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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:35 PM

Local farm supply store selling AK-47 knockoffs...

I get flyers in my local free newspapers from a store that is primarily a farm supply store, the store is called "Fleet and Farm."

They do sell many other items though.

In the latest flyer are two guns on sale.

A Yugo-Pap 7.62X39, an AK-47 knockoff.

A Saiga 12 gauge shotgun with 5-shot magazine.

Bad timing, guys...

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Reply Local farm supply store selling AK-47 knockoffs... (Original post)
Archae Dec 2012 OP
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #1
postulater Dec 2012 #2
jody Dec 2012 #3
Archae Dec 2012 #4
HooptieWagon Dec 2012 #5
Skittles Dec 2012 #6
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #7
jmowreader Dec 2012 #16
Hoyt Dec 2012 #26
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #28
Hoyt Dec 2012 #29
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #30
Hoyt Dec 2012 #31
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #32
Recursion Dec 2012 #8
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #12
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #19
Motown_Johnny Dec 2012 #9
intaglio Dec 2012 #18
former-republican Dec 2012 #10
jody Dec 2012 #11
realgreen Dec 2012 #13
jmowreader Dec 2012 #14
NNN0LHI Dec 2012 #20
jmowreader Dec 2012 #21
Wellstone ruled Dec 2012 #15
TheMightyFavog Dec 2012 #17
slackmaster Dec 2012 #22
The Midway Rebel Dec 2012 #23
former-republican Dec 2012 #24
The Midway Rebel Dec 2012 #25
former-republican Dec 2012 #27

Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:39 PM

1. Corn feed, hay, tools,

Gun...

Sorry, could not help it.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:41 PM

2. I went to the local FleetFarm Saturday and it is the only place

I have ever seen the Salvation Army ringer in full camo outfit.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:43 PM

3. AK-47 are select fire automatics tightly regulated by the FBI under 26 USC Chapter 53. Are you sure

 

the store is selling AK-47s

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Response to jody (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:46 PM

4. It's one of the AK-47 knockoffs.

Corrected, thanks.

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Response to jody (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:47 PM

5. Its probably semi-auto replicas.

There is no way they'd be selling fully automatic AKs.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:51 PM

6. for cheap cowards

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:55 PM

7. Bad timing? Not from a business standpoint, I reckon.

Unless they planned that ad too far in advance and are locked into pre-hysteria prices. There are virtually none of these weapons available in stores or online right now, and used prices have doubled and even tripled.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:55 AM

16. Ads are routinely planned months in advance

We print a couple of regional chains' circulars. We're going to print February's circulars on Thursday. They were designed starting in November, and they started ordering the merchandise in October. If they print through one of the national print houses, add another month.

I have dealt with national chains that plan ads a year out. Walmart definitely has to do this.

I would say, right off top of head, this ad was locked in three months before Sandy Hook.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:31 PM

26. Yep, gun lovers lined up in Atlanta 7 days after Sandy Hook for chance at an assault weapon.





Source: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2065886


Hope we find a cure for LaPierre Disease soon.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #26)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:42 PM

28. The "Law of Unintended Consequences" in action...

Looks like "assault weapons" are now darned near impossible to get...

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #28)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:47 PM

29. I think "LUC" misses the point of just how "sick" some folks are in this country.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #29)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:35 PM

30. Gosh, thanks Dr. Hoyt!

...for taking the time away from your busy psychiatric practice to make that diagnosis!

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:44 PM

31. You are welcome, resident gun apologist.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #31)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:47 PM

32. Happy to be of service.

I appreciate the lulz your posts invariably provide...

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:00 AM

8. SKS-variants can't be had for love or money at gun stores right now

Tactical shotguns are a close third (AR's, apparently, are backordered for the next several months).

So, anyone dreaming for a day where you can't buy a Bushmaster in a gun store, that day is now.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:40 AM

12. While almost everything that goes bang has been sold out, a run on SKSs is hard to fathom

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:45 AM

19. No kidding.

10-round fixed magazine (although I realize detachable conversions are readily available...or were), relatively unthreatning-to-the-ignorant appearance, not implicated in high-profile crimes... But I suspect the run has to do with the fact that they're very affordable semi-automatics, and people are taking what they can get and can afford.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:00 AM

9. Every time someone talks about new regulations the sales jump

their timing is perfect and they know it

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:26 AM

18. And I suspect the percentage of households owning drops

IIRC even Gallup has gun owning households at about 40% (from above 50% back in the 1970s and '80s)

Which means it is just a few "Second amendment, right or wrong" persons who are buying all the weapons.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:06 AM

10. I bet they are already gone

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:09 AM

11. Do they sell NH4NO3 Fertilizer? 20lbs of Diesel-soaked NH4NO3 Fertilizer would kill lots of people.

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:35 AM

14. Farmers are one of the few groups who can justify AKs

Farmers tend to keep rifles on their tractors to shoot coyotes and AKs are not large.

Most of the buyers at this store...the only "farm" they know about is the one they "sent" their kids' dog to when they caught it digging holes in the yard.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:28 AM

20. Farmers around here would never kill a coyote

Coyotes prey on the type of small wildlife that eat what the farmer is growing. Coyotes like a steady diet of muskrats or other such varmints. Farmers don't like muskrats. They eat up their fields.

Unless you got farmers who kill coyotes near you just because they like killing stuff? I ain't got any like that here. They wouldn't waste a bullet on a coyote. Never seen a farmer with a gun in the cab with him around here in my life.

Maybe just different farming "techniques", or something by you.

Don

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Response to NNN0LHI (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:21 PM

21. Around here, farmers pop coyotes routinely

Coyotes also prey on the young of the livestock these guys are raising - a pack of coyotes has no problem taking a calf. The farmers appreciate the role of the coyote in controlling vermin; they also understand coyotes are severely overpopulated and don't have many predators - mountain lions live mostly in the middle of the state and we're in the north.

Every farmer up here could shoot a coyote on the hour, every hour, for the next fifty years and we'd still have too many coyotes.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:43 AM

15. The owners of this company

are right wing wackos and bigtime dipshits. Some more of Scott Walker supporters. Welcome to the Mills family another throw back from Northern Minnesota. Aren't the Rethugs money baggers great.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 03:31 AM

17. It's Fleet Farm.

They've ALWAYS sold guns there.

I had my eye on a 1949 Lee-Enfield they had a few months back. By the time I had enough saved up to buy it, it was sold.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:24 PM

22. I've never met a real farmer who wasn't well armed

 

Pest control is always a major issue in agriculture.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:50 PM

23. Yes. Just yesterday I was using my SKS to take out a colony of aphids.

I know lots of farmers and some of them hate guns and have little use for them.

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Response to The Midway Rebel (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:04 PM

24. What part of the country do you live in ?

 

I know lots of farmers also. I don't know of one farm that doesn't have a rifle in a barn
or at least in the home.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:24 PM

25. I live in Missouri.

And I never said that they did not own a rifle or a shotgun and hate those moments when they have to use them -- typically to put down a sick cow. They do not run around with guns chasing farm "pests".

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Response to The Midway Rebel (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:33 PM

27. gotcha

 

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