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Gun Sales Shoot Up (Obama Effect)
CNBC ^ | 10/31/2008 | CNBC

Posted on 10/31/2008 12:42:43 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

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1 posted on 10/31/2008 12:42:44 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s great to know that if Camp Obama “wins” this thing, they will be facing an ARMED America.


2 posted on 10/31/2008 12:45:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm voting for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandchildren in the eyes when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The little gun store that has everything not far from us sold 16 AR-15’s before noon on TH.


3 posted on 10/31/2008 12:45:16 PM PDT by Kimmers (Our country is in trouble. Whom do you want to lead, a fighter pilot or a community organizer?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The little gun store that has everything not far from us sold 16 AR-15’s before noon on TH.
4 posted on 10/31/2008 12:45:31 PM PDT by Kimmers (Our country is in trouble. Whom do you want to lead, a fighter pilot or a community organizer?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

OOPS sorry for the double post....


5 posted on 10/31/2008 12:46:35 PM PDT by Kimmers (Our country is in trouble. Whom do you want to lead, a fighter pilot or a community organizer?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Buying guns is good, but they are nothing but bricks and bats unless you get the ammo too. That said, I went out and bought 4,000 rounds of .223 at lunch today. It’s as good as gold.


6 posted on 10/31/2008 12:51:10 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yep. Joined the NRA this a.m., and will attend the next gun show in Hampton Roads in VA to make my purchases before darkness falls on 20 Jan 09.


7 posted on 10/31/2008 12:51:31 PM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: Kimmers

Curious what an AR-15 might run?


8 posted on 10/31/2008 12:52:14 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Wealth is not mayonnaise, Barack..........)
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To: Kimmers

ANd how lucky are you to have a little local gun store!

Especially one so well-stocked with militia weapons...


9 posted on 10/31/2008 12:52:18 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D. - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Kimmers

Yep, I got two guns this month. I may want to convert the rifle to an SBR though.


10 posted on 10/31/2008 12:53:09 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Sybeck1
"Curious what an AR-15 might run?"

Until a month or so ago, $650 and up ($950 for a good one) but today, who knows?

11 posted on 10/31/2008 12:54:04 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D. - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Red in Blue PA
My area news reporter recently did a story on this same subject.

They said gun sales were up 40% in the past month and CCW permit applicants had a two week waiting period for the gun safety course that is required to be included with your application.

12 posted on 10/31/2008 12:54:10 PM PDT by Rapunzel (Never forget Fallujah..S. Helvenston RIP.....Sarah...Sarah...Sarah loves America)
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To: Sybeck1
Curious what an AR-15 might run?

They run pretty hot if you empty a magazine quickly. ;-D

Actually. it depends on which make you purchase and what sort of accessories. $600 - $800 for a cheepie, $1200 - $1500 for a good make.

13 posted on 10/31/2008 12:56:13 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: ScottinVA
I want to join the NRA but am scared that if Obama gets in they could use the subscription files to hunt down gun owners. And yeah, I'm buying ammo too! Photobucket
14 posted on 10/31/2008 12:58:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Jim and I bought a new shotgun this week, the gun counter at the sporting goods store(Sports Academy)was packed, we had to wait forever. They are doing a very brisk business, Jim said he’d never had to wait so long to buy a gun before, and there were 5 people working the gun counter!

/Jim’s wife


15 posted on 10/31/2008 12:58:59 PM PDT by jim35 (A racist is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: GingisK

I want to get one too before Jan 20th if Obama wins.


16 posted on 10/31/2008 12:59:17 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama is not qualified for the FBI, but he is qualified for the Presidency????)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The store up the road from me sold 29 AR-15s since Monday. He said the prices are going up, up, up.


17 posted on 10/31/2008 1:01:49 PM PDT by Pantera
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To: Redbob
It is an interesting place....part gun store and part hardware store.....my neighbor gets his rat poison from there.....guns and rat poison what a combination....
18 posted on 10/31/2008 1:02:49 PM PDT by Kimmers (Our country is in trouble. Whom do you want to lead, a fighter pilot or a community organizer?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Any time is a good time to add another gun to your collection.

Please don’t forget to buy enough ammo.


19 posted on 10/31/2008 1:04:44 PM PDT by Doug4McCain (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Kimmers

The little gun store that has everything not far from us sold 16 AR-15’s before noon on TH.

The little gun store that has everything not far from us sold 16 AR-15’s before noon on TH.

Does your Post button have a “Burst” setting?


20 posted on 10/31/2008 1:04:52 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (If you read only one book this year, read "Stolen Valor".)
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To: Red in Blue PA

if premer obama is going to ban all guns (as I fear he will) than its smart thinking to buy as many as we can before he bans them. its a lot harder to take the guns from my house than it is to take them from the shelves of a fleet farm.


