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A controversial gun sale caused a traffic jam on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington well before 9 a.m. as people stood in line outside Hoffman’s Gun Shop hoping to get their hands on a semi-automatic rifle value bundle. Hoffman’s Gun Center & Indoor Shooting Range was selling only 100 of the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport value packs, and that had people lined up in droves. The gun itself has been the target of a lot of controversy, and many lawmakers are looking to ban it and other semi-automatic rifles. But it’s what came in addition to the rifle that has people talking. Both the ammunition and the magazine have come under fire this week. According to an advertisement, Hoffman’s was selling the value pack – which included the Smith & Wesson model M&P15 Sport, 10-round semi-automatic rifle, two 20-round boxes of .223 ammunition and a MagPul 30-shot magazine – for $839. Newington police were called to direct traffic as gun buyers hurried to get their hands on the deal, one that has people on both sides of the gun control debate talking….


  1. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted January 13, 2013 at 10:46 pm |

    Blue State Panic™

  2. Caged Insanity
    Posted January 13, 2013 at 11:06 pm |

    yes, I want to kill someone. The guy breaking into my house at O’dark thirty in the morning.

    And I want to kill anyone who is with him for the same purpose.

    If that means having a larger magazine to make sure they look like fucking swiss cheese by the time *I* am satisfied that they are no longer a threat, then I want a larger magazine.

  3. Stick
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 4:44 am |

    30 round mag? Like when you fear for your life every round goes true? Like nobody ever had to face a guy on PCP (Like in CA) who takes 15 rounds & continues coming? That 30 round mag?


  4. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 5:32 am |

  5. JoeBandMember™
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 6:39 am |

    This country is currently in the hands of tyrants who successfully cheated and manipulated the 2012 election.

    They want, as Charlie Daniels said, “all our guns”.

    The line in the sand must be drawn by all gun owners.

    And NOW!

    Write you Congress person, your senator, and your State legislators and tell them very clearly that we will accept no bans or registration.

    Registration is the first step to confiscation and the loss shortly thereafter of all our individual and collective rights.
    It has been that way, without exception, in every place it’s been done. For centuries.

    Imagine what your loss of First Amendment Rights would be like, because that would be the very next thing after gun confiscation.

    Do you want to die for your speech, or your religion?

    That, my friends, is exactly what the tyrants will do the minute they think we are unable to defend those rights.

    Do I need to remind anyone of the growing Muslim influence in our government. Or how the Democrats and Republicans all, are bowing to Islam more and more each day. How the Muslims empowered by Sharia Law would exterminate all who disagree, beginning with Christians and Jews, and then move right along to the Democrats’ precious homosexuals?

    There has never been more perilous times for this republic.
    This is no time to run and hide. Stand up, America, or we will be crushed by tyranny, and much sooner than most think possible.

    Pray for This Constitutional Republic. And GET INVOLVED!

  6. JoeBandMember™
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 6:43 am |

    if you don’t think this government would kill you for your religion, I suggest a read up on Nazi Germany, and the definite parallels between it and the Obama regime.

  7. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 7:00 am |

    Re: “They must want to kill someone. That’s all that gun is for.”
    Wait … we talkin’ armed citizens or armed gummint forces?
    Some folks just “must want” to live, and live in freedom; and if they don’t have to “kill someone” to do that, even better.

    Personally, I don’t want to be a killer;
    but even less do I want to be a killee.

  8. rickn8or
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 7:44 am |

    Re: Re: “They must want to kill someone. That’s all that gun is for.”

    Then why do cops carry “Patrol Rifles” just like it?

  9. geezerette
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 8:20 am |

    Yup said that a couple days ago. The only reason you have a gun is to kill someone or something and you only need one (silver) bullet to do it. Aim shoot and the person or thing you wanted dead will be killed. That’s about it folks. That’s the mentality of the people this administration is brain washing like they did about smoking. Guns and cigarettes and fast food and bibles and profit and jobs **&%%###!!! Anyone who thinks differently is an evil killer. Wait till they start on the military —again.

  10. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 10:21 am |

    One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.”
    Thos Jefferson

  11. Paul
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm |

    “They must want to kill someone. That’s all that gun is good for.”

    Now that’s real deep. Deep in cluelessness that is. You know it’s like even IF the AR platform was made just for killing people, well sometimes people need killing. Just as the U.S. Army. They do it for a living.

    These liberal geniuses think the 2nd Amendment was for duck hunters. Yea, the Redcoats were only going to confiscate duck guns at Concord and the locals overreacted.