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Weaponized America: Sturm, Ruger Backlog Doubles; Gun Production, Shipments Surge
ZERO HEDGE ^ | April 29, 2013 | TYLER DURDEN

Posted on 04/30/2013 7:22:17 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

Whether it is due to the recent governmental attempt to enforce assorted gun controlling measures in the aftermath of the Newtown, CT shooting, or, merely driven by the same catalyst that saw a surge in gun sales four years ago, namely the presidential election, one thing is certain: America is weaponizing itself at an unheard of pace, with both Sturm, Ruger shipments and units produced surpassing 500,000 each in one quarter for the first time in history.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; ruger; sales; secondamendment
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1 posted on 04/30/2013 7:22:17 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Just bought a brand new Ruger Mark III and got a brick of 500 bullets.

I love it. Also joined the NRA and am going to get my CCW as soon as possible. (shhhhh . . . don’t tell anybody, ok?)


2 posted on 04/30/2013 7:25:47 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Now if we could only persuade them to move all operations out of ct. that would be even better.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 7:26:29 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: laweeks

500 bullets, eh?

nah, ain’t gonna go there.

But, I will ask how much you paid and marvel that you were able to obtain .22 lr at all.


4 posted on 04/30/2013 7:27:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: laweeks

WELCOME ABOARD!


5 posted on 04/30/2013 7:28:50 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yay!


6 posted on 04/30/2013 7:32:38 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: laweeks
Refinished 3 times and a new stock after 25 years running the swamps in a canoe, but still going strong. I lost track of how many rounds it has fired long ago.

Lots of squirrels in the pot!

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7 posted on 04/30/2013 7:35:28 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

B. Hussein Obama - the greatest firearm and ammo salesman in US history.


8 posted on 04/30/2013 7:39:08 AM PDT by white trash redneck (Just one of B. Hussein Obama's "typical white people")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The home of every freedom loving American should have one of those rifles in it somewhere. It’s a close to a perfect gun as one will ever find.


9 posted on 04/30/2013 7:39:12 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: MrB
500 bullets, eh? nah, ain’t gonna go there. But, I will ask how much you paid and marvel that you were able to obtain .22 cal at all.

Great for target shooting. My son bought the gun at a gun shop and since I bought it new, they gave him access to a brick of 500 22cal bullets. Not sure what he paid. It's the larger caliber bullets that they can't get due to our government stockpiling.

10 posted on 04/30/2013 7:39:29 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: MrB

.22 LR in both nearby Walmarts....not much else...but .22 lr


11 posted on 04/30/2013 7:46:26 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: laweeks; MrB

Now I have to stick around and watch...I gotta see where this is going.


12 posted on 04/30/2013 7:47:22 AM PDT by Ribeye (Protective headwear courtesy of Reynolds Aluminum Products- Extra-cranial RF Suppression Division)
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To: laweeks

where the hell did you get a brick of 22’s! Those things are is hard to find as hen’s teeth.


13 posted on 04/30/2013 7:48:40 AM PDT by CapnJack
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To: laweeks

you bought ammo, rounds, cartridges....

bullets are just the projectile.

just like the thing that holds the rounds is a magazine and not a clip.

Clips are real, but they either load magazines(removable or internal magazines) or hold rounds en bloc for specific firearms like the M1 Garand.
btw I have the MK II which is basically the MK III but without the lawyer generated ‘inprovements’...


14 posted on 04/30/2013 7:53:11 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; All

I am not a hunter or a gun owner and had zero interest in owning a gun until recently, even for safety. Live in a safe area.

But, that is changing after I shot my brother’s AR-15 last year in the country over Thanksgiving. That was a heck of a lot of fun, and I even enjoyed the handgun I shot the same day.

It’s really enjoyable, and heaven knows I need some more hobbies that aren’t nerdy.

If even people like me are seriously wanting guns, Obama has a problem.

He has turned people onto guns that otherwise would have had no interest.


15 posted on 04/30/2013 7:54:16 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: CapnJack

check walmart....there was lots of .22 ammo in 2 walmarts I went to...not much else..unless you use 28 gauge ammo, and a few other odd size ammo.


16 posted on 04/30/2013 7:55:12 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Lurker
They will reach out a lot further than some folks suspect too. One of my hunting buddies, now dead, and I used to see who could nail a squirrel at the longest range. That's when I put the 3X9 scope on it.

The squirrels feed on Cypress cones, some of those trees are huge, but you can see a squirrel a long way off.

17 posted on 04/30/2013 8:00:04 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: laweeks
...the larger caliber bullets that they can't get due to our government stockpiling.

