Saturday, January 12, 2013

I love my adopted state. Try to tell us what to do and we'll tell you, "Oh, HELL no."

Alabama leads the way in nationwide run on guns
Alabama appears to have led the national run on guns last month.
It's not that Alabamians purchased the most. But Alabama saw the nation's largest spike in applications for firearm background checks, a sudden rise of 145 percent, between the months of October and December.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bama !!!!

TimeHasCome said...

The real treasure in Kentucky is not Fort Knox . It's all of those firearms in private hands. Kentucky is the nations armory.

Anonymous said...

Colorado's backlog from CBI for background checks was 9+ days a couple of weeks ago.

johnnyreb said...

Hey.......we're doing our part in Tennessee!

Anonymous said...

Sweet Home Alabama.

Crotalus said...


As a percentage, yes, Alabama is the winner. But in raw numbers, Texas is the standout. (Alamo redux, anyone?)

Anonymous said...

The only reason we in Tennessee didn't beat yall is that we were prepping more in October. ;-)

Also, as Texas is Tennessee's progeny, all I can say is, "We're proud of you kids!"

Gunny G said...

The Friends of the NRA held in Wasilla is PACKED every year. We're doing our part in AK! In fact, we're putting the AK in AK-47! haha

Anonymous said...

I am happy for 'bama's spike in NCIS checks, but even at this level - its still roughly equal to our standard sales.

Go Texas !
"Remember The Alamo!"

SWIFT said...

I just returned from a major gun show in Pittsburgh, Pa. Plenty of AR-15's and clones available at some of the most outrageous prices I've ever witnessed. Viet-nam era AR-15's almost $1,400. Mini-14's $900 and up. Rumanian AK's $800 and up. Chinese SKS's $450 and up. No bulk ammo except 7.62x54, 7.62x25, and .22's. AR-15 magazines low of $35. a piece, to a high of $55. The biggest sellers were pistols and web gear. Very reasonably priced. This is a huge show covering 4 large buildings. The ATF was out in force and very hard to detect with their military haircuts, manicured hands and fingers, their desert camo back packs, and the fact they don't buy shit. Attendance was unbelievable and almost made me wish I had not gone. Fighting my way through crowds like that, was a bit much.

Chaplain Tim said...

Here in Iowa, once you get your Permit to Purchase or Permit to Carry, there is no NICS background check at the time of sale. I know some other states work the same way, so the numbers aren't really accurate.
I do have fond memories of Alabama, so don't take this as a slight.

BadCyborg said...

Bama might be ahead in percentage but the Lone Star State is WWWWAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY ahead in raw numbers.

I would love to see a breakdown by region. Something tells me the South is pretty well ready to "RISE AGAIN"!

WarriorClass said...

Looks like Texas has given the middle finger to gun control.

Maddawg308 said...

The arsenal of freedom is alive in Virginia! Packing it high and deep as we're able to...

Paul X said...

Almost all southern or border states. Gotta love the South! :-)

Delaware can be ignored, a large percentage increase on a small base. Oregon is a special case: a gun friendly state full of liberals. Those liberals are now buying guns.