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CCRKBA SAYS STIMULUS CHECKS SHOULD BE SPENT ON NEW GUNS, AMMO
For Immediate Release: April 10, 2008

BELLEVUE, WA â€" Americans should “let the government buy your next gun” by spending part, or all of their economic stimulus checks on a new firearm, ammunition or shooting accessory, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Economic stimulus checks will be going out in the mail this spring as an incentive for American citizens to go shopping to help boost the nation’s sagging economy. CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb thinks it would be a boon to America’s firearms industry for that money to be spent on pursuits guaranteed by the Second Amendment, while also providing jobs and paychecks, and creating new jobs for people in the industry.

“This is our money, anyway,” Gottlieb said of the stimulus checks. “If we weren’t paying it in taxes to begin with, it would still be in our bank accounts and wallets, and we would already be spending that cash on a new rifle or shotgun, perhaps a new handgun and ammunition, shooting accessories and other equipment.

“Set some cash aside to buy gasoline for a trip to the range,” he added, “and don’t forget that with every firearm and ammunition purchase, Americans contribute to the Pittman-Robertson federal excise tax program that supports state wildlife agency programs, including hunter education. Not only will these purchases provide a much-needed boost to the gun industry, they allow gun owners an opportunity to take more than just a symbolic swipe at anti-gunners and anti-hunting groups.”

Gottlieb also suggested that firearms retailers consider offering special discounts to customers who use their stimulus checks in their stores.

“These checks should help pay for a lot of new guns and gear,” he said. “We think there are few better ways to celebrate our fundamental right to keep and bear arms than to spend your money where it matters the most: At your local gun shop or sporting goods store.”
Ok people stop twisting my arm... Uncle!!! :lolbang:
 
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I cannot find any error to this argument. If I hadn't paid this money in taxes to begin with, it is likely I would have bought shooting related items with it. Now if I can only convince my wife that this is the responsible thing to do.
 

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Keep in mind this works best if you buy an American made gun.

Beretta not so much, Smith & Wesson much better.
Benelli not quite, Ruger red label very nice.
Sako not as helpful, Remington now that's a red white and blue gun.
Glock no, Springfield yes (except XD's their made in Croatia.)
 

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My wife and I already spent $2,000 of our tax return on guns last month...

What more do they want!? :nilly:

My wife could use a Kahr, though...

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Ammo - most likely
New Gun - At least put some money down if the gun is available and I get a price/good price on one (S&W 327PD).
 

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When I told my wife about this, she said that buying a dinner table was a higher priority.:x
 
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My wife and had a joint income in 2007 of 35k we get 3K back that means I "only" paid around 9250 in federal income tax alone> All taxes fuel, food, fed, state, property, every thing should come as 1 lump sum at the end of every year. That way peoples eyes would be open and the libertarian movement would me in mass. 2006 combined income 70k net federal taxes paid 5,400 combat zone tax exemption, and school

To many suckers are "happy" with their tax return, I say its just a little dash of KY.

mchlwise said:
My wife and I already spent $2,000 of our tax return on guns last month...

What more do they want!? :nilly:

My wife could use a Kahr, though...

:D
I just sold one of my Kahrs not counting magazines(one broke), or that 1 of them did not like corbon 125 for some unknown reason, or crap ammo (Some crossfire avoid the heck out of American ammo) I have had exactly 4 malfunctions out of over 20K two weakhand on a dirty gun and two ??? or .99.98% at worst add 10 for the bad mag and 2 for the ftc's on the corbon 99.92% The time I sent in in for service bead blasted transfer bar and spring replaced and brand new nightsights on a 7yo high mileage gun. turnaround time 1.5 days!

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Springfield yes (except XD's their made in Croatia.
I think Springfield frames are made in Brazil.
1911s
Springfield's entry level guns only are made in Brazil look at the gun its self, it will tell you.
 

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hedonistic said:
That way peoples eyes would be open and the libertarian movement would be in mass.
Even just eliminating Federal income tax withholdings would do it. Which is exactly why the IRS will penalize you if you don't have enough withheld.
 

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hamm said:
When I told my wife about this, she said that buying a dinner table was a higher priority.:x
There are some really nice gently used table sets at ksl.com for less than $600... By cutting out the retail giant overhead and salesperson commission, you could save enough money to get some things that you really need. :)
 
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Ruger Collector said:
hamm said:
When I told my wife about this, she said that buying a dinner table was a higher priority.:x
There are some really nice gently used table sets at ksl.com for less than $600... By cutting out the retail giant overhead and salesperson commission, you could save enough money to get some things that you really need. :)
Surprisingly guns have a low markup. There is more margin in a hipoint or Kel-tec than a glunk and a night hawk has the highest margin in all the handgun world. Optics over all are a little better, chemicals are good, bore brushes jags and patches are good, many holsters are high margin. The money for the dealer is in accessories and parts and high end guns, If you have to have the first new toy in your neighborhood and pay full retail or if guns under 2-3k are insulting the gun margins are good. If gun sales people worked on commission alone they would starve, or try to sell anything but guns. Less than a year ago the margin on a glunk ran around 3.5 percent, the margin on a shoulder holster at 240.00 was around 25%. :shock:
 

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hedonistic said:
Surprisingly guns have a low markup.
Unlike furniture... Whenever I go into RC-Overhead, I feel like chum in a pool of Hammerhead salesmen.

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is going to give me nightmares... like a week in the Harmony Hut. :ack:
 
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Ruger Collector said:
hedonistic said:
Surprisingly guns have a low markup.
Unlike furniture... Whenever I go into RC-Overhead, I feel like chum in a pool of Hammerhead salesmen.

This ══►
is going to give me nightmares... like a week in the Harmony Hut. :ack:
It's family friendly, apparently some think I am to "violent." In a forum where people carry guns in case they have to shoot someone :?
So just for you RC I will try this one

 

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hedonistic said:
So just for you RC I will try this one

That's beautiful... I wish Lee Kay would upgrade their carpeted boxes to something like that. :lolbang:
 
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