Huh? Larger caliber bullets won't work in your Mark III. They are either .22 cal or not.

18 posted on 04/30/2013 8:00:05 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: Vaquero

Not around here, went to Gander last week and the guy laughed at me like I’d lost my mind.


19 posted on 04/30/2013 8:01:13 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: TexasRedeye

Read more carefully before questioning a Freeper. ... And try to think beofre you post, too.


20 posted on 04/30/2013 8:02:04 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: rwfromkansas

No such thing as a “safe area” unless you can make it safe.


21 posted on 04/30/2013 8:02:39 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Vaquero

WalMart here has 243, 270, 30-06, 7mm

Not much else. hee hee hee


22 posted on 04/30/2013 8:03:51 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great to see Americans arming themselves but we all need access to affordable AMMO so we can go to the range and familiarize ourselves with the safe use of our weapons. In my case it would be to re-familiarize myself and aim in weapons I have not fired in a few years. I just want to make sure every round I send down range is going to count when it comes time that they count!


23 posted on 04/30/2013 8:06:53 AM PDT 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: MrB; laweeks

Liberal: 500 bullets = ARSENAL!

Conservative: 500 bullets = New gun almost broken in.


24 posted on 04/30/2013 8:07:34 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What the hell did the dumbasses in this looney tune government think was going to happen? They are flying down the yellow brick road at 100 mph towards whack left socialism when damn near half the country wants nothing to do with them? Give me a break! stock piling guns is our only recourse!...Come and get me you MoFo’s!!!


25 posted on 04/30/2013 8:12:31 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Vaquero
you bought ammo, rounds, cartridges.... bullets are just the projectile.

Well, I bought 500 of those things that go boooom! Reminds me of when I was in the army:

This is my rifle
This is my gun
This is for shooting
This is for fun

26 posted on 04/30/2013 8:15:32 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Vaquero

I checked the local Walmart; no .22 cal at all, no handgun ammunition at all, almost no long gun ammo. A couple of boxes of .410, and somewhat suprisingly, several boxes of 30-06, but almost nothing else.


27 posted on 04/30/2013 8:16:16 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
They don't have a clue, they don't ever listen to us! They believe what they hear on the MSM.

Toomey remarked last week that he was amazed by the uprising against the gun legislation. His head must of been so far up his butt he was starving for air!

28 posted on 04/30/2013 8:16:31 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: TexasRedeye
Huh? Larger caliber bullets won't work in your Mark III. They are either .22 cal or not.

Yeah, I know. My son has the larger caliber weapons. Mine's just a lowly 22cal. He's the one who can't get those things that go booom!

29 posted on 04/30/2013 8:17:13 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks
Just bought a brand new Ruger Mark III

Could a woman use that kind of gun? Is it easy to use, clean, take care of??

30 posted on 04/30/2013 8:19:53 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Vaquero

I haven’t seen 22lr in a Wisconsin WM in months, except for birdshot.


31 posted on 04/30/2013 8:22:03 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: sima_yi

except for rim fire, I reload.

Not going to say how many primers, how much powder and bullets I have stored(not to mention buckets of lead alloy wheel weights....)...but enough for a while.

enough brass too....for like forever. the other stuff could eventually run out.


32 posted on 04/30/2013 8:22:53 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: laweeks
It's the larger caliber bullets that they can't get due to our government stockpiling.

Psst...

Obama has been stopping or delaying the importation of ammo for months. It is here, one the docks, in containers. They won't let it in.

33 posted on 04/30/2013 8:27:47 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: CMailBag
"I haven’t seen 22lr in a Wisconsin WM in months, except for birdshot."

A couple of weeks ago I actually saw some 22LR for sale at Large Monthly Flea Market. Remington regular 22LR was going for 20 Bucks for a box of 50 rounds. Hollow Points were going for 50 Bucks for a box of 100 Rounds.

The guy had a brick of each and he was sold out in 20 minutes.

"A friend" has some of those Remington Bucket-O-Bullets (1400 Rounds of Hollow Points) and is considering taking them to next Month's Flea Market. At those prices he would make over a 1000% profit by charging half the going rate.

34 posted on 04/30/2013 8:32:48 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: laweeks

Just got a Ruger LC9 myself. Have fun!


35 posted on 04/30/2013 8:38:50 AM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: dragonblustar
A woman can use any gun a man can.
In most cases, women are better shots than men.

Most of us old sexists blame this on one Phoebe Ann Moses.
it all started when she out shot Frank Butler in a shooting contest in Cincinnati back around 1875. It’s been downhill for us since.

