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Gun and ammo sales skyrocket in Hawaii
khon2.com ^

Posted on 03/17/2013 6:11:22 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

More and more people continue to buy guns in Hawaii and this weekend's gun show at the Blaisdell was packed.

Business at this weekend's gun show is booming.

"A lot more women a lot more families, it's not just a man thing anymore," says Sheldon Tyau, Event Coordinator.

Organizers say it's the largest crowd they've seen in the show's 35 year history.

The longest line was for ammo.

(Excerpt) Read more at khon2.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; guncontrol; hawaii; obama; prepper; secondamendment

1 posted on 03/17/2013 6:11:23 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

The countdown to Obama’s retirement begins ... Hawaiian’s begin preparations!


2 posted on 03/17/2013 6:13:18 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Its almost impossible to find ammo in the lower 48. Can’t imagine how hard or $$$ it is in Hawaii.


3 posted on 03/17/2013 6:18:55 AM PDT by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: Red in Blue PA

More armed Hawaiian women equals fewer Kamaniwanalaya’s.


4 posted on 03/17/2013 6:26:36 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

All thanks to the GASOTUS

(guns and ammo salesman of the United States)


5 posted on 03/17/2013 6:28:36 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Lockbar

There’s no .22 except bird shot loads, no 9mm, .380, .40 or .45 acp or lc. In Connecticut. I’m well supplied presently but it cuts into range time.


6 posted on 03/17/2013 6:28:44 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Lockbar

Probably ex-military getting ready for the Big Kahuna Zombies. Hope they stocked up big time as Hawaii is as big of a Takers Paradise as they come.


7 posted on 03/17/2013 6:29:24 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: muir_redwoods

Ditto.


8 posted on 03/17/2013 6:36:38 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I'm happy for the gun and ammo industry but.....I really wanted a new .45 (not impressed with my .40 Ruger).

It's near impossible to get anything right now.

9 posted on 03/17/2013 6:44:04 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: CAluvdubya

I am looking for a civil war era Henry Big Boy lever action in 45 Colt but can find none. Even lever actions are sold out!


10 posted on 03/17/2013 6:57:40 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Dependence on government for personal defense is the ultimate surrender of self to the state.

It is an invitation to tyranny that few governments will resist.

11 posted on 03/17/2013 6:59:07 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: CAluvdubya

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_1197/products_id/411552651


12 posted on 03/17/2013 7:00:56 AM PDT by ez (Laws only apply to little people. Criminals, politicians, and newsies are exempt.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I'm so glad Hubby got me a Big Boy last year, before the rush. Mine's a .44 and I always get a lot of attention at the range when I take it out :)

If I was a better shot, it would be fun to compete in Cowboy action competition (althoug, I'm not inot dressing up!)

13 posted on 03/17/2013 7:02:44 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yep, the 30/30 is all bought out too. The old lever guns are coming out of the closet again.


14 posted on 03/17/2013 7:03:16 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Can you pick up a few boxs of Remington Golden Saber 124 Grain, Brass Jacketed Hollow Points for me?


15 posted on 03/17/2013 7:03:38 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.")
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To: CAluvdubya

“It’s near impossible to get anything right now.”

Really? Where part of the country are you in? I’m in NE Ohio and about the only ammo I have had a problem locating is .22 LR.

Conversely, 9MM 40 S&W and .45 rounds have been readily available all year, assuming you’re OK with Blazer Brass/Silver ammunition, which has been running for around $18.99 - $24.99 for 50-round boxes. The local limit is 5 boxes of ammo per day, per “family.”

Higher quality Hornaday and similar type Federal brand hollow points are less available, and running $25 - $30 for a box of 20 rounds.


16 posted on 03/17/2013 7:19:03 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: ez
Thanks! That's a nice one. I wonder what the wait time is?

We went to the ragne yesterday and I felt bad about wasting ammo...not too bad, though! :)

17 posted on 03/17/2013 7:20:27 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Bshaw
I'm in Cali. Even the gun shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco are jammed!

I went to get some ammo and primers for Hubby and the shelves were bare. He orders online now but the cost of everything sure is higher!

18 posted on 03/17/2013 7:22:54 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: CAluvdubya

“I’m in Cali.”

That explains it! All kinds of things in short supply in Cali, common sense, reason, fiscal sanity.

Beautiful as it is, you could not get me to move into that state! Best of luck!


19 posted on 03/17/2013 7:38:12 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Liberals are liberals until it affects them personally. Look at Bill Maher and Oprah don’t want to pay high taxes.


20 posted on 03/17/2013 7:38:19 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Bshaw
I’m in NE Ohio and about the only ammo I have had a problem locating is .22 LR.

I've found the availability of some specific items to be different from the general consensus as well, and have to conclude that it very much matters where one lives and how dependent one is on certain large retailers.

(The retailers who instituted quantity limitations around the first of the year also seem to be the ones that have at least a little of nearly everything.)

Mr. niteowl77

21 posted on 03/17/2013 7:43:48 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If you are looking for an actual civil war gun, you have to find one at an auction. If you are looking at the Henry repro models, you just have to put in an order and wait. There are still some lever actions available. Go to Gallery of Guns and enter 45LC as the caliber and yes for stock on hand. It will show some Rossi leverguns and a Puma. Also the Circuit Judge revolver guns are really nice shooters, IMO.


