mirror tcc. You must hate Christians

Perhaps what you stated about the second amendment is why your president and his fool partner Biden are working so hard to dry up the supply of ammunition and reloading components. Every NRA member knows that once we give up one right, it wouldn't stop until Diane Fienstien and Hillary Clinton got all the guns taken away from private citizens. No I am not against background checks at all. I simply know where it will lead.

You mean rick perry and the gotp of texas are working so hard to dry up the supply of ammunition and reloading components after all they buy hundreds of thousands of rounds every month.

Democrats want to take our guns?

Well let's see.. if you google any of these democrats and put their name and 'on gun control'
Senator Barbara Boxer has stated she wants all guns taken up.
Senator Dianne Feinstein has stated she wants all guns taken up.
Senator Charles Schumer has stated he wants all guns taken up.

In fact the word limit on these post preclude me to show just how many of them want to ban guns. just search democrats gun control.

So don, what you say is just simply false.

You are still too ignorant to understand the US constitution and how it works deaf dumb and blind.

Go to the library of congress and tell us all the bill numbers filed by any senator or congressman of any party that will take anyones guns or ammo and get back to us with the truth.

Any fool that is not a brainwashed republican / t-idiot would know that the NRA and the GOTP are nothing more than a bunch of liars when they say that the Democrats want to take your guns away.
How do I know that? Because it would take two-thirds of congress to pass a repeal of the 2nd amendment and three-fourths of the states to ratify such a repeal. Any fool that know the Constitution should know that , that bar would never be reached in anyones lifetime. So guess you are the fool TCC !!


He said he owns 'weapons'. He didn't say he owns guns....

He just might have a very large set of table ware and counts the spoons as weapons.

BTW Cowboy, I was a CHL instructor for over 10 years as well as a TP&W Hunter Safety instructor (I'm also a NRA Patron and TSRA life member.)

You remember when CHL first started and the DPS range near downtown Austin and when on the range if you looked strait up you would see you-know-what. I wonder if don knows what you would see?

You still havn't learned how to read have you deaf dumb and blind.

This is what I believe about you. Your first of all a liar. No TCHL Instructor I know would be as liberal as you are. I know a lot of them and to a person, they are NRA Certified firearms Instructors. That is one of only three ways I know of to become a TCHL Instructor, unless of course you are a TECLOSE certified peace officer which I doubt you are. In the second place no one that owns 200 guns has any business talking about who should own weapons. Lying Ass Fool.

Talking about who should own weapons? Anyone who can legally own and buy any legal firearm under current law should if he or she desires. There should be background checks anywhere citizens purchase firearms including gun shows and flea markets such as in Canton to keep those who do not have a right to own a firearm from buying one. I am in favor of an open carry law and the current TCHL
laws. But you and the NRA are against any background checks at gun shows.

I have been a member of the NRA for more than 30 years.I joined when the NRA was Great organization, before they became a political machine and before they were in the pockets of the ammo and gun manufactures.I don't buy into everything I am told or read.I think for myself and do the research. You,you are a mindless follower a sheep if you will.The Republican party has been making the same old tired claim that the Democrats are going to take our guns for more than 50 years.I still have mine,do u

I'm so frustrated with this issue as well as politics in general that I'm posting against my own, self-imposed prime directive: Enter not into a heated, name calling argument with zealots lest you be branded by each as being an enemy of both. That said, a true discussion can seldom be had because the parties aren't able to put aside emotions. They go quickly to name calling instead of together examining the available data and arriving at the truth. Done. Let the urinating contest resume.

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DAMN NUTCAKES are hurting their own cause.
Can't blame Obama for their stupidity.
NRA avoids them like the plague because they're wingnuts.

Hate to tell you pea brain but I am a certified firearms instructor and munitions specialist in the state of Texas and own more than 200 weapons. I am not as stupid as you or the idiots that buy into the lies that the NRA, GOTP and Neal Barton tell about gun ownership. If you knew anything about the US Constitution and the 2nd amendment that you claim to love then you would not have bought into the lies either. Pea Brain.

