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Cobb gun show attracts scores looking for assault-style rifles (Atlanta, GA)
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION ^ | Dec. 22, 2012 | Chris Joyner

Posted on 12/23/2012 7:28:10 AM PST by Drew68

As gun control talks heat up in Washington, more than 1,000 people lined up Saturday morning outside the exhibit hall at Jim Miller Park in Cobb County for the Eastman Gun Show.

Many hoped to walk away with assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines they fear may soon be outlawed.

“This is awesome,” said Kevin Law, a gun enthusiast and surveyor from Woodstock. He attended the show with his brother Keith Law. “We knew it was going to be like this. People want to protect their rights.”

Like many in line in the freezing temperatures, the Law brothers had planned to attend the show before the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14 claimed the lives of 26 people, most of them children. The mass shooting revived gun control talks on Capitol Hill.

But the shifting political landscape had those in the Cobb County line bracing against more than just the cold.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
Early attendees left the show wheeling cases of ammunition, while individual gun owners worked the long line arranging private sales of assault-style weapons.

Everything's gone and from what I've read, many manufacturers are holding off producing new inventory out of fear that they could be left with huge surpluses of stock that they'll no longer be allowed to sell.

Looks like if you waitied until now before making purchases of scary, black rifles and high-cap magazines, you're SOL.

1 posted on 12/23/2012 7:28:18 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68
Or at least, you'll have to pay higher prices now.... Have you noticed that Brownell's and Midawy are completely sold out of AR-15/M-14/AK magazines?

Sounds like the people have spoken.

2 posted on 12/23/2012 7:37:19 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Drew68

The gun shops are raising prices on AR15 type rifles now.

I foresee a lot of price gouging coming.

“The price for a bushmaster has gone up by as much as 50 percent since Friday. The AR-15 assault rifle is the most popular style of rifle to buy, usually used for target practice or hunting small game. But, it was also a killer’s weapon of choice to gun down 26 people in Connecticut.”

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/12/17/bushmaster-rifle-prices-rise-after-connecticut-shooting/

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1403775_Any_LGS_price_gouging_AR15s_.html

Gun Dealer Discounts Disappearing. Rationing Begins
Posted on December 20, 2012 by Nick Leghorn

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/12/foghorn/gun-dealer-discounts-disappearing-rationing-begins/

Business
Online Gun Retailer ‘Cheaper Than Dirt’ Suspends Firearm Sales (UPDATED)

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/online-gun-retailer-cheaper-than-dirt-suspends-firearm-sales/

Gun, Ammo And Magazine Sales Soar, Prices Skyrocket, Stock Levels Low

The Obama administration announcement that they are supporting a new Assault Weapon Ban, and a ban on high capacity magazines, has sent shockwaves through the industry. All day consumers have been buying guns, ammunition and magazines.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2012/12/19/gun-ammo-and-magazine-sales-soar-prices-skyrocket-stock-levels-low/


3 posted on 12/23/2012 7:47:16 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Drew68

I had an AK-47 and got rid of it because it tended to beat me up when firing it (putting on a few years and had a detached retina that I would like to keep re-attached). Recently acquired a carbine chambered for .357/.38 Special. It’s lever action and the cals it takes helps keep down the number of different ammos I need to buy. It’s no AK (or even 30-30/308/30-06 for that matter) but the gains in speed/energy when a .357 is fired from a longer barrel allows it to be effective at 150+ yards, which is fine for my purposes. Another benefit is a relatively gentle kick compared to the more potent rifles.


4 posted on 12/23/2012 7:51:24 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Chainmail
Or at least, you'll have to pay higher prices now.... Have you noticed that Brownell's and Midawy are completely sold out of AR-15/M-14/AK magazines? Sounds like the people have spoken.

Yep! There's nothing left except rifles that fire .22LR (and those will probably be gone soon as well). I don't know if the people in general are speaking or if a smaller number of people are stockpiling (or hoarding, depending how you look at it). Probably a little of both.

Certainly, there's plenty of first and second-time gun buyers who had been sitting on the fence until last Friday and figured it was time to to open their wallets and grab a few spare magazines while they're at it, but, as this article tells others are wheeling out cases of ammo. Additionally, I've read about people buying boxes of magazines and "assault" rifles a dozen at a time. They probably figure they'll be able to flip them later and make a healthy profit. Wish I had that kind of disposable income.

5 posted on 12/23/2012 7:54:46 AM PST by Drew68
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To: KeyLargo

Price increases in the face of increased demand is just capitalism at work. “price gouging” is a pretty pejorative term.

It’ll be same if some event causes peppers to start using or bartering their stocks to those folks who waited or scoffed.

When/ if the time arrives, the time to prepare is gone.

“thief in the night” moment.

Just my two cents.


