Chuck Schumer Asks Retailers for Moratorium on Gun Sales

It begins.

Sen. Chuck Schumer asked gun retailers to suspend sales of assault weapons today in a letter.
13WHAM reported, via Free Republic:

Sen. Charles Schumer says retailers that sell assault weapons should stop offering them for purchase while Congress discusses gun regulation legislation.

Schumer on Sunday released a letter he sent to major retailers asking for a voluntary moratorium.

The New York Democrat says consumer demand for guns has gone up in the weeks since the December mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Schumer says Congress is debating the issue, and if measures get passed that limit these type of weapons, it won’t help if more of them have recently been sold.

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  • Gloria Gilson

    Damn, they really do hate freedom. Letting people decide for themselves what is in their best interests is so antithetical to the Government-is-god mantra so happily sung by our enslavers.

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  • Sasja

    I suppose it’s an exercise in futility to point out that an “assault weapon” can be any object used to strangle, beat, or stab a victim. To let the left continue to mis-use the term is getting more than a little annoying.

  • Dagobomb

    This from an idiot that once wanted to ban assault pistols. Sorry Charlie, no can do. I hope none of these retailers cave. That will just embolden them.

  • So, we had better be buying the by the truckload.

    Can we also not pay taxes while Congress debates those?

  • Tricky Dick
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  • World War IV is kicking off and there’s nothing about it on GP ?

    I’m surprised.

    — — — —

    http://wp.me/p1mXVo-35x

    France hits Mali — Fast-movers and choppers bomb at least five towns/villages/nudt-hut collections……… No word on casualties.

    One of the typical Muslim bosses there orders open season on all French nationals world-wide.

    #HeilObama orders assistance given to France in the form of comm gear and transport……… Drones have been offered.

    Hint: This heah tain’t ’bout simply gettin’ rid of some peace-loving MooseLimb Quranimals…… No suh, tain’t.

    Big picture time, y’all.

    No…… B I G G E R.

    — — — —

    Kenny Solomon
    Israel Survival Updates
    The American Survival Guide

  • onbe

    F -off up Chuck

  • Oliver
  • Economan

    How about a moritorium on stupid senator’s insanity? I for one would like to see them shut the hell up and leave us alone.

  • donh

    Feeling the heat CHUUUCKYYYYYYY ? http://youtu.be/kyb_Sqv2dAQ

  • bg

    ++

    so sick of RICH OLD WHITE MEN telling US what to do.. /O’ sarc/

    ==

  • Ben

    Retailers: if you agree, you will be boycotted. To start with. Then we’ll start calling your suppliers for non-gun products and demand they stop trading with the enemies of freedom. We’ll call our representatives and ask for punitive legislation against you. We’ll show up at city council meetings to oppose permits for new stores, expansions, or anything else you want. We’ll launch environmental lawsuits against you. We’ll try to help your employees unionize. We’ll do anything we legally can to hurt you. Consider yourselves warned.

  • jb books

    witless media whore

  • Trevor (@tjexcite)

    So when are they going to ask the drug cartels to stop sending drugs until they work out some new law that they would not follow anyways. Or when are they going to ask illegal immigrants not to trespass in the US until the immigration reform is done.

    The could stop selling but they already have enough orders for two years of production oh, that was just the weed that they are selling not the new guns.

  • man_in_tx

    Only one logical response:….. Sell! Sell! And sell, some more!

  • Fu#k Obama

    A peaceful move to stop the militia from arming?

    We will be at war when Imam Obama decrees that millions of law abiding citizens are now criminals with the stroke of his pen….

  • bigkahuna

    Hey Upchuck… Can you asswipes stop the spending while you work out a balanced budget ??????

  • Oliver

    #8 Kenny: the other day said he was leaving GP because it was nothing more than an echo chamber.

    Have to agree.

    Eg. pages and pages of whining about what Piers Morgan said. Jeez.

    Obama just banned ammunition sales – nobody comments.
    Islam declares war on France – nobody cares.
    Unbelievable.

  • Oliver

    #20 – correction: the other day SOMEONE said…

  • bg

    ++

    Kenny Solomon #8 January 13, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    in English link via Google..