Towne Idiot,
By the way incase you have forgotten your history, we went into Viet Nam because of a treaty through the U.N when they divided Vietnam that said we would defend the south Vietnamese if they were attacked by the north. Also if you will go back and read a little history, you will find we had combat troops in Vietnam as early as 1958. You being a Vietnam protester, I now understand why you hate America and the constitution,

LOL....stupidity at its finest. You must have road the short bus to school.....OH wait, that is the only kind of bus Texas has now. They had to buy them after the GOTP cut education in Texas,

I remember my history & your account of Viet Nam is nowhere close to the truth.
I KNOW every senior Officer involved in the police action has spoken out against it - after their retirement when it was safe.
No one - inside or outside the gov't now says Viet Nam was worth the price we paid.
America LOST another police action.
You need to check your facts before you start running your mouth.
Your measure of one's loyalty to America is limited to people with your mindset = bigot.
God Bless America!

Darn right you have a new sheriff in this room so take off your hats, pull up those saggy pants showing your ass to everyone, turn off your rap music and say "Sir" when you speak to me. Me I am only mean and hateful to Liberal Democrats who hate our country and our constitution. Don, don't tell me how you have traveled this great country, because I have too, all lower 48 states and I've seen your type all over the USA. I was drafted in Viet Nam and I saw your type of protester many times,

One thing you never learnd how to do in all your years of travel pea brain sheriff is how to read.


Been carrying since CHL first started. Have a VERY LOW CHL serial number.

Have one burglar (at gunpoint) and have one purse snatcher (two of us ran him down) to my credit.

No dead bodies, no gunfire, no 'collateral damage'.

Yes one can pack heat had be quite safe.

And good luck to you Texas. We both know security is more than a gun, but the gun is part of the security.

don you are 100% correct.
The right wingnuts claim to live in the Bible Belt & believe in God & country.
I've traveled all over this great nation and East Texas & the Bible Belt is as corrupt as the "liberal" areas.
The difference is the liberals aren't couching their mean-spirited words in bible speak.
Meanwhile EXXON & other TX based refiners are shipping refined oil over to Commie China & the "good ol' boys" here are saying that's just fine with me while paying $4/gal for American oil!

Seems we have a new sheriff here by the name of Texas Cowboy running his mouth off.
I remember as an anti-Viet Nam protester the right wingnuts sending young men off to an illegal police action used to say "America love it or leave it."
The same type of wingnuts are trying to dis-invite Americans from living where they want & saying what they want claiming "your type isn't welcome here."
I didn't leave in the 70s and I don't plan to leave now
I don't respond to Deaf Dumb & Blind & now you either


Nice of you to show how narrow minded and unwilling to discuss things freely. Instead you give this 'go to hell' and not realize most conservatives don't sit there and horde guns and ammo.

But that is just one of the things people who read this see. Liberals tend to try to shut out all logical thought and discourse.

But then.. you knew that right? So why did you even ask me about how many guns and how much ammo I had?

Deaf and tcc, you guys sound well prepared to do whatever and kill whomever you decide to kill... can assume the rest of us who don't carry need to be concerned that your hair-trigger response with a gun could make us your target, possibly even caught in crossfire... but folks like you two would probably consider us just collateral damage... how are innocent people going to be 100% certain that you won't like our looks or actions and shoot and call it self defense or pull "stand your ground"?

Good for you. I also carry concealed every day and would not leave the house without my weapon these days. I wonder how ole Don or Towne Idiot would protect their family if one of these drug crazed gangs in North Tyler came after their family. Most likely they would wet their pants. Even more likely, they are probably ex-convicts who can't buy a gun legally which is why they are upset. I'm also an expert and shoot expert regularly. Good Luck to you.

