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Gun (and ammo) prices going up [Guess why?]
WINK TV News ^ | December 13, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 12/13/2008 11:29:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Suncoast Gun Show in North Fort Myers is attracting huge crowds this weekend.

"It's definitely one of the most crowded ones I've been in," said Robert Supon.

Ray Nadaeu says there's a reason for the crowds...President-elect Barack Obama.

"I think they're scared. I think they are scared their gun rights are going to be taken away from them and they should be," said Nadaeu.

"We have to buy these before the new regime possibly gets in," said Greg Thorn, a Civil War gun collector. He stopped by the show to pick up ammunition.

But, the President-elect said earlier this year he would not ban guns if he took office.

In a statement after the Supreme Court ruled against Washington D.C.'s gun ban he said, "As President, I will uphold the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun-owners, hunters, and sportsmen. I know that what works in Chicago may not work in Cheyenne. We can work together to enact common-sense laws, like closing the gun show loophole and improving our background check system, so that guns do not fall into the hands of terrorists or criminals."

Since election day, gun shop owners say gun sales have gone through the roof.

James Black, manager of Tactical Weapons in Fort Myers tells WINK News in their five years in business, they've never seen sales like they have in the last month.

"People are afraid, people are afraid this new incoming president is going to ban everything," said Black.

The rush to buy a gun is impacting the cost of a gun.

"I would say a good 25 percent," explained Black, "It's all supply and demand. Right now, I don't have enough rifles in stock in order to sell them."

Anyone looking for ammunition is also taking a hit. Black says the cost is up 50 percent.

Even gun enthusiasts admit, they don't know for sure what will happen in five weeks, but they're buying what they can now, just in case.

Black said, "Once you can't get em you're going to have to use a stick to protect yourself."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
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Probably better head down to Wal-Mart for more 9mm.
1 posted on 12/13/2008 11:29:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

does wal mart still sell 9 mm? I thought they were getting out of that business.


2 posted on 12/13/2008 11:34:52 PM PST by RC one
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To: RC one

They did a month ago.


3 posted on 12/13/2008 11:41:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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But, the President-elect said earlier this year he would not ban guns if he took office.

What else could he say and still be elected? Notice the "if he took office" -- is that actually a quote?

4 posted on 12/13/2008 11:41:30 PM PST by Misterioso ( Socialism is an ideology. Capitalism is a natural phenomenon.)
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To: RC one

Got out here 3 or 4 years ago. Only stock 12 and 20 gauge now.


5 posted on 12/13/2008 11:44:40 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtureĀ™)
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To: RC one

Maybe Walmart should run a new ad: “We aren’t selling 9mm handguns anymore, because frankly, we don’t think they have enough stopping power”.


6 posted on 12/13/2008 11:45:00 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m getting a new mini-14 for Christmas, I can’t wait!


7 posted on 12/13/2008 11:49:00 PM PST by eyedigress (All I want for Christmas is a nice blue barrel rifle.)
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I was in walmart today and they had 2 Remington 700
with scopes for $337.00 each, 7 MM or .300 Win Magnum.

I checked the prices on Auction Arms and used prices
were higher.

8 posted on 12/13/2008 11:49:10 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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To: RC one
They closed some WalMart gun and Ammo sales in some states.

Our Huntsville store is going strong on both.

9 posted on 12/13/2008 11:51:07 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

It was mostly Micheal Moore’s doing as I recall. I hate that guy.


10 posted on 12/14/2008 12:01:55 AM PST by RC one
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To: RC one; 2ndDivisionVet
I thought they were getting out of that business.

The store nearest me in Southwestern Missouri does not stock handguns, they do stock a very limited section of shotguns, center fire and rim fire rifles.

Shotgun shells are displayed on the shelves, some rifle ammo under glass, but hand gun ammo is hidden. You have to ask.

Last week they had Winchester 40 S&W $28.75 per hundred.

In Springfield, Missouri gun show this weekend, no reports yet but I will go way out on a limb and say BUSY!

11 posted on 12/14/2008 12:04:25 AM PST by TYVets
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“We can work together to enact common-sense laws, like closing the gun show loophole and improving our background check system, so that guns do not fall into the hands of terrorists or criminals.”

