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A priest and a rabbi walked into a gun shop

A priest and a rabbi walked into a gun shop

If this didn’t come from long-time correspondent, photographer, reporter, bumper sticker aficionado, and music impresario Danelle, I wouldn’t believe it.

Made a quick stop at my favorite firearms shop today just to see what was in stock. The store was fully staffed, with a help wanted sign on the door.

Every salesman, the owner, his wife and all 4 of his children were waiting on customers. The place was packed. Sure enough, they had a great price on a 9mm that I had been considering acquiring. As has been reported, the Federal Background Check system is severely stressed in the last few days. So, while you’re enjoying your complimentary sandwich and soda you get to do some people watching….. and I swear I can’t make this up….

A priest and a rabbi came into the shop to look at CCL Firearms. The owner of the store waited on them personally, determined exactly what their needs and comfort levels were and made a couple of great recommendations. Both made purchases. The owner comped both men free memberships to the local range as well as lessons.

Before I left, I gave my salesman a list of pistols and rifles that I would be interested in acquiring in the near future – He added it to their very long list of orders.

Times are becoming quite interesting.


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legacyrepublican | December 19, 2012 at 8:22 am

Okay, I am waiting for the punch line about the Priest and Rabbi ( or at least their shooting scores ).

Even my wife who used to like the idea of gun control when we first got married wants to buy a gun. She is the grand daughter of a priest. Does that count too?

That’s my kind of gun control.
And maybe we’ll hear more sermons with more bullets.

What a GREAT story!

Political critters, BEWARE…!!! You’d best read your base, and use the NYTimes for fish-wrap, as God intended.

Went browsing at the gun shop last night, well I would have made a purchase but I didn’t have time to wait in line. I asked the clerk on my way out whether I could expect the line to be shorter during the workday and she replied that the store was experiencing a “lull” while I was there and that I should expect lines twice as long during the day. People are buying lots of guns right now.

Had a similar experience, Buck, at a local gun store. The gun show was this weekend with my son and it was crowded in every aisle, on a Sunday at 11 AM.

Those “unlicensed vendors” were there too, exploiting the “gun show loophole” selling T-Shirts, packs, books and beef jerky.

Got some ammo and a bipod for EBG II (Evil Black Gun II) but am seriously considering getting into reloading Real Soon Now.

O’Reilly was mocking those that resist more gun controls or registration of every gun. He said “these people” think the government is going to show up at their door. He mocked that once that happens a larger magazine won’t matter.

But of course all the steps that might lead up to that sort of confiscation are where the battle lies. If government knows every gun I own, they can find reason that people of certain political persuasion, too outspoken on blogs, should have their guns confiscated. Legal excuses could be manufactured.

Considering Reno (I think it was her) already labeled many conservatives or even military as potential terrorists, this is not so unlikely. Add to that Obama’s attack on Boeing or Gibson Guitar, and clearly political affiliation can make one a target.

The very possession of weapons may make local government cabals more timid about oppressing citizens, or stealing from the treasuries. And being rural, I have some concern that an economic collapse would send bad guys with big weapons my way, to pry open my corn bins.

O’Reilly is a pinhead. Tennessee has the right idea. Self reliance, not a disarmed citizenry that can be more effectively bullied by Big Brother.–politics.html

    Midwest Rhino in reply to Midwest Rhino. | December 19, 2012 at 10:35 am

    oh, actually I think the pinhead said “these people” think the military will show up at their door, which seems rather unconstitutional.

    Ragspierre in reply to Midwest Rhino. | December 19, 2012 at 11:05 am

    No, it was “Sensible Shoes” Nappy Jan Napalitno who suggested all us former service members were inchoate terrorists.

    As I pointed out yesterday, American history has many examples of armed citizens having to face down corrupt government officials with arms. IF O’Reilly was the historian he pretends to be, he should be acquainted with this.

    But, as I pointed out to a moonbat today, if you are facing a home invasion crew, you are fighting a squad of armed people who have come to your home to do violence.

    SoCA Conservative Mom in reply to Midwest Rhino. | December 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Guns were confiscated in New Orleans after Katrina, so anyone who says it won’t happen is deluding themselves. Official says, “No one will be able to be armed. We will take all the weapons.”

    From the NRA:

      One reason I left New Orleans before Katrina, a cop had pulled me over for rolling through a stop sign at midnight in a deserted part of the lakefront, pulled his gun on me too. A few weeks later he pulled me over same area, out of a line of cars, wanted cash. (he remembered me) I knew a bunch of cops, but this was too much. Lots of dirty stuff they were into, including drug trade and murder, not long before that.

      No reason to think if we have economic storms, law enforcement won’t decide to forcibly confiscate all weapons and jail resisters. “Cop rage” could be multiplied, and some just need an excuse to exercise their power. Hard to believe Nagin and his thugs were never prosecuted.

I am an ordained Methodist minister and I recently bought a Ruger 9mm LC9. I explained why here: “Why I am An Armed Pastor.”

