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Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes #7588491
05/22/22 07:02 AM
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A Pack of Camel Cigarettes is $11.96. If you are a pack a day smoker, that works out to $ 83.72 EVERY WEEK!!

Multiple that by 52 weeks, and that means you spent $4353.4 in ONE YEAR ON CIGARETTES!!

But, complain about spending $4,353.44 on a brand new Shotgun ???

Does not make sense!!

Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588503
05/22/22 07:27 AM
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I bought a 12 gauge pump Remington shotgun prolly 30 plus years ago for around 250 300 bucks I believe that I still use. What kind of a shotgun cost over 4 grand?

Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588510
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One of those fancy ones that people don't hunt with.

Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588513
05/22/22 07:39 AM
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Not to mention , the damage they are doing to your health !!!
I have severe COPD , from 40 years of smoking , probably 2 packs a day ...
Now I cant hunt the mountains and do the things I enjoy ....

You could almost make a new truck payment, for what cigarettes cost today.. crazy money 💰
I quit almost 10 years ago , but a lot of damage was done by then ...now I'm just trying to stay off the oxygen machine ..

I don't mean to preach to you all , but I wish now , I would have listened back then ...

Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588522
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I know a few people in this area years ago that quit smoking and put the same money away. At the end of the year went and paid cash for atv.

Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588527
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4 grand is about half way to a very nice thermal with night vision overlay...

To me the gun is a necessity, smoking is not. But a 200$ shotgun works just fine. I don't see me ever spending more than 1500 on one. Infact the gum I have been hunting with I paid $50 for. It's an old beat up savage 311 i bought from my wifes grandmother after her grandfather died. He got the gun at 11 years old and used it for years to feed the family. Needless to say it is rough.

But I can see me buying a cz premier compact for about 1000$ for my youngest that's 9 and a winchester sx4 for my 11 year old that's about the same price.

Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588530
05/22/22 08:07 AM
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Even cheap cigars are expensive now but the real expensive part was the heard surgery. I could have gone on safari for what that cost me.


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Captain Gus McCrae- Texas Rangers


Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588535
05/22/22 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Canvasback2
A Pack of Camel Cigarettes is $11.96. If you are a pack a day smoker, that works out to $ 83.72 EVERY WEEK!!

Multiple that by 52 weeks, and that means you spent $4353.4 in ONE YEAR ON CIGARETTES!!

But, complain about spending $4,353.44 on a brand new Shotgun ???

Does not make sense!!

Put that money in a growth mutual fund for thirty years. That's a decent chunk for retirement that some people put in their lungs. Yowser.

Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588540
05/22/22 08:20 AM
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After 32 stupid years, I quit dipping almost a year ago. I spent about $2400 a year on it (at 2021 prices).

I used the savings from quitting to justify the purchase of guns, reloading equipment, tools, trapping gear, etc. I did not keep track of these purchases but know I spent way more than $2400 in celebrating my new willpower.

At least I have something to show for it!


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Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588577
05/22/22 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Canvasback2
A Pack of Camel Cigarettes is $11.96. If you are a pack a day smoker, that works out to $ 83.72 EVERY WEEK!!


Is that what they cost now? They cost about $1.75 per pack when I quit back in the mid 90s. I remember telling the wife that I would quit if they ever reached two dollars a packÖ


Eh...wot?

Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588579
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I started smoking in 6th grade. Quit when I was 33 cause cigarettes were a dollar a pack. Chewed Levi Garett. Just quit that about 3 years ago. Started chewing Copenhagen when I was about 15. Switched to Levi Garett in my 20's cause my wife complained about the taste. When I quit the Copenhagen my cigarette use went way up. Was up to 3 packs a day some days when I quit. Anyway I like tobacco. A lot. Never made me sick. Even when I smoked a cigar at 3. Yes 3. Dad was given one by a guy who was a new father. I kept asking him about it. Told me I could smoke it cause he figured I would get sick. I did not. I liked it. Uncle gave me a chew of days work plug when I was 8. Same thing. I didnt get sick I liked it. going without tobacco really stinks. If a DR tells me I only got a few days or months left I am straight away buying a pack of Marlboro and a can of Copenhagen.

Smoking has affected my lungs. I have a mild case of COPD now. Use an inhaler. I dont want to know how bad it would be if I hadn't quit. If you dont already use it dont start. If you do make up your mind its going to be miserable and just quit. Tapering off dont work. Have to just toss it out the window and be miserable for awhile. Otherwise the misery you go through is going to be lots worse.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588661
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I quit smoking cigarettes 19 years ago. Glad I bought lots and lots of guns and ammo through the decades before all these idiotic laws became reality where I live. But spending 4 thou on a shot gun seems almost as dumb as smoking does to me now


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Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588694
05/22/22 12:26 PM
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Mother-in-law spent five days in hospital. She is 96. We live 4-hours away. Wife has a sister 2 miles from her mom. Sister could not sit with mom in hospital because the sister needs to go outside to smoke a cig every thirty minutes, while mom is near death on the 5th floor.

The power of tobacco addiction is very strong. Stronger that a motherís love.

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Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588698
05/22/22 12:34 PM
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Lots of folks make some funny choices, they wonít go to the Doctor because itís expensive but then buy bling they donít really need.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588744
05/22/22 01:27 PM
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Their plan is working. Tax the living heck out them to force compliance.


Bet it will work on guns and ammo if they put high enough sin taxes on it and let idiots sue the manufacturers

Smoke Ďem if you have Ďem boys. Might be your last chance.

Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588797
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I started dipping in high school, about '68, and continued for 30 or so years. I quit after two oral surgeries that transplanted roof of mouth tissue to lower lips because of being eaten out by the tobacco. Been tobacco free ever since. Hard thing to do, quitting, it's a very addicting disease.

Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588799
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Itís not a disease. Itís a choice that turns into an addiction. No different than any other drug.




Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588841
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I glanced at cigs the other day and they were 6-7 dollars a pack. NY sin tax must be mighty high.
I bought cigs as a kid for 25 cents a pack. That was in the early 60s.


Life ain't supposed to be easy.
Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588848
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Generic brand cigarettes only cost $2.70 down here.


~~Proud Ultra MAGA~~
Re: Complain about cost of new Gun, not not Cigarettes [Re: Canvasback2] #7588874
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Easier to slowly die of cancer at that price.

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