    [Attack brown people!

    Bring wine, cheese and do not forget the white flag!

    UPDATE – “Help us Obi-Wan Obama, you’re our only hope (for change).”

    UPDATE – The French government is shocked – shocked I tell
    you – that Mali Muslims are well equipped and trained fighters.

    UPDATE – France bombed villages in Mali.

    The # HeilObama administration is Providing
    communications and transportation assistance.

    (Update below – scroll through.)

    [video here]

    (AP) – Troops from Mali’s neighbors are expected to join Hundreds of French soldiers in the battle to push back Islamic extremists holding Mali’s north , a fight That in icts first two days HAS left at least 11 Civilians Dead, Including three children who threw Themselves into a river and drowned trying to AVOID falling bombs.

    Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Nigeria Agreed to send soldiers on Saturday, a day after France authorized airstrikes, dispatching fighter jets from neighboring Chad and bombing rebel positions north of Mopti, the last-controlled Malian town.

    Britain HAS Offered the use of icts transportation planes in order to help bring in the soldiers, is selon statement released by Prime Minister David Cameron’s office in London.

    The African soldiers will work Alongside French special forces, Including That was contingent arrived Saturday in Bamako in order to secure the capital against retaliatory attacks by the al-Qaeda-linked rebel groups Occupying Mali’s northern half. National television broadcast footage of the French troops walking single-file out of the Bamako airport on Saturday, weapons strapped to Their bodies. Some like ’em Carried skis, against Their shoulder.]

    there’s more..

    however, if the French link comes up, then go here:

    http://translate.google.com/

    copy & paste French link in space, click on French to English, click
    on link, and whala, the above and more in English should pop up..

    however, the reason i added these instructions is because
    it seems to revert back to French once it’s posted, hmmm..

    ==

  • Big Al

    What exactly does he mean by “assault weapon “?

  • bg

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    Kenny Solomon #8 January 13, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Oliver #20 January 13, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    re: #22 January 13, 2013 at 10:38 pm bg

    October 21, 2012

    Deal promising military presence in Mali

    [Washington is preparing to extend its unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs,
    or drones, to target AQIM strongholds in Mali. AQIM already is in U.S.
    gunsights for the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

    Until recently, the U.S. has had troops in Mali but has had to pull them
    out due to the increasing political turmoil in Mali’s capital of Bamako.
    As a result, there are fears that the northern portion of Mali will come
    increasingly under the influence of AQIM and become a new sanctuary
    for international terrorism.]

    scroll thread for a bit more, ie:

    France Sending Drones To Mali, Europe
    Pledging Support Against Extremists ….

    ==

  • dwdude

    to the man who has never worked a job in the private sector, F-U UP CHUCK! are you seeing a threat to your power? why don’t you ask planned parenthood to stop selling abortions?

  • Sasja

    People. I’ve had a little too much vino, according to my better half, and there are times when we all need a break. This song penetrated my feeble mind. It has always been a favorite because it reminds me of someone recently lost to us. He most assuredly did it his way. I wish you all had known him. So please forgive an old lady who just has the need to share this song with you tonight. God bless.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlKJ-0bnxdA

  • bg

    ++

    uhm, could someone please remind where was AQ before Obama,
    and where are they now that Obama has declared THE HOLY WAR
    THEY DECLARED AGAINST US/WEST to be over, and AQ defeated??

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    Big Al #23 January 13, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    i don’t know, but here you go..

    a False Assault on Assault Weapons

    ==

  • Sasja

    I apologize if this has already been linked. AQ, on the run according our esteemed preezy, have been carving a niche for themselves in Mali.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12/31/al-qaeda-reportedly-carving-out-its-own-country-in-mali/

  • “The New York Democrat says consumer demand for guns has gone up in the weeks since the December mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.”

    Close, but wrong Chuck. Demand shot up after you guys started whining about taking away the right of the American people to purchase guns. Shootings do not spur sales, gun grabbers do. If you hadn’t promptly used the bodies of small children to promote your grabby agenda, odds are sales would have *dropped*.

    Idiot.

  • Bill

    No need for a moratorium Chuck, everyone is SOLD OUT!