6 posted on 12/23/2012 7:56:49 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: KeyLargo

No such thing as “price gouging” on non-essential items. The term “gouging” is a leftest entitlement concept.

These are toys, nothing more. Essentially jewelry for men.

If someone is willing to pay a million bucks for the last “unregistered” AR available in the US, that is what it is worth.


7 posted on 12/23/2012 8:01:23 AM PST by wrench
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To: Drew68

Linkee no workee.


8 posted on 12/23/2012 8:07:45 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: GladesGuru
Linkee no workee

Thanks. I guess I didn't copy the whole link. I pinged the mods to correct it. Until they do, here it is.

Cobb gun show attracts scores looking for assault-style rifles

9 posted on 12/23/2012 8:16:18 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Admin Moderator
I pinged the mods to correct it. Until they do, here it is.

Thanks!

10 posted on 12/23/2012 8:23:07 AM PST by Drew68
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To: trebb
I had an AK-47 and got rid of it because it tended to beat me up when firing it (putting on a few years and had a detached retina that I would like to keep re-attached). Recently acquired a carbine chambered for .357/.38 Special. It’s lever action and the cals it takes helps keep down the number of different ammos I need to buy.

I used to have a Chicom AK. Also got rid of it (after firing about 10,000 rounds out of it). I'm more of a Mini-14 guy. Honestly, I think pistol grips are great for full-auto fire but for semi-auto, I prefer a standard rifle stock. Just my $0.02. A buddy of mine used to have one of those .357/.38 lever-action carbines. That was one of the most fun (and accurate) rifles I've ever shot! Really need to get my hands on one.

11 posted on 12/23/2012 8:28:10 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68; All

Some of the members of my Security Detail getting in some range time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPWUmFnVs4U


12 posted on 12/23/2012 8:57:56 AM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Drew68
Lever actions can be Tacticool as well. Mossberg 464 SPX:


13 posted on 12/23/2012 9:08:45 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: wrench

“jewelry for men?”

Really? Women really think weird.


14 posted on 12/23/2012 9:12:10 AM PST by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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I don't think the animation works, if it doesn't it can be seen animated at Post 45 in This Thread

(Animation might not work in IE)

15 posted on 12/23/2012 9:26:52 AM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Syncro

Interesting. Stops at 2006 though.


16 posted on 12/23/2012 9:37:13 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Blueflag
Yes, it could use an update.

The thread it was posted in is from 2008.

I don't know where it originated.

It seems to be going in the right direction, but could come to a sudden halt.


17 posted on 12/23/2012 9:55:54 AM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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18 posted on 12/23/2012 10:02:36 AM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: trebb

you can also put a more absorbing grip on it to reduce the feel of recoil further.


19 posted on 12/23/2012 10:04:41 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: trebb

I have had a 357 carbine for decades now works well.

With handloads of H110 and 158jsp at 1850 fps it is a 2.5 inch gun at 150 yards. We have killed some deer with it.

A find handy rifle to have.


20 posted on 12/23/2012 10:14:51 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: Drew68

Anyone have any experience with the Thermold Magazines. I need a couple for my neighbors Armalite ar-180. I told him from what I could find on line there is about a two week back order.


21 posted on 12/23/2012 10:38:12 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Drew68
How could this happen!?

According to the control freaks guns go off at random times without any human interference. With all those assault weapons and bullets in the same room there should have been, at the very least, several dozen dead and injured!

Please excuse the sarcasm; but, that is exactly how myopic the gun control freaks are.

22 posted on 12/23/2012 10:58:28 AM PST by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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To: Syncro
Your graphics needs updating as Wisconsin became the 49th State to pass a CCW bill. Ours is “shall issue” and it became effective Nov 2011. Illinois is now the only holdout with no provision for CCW or open carry although once you get away from Chicago and Springfield there is a strong gun culture in the rest of the state.

Regards,
GtG

23 posted on 12/23/2012 11:48:42 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
Thanks for the update in your area.

The graphic isn't mine, I just found it on the www and posted it for general information up until the time it wasn't updated anymore.

I wish I knew where it originated, whoever created it I am sure could update it.

You might want to ping the poster that put it on a thread a few years ago, he might be able to help you.

I linked to the post up thread.

24 posted on 12/23/2012 12:41:50 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: trebb

***** “Recently acquired a carbine chambered for .357/.38 Special. It’s lever action” ******

Old School is cool! Now pair that with a Ruger SP101 or a LCR or even a Security Six... maybe a Blackhawk Convertable that will also shoot 9MM and you are “In Like Flint”

TT


25 posted on 12/23/2012 1:43:58 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: trebb

The Convertible

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U5TPfoO5r0

I need to find one of these!

TT


26 posted on 12/23/2012 1:47:00 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: TexasTransplant

Neat!
Leave it to Ruger to make a pistol that shoots 3 cals.


27 posted on 12/24/2012 10:29:09 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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