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Ohio: Pike Co. gun shop seeing customers buying guns in wake of killings

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Midwest, Apr 29, 2016.

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  1. Midwest

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    Pike Co. gun shop seeing customers buying guns in wake of killings

    I know we don't do every gun article out there but this is about people taking an proactive approach and getting armed especially after the advice of their sheriff.

    Bill's Bait House in Waverly Ohio has found some new customers since the Pike County Ohio Tragedy. People are coming in to buy a gun for protection after listening to the recommendations of Pike County Sheriff, Charles Reader who said "If you are fearful, arm yourself. If you feel that you need to protect yourself or family, do so".


    http://www.fox19.com/story/31845767...ing-customers-buying-guns-in-wake-of-killings


    "It's kind of like buying insurance. It's something that hopefully you'll never have to use,” Ford told FOX19 NOW. So far, Ford said he’s had two couples come in for handguns in the wake of the incident saying they wanted to buy a gun because of what happened. He’s also had a few people coming in looking for ammunition since the killings."
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  2. MAKster

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    In this particular case, a better way to stay safe would be to not grow marijuana.
     
  3. JSH1

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    Yup

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    I believe that sums it up well.

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    While I agree with you on that, these killings are something I would liken to the drug wars of Mexico or Chicago. Think of it, a 20 year old of a new born baby and a teenage boy. This seems to be quite professional.
     
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    I believe the above posts are right on the money. A professional hit by big time dealers or they crossed somebody high up in the drug trade.
     
  8. orionengnr

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    Wouldn't that be, by definition, a reactive approach? :)
     
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    I wish i shared your thought but I work a lot in Reynosa Mexico. I have friends who have been shot as innocent bystanders and two who've been kidnapped from their homes and beaten in cases of mistaken identity. The cartels are ruthless and don't have the same values you see potrayed in old mafia movies. Everyone is fair game to them.
     
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    Once the grows were revealed to all of us here in TV land, that was my take on it based on my sometimes-incredible command of the obvious.


    And how about this: in *reacting* to events in their immediate region, folks are taking a *proactive* approach to securing their personal safety.
     
  11. Jeff H

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    The gun shop in the article was a little hole in the wall. The next town over, Peebles, has a very respectable gun shop for a more rural area. Good selection and the owner is a nice guy too. I bet their sales have increased since they are so close.

    http://cabinfevergunandpawnshop.com/Home_Page.php
     
  12. ACP

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    I wonder, do people trade up to larger motor vehicles (i.e. coupe to SUV) when they hear about deadly automobile accidents?

    Do they adjust their diet and exercise when statistics come out about obesity and heart disease?

    Do they set aside more for savings when they hear Americans undersave for retirement and have to work many years longer?

    Or is it just, home break-in = buy gun?

    There are a myriad of actions a person can take to protect themselves from physical or financial harm, I wonder how often they do it across all platforms (firearms, motor vehicles, diet, exercise, retirement savings).
     
  13. brutus51

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    I agree with the above comments regarding the pot growing but what if you happen to just live next door and get caught up in it. Problem is that as states relax pot laws the cartels need to impose pressure to retain their profits. Unlike prohibition gangsters the cartels can't invent things like insurace companies to re-invest their money because it's already been done.:evil:
     
  14. 1911 guy

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    I'm with you guys on it probably being drug related, with 3 of the 4 houses having substantial growing operations going on. But I have family in the area. All they know is eight members of a family are dead. Nobody seems to know who is responsible or why. Kinda puts you on edge if it's your neck of the woods.

    But anyway, ACP had a very good point two posts up from this one. "Buy a gun" isn't really the first step and definitely not the only step in protecting yourself.
     
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