Also, the “rules of engagement” for a rabbi would be very different than for a priest. The US military absolutely prohibits chaplains, regardless of religion, from bearing or using weapons in combat under any circumstances. Yet this is, theologically, only a Christian prohibition, dating back in it modern expression to St. Thomas Aquinas. (I explain why in my post.)

In Jewish and Muslim theology, there is no problem with rabbis or imams bearing arms, in battle or otherwise, and using them.

    FreshPondIndians in reply to dsensing. | December 19, 2012 at 11:55 am

    In Iraq, our Infantry Battalion’s Chaplain was Christian and did not carry a weapon… however he went on many patrols as an ammo bearer for the crew served machine guns.

ABC News this morning reported some condolences sent from Dunblane, and then got in its little editorial by saying that “politicians got the message” in Britain and banned most guns, and then claiming that “gun crime” has since been on the decline over there.

I’m not certain that’s true in itself, but it says nothing about violent crime in general, or the murder rate in comparison with the U.S. (See Powerline yesterday for those stats.)

In 2009 I was (weirdly) watching videos from “Britain’s Got Talent” and there was a large group of young people in grotesque costumes performing an overtly political “song” about the terrible epidemic of knife crime. The judges all agreed that it was a powerful message about a truly horrendous national problem.

Draw your conclusions.

    After the Hungerford shootings, the focus of legislation in the UK was focused on rifles of all kinds. A few years later, Dunblane happened, where the perp used pistols and knives. A few years ago, the 20-something son of a Postmaster was shot and killed attempting to defend the family run sub-Post Office in rural Wiltshire. Due to the British laws he took a cricket bat to a gun fight and from what I have read recently, none of these laws affected firearm violence in the UK in any significant way.

    Hungerford and Dunblane were carried out by people with mental issues of one kind of another. The robbery victim died at the hands of criminals. Both are groups of people for whom laws and reason aren’t held to the same esteem as “everyday” folk.

A priest and a rabbi walked into a gun shop and says, Bless You.

Salesperson says: ‘Why thank you, father’.

Priest says: ‘Oh, umm, the rabbi just sneezed’

Rabbi tweaks his eyebrows and pokes the priest in the ribs.

Priest turns and looks at salesperson and says: ‘Uhh, why, yes you too good person’.

Hubby and went to a gun store in California (just before we moved to Idaho) to put some different stocks on my .38 Special and the sign behind the counter caught my eye. It was the typical “Salesman of the Year” sign with a picture frame that you could slide a new picture into as needed. That year’s (2010) picture was Barack Obama! I commented on it to the guy behind the counter. He turned, looked at it, and then said, “Yep, doubled, then tripled my business since he was elected. Had to hire a couple more guys!

SoCA Conservative Mom | December 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm

The busiest day to shop for a gun will be the day after Christmas (Boxing Day,) so do it now. Mine is under the tree all wrapped up with a bow.

My husband, who carries a gun every day at work, has been approached by several spouses of teachers asking him to teach the spouse how to shoot. This has lead him to post on his facebook page an offer to teach any teacher how to shoot. He will provide the gun and the ammunition.

Yesterday, when we picked up our son at school, there was a single police car and officer “checking things out” as the officer put it. Freaked out a lot of parents. I was worried about getting a ticket for being parked in the red. This will probably last a couple of weeks.

    As to the cop outside the school, there’s nothing quite like securing those barn doors after all the horses have left.

      SoCA Conservative Mom in reply to turfmann. | December 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Cop wasn’t there today. Apparently a kid at the high school made a threat and all schools in the district had a cop present yesterday. The kid will not be attending school the remainder of the week… hmm, I guess they haven’t thought ahead to after the Christmas break. It’s all smoke and mirrors, nothing to see here, move along…

Don’t forget to apply for a concealed carry permit. I am guessing the states and the feds are going to look a ways to make that process more difficult. Even if you have no intention of carrying right now, you might in a few years as we reap the rewards of The One’s leadership.

I think what I am seeing elsewhere must be media bias. Gun sales are up, but the Corporate Media seems to be trying to convince the population that our neighbors have spoken and the majority of “us” want more gun control. The two different numbers (gun sales vs media reports) don’t add up. | December 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Jewish law, halacha, prohibits Jews from carrying items in the public domain on the Sabbath. A few years ago I was at a local orthodox synagogue a few days after a Muslim decided to wage jihad on the Jewish Federation building, shooting 6, killing one. I said to the rabbi, “So Rabbi, in light of the events this week is one allowed to carry on Shabbat?” He replied, “Only if you’re licensed, but don’t worry, there are people here who are and are carrying.”

The word firearm or gun was never mentioned.

    Phillep Harding in reply to | December 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    If carrying a gun in a holster is “carrying” according to Jewish law, wearing pants is also carrying something. And not just what’s in the pockets.

We have the 2nd Amendment. The only other gun control we need is our trigger finger.