  • BarbaraS

    Does this clown understand that gun companies are not philanthropic organizations? Selling guns are their liverlihood. There would be a rebellion if gun manufactories obeyed this smuck and his cabal. People are not pleased the gun companies have run out of guns anyway. They would be doubly displease if they knew how much ammunition the government has bought in the last four years. Besides, I read that Harry (nutso) Reid slid into obamacare a law that neither congress nor the president can ban or limit any guns or impose gun control of any kind. Do the jokers in the WH, House, Senate want to repeal obamacare? This gun control crap is just a distraction from 1) his egregious cabinet picks. 2) Leaving Afghanistan. 3) 12 million people out of work (I’ll bet the figure is higher than that). 4) FICA and Medicare increases. 5) the rotten economy. 6) The deficit. 7) obama wanting to raise the debt ceiling again. 8) Everything else this POS has done in violation of the Constitution..

  • bg

    ++

    Sasja #29 January 13, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    thank you (#8/22/24 has a bit more)..

    yes, and AQ’s doing their thing here,
    right under our noses, in plain sight.. 😡

    ==

  • What a fool! They are already sold out, and back orders in the thousands. He must think he has a lot of influence to send out letters to retailers to stop legal commerce.

  • bg

    ++

    BarbaraS #32 January 13, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    “When the revolution comes…” 🙁

    [Boss and Obama, however, had a starkly different view. They believed that the economic stresses of the Carter years meant revolution was still imminent. The election of Reagan was simply a minor set-back in terms of the coming revolution. As I recall, Obama repeatedly used the phrase “When the revolution comes….” In my mind, I remember thinking that Obama was blindly sticking to the simple Marxist theory that had characterized my own views while I was an undergraduate at Occidental College. “There’s going to be a revolution,” Obama said, “we need to be organized and grow the movement.” In Obama’s view, our role must be to educate others so that we might usher in more quickly this inevitable revolution.

    I know this may be implausible to some readers, but I distinctly remember Obama surprising me by bringing up Frantz Fanon and colonialism. He impressed me with his knowledge of these two topics, topics which were not among my strong points — or of overwhelming concern to me. Boss and Obama seemed to think their ideological purity was a persuasive argument in predicting that a coming revolution would end capitalism. While I felt I was doing them a favor by providing them with the latest research, I saw I was in danger of being cast as a reactionary who did not grasp the nuances of international Marxist theory.]

    more here & here at links, in connecting links & threads..

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  • iconoclast

    Not to worry, Chuckie. Your gun ban will never pass Congress.

    Now pass a budget you lying weasel.

  • Bigkahuna

    Dear retailers would you stop selling Christmas gifts while we work out this merry Christmas thing ? Yeah of course chuck you schemer..,we will simply stop our best sales in years because you are not happy. Do the letters F.O. Mean anything chuck?

  • bg

    ++

    georg felis #30 January 13, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    actually, sales started going up right after Ofaux’s election..

    ie: Gun Store Reports 400% Surge
    In Sales After Obama Re-Election..

    more

    ==

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Eff the progressive capital of the USSofA!!!!!!

  • bg

    ++

    re: Oliver #10 January 13, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    thanks..

    (nothing available to confirm as yet)

    ==

  • Highlander

    Two words Chuck … bite me.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Sen. Charles Schumer says retailers that sell assault weapons should stop offering them for purchase while Congress discusses gun regulation legislation.

    Note to firearms manufacturers: He wants you to do him a favor, but it’s unlikely he’d do the same for you.

  • Oliver

    #40 BG: You’re right it’s not official. But Walmart’s corporate response is (to paraphrase) we are not selling or re-ordering ammo until OBAMA decides what to do.

    Take a leap of faith with me here. In your heart, what do you know he will decide? Did Uncle Joe not already ‘leak’ that O will do whatever he needs to do by EO? Did you see the post a couple days ago about how the AFT forms were changed MONTHS ago? Do you think secret gov’t warehouses stockpiled w/ ammo is a coincidence? Did you read the NRA statement that the meeting with Joe was nothing more than a dog & pony show.

  • chuck, if you want the american people to stop buying guns stop scaring the hell out of them.

