Skip to comments.Hundreds rush to gun store in hopes of buying semi-automatic rifle (VIDEO)
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.
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Why is a gun sale “controversial”? Are they only selling to white people? What exactly are they doing that is controversial?
“Guns For The Good Guys”
Liberals hate that... good guys I mean
That sure doesn’t look like a section 8 riot.
Yep, gang banger thugs from the west side of Chicago are the “good guys” for libs.
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.
Nope. No BARACKS
They are paying attention in Washington and they would be fools to push to hard.
The Masses ARE speaking.
It’s a quiet riot.
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.
HIGHLY motivated registered voters, every single one of them.
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.
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.
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.
As one gun dealer said, “They’re not “gun nuts”; “gun nuts” already got all their guns.
8 minutes left!
Prices at gunbroker.com and GunsAmerica.com are crazy right now.
Well...by that definition, I've been clearly identified, lol.
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