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Old April 10, 2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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What industry(s) could benefit from gun prohibition?

Does anyone have any evidence of a particular industry that would financially benefit from severe gun regulations? Since the media has for years accused groups like the NRA as being "the lobbying arm" of the gun industry, I was just wondering if any particular industry could see financial windfalls from the anti gun movement.


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Old April 10, 2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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Knife industry?
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Old April 10, 2013, 10:58 AM   #3
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Security companies making cameras, drones, detectors....oh wait, they already do
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Old April 10, 2013, 11:19 AM   #4
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I think lawyers and the prison industry would benefit the most. No evidence to offer, just my gut feeling.
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Old April 10, 2013, 11:57 AM   #5
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The "crime industry".
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Old April 10, 2013, 11:58 AM   #6
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Drat. KMAX beat me to it.
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Old April 10, 2013, 12:00 PM   #7
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Sorry, Spats, but I did "get up pretty early" this morning.
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Old April 10, 2013, 12:02 PM   #8
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Hospitals, caring for all of the disarmed citizens who couldn't defend themselves.

Funeral homes, burying more of same.
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Old April 10, 2013, 12:04 PM   #9
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Government.
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Old April 10, 2013, 12:07 PM   #10
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Spats, that one was already mentioned under the more common name of CRIME...

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Old April 10, 2013, 12:08 PM   #11
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Spats, that one was already mentioned under the more common name of CRIME...
Well, you know that we gov't types really go in for redundant redundancies.
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Old April 10, 2013, 12:17 PM   #12
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Oh I forget to remember redundancy...
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Old April 10, 2013, 12:31 PM   #13
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Prohibition fuels crime, it creates a climate in which a black market can thrive. The law abiding citizens won't have guns, but politicians go by some silly notion that criminals obey laws. Once you can't go out to your local gun shop to buy a gun, people will find somewhere to buy guns.

There would be a flood of firearms coming back over the border from mexico because there are people in America that will pay for them and the cartels probably have warehouses of the guns that gangs in america will now pay huge amounts for.

It would result in about 4x the police presence you are used to. and even with those large numbers, good luck finding any of them willing to go door to door confiscating weapons. Expect lots more speeding tickets to pay for this huge increase in law enforcement.

Government is now larger than it was, and spending more money and making less money. Nonetheless would happen if there was prohibition.
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Old April 10, 2013, 02:34 PM   #14
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Thx for the imput but does anyone have any hard evidence of a specific industry lobbying for gun restrictions?


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Old April 10, 2013, 03:03 PM   #15
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The "political industry."
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Old April 10, 2013, 03:04 PM   #16
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If you (or anyone else) want to research this, OpenSecrets.org is a good place to start. You can look up pretty much any public official there and find out where their campaign funding comes from. Money talks.
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Old April 10, 2013, 11:10 PM   #17
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Louisville Slugger might be a good company to invest in if guns become extinct.
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Old April 11, 2013, 06:11 AM   #18
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We could start a Sword Fighting business. I was just thinking how mad I would get slamming the car door on my Rapier.
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Old April 11, 2013, 08:12 AM   #19
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X-Cops who work as security guards. When individuals can no longer protect themselves, they need more cops and security guards to do it for them.
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Old April 11, 2013, 08:32 AM   #20
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security alarm companies, street criminals, organized crime (hits, burglaries, protection money, gun black market) , government, security contractors (mercs and bodyguards).....

Even some gun dealers who would love to have a monopoly on gun sales if private transactions are discouraged.

Airsoft gun companies.
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Old April 12, 2013, 06:49 PM   #21
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What Industry could bebefit from gun prohibition?

Everyone has overlooked the "industry" that will benefit the most from gun prohibition! Crime! Criminal enterprise and murders will be much more comfortable and easy with home invasions, robberies and murders. Its like everywhere will be a "gun free zone" They will be as free to murder as the guy that broke into the school in Conn. and murdered all the defenseless elementary students and teachers! Thank your local anti-gun politician and Senator in the next election!
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Old April 12, 2013, 07:55 PM   #22
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Take a look at history for the answer.

Seriously, what industry benefited the most from the alcohol prohibition?

THE CRIMINAL INDUSTRY!!!

What industry benefited the 2nd most?

GOVERNMENT!!! More cops, more treasury agents, more prisons, etc.

When guns are prohibited, history will repeat itself. The criminals will get richer, there will be more enforcement jobs, and eventually the people will realize "this isn't working" and the prohibition will be repealed.
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Old April 12, 2013, 08:11 PM   #23
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That's all fine but the $64 question still is what private industry would benefit the most from 2nd amendment oblivion? Does anyone have any hard evidence of that particular industry funding anti gun rhetoric?

Whenever ANY law is passed, someone ALWAYS profits!


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