36 posted on 04/30/2013 8:43:36 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Texas Fossil

***WalMart here has 243, 270, 30-06, 7mm***

Well, at least my Garand has lots of fuel still on the shelves! ;-D


37 posted on 04/30/2013 8:47:08 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

In 1968 no one worried about the government taking guns. It was a non-issue. Then Bobby Kennedy was killed and the world went mad!

Gun owners were blindsided then. Now, after 45 years, we know what the anti-gunners are up to and are now prepared for it.


38 posted on 04/30/2013 8:50:25 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

The commies have been working on the large urban areas for 100 years.


39 posted on 04/30/2013 8:52:22 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: dragonblustar

Sure, very easy gun to use. It’s not the easiest gun to dissassemble for complete cleaning.


40 posted on 04/30/2013 8:52:39 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tupelo

Annie Oakley is one of my daughter’s heroines- mine, too, for that matter! The kid has done research on her life, and is seriously thinking of dressing up as her for Halloween this year. Oh, and she’s shooting pretty well, too (she’s twelve).


41 posted on 04/30/2013 9:02:53 AM PDT by TexasBarak (I aim to misbehave!)
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To: dragonblustar

Look into the Ruger SR22 if you want somehting reliable, easy to disassemble, clean, and reassemble, which will eat any .22lr ammo you feed it, will take a suppressor (with threaded barrel version) and has virtually no recoil and can be easily carried in a purse. The magazines can be outfitted to hold 13 rounds, and the action is single or double, so you can carry it with a round in the chamber, safely. HAving shot lots of .22lr pistols, I consider the SR22 to be the absolute, bar none, best of the lot.


42 posted on 04/30/2013 9:03:13 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
Read more carefully before questioning a Freeper. ... And try to think beofre you post, too.

Hehehe! I just commented on what was written. "Larger bullets".

43 posted on 04/30/2013 9:04:20 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: Tupelo
In most cases, women are better shots than men.

My college target riflery instuctor told us that the women in the class were likely to have superior fine motor skills compared to the men, and that the only disadvantage they MIGHT have would be in supporting the relatively heavy rifle in some shooting positions. Then he added that women paid attention to instructions better and almost always had fewer bad shooting habits to "unlearn."

Sure enough, by the end of the term a very petite, soft-spoken girl was outshooting the lot of us.

Mr. niteowl77

44 posted on 04/30/2013 9:05:38 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: niteowl77
"My college target riflery instuctor told us that the women in the class were likely to have superior fine motor skills compared to the men, and that the only disadvantage they MIGHT have would be in supporting the relatively heavy rifle in some shooting positions. Then he added that women paid attention to instructions better and almost always had fewer bad shooting habits to "unlearn."

I made the exact same observation on both my HS rifle team in which I was a "player/coach" and in the military. A lot of young bucks come with the idea that they just know what they're doing and can't be told otherwise (and a small percentage of them actually do know what they're doing). A lot of time and effort is invested in breaking bad habits. Most female enlistees have never handled a firearm, are mildy apprehensive about shooting, and pay scrupulous attention to their NCOs and trainers and do exactly as they're told.

I'm speaking in broad generalities with a few exceptions in either direction, but as a general rule, you can hang your hat on it.

45 posted on 04/30/2013 9:11:14 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: MHGinTN

I went to the gun show a few times and my mind went blank when it came to choosing a gun. What kind of put me off was that some of the guns had a plastic feel to them. I haven’t seen a hand gun in about thirty years so I was expecting them to be all metal. When I picked up some of the guns, they felt so light that I put them down again thinking this doesn’t feel right.


46 posted on 04/30/2013 9:12:41 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Tupelo; Tijeras_Slim

Thanks : )


47 posted on 04/30/2013 9:14:44 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: rktman
What do they have in CT besides an office in Southport?
48 posted on 04/30/2013 9:17:06 AM PDT by tiger-one
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To: MrB

I was able to get 550 rounds of Federal .22 LR at my local gun store for $29.99.

I was standing in the aisle when they brought out two cases, 1 box per customer. People were grabbing 3-5 boxes and getting on their cell phones to call friends to come and make the purchase.

The cases were gone in a span of minutes.


49 posted on 04/30/2013 9:21:57 AM PDT by Bshaw (,A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: dragonblustar; laweeks

Yes a woman can use that kind of gun easily. Disassembly is a little daunting. Reassembly . . . well mine is on the table now . . all put together except for the mainspring housing latch. The last part. It’s like a Rubiks cube. But I’ll get it.


50 posted on 04/30/2013 9:23:54 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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