Hate to tell you pea brain but I am a certified firearms instructor and munitions specialist in the state of Texas and own more than 200 weapons. I am not as stupid as you or the idiots that buy into the lies that the NRA, GOTP and Neal Barton tell about gun ownership. If you knew anything about the US Constitution and the 2nd amendment that you claim to love then you would not have bought into the lies either. Pea Brain.


Your nothing but a racist pig in a state where your hated. You outnumbered and outvoted at every election and you know it. You haven't gotten one dam item of your liberal agenda passed in Texas and that is a fact. Texas is conservative and until you stinking liberal democrats give amnesty to all the illegals, you will not have any majority. The fact is buying the illegals vote is the only chance you have and anyone with a pea brain knows this.

Texas Conservative Cowboy n-utt hugger it asppears that you are the racist pig and it is clear according to your post that you received a good ole Texas so called conservative education that has left you ignorant of history and FACTS. Your so called conservative idol, ronald reagan is the only U.S. President in the history of this nation to ever grant amnesty to all the illegals. He is was the only president to ever allow another country to dump its prison population on US soil. pea brain.


It's not the number of guns nor the amount of ammo that makes one feel 'safe'. Safety is a multi-layered system. Locks, alarms, being aware when outside, SD skills from H2H to shooting to tactics. It's also not doing the three stupids. And more!

Usually when I pack heat, which is daily, it's one gun, a J .38 or Kahr 9mm, and one spare load. Yea 10 to 15 rounds. But then I'm expert or above in all IDPA classifications and 'A' or above in all IPSC classifications. And been to many schools.

Deaf, go to the Hell you have created in your own mind and spare civilized people the pain of reading your garbage.


Hate to inform you but I load my own and even cast my own bullets. I save my brass casings and pick up plenty of brass other people don't want. I spend my money stocking up on powder and primers and even with the problems created by the liberal democrats and their president, I have plenty of ammo for all my guns. It is called being self sufficient

News flash!! Democratic Florida Rep. Joe Garcia said, “And two of the safest cities in America, two of them are on the border with Mexico,” Garcia continued. “And of course, the reason is we’ve proved that Communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there’s no crime.”

Yes Democrats are closet communist. And that is why in 2014 we need to vote every one of them out. They help Obama with his VA slow code kill list of veterans while pushing a communist plan via 'global warming'.

deaf, tell us the number of guns you need to feel secure, and how many rounds are presently in your gun safe? Fess up, O guardian of the universe.

The ammo shortage is because anarchist wanna-be clowns like ol' deaf made a run on gun shops after last year's election. Though government agencies charged with national security do require large amounts of guns/ammo, angry (mostly white super religious men), militaristic, and fear-wracked commando types stocked their gun safes to the hilt...and many, if they were totally honest, would admit they would use them to overthrow the gov't. In a heartbeat... admit it, deaf... prison time, anyone?

Town Idiot,
Have you ever heard of a gun killing anything? What make a gun a bad thing to own in your opinion? What part of the 2nd amendment to the constitution do you not understand? Help me to understand your position. I've carried a gun half my life. I've hunted all my life and never shot anything I didn't eat. When I was in high school, just about every male on campus had a shotgun or deer rifle hanging on a gun rack in their vehicle. It is strange that no one got shot.

Rick Perry and the GOTP of Texas would take your guns up if they could but they know that would not fly here so they are conducting back door gun control by buying up hundreds of thousands of cases of ammo every month. The GOTP of Tx and Rick Perry & the CEO of Caterpillar have raised the fees of hunting and fishing license and state park fees so only rich people can afford to enjoy them.

Town Idiot,
I'm sick and tired of hearing your racist, liberal democratic views. In case you don't know this is East Texas, not L.A., NYC, D.C., or Chicago. This is East Texas. Most of us don't like liberals or their views on anything. We believe in God, Country, Liberty, and the Constitution. Yes, we hate Obama, Holder and the rest of those Liberty hating democratic liberals. One last thing, if you don't like Texas, please leave. We promise not to call you and we don't need your advice.

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