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With Gustav approaching New Orleans Residents stocking up on AR-15ís and ammo
dvorak.org/blog ^ | 08/28/08 | McCullough

Posted on 08/30/2008 8:21:56 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3

We just got a call from Devline Rossell, a charter captain based out of Venice, Louisiana. He was shopping in New Orleans to get some supplies before the arrival of Gustav (currently listed as a tropical storm that has left at least 22 dead in the Caribbean) and reported that the item most in demand was not food, clothing or shelter.

“I just left a sporting goods store and you would think that the number-one selling item would be plywood or potable water or gasoline right now,” he said. “Apparently it is AR-15s and .223 ammo. I watched at least 20 people buy AR-15s and cases of .223.”

Can’t say I’m surprised. After the nightmare that was Katrina I think it would be unwise for anyone to assume the state, local or federal government could guarantee his or her personal safety during a natural disaster. Of course, I think it is foolish to assume that under any circumstance.

The AR buying spree demonstrates that people don’t think of it as an “assault weapon” but rather an arm that is ideally suited for self-defense, which it is. I also suspect that for some of the folks this is their first firearm. Goes to show that not only is there no such thing as an atheist in a foxhole but that there is no such thing as a gun-control advocate in one either.


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Society; Weather
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; ammo; banglist; gustav; neworleans; preparedness; weather
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1 posted on 08/30/2008 8:21:56 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3
Bitterly clinging to their guns and religion.

Maybe Obama can calm the storm...

Cheers!

2 posted on 08/30/2008 8:26:30 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

LOL!!!


3 posted on 08/30/2008 8:27:20 AM PDT by jim35 ("...when the lion and the lamb lie down together, ...we'd better damn sure be the lion")
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To: TornadoAlley3
I would suspect there's a lot of veteran non-gun-owners out there who would like, if they have to get one, to get one with which they are already intimately familiar.
4 posted on 08/30/2008 8:30:29 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (I'm Right Guard, here to prevent B. O.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Are these people bying the guns in anticipation of the comong of Gustav or the predicted riots when Obambi loses the election. Be safe, do it for either reason.


5 posted on 08/30/2008 8:33:37 AM PDT by 353FMG (What marxism and fascism could not destroy, liberalism did.)
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To: grey_whiskers

LOL ...

I never understood why people buy ammo when an emergency shows up ... don’t they have stock


6 posted on 08/30/2008 8:36:47 AM PDT by Tarpon (Ignorance, the most expensive commodity produced by mankind.)
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To: 353FMG

If Obambi doesn’t pull off the great swindle, than I expect urban areas and college campuses will be “no go” zones for any one who “looks” like they may have not voted for the Glorious One.


7 posted on 08/30/2008 8:43:36 AM PDT by redstateconfidential (A man who lets his friends down, is no man at all.)
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To: grey_whiskers
Maybe Obama can calm the storm...

Only if he can throw billions of our tax dollars at it.

I feel safe. I stocked up on 1500 rounds of 60 grain surplus rounds last year, along with 10 additionaal 20 round mags. The AR15 is a good middle range defense weapon.

8 posted on 08/30/2008 8:44:05 AM PDT by woofer (Senator Obama ain't run nothin' but his mouth - Steyn)
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To: TornadoAlley3
"After the nightmare that was Katrina I think it would be unwise for anyone to assume the state, local or federal government could guarantee his or her personal safety during a natural disaster."

Always a mistake to depend on the Goobbbermint.

9 posted on 08/30/2008 8:47:11 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.)
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To: ExGeeEye
I would suspect there's a lot of veteran non-gun-owners out there who would like, if they have to get one, to get one with which they are already intimately familiar.

I'm waiting for early November to get mine. Need to get an A2 model clone for me.

10 posted on 08/30/2008 8:50:27 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Define yourself by what you do, not by your ideology, belief, origins, genitals, etc ....)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I’ve got my Katrina rifle ready also....heck, I bought two AR-15’s right before the last cane rolled through.

I’d rather have and not need....


11 posted on 08/30/2008 8:51:45 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: TornadoAlley3


12 posted on 08/30/2008 8:54:55 AM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I don’t know why they are buying guns and ammo, since if this turns into another Katrina event the feds will go door to door and confiscate all guns again.


13 posted on 08/30/2008 8:58:13 AM PDT by rightwinghour (http://rightwinghour.podbean.com/)
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To: rightwinghour
I don’t know why they are buying guns and ammo, since if this turns into another Katrina event the feds will go door to door and confiscate all guns again.

That was the NOLA PD not the feds. Also people that buy AR-15's are very different than your typical handgun/shotgun owner and are more likely to resist violently.

14 posted on 08/30/2008 9:17:11 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Define yourself by what you do, not by your ideology, belief, origins, genitals, etc ....)
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To: TornadoAlley3

AR15s and .223 ammo.

Hmmm, good choice for an all-rounder.

Nothing beats a good 12g for keeping vermin off the porch, though.


15 posted on 08/30/2008 9:17:59 AM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: Tarpon

Hey, it works well on the Mrs.

“Honey, there is a storm coming. I need to go down to the gun shop and get some more ammo.”

“Fine, but don’t you go seeing any orphan gun in the rack and bring it home claiming we can give it a good home. We got enough stray calibers to stock up on as it is now.””


16 posted on 08/30/2008 9:21:43 AM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: Tarpon

don’t they have stock=Yes your stock


17 posted on 08/30/2008 9:25:55 AM PDT by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I still haven’t figured out the thing about plywood. They live in a storm center and every season, they have to buy more plywood. Wouldn’t workable shutters on these houses save hundreds of dollars a year?


18 posted on 08/30/2008 9:32:49 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: woofer

You’re better off with about two hundred rounds you have and 15 hundred empty cartridge cases that show evidence you practiced.


19 posted on 08/30/2008 9:36:10 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: redstateconfidential

***I expect urban areas and college campuses will be “no go” zones for any one who “looks” like they may have not voted for the Glorious One.***

Well that includes me.


20 posted on 08/30/2008 9:38:17 AM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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