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Americans Snap Up Guns at Wal-Mart, Ammo Clips on eBay
MoneyNews ^ | 12/19/12 | Staff

Posted on 12/19/2012 3:05:17 PM PST by Mozilla

With President Barack Obama endorsing sweeping gun restrictions in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, prices for handgun magazines are surging on EBay and semi-automatic rifles are sold out at many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. locations.

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, said yesterday that it would continue to sell guns, including rifles like the one used at Newtown, where 26 people, most of them children, were killed on Dec. 14. By contrast, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. suspended sales of similar guns at its more than 500 stores.

Searches of five kinds of semi-automatic rifles on Wal- Mart’s website showed them to be out of stock at stores in five states, including Pennsylvania, Kansas and Alabama. Wal-Mart doesn’t sell guns online, instead asking customers to input a zip code to see if their local store carries a specific weapon.

“We remain dedicated to the safe and responsible sale of firearms in areas of the country where they are sold,” David Tovar, a spokesman for Wal-Mart, said Tuesday.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; gunsales; obama; youwillnotdisarmus
Sales have really gone through the roof.
1 posted on 12/19/2012 3:05:22 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
Hmmm. More M1s and SKSs out there than I thought. I would have expected magazines to be hot sellers, but not clips.

I've got 10 clips for my thumb-eater, and that seems like plenty. I sure wish I had some more magazines, though.

/johnny

2 posted on 12/19/2012 3:08:22 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Mozilla

Ammo clips? Ebay?
I thought Ebay prohibited all gun related sales.
I know you can get optics and stuff like that.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 3:10:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Mozilla

Ammo will be as well. I’m nos stocking up and I didn’t get more clips. Really.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 3:11:09 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Mozilla

I don’t know why the federal government is jonesing to start a shooting war with the American People. They must be bad at math.


5 posted on 12/19/2012 3:12:49 PM PST by Sirius Lee (RE SP - Republicans, from Mitt Romney ..to Karl Rove... are said to be concerned she will win.")
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To: Mozilla

Academy has removed all tactical type semi’s long guns from their website since yesterday.

My wife called me from a local Walmart today to see if I needed anything. She said the ammo case was nearly empty. I asked her to get some 22 LR, they didn’t have any. I asked for 9mm she told me they had some for $29.99 for 50 rounds. I told her thankyou but no thankyou.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 3:14:36 PM PST by tall_tex
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To: mylife

Ebay reversed its gun policy in May and is selling gun parts and accessories again


7 posted on 12/19/2012 3:15:32 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Thanks.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 3:28:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Mozilla

Well, the Garand en-bloc clips hold fewer than 10, so they’d be okay.

I wish one of these fools would write the law banning high capacity “clips.”

Wait and see, they’ll ban “army” rifles and the Garands will be destroyed while Browning BARs in .300 win mag will be legal.

Honestly, if the government thinks they are going to make people less dangerous by banning a little 5.56 or 9mm magazines won’t protect against a Mossberg 500 or Browning BAR in .300 win mag, they’ve got another thing coming.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 3:31:06 PM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: Mozilla
I bought some soon-to-be-blamed-for-the-massacre mags the day of the shooting. They've shipped already, yay.

Oh, anybody reading this? I live in Vanuatu. Come visit, we'll go shooting.

10 posted on 12/19/2012 3:32:05 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: mylife

You can still get magazines and other parts on eBay as long as it is not part of the actual gun assembly. (Uppers and lower parts are out, stocks, optics, magazines, and even trigger assemblies can still be found there however.)


11 posted on 12/19/2012 3:40:44 PM PST by mnehring
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To: 1rudeboy

Again I ask like I did on a liberal website. Who’s going to take our guns? Police? FBI? US military? UN? What can of worms would be opened at that point? Lots of dead Americans and LEO!


12 posted on 12/19/2012 3:48:49 PM PST by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: Mozilla

They’re not “clips”, they’re “magazines”.


13 posted on 12/19/2012 3:49:05 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Mozilla
"{Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, said yesterday that it would continue to sell guns, including rifles like the one used at Newtown, where 26 people, most of them children, were killed on Dec. 14."

I didn't know WalMart sold Bushmaster rifles.

I snapped up my own rifle yesterday.  Actually one for my son.  I promised him I would reward him with a nice rifle when got his black belt in TaeKwonDo (about 1 more year).  After seeing the frothing at the mouth from the media Tuesday morning, I had seen enough.  I knew I better make a move now before it's too late.  Even though I couldn't afford it right now.   I ain't ever seen a high pitched frenzy from the gun grabbers like we're seeing now.  I don't have much hope in wimpy @ss Boehner and the slimey scum RINO's of holding the line for us.

Colt LE3690 MP 5.56/.223

 


14 posted on 12/19/2012 3:51:10 PM PST by CaptainKrunch (Just give me my freedom. I'll provide my own security.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Got 4 mags for the M1A today


15 posted on 12/19/2012 3:54:09 PM PST by Renegade
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To: elkfersupper
Depends. The SKS and the M1 Garand use clips. Both are good for eating thumbs if you aren't careful. The M1 Garand has a nice 'ping' when it ejects it's clip and lets you know it's ready for more thumb blood.

/johnny

16 posted on 12/19/2012 4:00:01 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mylife
"I thought Ebay prohibited all gun related sales. I know you can get optics and stuff like that."

You can sell some firearm parts, but you definitely will not find any 30 round mags. Back in the early days of eBay I bought a really nice German Gewehr 88 rifle for $150. The good old days.