  • Jungle John

    Dear Chuckie,

    Shove it up your axx.

    Regards,

    A Citizen.

  • to finish #44…i would bet that this is the first in the history of this country that people are buying guns, not to protect themselves from the criminals, but to protect themselves from their elected officials.

  • Jungle John

    ” we are not selling” Sorry, that is not what I am seeing at my local Walmart stores. Some ammo has been low on stock since before the election. But I have seen restocking of .40sw as of last week.

    Armalites are sold out, and but walmart down the road is getting restocked, 20 rifles at a time. The waiting list is about 200 long, however.

  • Jonah Vark

    Chuck,
    What we really need is a moratorium on government spending.
    And a moratorium on government hiring would be good for our country.

  • dba_vagabond_trader

    How about a moratorium on spending you useful idiot fck? Too radical?

  • west1890

    Oh Chuckie, silly boy. Those companies sell a product that people want to buy… it’s called ‘capitalism’. Their employees get paid a salary to produce that product. You, Chuckie, are paid a salary to do your job. One of the duties of your job is to produce a federal budget every year. Perhaps you ought to concentrate on that instead of bullying capitalists into adhering to your Communist agenda. I’m sure Bathhouse Barry will understand.

  • pagar

    How about explaining what the government plans to do with all the ammo they have purchased? We know they don’t plan to defend the US against illegals. Why should the government be able to purchase ammo, but the general public can’t?

  • Bettina Schuller

    It begins

    What “begins”? Asking people to cooperate?

  • Albert Schwartz

    The manufacturers should agree to suspend gun sales while Congress debates an assault weapons ban if Congress suspends deficit spending while it debates an increase in the debt limit.

  • pagar

    Look what the people of Cuba got when they cooperated with Castro. Look what the people of Venezuela got when they cooperated with Chevaz.
    ======================================================

    http://www.trevorloudon.com/2013/01/battered-america-syndrome/

    “. People should be doubling down on calling their politicians and letting them know that we are massively against these fascist moves towards banning and confiscating our guns.

  • RedBeard

    Has Chuckie “Camera Hog” Schumer ever been right about anything? I’m hard pressed to think of a thing that’s come out of his oversized sewer of a mouth that makes the slightest sense. The man is as reliably wrong as is our Dear Leader Barry Soetoro.

  • Limousine Barry

    Chuck Schumer was a Republican when it was fashionable. Now, he is a democrat. He is a swinger!

    Sure, he may swing like a gate in the political wind – but at least the has read “Rules 4 Radicals”. He would never let a small crisis go to waste!

    In fact, Chuck Schumer has tentatively agreed to agree – if Gun Retailers agree to agree – not to sell guns to Americans – that said Gun Retailers can sell guns to Mexican gangs! I am sure Eric Holder will agree!

    It important to keep semi-automatic rifles out of the hands of American citizens and in the hands of Mexican Gangs!

    I am not sure if the American Retailers would agree to agree – but I agree that it makes perfect sense. I hope you have followed my lengthy hollow speech. Good day.

  • retired militaryq

    What is more dangerous than all the assault weapons ever sold? Standing between Chuckie Schumer and a microphone.

  • Finncrisp

    Ignorance is bliss…

  • bigL

    this is about changing the constitution. Everyone wants to do it by administrative action. It wou;ld be great if the GOP would fight back and stop letting the donks create all the dialog and the terms for the discussion.
    It is changing the constitution, If they want to do that it takes an hearing or hearings in both houses, on a bill that gets discussed. Then a vote wherein the Congressers NAME is recorded on the vote takes place.
    Then the vote to ratify and send to the states, for their legislatures to vote. This is AMERICA.
    This is how we change the constitution. We don’t let NY zhits make our laws and change things administratively.
    GOP speak up, quit hiding. Notce how the Cong doesn’t want to have discussions and vote on bills. They employ gangs of 6 or gangs of 2 or gangs of 14 to block or pass things. It is hands off so their constituents never have to have a vote trail.

  • pagar
  • Where’s the MF money Jon?

    Chucky, no gun dealer has any auto loading rifle or pistol capable of accepting a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds. They are sold out.
    We have a constitutional crisis. If you were a real american, you would be demanding production be ramped up and asking for more imports.

