Skip to comments.What's driving gun sales spike? Federal law, women and zombies
Posted on 11/28/2012 3:07:31 PM PST by DogByte6RER
What's driving gun sales spike? Federal law, women and zombies.
BELLEVUE Karen Manley stood strong in the range Tuesday afternoon, her right hand firmly gripping a handgun.
There had been a rash of home invasions, said Manley, of Brier. If anything happens, I could defend myself, my kids, and my home.
Women are just one factor behind a recent spree of gun sales, locally, and across the nation, according to gun lobbyists.
The FBI reported Tuesday that it received 154,873 buyer background check requests on Black Friday, up roughly 20 percent over the same day last year. The requests were so heavy, FBI call centers suffered two outages trying to keep up with demand.
We were probably 30-35% ahead of what we expected (on Friday), said Wade Gaughran of Wades Eastside Guns in Bellevue, who acknowledges sales have doubled since Election Day, and concerns over changes in the federal gun policy are prompting the spike. I think (Obamas) going to try and make something happen this time.
There is a concern in the United States about what is going to happen with firearms laws under the second Obama administration, said Dave Workman, of the Second Amendment Foundation, who also cites economic conditions as a driver.
Workman also says a zombie fad is helping push sales too.
There is quite a following on this zombie target shooting - the idea of shooting targets that look like weird strange zombie people instead of human silhouette targets or junk targets appeal to a lot of people, said Workman.
But the President of Washington Ceasefire is not laughing about that explanation.
Its the usual paranoia, that Obama is the Boogeyman, said Ralph Fascitelli, Board President of Washington Ceasefire. Guns rights groups want to increase anxiety, membership. Its all about money.
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Speaking only for myself, I'm armed to protect myself against moronic oversimplifications & criminal stupidity like this.
I don’t think the MSM has caught on that by “zombies” we mean the entitlement class-when the money runs out.
Paranoia, hell, obama is the boogyman!
I was in a Wal-Mart Supercenter a couple of days ago and noticed quite a few empty spaces in their gun rack. On the other hand the lcoal small Wal-Mart had a good selection.
I noticed the Marlin Model 60 was only $167 and the gun looked really sharp. It had some type of wood laminate stock. Also noticed the Ruger Ranch Rifle was just over $650. That is a bit high imo but it is cheaper than I have seen it anywhere else. They also had the Olympic Arms AR type for well under $700.
I think I might just get one of the Marlins. I remember the one my Father had was unusually accurate and completely reliable.
Interesting that they cite a gun controller named Ralph Fascitelli. The -telli ending to the name means “brothers” in Italian. Fasc-, well, let’s say that it is associated with Fascism or Fascist.
No, “fra” as a prefix means brother(s).
The “telli” means members, or adherants, or some kind of association. It could be family, or many other associative links.
Fratello is brother.
I always find it amusing that the pro-gun community’s uphemism for feral urbans spawned an entire industry of movies, tv shows, clothes, etc.
Give me an idea of how much I can expect to spend for a pistol.....I’m thinking of a revolver.
I have seen some of the Rossi and Taurus revolvers for not much over $200. They are decent guns but for the better S&W models they probably start at around double that.
Smith & Wesson does sell a .22 auto for around $260 or a little more.
A decent revolver will probably be $400 or higher. Look at .357
I’m also looking for a good deal on a smaller handgun. A Christmas present for my wife. She loves shooting my 9mm but it’s more that she can handle and she needs something to keep in her purse. A friend suggested a Ruger SR22 - about $350.
A good friend lost the tip of his right thumb when the cylinder of a Rossi .357 blew.
Check out Hi-Point, they make a good weapon with a great deal of value. I have fired the 9mm and the .45 both were solid.
Does he know what caused it?
Its the usual paranoia, that Obama is the Boogeyman, said Ralph
There, fixed it.
