Skip to comments.Sales of Guns Soar in U.S. as Nation Weighs Tougher Limits
Posted on 01/12/2013 11:33:59 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
As Washington focuses on what Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will propose next week to curb gun violence, gun and ammunition sales are spiking in the rest of the country as people rush to expand their arsenals in advance of any restrictions that might be imposed.
People were crowded five deep at the tiny counter of a gun shop near Atlanta, where a pastor from Knoxville, Tenn., was among the customers who showed up in person after the stores Web site halted sales because of low inventory. Emptying gun cases and bare shelves gave a picked-over feel to gun stores in many states. High-capacity magazines, which some state and federal officials want to ban or restrict, were selling briskly across the country: one Iowa dealer said that 30-round magazines were fetching five times what they sold for just weeks ago.
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At a gun store in Casper, Wyo., late last month, a wall that typically displays about 25 military-style rifles was almost bare.
Can’t believe no one has snapped up that M1A1.
The price on those is through the roof.
I’d love one but not for $2000+.
Here in Texas, the week before Christmas it was so bad that the EBR wall was empty and they took to putting out old Mosin Nagants,Enfields and really rough Chinese SKS’s just so the walls would not be bare.
I just got off the phone with a friend who’s at a gun show in Ventura, CA. He says it’s packed and the ammo vendors are getting mobbed.
Good goin’ DiFi! Good goin’ 0bama! Now that’s some economic stimulus I can get behind!
Looks like a Mini-14 or Mini-30, of course they use the same action.
I was lucky this morning and able to pick up 2,000 primers this morning along with .223 and .22LR.
Try as the socialists will, they will never take our hunting, self-defense, anti-tyrannical weapons from us. There are just too many and they can't muster the forces to confiscate them all.
They can try their incremental approach as they do and have succeeded for many of their socialist anti-liberty causes over the years. Sen. Feinstein and others can forward their most radical legislation, but they have already loss with so many guns, mags, and ammo flying off the shelves since Obambi soiled our White House. Sales have increased some 3 fold since he was re-elected and just after the horrific Newtown massacre. People learn.
I read every day about those who have never had a firearm going out to buy them. I also read about the numerous people applying for CCW permits. I also see the various States relaxing their laws for the above. The FBI had to shut down their system some days back because of all the legit buyers requesting background checks.
There is no going back. Pass any law they want, other than some wimps, few are going to give up their weapons. And just what is the DOJ going to about that? Without the assistance of the Military or National Guard, there is NO way they can enforce it.
We are secure in right to self-defense. It's not going to change. We are the original freedom-loving people and we got there with our guns.
Last thought for the socialist controllers: If ALL guns were outlawed tomorrow and even All confiscated, do they not understand there would be an under-ground market for guns...much like drugs which continue to flood our nations? Yes, DU dummies, that would happen. They would flow in from Mexico and other countries. The bad guys would still have access to guns.
I don't think it could be done with that.
A simple question must be asked: Would people be buying all of these weapons if they truly trusted their government?
And a corollary to that is are they buying all of these weapons only to hand them over?
For the first time, I am hearing people talking about the REAL meaning of the 2A, and that is a good thing. The 2A was NEVER about hunting or sporting purposes; it was and is about preventing tyranny Judge Andrew Napolitano (one of my favorites) recently had a column entitled “The right to shoot tyrants, not deer”.
The right to shoot tyrants, not deer
I was at my small local shop this morning. I was there about 30 minutes after opening and there where already 6 guys there. Pistol ammo of the 9mm, 40cal and 45 ACP were gone except for one box of 45ACP for $46. His modern rifle selections where 2/3rds gone. There where some magazines left.
While there one of the guys behind the counter was worried that the government after failing to control guns and ammo would go after primer manufacturers. Looks like you are ahead of the game.
If liberals think they can confiscate 300 million guns, they should think rounding up 12 million illegals is a piece of cake.
But that logic will not stop Liberals or Obama from trying Amnesty next.
It is shocking that the American masses are clamoring for the Gov to take away their rights and in the next breath they will demand rights for non citizens.
It is madness.
Interesting to watch from a psychological point of view, but quite frightening.
While we cherish our freedom, I have long held the view that most men are pack animals.
While checking out this morning, the guy in front of me had just come from the gun show in Lebanon, PA. He said that before the doors opened, there were 1,000 people waiting to get in!
Get a CHL.
No more NICS checks.
Just fill out the 4473 and pay.
Look at the flasn hider and the gas system and one can till ins not a ruger product.
What do they mean by this?
The "nation" is not doing anything. The law abiding are still the law abiding. They didn't do anything wrong.
It's the corrupt government ruling class who desire to use criminal activity as an excuse to disarm the American people and repeal the 2nd Amendment.