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The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« on: March 26, 2012, 10:16:46 AM »
Sign up now and register your guess as to what the March NICS numberwill be.
The person closest to the actual number gets High Praise!

I personally am going with 1,850,242.

Of course, the actual result might depend on the Supreme  Court outcome. Or it may already be priced in.
On Intrade they appear pessimistic.

I know I can't submit. I don't know I have the guts to stop paying taxes altogether, but I will become self-sufficient enough to not owe any federal income taxes, and I will do everything I can to minimize SS and Medicare  by incorporating. I may even incorporate and then pay myself in gold and silver Eagles and report the face value  as my wages. One way or the other I am leaving the system and going Galt. Hell, I may just apply for all of these social programs and bleed the system more. This cannot last. The monetary system will collapse, or hyper inflate, and will do so in the next 10 years. All we need to do is help it along, and defend our own homesteads.  There will come a time when IRS agents trying to collect (by confiscating livestock or other property - as they did with the Amish )  will simply be shot and fed to the pigs. And when police come to evict or arrest, they will be shot too. Obama can try and spin that however he wants, but in the end you are taking the food and property  from  the "poor"  and people that just want to be left alone, and that never plays well.

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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 10:48:25 AM »
I think there is a chance to break 2m!

PS-I doubt the Gubmint is stocking up on .40cal simply because they got a good deal!

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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 07:55:56 PM »
Due to no one else but Libertas and I playing,  I am forced to award myself "High Praise"

I am not sure where the info comes from, since the FBI hasn't posted the number yet, but the truth about guns reports the March number was 1,715,125.. up from  1,449,720 last year.   I will post again if the official FBI data differs.  That is 4.8 Million NICS checks for the first Quarter of 2012.  If this keeps up 18-20 Million for the year is a realistic expectation. Nothing to see here. All is well.  

Anyway, I kinda hope more people play in April..

UPDATE: Official Number reported at the FBI: 1,727,881
 
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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 09:06:32 PM »
Sorry guys; not a gambler.

Indian name:  "Plays with scared money".
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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 09:46:26 PM »
Well since it costs nothing to play and the prize is "High Praise", its not really gambling is it? Is more just guessing.
However, It might be an interesting way to fund the forum... (void where prohibited by law of course. At my work, you pay in "fun points" which seem to look a lot like dollars when I have seen them....)




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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 09:58:13 PM »
Well since it costs nothing to play and the prize is "High Praise", its not really gambling is it? Is more just guessing.
However, It might be an interesting way to fund the forum... (void where prohibited by law of course. At my work, you pay in "fun points" which seem to look a lot like dollars when I have seen them....)

Naw, the cost is not the issue.  For some, like me, it just goes against the grain.  TAANSTFAAFL - that; dig?

I'll wager on a planted crop; on the roof that mayn't leak; on the chicks that may not hatch.  On man's schemes?  Not so much.
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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 11:25:24 PM »
April Ncis number: 1,562, 384
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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 07:08:33 AM »
Sorry guys; not a gambler.

Indian name:  "Plays with scared money".

Should change that to "Honey, give me $20".   ;D
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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 07:11:59 AM »
April Ncis number: 1,562, 384

You are probably in the right neighborhood, historically the end of the year has been running high for both firearm sales and permits, but it seems to be running higher in all months over last year, so there might be a slight down-cycle to the growth going into summer and a runnup in the fall into the end of the year.

I'll predict April at 1,601,103.
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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 10:39:24 PM »
Sorry guys; not a gambler.

Indian name:  "Plays with scared money".

Should change that to "Honey, give me $20".   ;D

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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2012, 11:48:53 AM »
How about another contest of sorts? We should have a running contest to see who can expend the most rounds of ammunition in target practice or tactical training, or just shooting at beer cans for that matter.

Practice makes perfect!
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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2012, 05:51:04 PM »
And Predator Don gets HIGH PRAISE!!! for his guess of 1,562, 384   ::cool::

The Official NICS count for April was 1,427,343 up 76000 year over year.

Over 6 Million checks already in 2012 

Okay -  Now taking guesses for May 2012 -- Get yours in Now and prepare to earn HIGH PRAISE!  ::danceban::

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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2012, 06:10:10 PM »
And Predator Don gets HIGH PRAISE!!! for his guess of 1,562, 384   ::cool::

The Official NICS count for April was 1,427,343 up 76000 year over year.

Over 6 Million checks already in 2012 

Okay -  Now taking guesses for May 2012 -- Get yours in Now and prepare to earn HIGH PRAISE!  ::danceban::



I want to thanks all the little people....with guns.



May forcast:    1,316,953,,,,,, an 86k uptick from May of 2011.
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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2012, 06:13:45 PM »
Congrats Predator Don!

My SWAG for next month is 1.35m - a modest decline but still strongly in the category of "brisk"  :D

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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2012, 06:18:39 PM »
Congrats Predator Don!

My SWAG for next month is 1.35m - a modest decline but still strongly in the category of "brisk"  :D


Ok...Who is gonna be the wiseguy to choose a number one more or less than our educated guesses..... ::rolllaughing:: ::whatgives::
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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2012, 06:22:35 PM »
Well, I donno about guesses - but I have done my part to add to the May numbers as I bought a new 'toy' yesterday.  ::thumbsup::
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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2012, 06:27:00 PM »
Ok, so this guess thingy - lessee...how about 1,447,875.
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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2012, 07:39:19 PM »
Well, I donno about guesses - but I have done my part to add to the May numbers as I bought a new 'toy' yesterday.  ::thumbsup::

Don't leave us hanging here; what did you get?
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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2012, 08:31:19 PM »
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Re: The "Its About Liberty" Office Pool
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2012, 08:33:37 PM »
And I look forward to your report of first impressions. I really like the forward ejection.