22 posted on 03/17/2013 7:44:32 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Bshaw

Thanks. We have about 2-3 years left here, then we’re gone. If the gun laws get any worse, we may up our timeframe!


23 posted on 03/17/2013 7:45:07 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I went to Cabelas yesterday and they had plenty of .40 and .45 but no .22lr or 5.56. The two Walmarts didn’t have any of the above and the Walmart in Monticello, MN said they hadn’t had any shipments of 5.56 or .22lr in eight weeks.


24 posted on 03/17/2013 7:50:16 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Red in Blue PA

Gun shows are an almost guaranteed huge hit these days, drawing in some cases three times their usual numbers. But the biggest draw by far is ammo. One show I saw an advertisement for recently boasted 8 semi-truck trailers full of ammo.


25 posted on 03/17/2013 8:14:42 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Oregon shelves are bare. Gun show vendors have some and have raised the prices to obscene levels. On Ebay, 9mm reloading dies are going for 3 times normal price.


26 posted on 03/17/2013 8:17:37 AM PDT by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Lever guns rule, and will increasingly rule when all the high tech AR-15s and such fail in the early months for lack of special lubes, replacement parts, gunsmiths, batteries for the red dots, etc.

Winchester 94, Pre-64, 30-30, backed up by a Remington 2700 pump in .308 - should still be working many years after “assault rifles” have all failed for lack of high tech support.


27 posted on 03/17/2013 8:33:20 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

My 94 lives about 8 inches from my mousepad with a full tube plus 13 rounds in a stock band.


28 posted on 03/17/2013 8:44:39 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Red in Blue PA; Kartographer; JRandomFreeper; Marcella

Pinging for your possible interest.


29 posted on 03/17/2013 8:50:06 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: CAluvdubya

Quote from a Robert Heinlein book I’ve been reading recently which might give you some food for thought:

“There is an old Chinese adage, ‘In the course of a long life a wise man will be prepared to abandon his baggage several times.’ it has never been more true than it is today.”

The above was written about 1945/46 or so.

Easier said than done, of course, and imho, only you and your communion with the Lord can show you the proper timing and calling of your location.

Other words to ponder might be those of Joshua (I think it was Joshua! - not a Bible scholar here) who admonished us (those of us who love God) to come apart and be a separate and chosen people.


30 posted on 03/17/2013 9:01:30 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: dagogo redux
Gute Sachen!!

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Still some of this around, probably the best made military rifle yet, the K-31. RUAG makes this ammo, it's all match quality.

31 posted on 03/17/2013 9:01:34 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Red in Blue PA

They are going to need it to defend themselves from the Chinese, when we no longer have a military that can do it.


32 posted on 03/17/2013 9:19:12 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: elcid1970
More armed Hawaiian women equals fewer Kamaniwanalaya’s.

Also puts a new sense of urgency in a guy's mind when they say, "Don't stop...".

33 posted on 03/17/2013 9:29:22 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: muir_redwoods; Kartographer
“There’s no .22 except bird shot loads”

I ordered three boxes of Remington 22LR hollow points from Cabellas in January. Got an email last week they have sent it. That was so long ago, I don't remember if it's boxes of 50 or 100. Three boxes was the limit to buy. At that time, Cabellas wouldn't even do a backorder for CCI 22LR hollow points, so I ordered the Remington.

After that, during this dearth of 22 ammo, I started searching every ammo seller every day. One day, CheaperThanDirt had CCI 22LR hollow points and three boxes was the limit. I grabbed my credit card as fast as I could, to get those three boxes of 50 each. By the end of that day, they were out of those boxes.

The thing is, I ordered the cartridges before I ever found a Ruger 22LR. Now, I have one. I also ordered the Ruger made 25 cartridge magazine for it in January, and that came last week. I finally have all the parts together - the Ruger rifle, the Ruger magazine and 150 CCI hollow points and three Remington boxes to add to that when they get here.

34 posted on 03/17/2013 11:06:05 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella

I have a half box (+/- 25 rds) of .25 acp and no gun in that caliber anymore. I’d love to find a way to trade it round-for-round for any other caliber.


35 posted on 03/17/2013 11:10:54 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Almost ditto: mine’s in the gun safe, but it’s the one at the front, loaded, with an additional 9 round stock sleeve, and a 50 round bandolier ready to go. My “go to” rifle.


36 posted on 03/17/2013 11:14:50 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: muir_redwoods
Seeing this coming, I bought a Ruger 38 special revolver back in September of last year and plenty of 38 special hollow points - ammo was easy to find then. Then, I put a red laser spotter on that revolver. The problem was, it only holds five cartridges and that's not enough no matter what Biden says, so I got the 22LR with the 25 magazine to have more ammo to fire immediately. By the time I decided on the 22LR rifle, rifles and ammo were scarce.

I am a woman, but I will surely kill a zombie trying to get in my house.

37 posted on 03/17/2013 11:22:30 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: CAluvdubya

http://www.rockwellarms.com/store/products/firearms


38 posted on 03/17/2013 12:01:36 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: dagogo redux

Good thinking but have you ever looked into weapons based on the garand action?

Build for abuse and low tech maintenance.


39 posted on 03/18/2013 10:23:46 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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