21 posted on 10/31/2008 1:05:39 PM PDT by Palinservative
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To: OneWingedShark
"I may want to convert the rifle to an SBR though."

I just picked up a Bushmaster Carbon 15 Type 97S pistol yesterday. No SBR registration difficulties with that...

Locusts are stripping ammo shelves bare everyplace I look. And I spoke recently to somebody at Bushmaster, and he said they're absolutely getting killed with orders.

I think the threat of wild Democrats every eight years does wonders for the gun industry sales - I'm sure in the 'buy it now or forever hold your peace' frame of mind.

22 posted on 10/31/2008 1:05:50 PM PDT by Texas dog
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To: P8riot
That said, I went out and bought 4,000 rounds of .223 at lunch today. It’s as good as gold.

I contribute to my ammo stash just like I do with my IRA - weekly. A couple hundred rounds every payday. It adds up!

23 posted on 10/31/2008 1:06:09 PM PDT by wvguy (Montani semper liberi)
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To: Pantera
The store up the road from me sold 29 AR-15s since Monday. He said the prices are going up, up, up.

WOW .... let's hope that Jan 20th a lot of 4473 document fires happen as FFL's start leaving the market.

24 posted on 10/31/2008 1:06:39 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: SkyDancer

RE: “I want to join the NRA but am scared that if Obama gets in they could use the subscription files to hunt down gun owners. And yeah, I’m buying ammo too! “

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I just joined — and got a cute NRA baseball cap as a thank you. I have NO gun; may or may not ever get one = depends on how this thing goes on Tuesday — but I would NOT worry about “them” getting subscription files and tracking gun owners using that info.

There’d be a ton of dead-ends by doing that. They’d have to get hold of gun owner registration records, not magazine subs.


25 posted on 10/31/2008 1:10:12 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Business at our local gun shop here is up by almost 50%. There is a 2 week wait now to use the range. Busy busy busy!


26 posted on 10/31/2008 1:10:27 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (DRILL HERE! DRILL NOW!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I’ve been spending a lot of time polishing my bullets. LOL!


27 posted on 10/31/2008 1:12:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm voting for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandchildren in the eyes when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: Kimmers
OOPS sorry for the double post

On a firearms thread it's known as a DOUBLE TAP!


28 posted on 10/31/2008 1:14:05 PM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: CaliforniaCon

True but it’d be a start ... my understanding is that federal gun records are restricted after 30 days when you buy a gun. So far there have been several tries on getting those records but were unsuccessful ... in an Obama administration he’d find a way to get those records ....


29 posted on 10/31/2008 1:15:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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To: SkyDancer

I’m a lifetime NRA member and I would say you need to go on and join, however I would never apply for a CCW!


30 posted on 10/31/2008 1:18:01 PM PDT by Ammo Republic 15
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To: Sybeck1
Curious what an AR-15 might run?

Depends. If you want a basic AR, not super high accuracy, and don't mind a used one, probably about 600. A new one will run you around 900 to 950. One with match grade components and a heavy barrel can run anywhere 1200 to 2000.

Personally, I'm enamored of the new 580 series Mini-14s. Significantly more accurate than the original 180 series, rugged, reliable, easy to handle, and great fun to plink shoot with. Picked up a brand new one for 750.
31 posted on 10/31/2008 1:19:48 PM PDT by JamesP81 (George Orwell's 1984 was a warning, not a suggestion)
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To: JamesP81

And the EOTech sight will set you back about 450-500. But I LOVE that thing on my weapon.


32 posted on 10/31/2008 1:21:47 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: Sybeck1

$1200.00-$1600.00?

My son bought one from a fellow Marine for $800.00.....deal of the century.....


33 posted on 10/31/2008 1:23:41 PM PDT by Kimmers (Our country is in trouble. Whom do you want to lead, a fighter pilot or a community organizer?)
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To: Sybeck1
Curious what an AR-15 might run?

Forgot to mention, it also matters what brand you buy. Bushmasters can be a bit pricey. I think the best quality for the price is Rock River and Stag. Also, Armalite's are pretty good (not surprising, considering that they invented the AR to begin with) if a bit pricey.
34 posted on 10/31/2008 1:25:46 PM PDT by JamesP81 (George Orwell's 1984 was a warning, not a suggestion)
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To: SkyDancer

Obama audio — I want to ban concealed weapons permits


35 posted on 10/31/2008 1:33:47 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is exactly the news I expected. My family has already decided we’re going to get in on this at some point too, particularly if Barry wins.


36 posted on 10/31/2008 1:34:10 PM PDT by GiveEmDubya (Piper Palin 2044)
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To: P8riot

2 dillons and a lee pumping out rounds. 45’s,357’s,40’s and highly accurate 308’s.


