Skip to comments.Sales of assault weapons surge in Maryland, gun sellers say (Brady Bunch endorse O'Malley's actions)
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....
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Targets of opportunity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Janet Nippletano had a hand in it.
Thank you! That’s the best summary I’ve seen so far. She’s a good rep.
That works for me, although I do feel sorry for the lower Eastern Shore residents who don’t meet the criteria of the Freakazoids.......
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.
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.
I don’t get it.
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!
I totally agree, but now the black helicopters have been replaced with UAVs.
They still got’em. I see them fly by occasionally.
You have mail.
She and Nancy Jacobs are 2 of the very few folks in Annapolis that represent me.
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