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2013-01-03 01:13:57 PM
The newspaper appears to be dated today, which I guess means this isn't a repeat, but didn't this already happen once? I could have sworn I heard about this happening before.
 
2013-01-03 01:18:42 PM

Pocket Ninja: The newspaper appears to be dated today, which I guess means this isn't a repeat, but didn't this already happen once? I could have sworn I heard about this happening before.


deja view?
 
2013-01-03 01:23:34 PM
So this is like analog targeted advertising right?
 
2013-01-03 01:45:36 PM
Well, aren't more people buying guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre?
 
2013-01-03 02:10:03 PM
*scans headline*

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2013-01-03 02:13:04 PM

johnsoninca: Well, aren't more people buying guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre?


OMG yes they are.  Walk into any gun store and you will find that almost everything is at least 20% more expensive.  Good luck finding reasonably priced ammo too
 
2013-01-03 02:23:53 PM

Endive Wombat: johnsoninca: Well, aren't more people buying guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre?

OMG yes they are.  Walk into any gun store and you will find that almost everything is at least 20% more expensive.  Good luck finding reasonably priced ammo too


Then I'm sure they're reaching their target audience.
 
2013-01-03 03:00:59 PM

Endive Wombat: OMG yes they are. Walk into any gun store and you will find that almost everything is at least 20% more expensive. Good luck finding reasonably priced ammo too


Gun store owners aren't dummies. They know many of their clientele are paranoiacs who start hoarding every time something like this happens. What better time to gouge them?
 
2013-01-03 03:26:03 PM

Pocket Ninja: The newspaper appears to be dated today, which I guess means this isn't a repeat, but didn't this already happen once? I could have sworn I heard about this happening before.


I'm pretty sure there was another similar incident immediately after the tragedy
 
2013-01-03 03:28:33 PM

BKITU: Endive Wombat: OMG yes they are. Walk into any gun store and you will find that almost everything is at least 20% more expensive. Good luck finding reasonably priced ammo too

Gun store owners aren't dummies. They know many of their clientele are paranoiacs who start hoarding every time something like this happens. What better time to gouge them?


Well, cost from the distributor and the manufacturer is going up too, so you have to take that into account.  I'll tell you what though, here in VA, private sale prices have spiked quite a bit.
 
2013-01-03 03:31:32 PM

Pocket Ninja: The newspaper appears to be dated today, which I guess means this isn't a repeat, but didn't this already happen once? I could have sworn I heard about this happening before.


Found it

/went red
 
2013-01-03 03:45:40 PM

Endive Wombat: johnsoninca: Well, aren't more people buying guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre?

OMG yes they are.  Walk into any gun store and you will find that almost everything is at least 20% more expensive.  Good luck finding  reasonably priced ammo too


Fixed.  The only way I got a few hundred .22 rounds was buying them online.  Every Wal-Mart in Orlando seems to be out of 'em. Dicks is out (heh).  Bass Pro is out.   And god forbid you need .223 ammo.  There's a gun show this weekend, and I usually go just to see what's going on in the insane gun worship world, but I think this one's going to be more lunatic than usual.  If I had had the money to invest in five or six Bushmasters, I could probably make about a thousand bucks profit on each of them.  It's ridiculous.  There's no doubt that Obama has been the best spokesperson the gun industry has ever had.  He didn't even have to threaten to ban guns and profits are off the charts.
 
2013-01-03 03:46:24 PM

Endive Wombat: OMG yes they are. Walk into any gun store and you will find that almost everything is at least 20% more expensive. Good luck finding reasonably priced ammo too


If you can find anything. I walked into a LGS yesterday -- a regular gun store, not a pawn store -- and they had MAYBE ten handguns remaining, a couple pump-action long guns and one or two .22 rifles. That's it. They were completely cleaned out of ammo, too.
 
2013-01-03 04:00:11 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pocket Ninja: The newspaper appears to be dated today, which I guess means this isn't a repeat, but didn't this already happen once? I could have sworn I heard about this happening before.

