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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:54 AM

Ammo supplier Brownells sells more than 3 YEARS' worth of AR-15 magazines in 3 DAYS

Source: NY Daily News

Gun owners have fired up “unprecedented” sales of assault weapon ammo in the days after the carnage at a Connecticut elementary school.

Brownells, the world’s largest supplier of firearms accessories, announced less than a week after the Dec. 14 tragedy that it had sold 3-1/2 years worth of magazines for the AR-15 assault rifle in just 72 hours.

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Pete Brownell, president of the Iowa-based, family-owned company, wrote on AR15.com that “the demand for magazines actually exceeded the ability for the system to keep up with the volume that was being ordered.”

“We’re working like crazy to get these orders to you as quickly as possible,” Brownell said, adding that “we ordered more material yesterday that will allow us to up production again in the coming weeks.”



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ammo-supplier-sees-unprecedented-sale-ar-15-magazines-article-1.1226536

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Reply Ammo supplier Brownells sells more than 3 YEARS' worth of AR-15 magazines in 3 DAYS (Original post)
Redfairen Dec 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #1
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Hoyt Dec 2012 #3
Ash_F Dec 2012 #4
slackmaster Dec 2012 #5
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heaven05 Dec 2012 #9
Igel Dec 2012 #16
heaven05 Dec 2012 #18
spin Dec 2012 #34
heaven05 Dec 2012 #44
spin Dec 2012 #47
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bowens43 Dec 2012 #10
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entanglement Dec 2012 #52
spin Dec 2012 #36
hexola Dec 2012 #11
underpants Dec 2012 #19
Jenoch Dec 2012 #37
Mojorabbit Dec 2012 #45
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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:14 AM

1. Magazine fondling

What fun.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:31 AM

7. I can picture some of these guys...


...sneaking their new magazine under the covers with a flashlight late at night like it's the latest edition of daddy's playboy. Fondling it just to see what "pops up".

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:16 AM

2. Who would've thought that there were that many individuals with tiny penis complex…

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:17 AM

3. Sickos scarfing up tools of war after a tragedy.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:18 AM

4. yech /nt

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:21 AM

5. Classic case of a knee-jerk reaction triggered by another knee-jerk reaction

 

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:24 AM

6. Gun nuts kill me.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:37 AM

8. A futures market in action

If 1994 is a guide, the price will nearly triple.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:39 AM

9. So

the carnage/slaughter of 6 and 7 year old children means an unprecedented profit for these merchants of death! How very sad and sick of our society. Fearful, fearful, pitiful people americans are. My sister was found dead christmas eve, 1998, victim of a murder suicide. This slaughter in Connecticut opened up some ugly wounds and I feel very frustrated in not being able to do a damn thing about all the weapons in the hands of insane people in this societies general population. It is insane. What can be done, a ten million person march on washington and that goddamn nra building? I don't know anything else but that the slaughter has to stop. Now how can we, the outraged people, do it?

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:36 AM

16. Not exactly.

The talk of banning and criminalizing the purchase of the magazines has led to not so much unprecedented profit as record sales of a moderately cheap accessory.

Then again, all the talk of banning and criminalization is, ultimately, expression of a different kind of fear. In school the kids were terrified. They didn't know that was pretty much the first killing of school kids on that scale, nor did they know that typically the killing's done by mentally ill kids that attend the school. They just heard rumors, reinforced not so much by the horror of what happened but by the terror expressed that this kind of thing is rampant and might be repeated.

Every problem has a solution. When there's a crisis, we need to do something. Now. Immediately. We need a solution. Any solution.

However, every solution also has problems. In the crisis itself, we ignore that, or we decide that our solution is more important that the problems others suffer. And in a democracy, doesn't only the will of the 50% + 1 so that the will of the 50% - 1 is meaningless?

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Response to Igel (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:46 AM

18. you

don't think profit is being made by death merchant "accessory makers." Okay if you say so. I sense some kind of obfuscation here. Doesn't matter whether the kids knew "it was the first time" a slaughter like this has taken place. "Typically mentally ill" doesn't matter either. That these children are dead is all that I am counting. Good luck on the solution.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:08 PM

34. Are you suggesting that the companies that make firearms or accessories....

should not ramp up production to meet demand?

Companies exist to make profits and if they don't they go out out business. If a company fails to meet the demand for a product like a magazine for a firearm, another company will decide to make it.

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Response to spin (Reply #34)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:54 PM

44. you're kidding??!!!

