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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:30 PM

Fearful of ban, frenzied buyers swarm gun stores

Source: Associated Press

Assault rifles are sold out across the country. Rounds of .223 bullets, like those used in the AR-15 type Bushmaster rifle used in Newtown, are scarce. Stores are struggling to restock their shelves. Gun and ammunition makers are telling retailers they will have to wait months to get more.

Store owners who have been in the business for years say they have never seen demand like this before.

When asked how much sales have increased in the past few weeks, Horsley just laughed.

"We haven't even had a chance to look at it," he says. Horsley spends his days calling manufacturers around the country trying to buy more items for the store. Mainly, they tell him he has to wait.

Read more: Link http://news.yahoo.com/fearful-ban-frenzied-buyers-swarm-gun-stores-225130224--finance.html

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Reply Fearful of ban, frenzied buyers swarm gun stores (Original post)
NickB79 Dec 2012 OP
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #1
NickB79 Dec 2012 #2
crim son Dec 2012 #3
oldbanjo Dec 2012 #33
maxsolomon Dec 2012 #53
WinkyDink Dec 2012 #4
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #5
bongbong Dec 2012 #7
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #9
oldbanjo Dec 2012 #31
bongbong Dec 2012 #45
smirkymonkey Jan 2013 #56
slackmaster Dec 2012 #38
bongbong Dec 2012 #44
NickB79 Dec 2012 #48
bongbong Dec 2012 #55
Thinkingabout Dec 2012 #12
hack89 Dec 2012 #13
quakerboy Dec 2012 #39
hack89 Dec 2012 #41
pipoman Dec 2012 #18
Eleanors38 Dec 2012 #26
oldbanjo Dec 2012 #32
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #58
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #57
slackmaster Dec 2012 #37
YOHABLO Dec 2012 #6
onehandle Dec 2012 #8
malz Dec 2012 #16
pipoman Dec 2012 #19
Eleanors38 Dec 2012 #27
enki23 Dec 2012 #10
BlueJazz Dec 2012 #11
malz Dec 2012 #17
triplepoint Dec 2012 #14
PavePusher Dec 2012 #23
triplepoint Dec 2012 #24
PavePusher Dec 2012 #47
S_B_Jackson Dec 2012 #52
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #15
SoapBox Dec 2012 #22
etherealtruth Dec 2012 #34
primavera Dec 2012 #20
Brigid Dec 2012 #21
Skittles Dec 2012 #25
pansypoo53219 Dec 2012 #28
Recursion Dec 2012 #29
Union Scribe Dec 2012 #30
ileus Dec 2012 #35
slackmaster Dec 2012 #36
ileus Dec 2012 #43
booley Dec 2012 #40
Bad_Ronald Dec 2012 #42
Blandocyte Dec 2012 #46
Hekate Dec 2012 #49
Jefferson23 Dec 2012 #50
gtar100 Dec 2012 #51
Aristus Dec 2012 #54
ileus Jan 2013 #59
and-justice-for-all Jan 2013 #60
Ter Jan 2013 #61

Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:32 PM

1. I'd love to see them all retroactively become illegal.

Watch all these nutz waste their money.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:36 PM

2. A retroactive ban would be political suicide

That's something even many Democrats wouldn't support, and could also be ruled illegal by the Supreme Court. Besides which, who's going to go door-to-door collecting all those illegal weapons? I imagine there wouldn't be many volunteers for that task.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:40 PM

3. Yeah, never going to happen

for all the reasons you indicate. Doesn't mean it isn't a nice idea.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:59 AM

33. If the Police can have them the people should have them.

Every day I trust the Police less. I will never own an AR15, I don't like them. When I was in Washington DC one night 13 Police cars were broke into (in a maintenance yard) they stole the rifles and vests, that's reason enough for people to own them.

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Response to oldbanjo (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:19 PM

53. Your logic is circular

you don't trust the cops because they got robbed in DC, so you want to have an equivalent arsenal? do you plan to have a firefight with a SWAT team in the near future? how do you think that will work out for you, given the history of every other fool who decided to go out with their hand on the trigger of a gun?