  • YourMaster

    the NRA and other gun groups should just use this against libs
    …suspend all sales of guns for government or other lib organizations
    (police, Secret service, national guard, etc.)
    pass their own little business law and just sell to civilians, killers, criminals.
    if you can’t get guns out of the hands of the police… refuse to sell them any ammunition. *lol*

    see how effective the are disarmed against killers with shotguns, etc.

    only people that will be disarmed are liberals…. and they and their families will pay for it.

  • crackermike

    I’m sure the gun dealer will stop sales at Chuckies request because they, you know, like him so much.

  • dochunter

    The Democratic example of critical thinking espoused by one of the leaders!!!

  • Freddy

    ROT in HELL Chuck Schumer!!!

    As Senators now take the law into their OWN HANDS by way of threat and intilidation, the face of the FASCIST becomes very clear indeed!

  • Mark

    Screw you Chuck!

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  • RKflorida

    No Chuckie, we are upping the ante to 3 shifts working around the clock 7 days a week to meet the demand of our customers. It’s called Capitalism. You ought to drop the Socialist blinders and take a look at Capitalism, it’s a wonderful thing. And best of all our product is used to defend American citizens from bad guys and tyranny, it’s a win-win Chuckie, you ought to get on board.

  • Mike

    Oh another liberal showing just how intelligent they are, and how dumb they think we are. Yeah lets quit selling our wares before you put us out of business….. not.

  • Highlander

    Bettina Schuller commented:

    It begins

    What “begins”? Asking people to cooperate?

    No Bettina, what has finally “begun” is our complete and total awareness of your stupidity and your senseless willingness to let a manufactured crisis and the resultant anti-gun hysteria override the fundamental principles of our Constitution.

    Oh, and our preparations to defend ourselves against the ignorance of people like you have just “begun” too.

    I know that living in reality is difficult for liberals, but here’s a little dose of it for you … not only aren’t manufacturers and retailers willingly suspending sales, they’re selling everything on their shelves, and scrambling to manufacture more and restock as fast as they can.

    You know, for people who claim to be so damn intelligent, you liberals sure seem exceptionally stupid to me. You’ve spent the last twenty years trying to REDUCE the number of firearms on the street, and with one stupid move, you’ve managed to put another 4-5 million into peoples’ hands. And, over the next few months, that number is going to triple, if not quadruple. Sales will be limited only by the ability of the manufacturers and retailers to provide the products. Meanwhile, the federal government is going to lose any hope they ever had of “regulating” firearms, because as I write this, people are busy developing networks with which to trade firearms and resupply themselves with ammunition. Reloading supplies are flying off the shelves just as fast and firearms and ammunition are …

    You idiots are just too stupid and irrational to understand that, in a free society, trying to take something away from people just makes them want it more, and strengthens their resolve to resist. The ONLY way you’re ever going to come close to effectively banning firearms in America will be through the complete elimination of all personal freedoms, and something tells me that option is definitely on the table.

    So, yes, it “begins” …

    But know this … we’re ready for you, and you’re going to lose …

  • Hey Chuckie! Kiss my ass.

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  • Jonah Vark

    Walmart not ordering Ammo, In store stocks low, Walmart corporate office rejecting orders, Second Amendment decision suspends orders, I will boycott.

    http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/walmart-not-ordering-ammo-in-store-stocks-low-walmart-corporate-office-rejecting-orders-second-amendment-decision-suspends-orders-i-will-boycott/#comment-269792

  • Paddy

    Why do you think they call Schumer “Schmucky”?

  • pcboss55

    by the time they try to pass legislation banning assault weapons, there will be nothing to buy anywhere…. they will all be sold by then….

  • Sal Goldstein

    Why are American Jews so afraid of guns?

  • Brtndrjoe

    Schumer says Congress is debating the issue, and if measures get passed that limit these type of weapons, it won’t help if more of them have recently been sold. So Chuck then what your saying is reminiscent to the “Rapist telling the Victim to lay still so it won’t hurt”. Your a special kind of stupid aren’t you? To think that people actually voted for you…..