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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 10:35 AM
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83. If firearm manufacturers have this crystal ball...
that tells them exactly how many "units they need to meet demand", then the ball must have software problems.

My son in laws Christmas present, a Ruger .380 acp pistol was on back order for so many months that it became his Christmas and birthday present.

I'm sure that the firearms manufacturers were caught off guard by the skyrocketing demand brought on by Obama's campaign and his election and the occasional anti-gun quotes of some of his administration and liberal members of Congress.

This trend started in 2008.

USA Buys Enough Guns in 3 Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Army
Law abiding US citizens bought on average 3,177,256 guns every 3 months in 2008.


You also bought 1,529,635,000 rounds of ammunition in just the month of December 2008. Yeah that is right, that is Billion with a B. This number takes no accounting of reloading or reloaded ammunition.

This is an evaluation of overall firearms and ammunition purchases based on low end numbers per Federal NIC instacheck data base Statistics. The numbers presented are only PART of the overall numbers of arms and ammunition that have been sold. The actual numbers are much higher. /

Firearms and ammo are still flying off the shelf in 2009.

And of course I believe that registration = confiscation.

Even in the United States, registration has been used to outlaw and confiscate firearms. In New York City, a registration system enacted in 1967 for long guns, was used in the early 1990s to confiscate lawfully owned semiautomatic rifles and shotguns. (Same source as previous paragraph) The New York City Council banned firearms that had been classified by the city as "assault weapons." This was done despite the testimony of Police Commissioner Lee Brown that no registered "assault weapon" had been used in a violent crime in the city. The 2,340 New Yorkers who had registered their firearms were notified that these firearms had to be surrendered, rendered inoperable, or taken out of the city. (NRA/ILA Fact Sheet: Firearms Registration: New York City's Lesson)

More recently, California revoked a grace period for the registration of certain rifles (SKS Sporters) and declared that any such weapons registered during that period were illegal. (California Penal Code, Chapter 2.3, Roberti-Ross Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 section 12281(f) ) In addition, California has prohibited certain semi-automatic long-rifles and pistols. Those guns currently owned, must be registered, and upon the death of the owner, either surrendered or moved out of state. (FAQ #13 from the California DOJ Firearms Division Page)

It's hard to convince gun owners of the value of any registration scheme when they can remember how such programs have been exploited by gun grabbing politicians in the past.

True, I have "covered every industry talking point". And you have done a good job of presenting the Brady Campaign's agenda.

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