37 posted on 10/31/2008 1:35:28 PM PDT by RIGHTWING WACKO FROM MASS. (Better to have and not need than to need and not have...my theory on gun control)
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To: Ammo Republic 15

Too late - I have a CCW already.
I carry a .32 Baretta Tomcat ..... always ......


38 posted on 10/31/2008 1:39:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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To: Red in Blue PA

my local gunshop has been selling anything semiauto and High Capacity. The shotguns and muzzleloaders are just sitting on the shelf with hunting season opening tomorrow.


39 posted on 10/31/2008 1:47:20 PM PDT by BobinIL
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>Locusts are stripping ammo shelves bare everyplace I look.

I got me 2000 rds for my PS90. If anything, I’ll be well stocked for the riots. ;)

Or, you know, just going out and doing some fun shooting.


40 posted on 10/31/2008 1:47:39 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Sybeck1
Curious what an AR-15 might run?

One of my local area dealers is offering an interesting trade-in deal for those with old, used AR15 rifles and clones thereof: trade in your old one now for an even trade for a new one that should arrive from the factory in about three weeks. That lets him sell the used piece now at the dealer price of a new one, and he makes his money selling magazines and ammo, and more new-gun accessories later.

I came pretty close to trading in my *middle bear* CAR-15 carbine, which is neither full-length rifle nor the latest M4 version, and which has 1:9 twist *compromise* rifling for either an M16A2-version semi or an M4 semi, and had we been able to reach an accomodation on the magazines and accessories I had for it, which I was willing either to keep for the others or swap for ammo, we might have struck a deal- he's out of decent M16 magazines.

Tomorrow's another day, and he'll be open Monday. After that, all bets are off.

41 posted on 10/31/2008 1:47:45 PM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: CrazyIvan

“Does your Post button have a “Burst” setting?”

Double tap.


42 posted on 10/31/2008 1:49:29 PM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The gun stores here have been packed when I’ve been in them over the past few weeks. Obama has inspired me to buy a few new guns recently—a Springfield XD45(which I would have gotten sooner or later), a Bushmaster AR(a type of gun I had no interest in before Obama), and a Yugoslavian underfolder AK(another type of gun I wasn’t interested in before Obama but I ran across one locally, and it’s cheaper to buy and shoot than my AR, plus it just looks cool.)


43 posted on 10/31/2008 1:53:42 PM PDT by FreedomForce (A conservative 2012---maybe Palin)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I finally got around to buying extra ammo today.


44 posted on 10/31/2008 1:56:31 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: FreedomForce

stopping by Graf and Sons to pick up powder, bullets, and Primers during Christmas and dust off the dillon 550 got plenty of brass


45 posted on 10/31/2008 2:06:56 PM PDT by the right reverend
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To: Red in Blue PA

We traveled home from Reno, NV on Tuesday morning. Listening to Rush’s show the local tag story was ‘local gun sales up sharply in recent days, we’ll explain why...’


46 posted on 10/31/2008 2:11:33 PM PDT by steveo (Don't be a Sarahphobe!)
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To: Redbob

I got my AR-15 right at 1000 dollars. Its a new Rock River Arms entry tactical model.

Very nice.


47 posted on 10/31/2008 2:33:21 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Stop the Marxists from getting control of the government !!!!)
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To: RIGHTWING WACKO FROM MASS.

Yeah, I handload too. Mostly handgun ammo; .38,.357, .45ACP,.475Linebaugh; and .45-70, .308, and .338 Lapua Magnum rifle loads. I find .223 a PITA to handload so I just buy that.


48 posted on 10/31/2008 3:10:04 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I needed a long gun so I bought a Winchester Model 70 (30-06) from a friend. Darn good sniper rifle with a good scope. The 70 replaces my SKS when I need to reach out and touch something.


49 posted on 10/31/2008 3:46:55 PM PDT by airdalechief
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To: Red in Blue PA; All
I've done my part. Purchased a 9mm Ruger P95 in September and a WASR-10 in October. I know the WASR isn't exactly the same as a Russian AK, but it's sturdy, the sights aren't canted and for under $500 you can't beat the price. (Is anybody else having a hard time finding 7.62x39 ammo?)

I'm going to a gun show on Saturday 11/1 to stock up on ammo - heck, I might even buy another gun. I hope to take the rifle to the range this week while I am off from work.

I figure if the SHTF, I should be sufficiently armed with one of my shotguns (00 buck and #4 birdshot), the pistol and my parka pockets full of shells and spare clips. I hope and pray that I am wrong, but it would be irresponsible if I did not prepare for the worst.

Keep your powder dry.

50 posted on 10/31/2008 4:23:59 PM PDT by Ten Beers Gone (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to shoot every rioter you meet on November 5, 2008.)
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