I'm pretty sure there was another similar incident immediately after the tragedy


Yes, because the pages were finalized days before the shooting.  But in this case, there is absolutely no excuse for this placement.
 
2013-01-03 04:05:06 PM

TwistedIvory: Endive Wombat: OMG yes they are. Walk into any gun store and you will find that almost everything is at least 20% more expensive. Good luck finding reasonably priced ammo too

If you can find anything. I walked into a LGS yesterday -- a regular gun store, not a pawn store -- and they had MAYBE ten handguns remaining, a couple pump-action long guns and one or two .22 rifles. That's it. They were completely cleaned out of ammo, too.


I was looking to get a Derringer for my wife to keep in her purse (she leaves work at 8pm and the parking lot is not the best lit)...the cost on them has risen about 40% according to my local gun dealer.  He said that I should just wait a few more months when the over production of guns floods the market and prices fall dramatically.
 
2013-01-03 04:07:00 PM

Endive Wombat: TwistedIvory: Endive Wombat: OMG yes they are. Walk into any gun store and you will find that almost everything is at least 20% more expensive. Good luck finding reasonably priced ammo too

If you can find anything. I walked into a LGS yesterday -- a regular gun store, not a pawn store -- and they had MAYBE ten handguns remaining, a couple pump-action long guns and one or two .22 rifles. That's it. They were completely cleaned out of ammo, too.

I was looking to get a Derringer for my wife to keep in her purse (she leaves work at 8pm and the parking lot is not the best lit)...the cost on them has risen about 40% according to my local gun dealer.  He said that I should just wait a few more months when the over production of guns floods the market and prices fall dramatically.


ooo, that'd be a good time to stockpile weapons and hold 'em till the next massacre drives up prices again.
 
2013-01-03 04:13:40 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Yes, because the pages were finalized days before the shooting. But in this case, there is absolutely no excuse for this placement.


FTFA:

UPDATE: Hearst Connecticut Media Group executive editor Barbara T. Roessner issued the following apology Thursday afternoon:


Our newspapers should not be running gun ads - including ads for antique and collectible gun shows - next to stories about Sandy Hook. It's insensitive, and it shouldn't have happened. It was an oversight, and we apologize for it. We have taken steps to make sure it doesn't happen again.


 It's refreshing that they issued an actual apology and didn't try to make an excuse.
 
2013-01-03 04:40:29 PM
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2013-01-03 04:46:30 PM
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2013-01-03 04:53:54 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Yes, because the pages were finalized days before the shooting. But in this case, there is absolutely no excuse for this placement.


No excuse? There's a perfect excuse: Because it was FUNNY!
 
2013-01-03 04:55:56 PM
The newspaper CONNECTED the two items inappropriately, but readers can get a pair of scissors and CUT it!
 
2013-01-03 04:59:10 PM

Pocket Ninja: The newspaper appears to be dated today, which I guess means this isn't a repeat, but didn't this already happen once? I could have sworn I heard about this happening before.


Subby here. Glad to have one go green. Only get a couple a year. But what's the coolest is one of my favorite farkers - Pocket Ninja - commented. I really enjoy your rants (I usually don't comment in threads, otherwise you would know this already).
 
2013-01-03 04:59:45 PM

Endive Wombat: I was looking to get a Derringer for my wife to keep in her purse


Why? you ever see a woman try to find anything in a purse? She'll be good as robbed.
 
2013-01-03 05:00:51 PM

BKITU: Endive Wombat: OMG yes they are. Walk into any gun store and you will find that almost everything is at least 20% more expensive. Good luck finding reasonably priced ammo too

Gun store owners aren't dummies. They know many of their clientele are paranoiacs who start hoarding every time something like this happens. What better time to gouge them?


Paranoiacs? Gun owners? No, they're stable people who need a device (or collection of devices) to protect them from all the evils of the world.
 
