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Seems there is lots of activity and new members lately, or is it just my imagination. Nice to see new people here. :biggrin2:
 

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Yup! Looks like we are in one of those growth spurts. :image035:
 

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Been most encouraging Rocky - certainly last very few months have seen a huge rise in sign-ups.

Great to see new folks - and ones who obviously like the way things are run.
 

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Yeah. I got tired off forums where every other person was bashing someone else or the gun they like/bought/carry/ect. I plan on stickin around.
 

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kinda addicting too
 

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I guess I'll stay then too. :Rofl:

Seriously, we are getting a nice mix of new members.
Some old pros from other forums...and some brand new members that have probably joined CombatCarry as their first & only forum ever.
I think that's great.:yup:
 

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When I sell or demo a handgun to a Customer, especially if it's a weapon that they're going to use in as a CCW.. I ALWAYS mention the Forum and give the Customer the website's address.
I tell them about all the good info here, and the type of members we have.. It seems to help promote good interest.. Just helping to do my small part to make this place better.
 

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The gun club my wife and I frequent has noted a significant increase in traffic into the store, gun sales, attendance in the CHL classes, and line time too. We've really noticed it on our typical shooting day.

Good sport, or a good moon. Maybe it was the Olympic Biathalon (sp?) event - got everyone enthused? I sure haven't taken up cross-country skiing.
 

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PatrioticRick said:
kinda addicting too
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Your not kidding,

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QKShooter I guess I'll stay then too. :Rofl:

Seriously, we are getting a nice mix of new members.
Some old pros from other forums...and some brand new members that have probably joined CombatCarry as their first & only forum ever.
I think that's great.

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Yep, Newbe here, This is my one and only forum. The others I looked at seemed to be so fake or like it was said, Just full of a lot of PO'd people. I get enough ot that already. LOL

I'm staying.:yup:
 

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I have been checking in a couple times a day!I am a quiet sort of guy unless I have something to say that I think is constructive.
My post count might take a while to get in the triple digits,but it dosnt mean I aint listening. Nice place. :congrats:
 

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When I sell or demo a handgun to a Customer, especially if it's a weapon that they're going to use in as a CCW.. I ALWAYS mention the Forum and give the Customer the website's address.
SO.......... It's all your fault!! :rofl:
 

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We have been growing pretty steadily over the last couple of months. We're certainly not as big as many of the other forums that have been around for many years, but I don't pay alot of attention to the total number of members we have. It's quality, not quantity and I am very satisfied with our membership. Well, most of ya.... :wink:

We always appreciate our members referring people to the website. :smile:
 

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I think maybe the idea of getting out to shoot again has increased interest in firearms. Know at our last Defensive Pistol match on March 5th, we had 15 new shooters.

Nice to see more people shooting
 

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yep another growth spurt which is good an whole new group of people to share the Legend of S&S with
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Here might be some explanation for it, from NRA-ILA:

The fall of gun control: Terror, hurricanes spur gun ownership

By Tom Collins and Shelby Sebens

Allan Vander Meersch, a local gun dealer and member of National Rifle Association since 1970, holds a .22-caliber Winchester rifle from 1873. Vander Meersch was one of many to become outraged when he heard of the proposed fee to gun owners to carry firearm owner’s identification card.

No one was more outraged than Allan Vander Meersch when Illinois proposed charging gun owners $650 to carry a firearm owner’s ID card — a whopping increase from the current $5 fee.

The Spring Valley machinist, who draws a modest living selling firearms and ammunition at gun shows, was not surprised by the move, however.

Vander Meersch began hunting with his father at age 5 and joined the National Rifle Association in 1970. In the 30 years since, he’s been quick to phone legislators to support or oppose gun legislation. Mostly, it’s been in opposition.

“The atmosphere for gun ownership has changed 300 percent — 100 percent for every 10 years I’ve been involved,” Vander Meersch said. “It’s not changing in a direction that favors people who own firearms.”

Like the gun-rights organizations he belongs to, Vander Meersch describes himself as non-partisan and said he votes for candidates from either side if he approves of their Second Amendment voting records — a position that usually aligns him with the GOP.

That may be changing, however.

Since the Sept. 11 terror attacks and especially since Hurricane Katrina, Americans are taking pro-gun positions. Both events underscored the ease with which civil order can collapse, and have renewed people’s interest in home security.

Democrats have been getting the message that gun control is becoming a loser with voters. Since 2000, some Democrats — though not all — have begun courting the gun lobby to get endorsements lobby to get endorsements and contributions.

“Every American with any sense at all got a clear sense that the government can’t protect you,” said Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, based in Chatsworth. “If you look at Hurricane Katrina, you see that they may not be interested in protecting you.”

The gun constituency in Illinois is not small. State police reports there are about 1.2 million valid FOID cardholders — nearly 10 percent of the overall population — and the agency process more than 200,000 new applications a year.

Chicago remains squarely in the hands of gun-control stalwarts such as mayor Richard M. Daley, but Pearson said downstate and even suburban Democrats are moving away from gun control.

“Many of the people who are traditional Democrats — I would say labor and many women — are discovering that the values they hold, particularly on firearms, are not typical of the values of the Democratic Party,” Pearson said. “If that continues, the liberals in the Democratic Party will be further isolated.”

Campaign finance records back that up. Prior to 2000, ISRA didn’t give a cent to any Democrats in the Illinois statehouse.

But in 2001, former state Rep. Mary K. O’Brien of Coal City (now an appellate justice in Ottawa), whose district included eastern La Salle County, accepted a $250 contribution. She was one of six Democrats to get $1,580 in contributions from ISRA.

Republicans continue to draw the lion’s share of dollars from the gun lobby, but O’Brien, her successor Careen Gordon (D-Coal City), and state Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley), all have drawn recommendations from the gun lobby.
 

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I think word is getting out that people can't rely on the police to protect them. There are just not enough police. The only thing cops can do is maintain public order. The public is finally starting to realize that a citizen is responsible for his or her own safety.

I should carry copies of "Dial 911 and Die" to hand out to people who believe that police will materialize out of thin air if an armed criminal comes at them with a knife or a gun.
 
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