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Discussion in 'Glockers of the Old Dominion' started by TScottW99, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. TScottW99

    TScottW99 NRA Life Member

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    Was just watching Fox News as I was getting ready for work. They just announced where the Glock was bought legally. Roanoke Firearms. I know we have at least one member who works there, lets show them our support. I have a feeling idiots will be showing up very soon.
     
  2. Scott30

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    My local news (Richmond - WTVR) also said that the Glock 19 was purchased LEGALLY. Proper IDs (3) were presented and background checks were done. Roanoke Firearms did nothing wrong in their procedure that can be found at this time. I am sure the ATF took a look since they were on scene last night. News said that one of the RF workers thinks he remembered him and noted that he was clean cut and cast no suspicion.
     

  3. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    The sale was processed by the book. No wrongdoing on the part of Roanoke Firearms. John, the owner, presented himself very well on local and national TV. Sadly, there will be a backlash from Capitol Hill.
     
  4. TScottW99

    TScottW99 NRA Life Member

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    I thought John did very well also.

    I know it was by the book, I just figure the nut jobs will be out in force on every thing dealing with this. I just wanted to make sure people in our area help support John.
     
  5. VA-Joe

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    I know John also, and I like the store and all the employees. They are very healpfull and know what they are talking about. Remember, Roanoke Firearms filled out the paperwork, it was the Virginia State Police that authorized the sale! I think that we should do what we can to support the store in the coming months.
     
  6. watsoncb

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    I suspect that we will be needing to donate to support John and the store. If some set up a legal defense fund let us know.

    Someone will sue them for selling the Glock regardless of the fact that it was a legal sale.
     
  7. The idiots are showing up already.

    Tons of press were at my kids middle and senior high schools.

    The shooter went to the same High School as my daughter and his house was near my sons middle school.

    One of the idiot reporters actually broke into the high school trying to get interviews.
     
  8. Carlitos

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    Seems like a distinct possibility. This tragedy had NOTHING to do with that dealer - anymore than a car crash is the car dealer's fault. Let us know how we can help.

    Remember, Bloomberg got away with shutting down one dealer and hooked two others on a bogus "settlement" that still binds them. Let's not let the gun grabbers take out a store that apparently did nothing wrong.
     
  9. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I'm going to stop by Roanoke Firearms in about 30 minutes and offer my support.
     
  10. Bonk

    Bonk Millennium Member

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    Guys,

    Over the past two days I have talked with three of the guys who work at Roanoke Firearms, including the owner and GM. They seem to be holding up well, although there's no denying that they're a little rattled. They've had dozens of loons calling, and when I drove by yesterday (working, couldn't stop) the parking lot still had news crews tying up spots. We all know that RF did nothing wrong, but as honest and stand-up humans there will always be the desire to try right the wrongs and second-guess ourselves despite that.

    They need our support. Give them a call or if you're in the area, drop by. Buy something if you can, although simply seeing a smiling face will probably help as much, if not more. To borrow (or butcher) a line from McCartney and Lennon, we'll get by with a little help from our friends.
     
  11. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    There were three or four crews of news weasels there when I stopped by yesterday morning. One asked if he could interview me on camera but I declined. I placed my GSSF/IDPA/IPSC ready G17 on consignment with Dennis: adjustable Bo-Mar's, 3.5# connector, decal grips.
     
  12. usndoc

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    I think it is time to get that G23 I have been thinking about.
     
  13. EdTracker

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    Cho lied on the forms saying that he was mentally fit. He WAS committed against his will and therefore can not legally own a firearm. It was not caught by the background check so he ILLEGALLY acquired the firearm. He knew he was ineligible and lied on the form and therefore was criminal in his acquisition of the f'arm.
     
  14. 98C5

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    Anyone know if they are still open on Saturday? I was going to go there and give support and ammo.
     
  15. usndoc

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    They are open on Saturday.
     
  16. mouser

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    I just emailed "sales@roanokefirearms.com" (only address I could find - their website has been pulled) with a short support note. I'm sure more support would be appreciated (hint, hint).
     
  17. TScottW99

    TScottW99 NRA Life Member

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    Nice gun Danny! Stopped by today to get some ammo and drooled for a minute over your Glock.
     
  18. MontanaBighorn

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    the wifey wants a p2000 and i was going to order it locally. i think instead ill contact roanoke and see if i can purchase it through them and have them ship it to my FFL for pick up. anybody know if theyre an hk dealer?
     
  19. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Yes, they carry HK, Sig, Beretta, Kimber, Springfield, Wilson, S&W, Ruger, Bersa and others in addition to Glock.;)
     
  20. Powder Monkey

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    Excellent point, my friend. Our local radio station (WFLS) took a cheap shot at Roanoke Firearms last night by announcing how many murders and suicides (five) have been committed by firearms purchased there since the store opened some eight years ago. This came on the air as I passed several auto dealerships, and had the same thought. Hmmm...been lusting after a new Marlin lever gun. I smell road trip to Roanoke this weekend. Should be great weather for a nice long drive in support of a good man.