17 posted on 12/19/2012 4:06:47 PM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Mozilla

Walmart Sells Out Of Guns (in five States)
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-12-19/wal-mart-stores-sell-out-guns


18 posted on 12/19/2012 4:07:12 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Agreed, but using the terms interchangeably is not right and not a good idea.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 4:15:09 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper
Yeah, but when the media and politicians do it, I like to point and laugh. And maybe rub it in a little.

/johnny

20 posted on 12/19/2012 4:18:02 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: elkfersupper

for the midyear election we need to start tracking the senators and house votes and what people said on this issue.

We also have to watch out for opportunists who will move to the front of the parade to avoid a primary challenge.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 4:23:32 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Godebert

I am still kicking myself for passing up a pristine VZ 24 still wrapped in the armorers paper with all the accessories.
$200
Those were the days.


22 posted on 12/19/2012 4:32:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Mozilla

I was at Dunham’s Sports today, and they had lots of AR rifles on display, and on sale.


23 posted on 12/19/2012 4:32:27 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Godebert
I bought a really nice German Gewehr 88 rifle

Are you crazy! Those things use CLIPS!!

24 posted on 12/19/2012 4:33:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
I thought Ebay prohibited all gun related sales.

I keep hearing Tom Gresham say that, but I've shopped for Crimson Trace laser grips, and bought Pierce magazine floorplate extensions for Glock magazines, and an UpLULA magazine loader from eBay sellers.

25 posted on 12/19/2012 4:34:47 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

Years ago I had a transaction blocked on Ebay
It was just old G3 stocks, slings, pistol grips, recoil buffers and leather slings.


26 posted on 12/19/2012 4:38:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Yo-Yo

I don’t see any.

http://www.dunhamssports.com/products-page/firearms-hunting-archery/page/2/


27 posted on 12/19/2012 4:41:34 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JRandomFreeper

gotta keep them tater chips fresh


28 posted on 12/19/2012 4:46:12 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Renegade

I found four but the only 20 rounders that I could find that were Springfield Armory were from Springfield Armory.

Were not as bad as I expected they were going to be, $54 a piece.


29 posted on 12/19/2012 4:48:45 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: mylife
I don't know if this link will work for you in your zip code, but check the last page (8) of the current 12/15/12 sales circular:

http://www.dunhamssports.com/weekly-circular/

"Bushmaster optics-ready carbine $779.99"

It appears that Dunham's did pull a "Cheaper Than Dirt" and removed all AR and AK style rifles from their website. But I was in the store today and they were in the display cases.

30 posted on 12/19/2012 5:06:10 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: crazydad

According to the commie libs, an aircraft carrier and a B-52 are going to pull up in front of your house to pick up your guns. LOL!


31 posted on 12/19/2012 5:15:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Gun control is not about laws. It's about confiscation.)
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To: Yo-Yo

No Dunham’s here


32 posted on 12/19/2012 5:22:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: eartick

Got 20’s for $29.99 each at Brownells


33 posted on 12/19/2012 5:25:30 PM PST by Renegade
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To: JRandomFreeper

How many firearms even use clips these days?

I consider myself a gun guy but can only think of the Garande and Springfield.


34 posted on 12/19/2012 5:26:34 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: 1rudeboy

Massacre mags? I like that.

I ordered day after and got my mags today, at a discounted price!


35 posted on 12/19/2012 5:28:49 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: School of Rational Thought
The SKS uses a clip to load it but it doesn't spit it out and make a 'ting' when it's ready for more thumb blood.

/johnny

36 posted on 12/19/2012 5:32:39 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mylife
"Are you crazy! Those things use CLIPS!!"

Old Skool Crazy.

The original 'assault rifle'


37 posted on 12/19/2012 5:39:02 PM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert

Those are some crazy looking clips.
Cool.


38 posted on 12/19/2012 5:47:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Mozilla

I wanted to reach through the computer and tell Mark Levin to quit talking yesterday after he had John Lott on his show (great guy and gun advocate). After the interview, Levin was talking about the Lib BS concerning capacity. Telling the audience that he is now a gun owner - 38 - 357 - rifle and that he was proficient with the use of these weapons, he started talking about how many bullets a “CARTRIDGE” could hold, saying some “CARTRIDGES” hold more bullets than other “CARTRIDGES” AND ON AND ON. I was trying to send a mental message to Mr. Call Screener or Mr. Producer to jot on a piece of paper for Mark to see that it was “MAGAZINES”. Although incorrect in the context of what he was trying to explain, even CLIPS would have been more palatable than cartridges. Love the guy, but if he is going to stand up for our gun rights, he needs to review the basics so as not to get blasted by the few on the LEFT that would even know the difference themselves.
http://www.marklevinshow.com/sectional.asp?id=32930#

Audio Rewind - 12/18


39 posted on 12/19/2012 6:01:09 PM PST by Chance Hart
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To: mylife

i purchased some mags for my ruger sr1911 on ebay earlier this summer...


40 posted on 12/19/2012 6:13:44 PM PST by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: elkfersupper

Well it said Ammunition clips on the title then it said in the article that “prices for handgun magazines are surging on EBay.” So it really did mean magazines.


41 posted on 12/19/2012 6:22:43 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Renegade

I was at Brownells site and they were out of 20s, had 5s for $36.25 and 10s for $38.24.

They have some knock offs, but I already have plenty of those.


42 posted on 12/19/2012 11:38:26 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: eartick

Through superior Google-fu, I found Magpul PMAG 30s when ‘they were all gone’ at all the known establishments earlier today. I have about 40 coming - at $14.35 each for the regulars and $17 for the ones with windows.


43 posted on 12/19/2012 11:42:53 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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