2013-01-03 05:01:25 PM

Pocket Ninja: The newspaper appears to be dated today, which I guess means this isn't a repeat, but didn't this already happen once? I could have sworn I heard about this happening before.


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2013-01-03 05:01:38 PM

justanotherfarkinfarker: Endive Wombat: I was looking to get a Derringer for my wife to keep in her purse

Why? you ever see a woman try to find anything in a purse? She'll be good as robbed.


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Yeah...no my wife is pretty OCD when it comes to the organization of her purse
 
2013-01-03 05:04:01 PM
Why is this bad? If guns are not a bad thing then there should be no issue running the ad next to any article - even one about the senseless slaughterof children.
 
2013-01-03 05:05:23 PM
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2013-01-03 05:05:24 PM
As someone that lost a close friend in the shooting, who gives a shiat?
 
2013-01-03 05:06:29 PM
Gun show loophole whargarblll.
 
2013-01-03 05:07:41 PM
That's not really a gun show so much as an investment collectors show. I doubt there is much for current production AR's and 30rd mags. More along the lines of the sort that navy farker always posts. You'd see Mark Walberg not Mark Wahlberg is what I'm saying.
 
2013-01-03 05:08:32 PM
My local gun/fishing chain in SoCal (Turners) did a 12 days of Christmas email blast. Monday, the day after the shooting in CT., they offered a Bushmaster AR15.

Ops!

www.ads.turners.com
 
2013-01-03 05:09:09 PM

p the boiler: Why is this bad? If guns are not a bad thing then there should be no issue running the ad next to any article - even one about the senseless slaughterof children.


Cars will kill an order of magnitude more kids this year. By your logic are cars bad?
 
2013-01-03 05:09:48 PM
Good thing nobody reads that paper. Everyone I know here has the NYT.
 
2013-01-03 05:10:15 PM

Endive Wombat: TwistedIvory: Endive Wombat: OMG yes they are. Walk into any gun store and you will find that almost everything is at least 20% more expensive. Good luck finding reasonably priced ammo too

If you can find anything. I walked into a LGS yesterday -- a regular gun store, not a pawn store -- and they had MAYBE ten handguns remaining, a couple pump-action long guns and one or two .22 rifles. That's it. They were completely cleaned out of ammo, too.

I was looking to get a Derringer for my wife to keep in her purse (she leaves work at 8pm and the parking lot is not the best lit)...the cost on them has risen about 40% according to my local gun dealer.  He said that I should just wait a few more months when the over production of guns floods the market and prices fall dramatically.


Don't get a derringer, get a dedicated carry pistol with some safety features like an lcp 380. Slightly larger, much safer IMO.
 
2013-01-03 05:12:09 PM
My spoon made me fat.
 
2013-01-03 05:13:59 PM

p the boiler: Why is this bad? If guns are not a bad thing then there should be no issue running the ad next to any article - even one about the senseless slaughterof children.


I don't think it is bad and have no issue with it.
 
2013-01-03 05:16:09 PM

mjbok: Cars will kill an order of magnitude more kids this year. By your logic are cars bad?


An estimated 32,788 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2010...

...31,224 firearm-related deaths in 2007...

I think the numbers have actually flip-flopped and automobiles now hold a slight lead over guns, but the facts I dug up with all of 45 seconds of Googling start to suggest your statement may best be cited as "where the sun don't shine".
 
2013-01-03 05:23:26 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: mjbok: Cars will kill an order of magnitude more kids this year. By your logic are cars bad?

An estimated 32,788 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2010...

...31,224 firearm-related deaths in 2007...

I think the numbers have actually flip-flopped and automobiles now hold a slight lead over guns, but the facts I dug up with all of 45 seconds of Googling start to suggest your statement may best be cited as "where the sun don't shine".


Kids vs. People. Words, how do they work?
 
2013-01-03 05:26:22 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: mjbok: Cars will kill an order of magnitude more kids this year. By your logic are cars bad?