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #44)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:22 PM

47. That sarcasm thingie does come in handy. (n/t)

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:47 PM

26. My sister was found dead christmas eve, 1998

Damn that is very sad to read.

I don't blame you one bit as I know how you feel.

I know of four people, yes FOUR people, that were murdered.

I know of 3 more that were either suicides/accidents.

GUNS are EVIL!!!!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:42 AM

10. So obviously the best solution to gun violence

is to immediately pass laws that prohibit the manufacture, sale and possession of ammunition and the supplies needed to allow people to make their own ammunition.

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:19 AM

14. That would be a knee-jerk reaction to a knee-jerk reaction to a knee-jerk reaction

 

And it would not end well.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:22 PM

22. The obvious solution is halberds for everyone, dammit. (nt)

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:56 AM

52. Knee-jerk Reaction to a Knee-jerk Reaction - sounds like a bad college band name

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:17 PM

36. The best solution is one that can be implemented. ...

Your suggestion is politically impossible at this time in our nation. You would definitely not be able to get enough votes to pass such a law in the House and I doubt that it would even pass the Senate.

If it did pass the current Supreme Court would overthrow it.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:50 AM

11. What exactly is the argument for these magazines?

What is the advantage to the law abiding gun owner?

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Response to hexola (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:20 PM

19. The idea is to be able to continually fire

For the violent prepper types they think that the big mags will be like currency

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Response to hexola (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:27 PM

37. An interesting part about this magazine discussion is

what seems to be an arbitrary number, 10 is the number I've seen most often, of rounds in a magazine to be legal under new legislation. I have one handgun that holds more than 10 rounds in the magazine. It holds 15 rounds but is not an 'extended' magazine, it is the magazine that came with the gun and is the standard magazine capacity. I don't really have a problem with new legislation that bans high capacity magazines, but I do know that it will have little impact on crime.

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Response to hexola (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:05 PM

45. They are fun to shoot at the range

for law abiding citizens.

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Response to hexola (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:58 PM

68. "the only way to stop a bad guy with a magazine is a good guy with a magazine"

something like that

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:52 AM

12. Millions of kids

go to bed hopeless and hungry every night, have no presents under the tree, if they have a tree, and these people arm themselves. Figures. The first rule of taxation I was taught is that you tax the hell out of what you don't want and don't tax what you do want. I want healthy kids. I don't want assault rifles in the hands of paranoids.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:21 AM

50. Wait

 

Who is paranoid here?

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Response to Berserker (Reply #50)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:26 AM

53. Anyone who actually

believes that assault rifles in closets are better home protection than toys under Christmas trees is paranoid.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #53)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:15 PM

56. I don't do Christmas.

 

So your attempt at analogy fails utterly.

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #56)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:49 PM

59. Your behavior at Christmas

is irrelevant to the analogy since you weren't being compared with anything. It's funny the way most people love the dead. Once you're dead, you're made for life. I'm not dead, but I get the analogy. Get it?

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:54 AM

13. Folks "stimulating" the economy?



Imagine if this stuff had a federal tax on it.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:34 AM

15. Pathetic, pathetic. How fucked up do you have to be for THIS to be your reaction

to the murder of 20 children? I am beyond disgusted.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:07 PM

46. It is a reaction to a perceived coming shortage

which seems to not be a unique human reaction. Look at black friday at walmart when there are three big screen tvs for 200 bucks.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:40 AM

17. and they laugh all the way to the bank. nt

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:21 PM

20. Bad news is (free) good advertising for that industry n/t

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Response to underpants (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:54 AM

51. This is why bans need to have no lead time

 

When the President talks around maybe doing a maybe ban that might have some teeth, these dealers of death are making millions. The ban needs to be done overnight with no warning until the FBI starts kicking in doors to confiscate these illegal and dangerous items.

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Response to realgreen (Reply #51)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:38 AM

55. That's not how laws work.

Thank goodness.

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Response to realgreen (Reply #51)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:17 PM

58. Wow. Just... wow.

 

You've just advocated for the next Civil War.

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #58)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:45 PM

60. If we take their guns, how would there be a Civil War?

 

It's the logical solution.

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Response to realgreen (Reply #60)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:06 AM

61. You're going to volunteer for the door-to-door collection teams, right?

 

Point-man or nothing.