That is one of the dumbest statements I have ever heard anyone make.


12 posted on 12/14/2008 12:12:44 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: TYVets

I bought more guns last year than I should have in anticipation of this. Plus I’m sitting on many thousands of ss109s, many pounds of powder, countless thousands of primers, and more brass than I can count not to mention I stockpiled equal amounts of 7.62 ball. I could probably use a few more high cap mags and another beta c mag. I was waiting for beta co. to come out with a magazine for the AR10. If I was looking to buy more guns and ammo, I’d get the new bushmaster 50 cal pluc ammo. I’d probably get another 500 magnum (I might anyways). primers, powder, and projectiles remain a sound investment IMO. Bushmaster makes a sweet AR15 pistol. I’d probably get a couple more of those. Glocks are always good. scherer makes some sweet high cap magazines for pistols that are worth buying even if there isn’t a panic. I think they’ll really go after ammo though so ammo and reloading eqipment could be a dang good investment


13 posted on 12/14/2008 12:14:47 AM PST by RC one
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My local Walmart is supposedly the first in the nation to stop selling firearms more powerful than airsoft stuff.

They do stock shotgun target/field ammo on the shelves, but you have to request assistance to see the handgun and self-defense shot shells, which are kept locked below counter height. I’m sure that’s partly to dissuade shoplifting, but even more to avoid offending liberal sissies whose concept of the world doesn’t allow for *gasp* firearms *vapors* use by peaceable, law-abiding citizens.

After a panicked shopping spree of my own, I can attest to the wisdom of buying whatever I can of Walmart’s stock. Specialty sports stores are gouging like crazy. Walmart’s succombed to that, but not as much.


14 posted on 12/14/2008 12:50:59 AM PST by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People should teach themselves on how to make a firearm, almost everyone I meet think its inconceivable to make a firearm.
200 years ago it was difficult but it was done with primitive tools, nowadays its possible to build something that can exceed what most people need, like multiple barrels or even do it yourself caseles ammo, powders can be made for simple black powder and with some equipment even some smokeless.

Most people have made potato guns so the principle is there, we have seen shows like Mythbusters and an air powered cannon that would probably knock a car off the road.

And there is other alternatives especially those with electronics skills to build sound devices or microwave guns that can be used for home defense.

A shotgun is the easiest to make and the easiest to reload with basic powders even as simple as matchsticks.

Buying guns now or rather before the prices went up is like buying a rock solid investment plan, unless the gun is pure junk its value will increase if and when there becomes a scarcity, however much if times get tough don’t sell it, you may have to shoot your food when your children go hungry because the government ran out of money.


15 posted on 12/14/2008 1:08:24 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Americans should lead America, its the right way.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
In Arizona Walmart sells various types of ammunition from a locked case, but they don't sell guns. I've been checking different shops around town - recently I was at a Bass Pro Shop and they were completely cleaned out of most hollow-point personal defense ammo. Seriously, shelves were stripped bare. They had plenty of target ammo available by the case, but the good stuff was GONE.

I dug around and finally came up with one box of Cor-bon 9mm +p that was hiding at the back of the shelf, but that was all I could find.

Things are getting kinda spooky.

16 posted on 12/14/2008 1:13:33 AM PST by ponygirl
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Oh yeah, they still carry 9mm Luger where I am.
$10.97 a box.


17 posted on 12/14/2008 1:14:25 AM PST by gigster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A week ago I bought every 223 round that our Wal-Mart had in stock. I guess I need to do that again tomorrow.


18 posted on 12/14/2008 1:18:20 AM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: Eye of Unk
Dicks Sporting goods here in Virginia has increased their prices of .223 to
over $12.00 for a box of Twenty. I still get the same ammo for less than $8.00 a box
at a local gun shop, "Federal FMJ".

Prices are creeping up though, stock up now.

19 posted on 12/14/2008 1:21:10 AM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: ponygirl
Wal Mart shipped the weapons to friendlier states,
that is why they are so cheap here in Huntsville.

I really thought Arizona was great on weapons.
Maybe it was just the wal mart management there.

I picked up a Winchester 1300 new for $187.73 walk out price about 1 year ago.

20 posted on 12/14/2008 1:22:14 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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