An estimated 32,788 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2010...

...31,224 firearm-related deaths in 2007...

I think the numbers have actually flip-flopped and automobiles now hold a slight lead over guns, but the facts I dug up with all of 45 seconds of Googling start to suggest your statement may best be cited as "where the sun don't shine".


You quoted "deaths". He quoted "kid deaths".

Since gun accidents disproportionately involve children and car accidents disproportionately involve adults, there's a chance you're both right.
 
2013-01-03 05:27:34 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: mjbok: Cars will kill an order of magnitude more kids this year. By your logic are cars bad?

An estimated 32,788 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2010...

...31,224 firearm-related deaths in 2007...

I think the numbers have actually flip-flopped and automobiles now hold a slight lead over guns, but the facts I dug up with all of 45 seconds of Googling start to suggest your statement may best be cited as "where the sun don't shine".


55% of those firearm deaths were suicides which is pretty damn high based on what I'd have guessed.
 
2013-01-03 05:28:48 PM

LoneDoggie: Vegan Meat Popsicle: mjbok: Cars will kill an order of magnitude more kids this year. By your logic are cars bad?

An estimated 32,788 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2010...

...31,224 firearm-related deaths in 2007...

I think the numbers have actually flip-flopped and automobiles now hold a slight lead over guns, but the facts I dug up with all of 45 seconds of Googling start to suggest your statement may best be cited as "where the sun don't shine".

55% of those firearm deaths were suicides which is pretty damn high based on what I'd have guessed.


Obviously we should ban high capacity demon clip magazines then.
 
2013-01-03 05:29:37 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: mjbok: Cars will kill an order of magnitude more kids this year. By your logic are cars bad?

An estimated 32,788 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2010...

...31,224 firearm-related deaths in 2007...

I think the numbers have actually flip-flopped and automobiles now hold a slight lead over guns, but the facts I dug up with all of 45 seconds of Googling start to suggest your statement may best be cited as "where the sun don't shine".


Here ya go: Link. By state, side-by-side comparison of firearm- and vehicle-related deaths for 1991 and graphed from ~1970 through 1991 (projected through) 2005.
 
2013-01-03 05:30:15 PM

BKITU: Endive Wombat: OMG yes they are. Walk into any gun store and you will find that almost everything is at least 20% more expensive. Good luck finding reasonably priced ammo too

Gun store owners aren't dummies. They know many of their clientele are paranoiacs who start hoarding every time something like this happens. What better time to gouge them?


Kind of hard to call them paranoid when the person leading the new round of reactionary gun control legislation said this on 60 mins:

"If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States, for an outright ban, picking up [every gun]... ... Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in. I would have done that. I could not do that, the votes weren't here."
 
2013-01-03 05:32:26 PM
Aaaaand - another one!
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2013-01-03 05:36:56 PM

mizchief: Kind of hard to call them paranoid when the person leading the new round of reactionary gun control legislation said this on 60 mins:


Maybe if you're going to pull a quote to try proving that paranoid gun maniacs aren't really just paranoid gun maniacs you should try pulling one that doesn't condense into "Congress doesn't want to take your guns".

Just a thought. One of us had to have one.
 
2013-01-03 05:41:56 PM
that's funny
 
2013-01-03 05:46:13 PM
It's a good thing I bought all those AR receivers a few years ago, paid for two semesters of college with a few of them. My next sale will be the down payment on my first piece of property.
 
2013-01-03 05:48:58 PM
I love the gun debate but no one ever addresses the true problem: Death. More people die from death than any disease, accident or weather event combined. We should ban death. How about violence free zones instead of gun free zones since evidently criminals aren't heeding the current laws. Shouldn't gun control be considered too focused? There are plenty of other ways bad guys are committing heinous crimes. Just sayin yo!
 
2013-01-03 05:49:17 PM
Is there a way we can all point and laugh at the silly troll, that is practically doing backflips for attention, without giving him any bites?
 
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