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #61)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:37 AM

62. Definitely not a job I would want.

 

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Response to tradecenter (Reply #62)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:36 PM

64. I think after the first few dozen of such teams get anihilated...

 

volunteer enthusiasm will gradually taper off.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:21 PM

21. Because reloading is so hard for these people

Maybe we can convince them that reloading a smaller magazine is the way to go. Convince them that reloading brings as much pleasure as shooting. Orgasm can be achieved while reloading your magazine.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:27 PM

23. THe shootings are good for gun industry business

No money for teachers, first responders but lots of money for guns and ammo.

God Help America.


read
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2010/03/oath-keepers

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:35 PM

24. Get ready National Guard. You may be needed very shortly to protect innocent Americans from these

assholes with guns.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:46 PM

25. Each days sales are at historic highs. The major gun/ammo sellers stock doubled in 4 years.

Everyone 'wins' except innocent humans.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:49 PM

27. Dickless pussies.

 

I'm so afraid of other human beings, that I must protect my tiny weenie from ridicule by pretending that I am powerful instead of the simpering wimp I really am.

( this is not a commentary on 99% of gun owners )

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Response to AAO (Reply #27)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:28 PM

65. i think that adequately describes you resorting to such sexist language. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #65)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:26 PM

70. I'm sorry. I sincerely apologize. I'm unfortunately not a perfect person. It was wrong.

 

Other than that, Happy New Year, seabeyond!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:52 PM

28. There's no limit on how many AR-15 type guns or magazines a NRA'er can buy obviously...

Gun Nuts!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:01 PM

29. There are a lot of cowards in America

 

Please change the song lyric from "home of the brave" to "home of the paranoid Delicate Flower gun nuts".

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Response to bongbong (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:28 PM

38. Do you favor any of the Patriot Acts?

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Response to Leontius (Reply #38)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:08 PM

48. What does that have to do with gun nuts?

 

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:02 PM

30. Future mass murders will be using them too /nt

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:03 PM

31. The gun nuts are extra nuts

If you thought some one was going take you guns away, why would you stock up?


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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:04 PM

32. Probably mostly speculators

If a ban occurs, the value of pre-ban magazines with a capacity of more than ten rounds will go way up.

Buy low, sell high, isn't that how it's supposed to work?

Very few of this wave of buyers will load them to capacity, or fondle them. They'll likely keep them in the original wrapper.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:05 PM

33. So afraid of depressed kids

when they are part of those kids depression making an insecure environment

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:15 PM

35. Gun companies profiting like a mad thanks to gun massacres. What a racket. n/t

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:30 PM

39. Viagra is cheaper. nt

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:58 PM

40. Require hand gun & assault rifle owners for $100 to register their weapons every year like car tags.

if not properly registered each year simply (with SWAT if necessary) confiscate their guns & melt 'em down. use the money to help balance the budget!

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Response to bocaoma (Reply #40)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:36 PM

71. I think that's a great idea, actually

Might also help to cut down on straw purchases!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:43 PM

41. This is a sick country

Sadly, I do not think a cure is in sight.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:12 PM

42. And time and again these f'g people

say that Obama is coming for their guns, the UN is coming for their guns. Without a shred of evidence, without anything to show that this will happen.

There are some sick bastards in this country.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:14 PM

43. Sick

There is a sickness when the immediate reaction of hearing of the slaughter of innocent young children, and their teachers is "I gotta buy me some more bullets".

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Response to iwillalwayswonderwhy (Reply #43)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:20 PM

49. Whats sick is that people where having a political argument to ban guns before the body's where cold

 

People did not hear of the shooting and think "lets buy guns/magazines" it was only after the people starting talking of banning them did people start buying them.

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Response to Luke5420 (Reply #49)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:32 AM

54. When should we have the discussion?

Its already too late for those kids.

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Response to Luke5420 (Reply #49)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:00 PM

69. good NRA talking point there but I don't buy it, it's BS

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:53 AM

63. I s'pose the marketing branch

I s'pose the marketing branch of the NRA-types usually exploits fear and concern (good branding), and profits quite nicely off these types of tragedies. In World War I, I think this type of activity was known as War Profiteering, but we certainly cannot use such a pejorative against one of our most sacred of cows.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:51 PM

66. That's a bullshit headline

No industry has three years worth of product sitting on the shelf ready to be bought, it's an utterly ludicrous idea.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:57 PM

67. I suggest the families of the next ones killed by Brownell magazines/firearms sue this company

That is the only way to stop these bastards. Worked with cigarette companies

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