WOLVERINES!

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:41 PM

4. The ONLY way to discourage purchases is to require VERY expensive insurance.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:43 PM

5. That's a good idea

But I wonder what underwriters would set the prices at - and at what risk? Its possible though, and a VERY good idea.

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Response to AldoLeopold (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:57 PM

7. On another thread I estimated the costs

 

I looked up some info, did a rough calculation, and to cover the liability for gun deaths it would cost roughly $1,000 per year per gun.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:05 PM

9. Well done!

Sounds good to me. Now THIS is a viable solution. Its going to end up in the USSC because the founding fathers didn't know what an automobile was (or else I'll wager they would have had an amendment saying "the right to drive cars shall not be infringed blah blah."

I want this to happen though. This could work very well.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:42 AM

31. BS

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Response to oldbanjo (Reply #31)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 06:21 PM

45. LOL

 

I did the research, and came up with a number. $1,000 per gun per year for all you Delicate Flowers too scared to exist without a weapon.

If you're a scared coward unable to function without a gun, I would hope you consider that cheap.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #45)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:57 PM

56. +1000

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Response to bongbong (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:19 AM

38. Your bogus figure relies on a bizarre assumption that policies would pay damages caused by crimes

 

Like no insurance does now.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #38)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 06:16 PM

44. LOL

 

You gun religionists are hilarious. Do you parrots have ANYTHING to waste Liberal's time with besides NRA Talking Points?

The insurance that everyone is talking about would pay for deaths that your slaughter-Preciouses deal out to Americans.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:28 AM

48. Could you provide a link to that thread?

Or show your work? I'd be interested in seeing that. Thanks

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #48)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:03 PM

55. The link

 

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:45 PM

12. Good idea with yearly licensed renewal, mental test and liability

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:26 PM

13. My home insurance is not effected by me owning guns

when I asked why my insurance went up for a swimming pool and a big dog but not guns he said the risk is way too small to make it worth the effort.

There are so many legal gun owners and so few deaths due to them.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:22 PM

39. Cool story, bro

n/t

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #39)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:39 PM

41. Do you really think gun ownership impacts home owners insurance? nt

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:45 PM

18. Now suddenly it's cool to love

big insurance companies? And encourage them to bump the actual actuarial information in favor of making this constitutionally impossible insurance "VERY expensive", eh?

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Response to pipoman (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:54 AM

26. Ha! Caught a good one there. Now, the feds or the states: who requires this?

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Response to pipoman (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:46 AM

32. Unbelievable the stupidity of some people,

the biggest crook in this Country is the Insurance Co why would anyone want to make them richer.

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Response to oldbanjo (Reply #32)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:28 PM

58. FUVM.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:28 PM

57. Better them than guns, mon ami.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:18 AM

37. My liability insurance premiums are not affected by the fact that I collect firearms

 

My agent knows all about it. The company doesn't offer a discount for gun-free customers either.

It would not be very expensive.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:55 PM

6. Well I guess it's good for the economy ... No?

Now that they've bought up all the ammo and the guns .. let's see the government take them away .... ha ha ha hah .. that'll never happen ... cause you know we've got to keep arming that Southern Militia when the civil war comes.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:04 PM

8. Fearful of erectile dysfunction. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:08 PM

16. HA!

 

Those guys packon' two onches in their pants luvs their gun. LUVS their gun!

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Response to onehandle (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:47 PM

19. Just can't help yourself, huh?

I see you have crawled out of the gungeon to spew your vile divisiveness.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:56 AM

27. Yes. I believe he has a hate-on.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:08 PM

10. Once all the manly men saw how well they killed kindergarteners, they had to have 'em

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:23 PM

11. Cluck..Cluck

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:09 PM

17. Chicks with Guns

 

Hawt!

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:27 PM

14. It's Sad How GunNuts Misinterpret the 2nd Amendment!

 

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"...We have to save each other because all victims are equal and none is more equal than others. It's everyone's duty to start the avalanche."

--Bartholomew "Barley" Scott Blair, "The Russia House"

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Response to triplepoint (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:59 AM

23. 5 rounds per second from 9mm pistols?

