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Sales of assault weapons surge in Maryland, gun sellers say (Brady Bunch endorse O'Malley's actions)
NBC News ^ | April 6, 2013 | Chris Gordon

Posted on 04/06/2013 2:32:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The sale of military-style weapons in Maryland has skyrocketed because of the concern they'll will be banned once the strict gun control bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday goes into effect.

At Engage Armament in Rockville, there are only a few assault weapons left because so many have been sold in anticipation of gun restrictions.

Ammunition has gone up in price -- that is, if you can even find bullets in stock.

"Everything's been bought up and we've had ammunition that came right off the trucks," said A.J. Wynne, an employee at Engage Armament. "They'd say, 'What is that?' I'd say, '9 mm.' [They'd say,] 'I'll take it.' Right before we're even done booking guns in, it's already sold."

Geogre Heffner was in the store Friday, purchasing a handgun that he had ordered months ago.

"When I came here two months ago, there was nothing to be had," he said. "The store was completely empty. I thought someone had come in and robbed it. Nothing on the shelves hardly at all.... Completely sold out."

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued a statement saying: "We fully support Governor O'Malley's comprehensive legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly. His leadership in the area of gun licensing, restricting access to military-style assault weapons and gun magazines will save lives."

In Prince George's County, youth violence is a growing concern. Seven teens have been shot and killed in the county during this school year....

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: assaultweaponsban; awb; banglist; brady; bradybunch; guncontrol; maryland; omalley; secondamendment
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
A corollary to what you said is that affirmative action ends the second the DHS "civilian army" bares their fangs.
21 posted on 04/06/2013 4:12:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Targets of opportunity.


22 posted on 04/06/2013 4:23:36 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw numerous 500-count boxes of .22LR marked for $40, $50, $65, and even $100, and some of it moving at those prices, at the local gun show today.

I blame the f’ng morons who had their heads up their 4th point of contact for the last 10 years, and waited until after August 2012 to finally pull their heads out. Their panic buying only encourages other morons to scarf up all the ammo and put a choke-the-horse markup on it. I’ll remember both when (if ever) this settles out.

Thanks, bozos - I’ll bet a dollar to a 22LR round that you either didn’t vote at all, or voted for the Kenyan Usurper.

OTOH, I did see a couple of AR’s marked at about the going price (DPMS, ~ $899) before all this craziness. Still had a bunch of idiots trying for $1200+, but not many of those moving.


23 posted on 04/06/2013 4:34:31 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: Gabz

Maybe we build a field of radioactive debris ~ that way any of the Maryland Freak State denizons try to slip over they’ll be fried and of no further concern to us.


25 posted on 04/06/2013 4:45:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think I figgered out why ammo is so hard to find—it’s all those dam rat states and their citizens making runs on guns and ammo, at any price.


26 posted on 04/06/2013 5:01:11 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"Of course, the reality is that if the government ever tried such imbecilic nonsense, there would soon be their agents dangling from light poles ..."

More precisely: "Of course, the reality is that if the government "Democrat Party thug army" ever tried such imbecilic nonsense, there would soon be their agents dangling from light poles...

Just trying to be precise.

27 posted on 04/06/2013 5:05:28 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: carriage_hill

Engage Armament is my FFL, bunch of good guys there. So low on inventory I don’t know how they stay in business with so many staff.


28 posted on 04/06/2013 6:07:51 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: SgtHooper

Janet Nippletano had a hand in it.


29 posted on 04/06/2013 6:15:13 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: RedMDer

Thank you! That’s the best summary I’ve seen so far. She’s a good rep.


30 posted on 04/06/2013 6:45:35 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: muawiyah

That works for me, although I do feel sorry for the lower Eastern Shore residents who don’t meet the criteria of the Freakazoids.......


31 posted on 04/06/2013 7:33:40 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

We can round up miscreants from MD and send the packing leaving plenty of room for our own people if it gets too hot over there.


32 posted on 04/06/2013 7:35:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The sales of automotive flat black spray paint cans has probably also soared as more and more Marylanders realize they won’t be able to buy anything the regime fears ~ in the near future.


33 posted on 04/06/2013 7:39:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I don’t get it.


34 posted on 04/06/2013 7:40:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The regime and their chief running dog lackeys like O'Malley fear black guns, black helicopters, black people not on the Democrat reservation, etc.

By logical extension they fear BLACK SPRAY PAINT.

A handful of Marylands know what's going on across the river ~ they are losing their freedom and being returned to chattel slavery. Their last gasp of freedom is getting holt of spray paint cans ~ black spray paint cans!

35 posted on 04/06/2013 7:49:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I totally agree, but now the black helicopters have been replaced with UAVs.


36 posted on 04/06/2013 7:51:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They still got’em. I see them fly by occasionally.


37 posted on 04/06/2013 8:22:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Bshaw
Starting to look and buy in January, I now have 300 rounds of 22lr CCI hollow points and 300 rounds of 22lr Remington hollow points and I wouldn't sell one cartridge for any amount of money - oh, maybe one cartridge for one million dollars. I thought the demand would catch up by now, but there is no 22lr any place I can find except at one of the bid websites and I'm not paying those outrageous prices.
38 posted on 04/06/2013 8:36:03 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

You have mail.


39 posted on 04/07/2013 3:18:45 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: PLMerite

She and Nancy Jacobs are 2 of the very few folks in Annapolis that represent me.


40 posted on 04/07/2013 5:50:36 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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