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Hundreds rush to gun store in hopes of buying semi-automatic rifle (VIDEO)
WFSB ^ | Jan 11, 2013

Posted on 01/13/2013 1:45:58 PM PST by matt04

A controversial gun sale caused a traffic jam on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington well before 9 a.m. as people stood in line outside Hoffman's Gun Shop hoping to get their hands on a semi-automatic rifle value bundle.

Hoffman's Gun Center & Indoor Shooting Range was selling only 100 of the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport value packs, and that had people lined up in droves.

The gun itself has been the target of a lot of controversy, and many lawmakers are looking to ban it and other semi-automatic rifles.

But it's what came in addition to the rifle that has people talking. Both the ammunition and the magazine have come under fire this week.

According to an advertisement, Hoffman's was selling the value pack – which included the Smith & Wesson model M&P15 Sport, 10-round semi-automatic rifle, two 20-round boxes of .223 ammunition and a MagPul 30-shot magazine – for $839.

Newington police were called to direct traffic as gun buyers hurried to get their hands on the deal, one that has people on both sides of the gun control debate talking.

"We heard about the special," said gun buyer Jeff Smith. "They got 100 assault rifles in, and they're impossible to get."

Adam Lanza, 20, used a similar weapon when he shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School last month and killed 20 children and six adults before taking his own life.

Every item in the value sale is coming under fire from the government. This week, Sen. Richard Blumenthal called for mandatory background checks when purchasing ammunition.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; ar15; banglist; guncontrol; newington; secondamendment; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 01/13/2013 1:46:08 PM PST by matt04
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2 posted on 01/13/2013 1:47:04 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Why is a gun sale “controversial”? Are they only selling to white people? What exactly are they doing that is controversial?


3 posted on 01/13/2013 1:48:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: matt04

“Guns For The Good Guys”

oh

Liberals hate that... good guys I mean


4 posted on 01/13/2013 1:49:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
they are selling two 20 round boxes of ammo along with the killer weapon!!!!who in the world needs an arsenal like that?
5 posted on 01/13/2013 1:51:36 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: matt04

That sure doesn’t look like a section 8 riot.


6 posted on 01/13/2013 1:51:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GeronL

Yep, gang banger thugs from the west side of Chicago are the “good guys” for libs.


7 posted on 01/13/2013 1:53:16 PM PST by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------ The New Gold)
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To: matt04

Money is tight,times are hard, and still people are rushing to the gun stores to get weapons to fight tyranny and the Dipstick in the White House and his idiot white in name only pal Joe Biden think these people are going to roll over and play dead for them?

There is only so much pushing that a free American will take and that point is rapidly being reached.


8 posted on 01/13/2013 1:53:55 PM PST by Venturer
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To: cripplecreek

Nope. No BARACKS


9 posted on 01/13/2013 1:54:21 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Venturer

They are paying attention in Washington and they would be fools to push to hard.
The Masses ARE speaking.
It’s a quiet riot.


10 posted on 01/13/2013 2:02:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: matt04

Obama just docked our paychecks, now he wants our guns and tomorrow he will give American rights to foreigners.

Something is going to pop with the electorate eventually.


11 posted on 01/13/2013 2:06:00 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: matt04

HIGHLY motivated registered voters, every single one of them.


12 posted on 01/13/2013 2:07:34 PM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: matt04

I don’t know much about this weapon but 850 bucks for a .223 with magazines sounds pretty good.

As far as O’dingo goes, he can get bent.


13 posted on 01/13/2013 2:08:01 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: matt04

This store should be commended for selling this weapon without over-inflating the price.

Three items nearly impossible to get outside of gun-show mania.

The lucky buyers can probably fetch up to $1500 dollars re-selling the same items if they so choose. That may be a low estimate now because I not paying attention to gunbroker.com right now.


14 posted on 01/13/2013 2:10:10 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: matt04

I might suggest that when posting a story please put the abbreviated state initials at the end of the header so we might know where this is. Like (CA) (NY) (FL) Thanks for the story, anyway.


15 posted on 01/13/2013 2:13:33 PM PST by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------ The New Gold)
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To: matt04

As one gun dealer said, “They’re not “gun nuts”; “gun nuts” already got all their guns.


16 posted on 01/13/2013 2:15:05 PM PST by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: 3Fingas
http://www.gunbroker.com/Smith-and-Wesson-MP/Browse.aspx?Keywords=Smith+and+Wesson+M%26P

$655 now.
8 minutes left!

17 posted on 01/13/2013 2:16:00 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: 3Fingas

Prices at gunbroker.com and GunsAmerica.com are crazy right now.


18 posted on 01/13/2013 2:16:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: LZ_Bayonet
Ach!
Sorry - that's a .22!
19 posted on 01/13/2013 2:17:07 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: LZ_Bayonet
"As one gun dealer said, “They’re not “gun nuts”; “gun nuts” already got all their guns."

Well...by that definition, I've been clearly identified, lol.

20 posted on 01/13/2013 2:17:14 PM PST by blam
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To: matt04

Hoffmans is a good shop, been around forever at one location or another.


21 posted on 01/13/2013 2:18:52 PM PST by correctthought ("Obamunism is a temporary setback on the road to freedom" - Liberty Prime)
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To: matt04
$839 - pretty good deal.

This "assault rifle" label is such garbage. The only assault is against the 2nd amendment and my head is ready to explode with the marxist's talk of gun grabs, registering ammo, guns for hunting and target practice, etc.

22 posted on 01/13/2013 2:19:05 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: grobdriver

That’s a very good price in this climate. I saw a used S&W Optics Ready rifle go for $1700 not to long ago.