I purchased a Sig Sauer Pro 250 9mm semi auto. I have small arthritic hands and this piece fit my hands and I find does not have a lot of recoil. $399 at Academy Sports, or at least it was when I purchased 6 months ago. I highly recommend. It comes with a 15 round mag and one in the pipe makes it 16. Christmas is coming and would make a great gift for your lady!
No, new gun, Federal 158gr.
Thanks! I’ll check this out.
Hornady 223 Remington 55gr Z-MAX- Be prepared with the only ammunition made specifically for the Zombie Apocalypse, Zombie Max ammunition from Hornady. This live ammunition is loaded with Z-MAX bullets made to keep the living dead, dead. The Zombie Apocalypse is here. Hoards of the Living Dead are coming at your home, but you were ready with the only ammunition made specifically for Zombies, Z-MAX ammo. Thankfully there are survival tips right on the box. In that moment of chaos, you will know exactly what to do.
>> “Does he know what caused it?” <<
Metalurgist said that the cylinder was grossly under-designed. Apparently a cheap alloy was used.
For a woman...check out the Browning Buckmark Micro semi-auto pistol (if you can get your hands on one, it will be about $350)...or for stopping power without too big of a kick, the Ruger SP101 327 Federal Magnum revolver (yes that is a 327 not 357..)...about $500...the 327 also takes 32...best 327 ammo is a Low Recoil version that would be woman friendly also...ammo will not be cheap for the 327 like it will be relative to the 22 of course.
But I think this was meant for Terry Mross. Still going to check it out. Thanks.
Did I not read in these columns just yesterday about a prospective Obama Exec Order that would criminalize possession of semi-automatic firearms? And is not my .357 revolver a semi-automatic firearm?
Fairly liberal area of King County WA in this story.
Maybe Liberals are arming against Zombie Right Wingers.
seems the virginia study released this week or last disproves the theory of more guns must mean more violence.
besides if that were true we could guarantee a decrease in violence by disarming all federal officers and law enforcement folks, and the military too.
zombies == threatening takers
depends if you want a big boy or concealable, and what caliber you want. also if you want new or well taken care of used.
a great gun for you and her wouild be ruger’s LCR. she could get the 38+p, and you could get that one or the .357 rated one, which can also fire 38+p.
***** “And is not my .357 revolver a semi-automatic firearm?” *****
Single Action or Double Action? (like they would know the difference)
Play their game ... “neither... it doesn’t do anything till I pull the trigger, so I guess it is a “No Action” firearm”
has to hold more than 10, or have ability to take mags more than 10.
Consider a Ruger GP-100 revolver in .327 Federal Magnum. 7 shots and more reliable than a semi-auto (for the inexperienced shooter, anyway).
I bought one (Sig P250)a couple of weeks ago, also at Academy, along with a Beretta Neos and another Remington 870. The Sig is my new carry gun. It has a very good feel and I ate up the bullseye at 7 yards. I’m thinking about getting the .40 conversion for it because that’s the only common caliber I don’t have one of. I bought the P250 originally because I didn’t have a 9mm and there may come a day when that’s all the ammmunition that’s available.
Its the usual paranoia, that Obama is the Boogeyman,
Snicker. Why that’s not paranoia; that’s the TRUTH. I keep hearing that Hussein is the best gun salesman in the country. He’s sold me on the need for a couple more guns in my home.
Indeed, there's a particularly popular zombie target which appears to be a green-tinted black guy with big ol' ears.
I can see why those might be selling very well (Red Jacket Firearms is sold out of that one).
Ruger LCP in 380. Excellent firearm. $320.
Gotta get one of those tshirts for my wife, she’d love it!
Carried a 950 Jetfire (.25) in the 80s, upgraded to a Model 21 in the 90s. Love that little jewel.
I taught both of my children to shot with with the 950, no mag, tip the barrel, load 1 round, close barrel, BRASS.
Great little piece, use high velocity round nose rounds to insure reliable cycling.