 

Yeah, zero credibility... congrats, you've achieved it.

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Response to triplepoint (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:22 PM

47. Don't know what you are talking about. Feel free to explain yourself.

 

I sleep very well at night, thanks.

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Response to triplepoint (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:20 AM

52. Funny that the Sig-Sauer pistol that you posted

isn't chambered for 9mm. A SigSauer P220 Carry is only chambered in .45 ACP which is moving at a sub-sonic 850 fps, and that the pistols magazine has only an 8-round capacity.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:29 PM

15. Sick, violently disturbed assholes.

These gun nuts are exactly the people who should never be around guns.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:09 AM

22. You took the words right out of my mouth!

Krazys with guns...terrifying.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:35 AM

34. My sentiments exactly!

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:57 PM

20. I'm almost beginning to wonder whether the gun industry is behind these shootings

Every time someone goes out and shoots up a school or a shopping mall or whatever, gun sales double overnight. Gun manufacturers must pray for massacres.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:29 PM

21. There was a thread around here a few days ago . . .

Linking to an article comparing Americans to a wildebeests--always herds of them stampeding around in panic over something. Here we go again.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:51 AM

25. shows how sick and paranoid these delusional little bastards truly are

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:24 AM

28. IF your response to 20 little children getting killed, you need a life.

hell, where are those FEMA CAMPS???

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:34 AM

29. You know, every AP editor is merciless about "Xerox" vs. "photocopy", or capitalizing "Realtor"

But asking them to be accurate with "assault rifle" is apparently a bridge too far.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:55 AM

30. "Horsley just laughed"

That's sick.

Okay, he has a legal business. But at least be a little humble or even embarrassed that you're floating in sales due to a massacre of children. Damn.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:44 AM

35. Glad I haven't had to wade thru that mess.

I was in a gun shop last weekend buying archery equipment to set up my daughters new bow, it's was a mad house.


I think I'm GTG at least long enough to get past the panic buying.

One can never have too much ammo after all...

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:15 AM

36. It's not just military-looking semiautomatics that are sold out

 

Online retailers are sold out of pretty much everything.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?groupid=671&name=Romanian+M1969+.22lr+Trainer+Rifle

I bought one of those nice little rifles for $39 at Big Five Sporting Goods about 10 years ago. Now I wish I had bought 10 of them.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #36)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:16 PM

43. That is a nice little 22.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:29 PM

40. fearful of whatever, gun buyers buy lots of guns

Fearful of bans, buyers buy guns

Fearful of Democratic President, Buyers buy Guns
Fearful of Crime, Buyers buy guns
Fearful of shootings, Buyers buy Guns.

Can we can say that the gun industry benefits from people being afraid?

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 06:29 PM

46. Damn them for doing something completely legal

This is why nothing short of a total ban will have a major impact on deaths by firearm. All posession must be illegal.

But while it is legal, enjoy your boomsticks, I say. But please don't leave them in store bathrooms or shoot up a public place with them.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:21 AM

49. The operative word here is "fearful"

We have just had a 21st century Massacre of the Innocents.

But what really makes them fearful is the scary, scary, black man (thank you Lemont in Candorville) who's gonna send jackbooted thugs to take your guns away and god knows what all else.

These are fearful people.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:08 AM

50. If accurate, this is a sickening reaction. n/t

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:40 AM

51. Strange and perverted values these gun nuts have.

Kids get killed and they worry about not having enough ammunition. What a bunch of assholes.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:33 PM

54. "Frenzied". Good word.

Nothing better describes the febrile, animalistic terror that drives the gun-humpers. Sad to live in such fear...

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:12 PM

59. I'm really considering selling one of my AR's

and some of my ammo...

Person would be crazy not to...make 100-300% profit. Wait a few months and restock when conditions go back to normal.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:15 PM

60. My partner works at a Gun Store...

and he said the amount of fucking stupidity that comes through the door on a daily bases is mind numbing.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:15 PM

61. Wish I had that option, but my local city already bans them

 

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