23 posted on 01/13/2013 2:19:32 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: GeronL
Well, they're NOT selling some cheap tennis shoe with some NBA players name on it.
Hence the quiet, orderly, peaceful line of customers taking their turn, waiting patiently.
24 posted on 01/13/2013 2:20:38 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: eyedigress
"I don’t know much about this weapon but 850 bucks for a .223 with magazines sounds pretty good."

MSRP is $839. A friend of mine bought one a few years ago. It's a decent, bare-bones AR clone that comes with a folding Magpul rear sight and standard A2 post up front. S&W keeps the cost down somewhat as it does not have a forward assist and the only chromed components are the gas key and bolt carrier.

25 posted on 01/13/2013 2:21:10 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mylife

You’d be lucky to get a complete upper on GB for the price of that whole rifle. I’d line up for it too.


26 posted on 01/13/2013 2:22:08 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: uncommonsense

Ban “Assault Legislation”


27 posted on 01/13/2013 2:22:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Chipper

Yup.
If you can even find an upper.


28 posted on 01/13/2013 2:23:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: grobdriver

Yeah, I checked out your link.

All the ARs are currently over $1400. I think you are referring to their M&P handguns or .22 models.

But, that quick look makes me happy I bought my AR for $650 a few days after the election.


29 posted on 01/13/2013 2:24:22 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: matt04

Hard to have sympathy for people waiting till now to get an AR.


30 posted on 01/13/2013 2:28:10 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: mylife

I met a guy a Ft Jackson the other day that builds 15’s for fun. I will try to keep in touch with him. He can find everything (UL) for about 600 bucks.


31 posted on 01/13/2013 2:28:34 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: 45semi

or a Section 8 voucher lottery


32 posted on 01/13/2013 2:29:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: eyedigress

Components are difficult to locate presently.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/lower-parts.html


33 posted on 01/13/2013 2:33:12 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: cripplecreek

“That sure doesn’t look like a section 8 riot.”

The stark difference in the way believers in the Constitution and liberals handle themselves in public (and knowing the rush of anxiety they have to be experiencing not knowing if the wait will be fruitful) hits me right in the heart. They are an example of the America I grew up in.


34 posted on 01/13/2013 2:38:32 PM PST by selfdefense
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To: mylife

Wonder how many of those (other than the surprised DU types) who don’t like what’s going on now just couldn’t make to to the polls for one reason or another?


35 posted on 01/13/2013 2:38:56 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: mylife

That’s no joke. I really want an F/A bolt carrier group as a spare, but the prices on these have gone from ~$180 to about $500 on gunbroker. Forget trying to get them through manufacturer. BCM sent me an e-mail saying their bolts were available online. They sold out in minutes. BCM even in non-panic times sell out in minutes.

S/A bolt carrier also selling for ~$350 - $400 on gun broker.


36 posted on 01/13/2013 2:38:56 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: matt04

I believe Hofman just required a CCW permit to purchase a semi auto long gun,some thing the state does not require.....If so Hoffman is definently looking out for Hoffman


37 posted on 01/13/2013 2:45:41 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: matt04

“...a background check for ammunition...”that Demo-rat is sooo stupid...

So someone without a record buys a box of ammo - says they shot it all up - but instead sold it to whomever...yeah - background checks are soooo effective...Blumenthal is an IDIOT...and this is why everything Demo-rats do FAILS...it takes 30 seconds and even less time to pass it over to some criminal...big set-up!


38 posted on 01/13/2013 2:46:21 PM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I bet most will turn around and sell it for profit...


39 posted on 01/13/2013 2:50:05 PM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: 3Fingas

I lucked out and got these .308 mags (shipped yesterday) but I literally had to wait a week for them to be made.

http://stores.csspecs.com/-strse-17/vepr-.308-20-round/Detail.bok


40 posted on 01/13/2013 3:01:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: matt04
Last week, Scott Hoffman decided to: institute a new policy requiring buyers of assault-style rifles to have pistol permits, prompting thousands of impassioned comments both for and against on its Facebook page.

Peerhaps this sale is to shore up his repuation as a high-volume dealer...b/c he pissed a lot of people off.

41 posted on 01/13/2013 3:01:13 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: grobdriver

“Ach! Sorry - that’s a .22!”

OMG...NOT ONE OF THOSE high power rounds that can be sprayed from an endless clip at innocent people!


42 posted on 01/13/2013 3:16:43 PM PST by moovova
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To: moovova
Heh.
And it'll probably be on the ban list - which they can stick up their patuey.
43 posted on 01/13/2013 3:22:53 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: matt04
The M&P Sport doesn't have a forward assist or an ejection port cover. It's the barest stripped down version of an AR modern sporting rifle.

The suggest retail from Smith & Wesson is $839, pre-firearmageddon, so that package is very reasonably priced. Hoffman's is probably getting more advertising by doing this than they could ever afford to buy.

44 posted on 01/13/2013 3:23:14 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Lockbar

Unless this has been added since your post, you can find it right here:

TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut;


45 posted on 01/13/2013 3:24:23 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: mylife
And, Ban Assault Journalism as well.
46 posted on 01/13/2013 3:35:20 PM PST by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: mylife

I am a late to the gamer, and the upper I bought was $270 less the week before as buy it now. I’m watching the exact same ones, a week later, going for $600-800 more than I paid.


47 posted on 01/13/2013 3:36:37 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: BCW

And next will “marked” ammo with micro printing etc. it will never end....


48 posted on 01/13/2013 3:54:09 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: matt04
"We heard about the special," said gun buyer Jeff Smith. "They got 100 assault rifles in, and they're impossible to get."

Jeff Smith was probably the media "plant"...

49 posted on 01/13/2013 3:58:43 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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50 posted on 01/13/2013 4:01:18 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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