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Gun Show Eyewitness Report
self | 12/26/2012 | crusher

Posted on 12/28/2012 6:38:55 PM PST by crusher

Today is my "Going Galt" day as I retired in preparation of moving to the retreat in the mountains. To wash the taste of work and DC out of my mouth and to bask in the atmosphere of good vibes I decided to go to the 1000-table gun show at the Dulles Expo center about 15 miles from DC.

As I approached the neighborhood, traffic was so heavy I could hardly even get off the highway, "No biggie," sez I as it was Friday afternoon. As I approached the Expo Center I saw a different truth, that it was traffic to the gun show that caused the gridlock.

I have never before been to a big gun show where not only was there no parking to be had, but there was gridlock in the parking lot and I wound up parking a couple shopping centers away.

The came the entry lines. There were two lines snaking around the huge hall all the way around to the back, essentially four blocks long. There were hundreds, perhaps thousands of people in line and it took ONE HOUR to get inside. Once inside, there was virtually no moving around as the crowd was so huge there was almost no floor space available for walking.

ARs were flying out of there, and it seemed like the floor price level was in the $2600 range, with some tricked out versions going for close to $5k. Ammo was plentiful but price was up about %50 from the last time I bought any. And guys were wheeling out hand trucks of it.

The dealers were saying that today was nothing compared to what they expect tomorrow. One reloading supplier told me he expects to have virtually no inventory to pack up and haul home at the end of Sunday.

Yep, Barack Hussein Obamao is the nation's #1 gun salesman for the fifth year in a row.

Now, back to "Going Galt."


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To: Taxman

I’m glad you are in touch.

Some people just roll their eyes and go back to watching Dancing With the Stars...


51 posted on 12/28/2012 8:22:09 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: crusher

Prices last week in KC started the incredible jump - it’s just going to get worse until this current gun-control stupidity creep gets shut down.


52 posted on 12/28/2012 8:22:54 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: djf
5,000 regular troops could paralyze America.

24 hours after that, Tea Party people and just about everybody else would be peeing their pants and begging for mercy.

Utter BS

Forget that nonsense. Where do you thing the suff in the store comes from. There are many who still know about that.

53 posted on 12/28/2012 8:23:43 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: crusher

I have a neighbor that builds weapons, mostly custom AR/AK type platforms with other military type fun like 25mm and .50 cal. Got HUGE order last week for several THOUSAND AR-15s. Client expects to do 5 years of business in 6 months.


54 posted on 12/28/2012 8:31:29 PM PST by fuente
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To: crusher

I have a neighbor that builds weapons, mostly custom AR/AK type platforms with other military type fun like 25mm and .50 cal. Got HUGE order last week for several THOUSAND AR-15s. Client expects to do 5 years of business in 6 months.


55 posted on 12/28/2012 8:31:35 PM PST by fuente
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To: djf

Close to a million criminals (polidiots or not) and rouge LEO’s and FLEAS’s On the roads 24/7 now .... Trying to take what’s ours.

Just another day ....:o)


56 posted on 12/28/2012 8:33:09 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Antoninus II

daft comment - lots of city folks have gardens or friends who garden. Seattle is making for park and school land available for this.


57 posted on 12/28/2012 8:49:44 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: djf

You,Sir
Are Wrong.
5000 manning Checkpoints???


58 posted on 12/28/2012 8:53:40 PM PST by Big Red Badger
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To: djf

“24 hours after that, Tea Party people and just about everybody else would be peeing their pants and begging for mercy.”

Is that you or the whiskey writing that line?

Or do you simply not know many TEA party members?


59 posted on 12/28/2012 9:00:59 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: crusher

Yikes! I’m going to my first auction tomorrow and figure I will either overpay for what I want, or turn right back around because of the sheer volume of people.


60 posted on 12/28/2012 9:03:33 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: djf

5,000 troops from where? Crack Rangers or Seals? Not likely.

Combat hardened soldiers or Marines? Doubt it.

These American troops you envision shutting this country down all have families living in this country. Doubt they will want to endanger them, or do all of them get evacuated (become refugees) to “safe” political zones.

How will these roadblockers be protected? They will need resupply and an evac route, both real tough to do when their vehicle becomes inop. Sabotage is the number one enemy of occupying forces, no gunz needed. After the first several groups are found hiking “back to their lines” buck nekkid, their buddies will have little enthusiasm for taking their place.


61 posted on 12/28/2012 9:12:00 PM PST by wrench
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To: djf

I believe government drones trump banging on doors to collect our guns. This isn’t the 90’s. Obumma needs no enforcers, though his 53% are voting like they would love to off us, with or without drone use. Just cuz.


62 posted on 12/28/2012 9:15:36 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

“Magpul 30rd $40”

FrogDad bought 50 30-round PMags today at the local QM store (he’d had his name on a list) for $14 each.


63 posted on 12/28/2012 9:41:35 PM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: crusher

Wow...
BUMP for great freeping.

Stories like this make me glad I’m already armed to the teeth.
Still want more, though.

Guns and rifles (and ammo!) are a better investment than gold, and more “barterable”.


64 posted on 12/28/2012 9:47:45 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: crusher

BTW, I recommend to freepers:
1. Learn how to pack your own shells and store powder.
2. Invest in a good scope or two.
3. If you can find night vision, just buy it.
4. If you can find silencers, just buy them (or make your own - google)
5. If you can find a quality vest or two, just buy them.
6. Booby trap your storage area (and, of course, drill your family regularly on how to access it and how NOT to.)

Good luck everybody.
Congratulations once again to America for re-electing an African communist as its president.
Chins up! Remember America fondly for what it once was.


65 posted on 12/28/2012 9:58:04 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: djf
If done right, it would take a lot less than most people realize.

(shrug)
That strategy would mainly hurt the people in the concentrated Democrat parasite nests ("cities"), so who cares? Out here, I have woods and deer and turkey and fish, and gardens and chickens and fruit trees, big territorial dogs and plenty of guns and ammo. I even have gas masks.

Anyway, how long would it take for the "troops" to give Ubanga the finger and just quit?

66 posted on 12/28/2012 10:08:46 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: MtnClimber
It is being reported on the news that in Colorado (where Colorado Bureau of Investigations lightly staffed personnel handle background checks) that they currently have a backlog of 10,000 checks and that their “instant check” program is currently taking 10 days.

That would work. I believe it's federal law that says the check CANNOT take more than 3 business days without a deny or a proceed being issued. If no reply is received on the background check by the third business day, then the dealer can transfer the firearm to the buyer.

67 posted on 12/28/2012 10:45:04 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: MtnClimber
Hi Mountain Climber,

Today I heard from a gentleman attempting to purchase a gun in Colorado from a retail store that the Government One Call 1-800 number was disconnected. A few states use their own background check departments, but many rely on the government hot line. Maybe it was just a temporary outage but the store was unable to make the sale. And you have to admit, shutting down the hot line would be exactly something that Obama would do. Anyone experience this today?

68 posted on 12/28/2012 11:02:28 PM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: VeniVidiVici

ah! interesting.


69 posted on 12/28/2012 11:04:58 PM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: BartMan1; Nailbiter; stanley windrush

ping


70 posted on 12/28/2012 11:06:24 PM PST by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: Lancey Howard; crusher
Sunday:

Monday:

Tuesday:

Magrack:


71 posted on 12/28/2012 11:15:23 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: fuente
Got HUGE order last week for several THOUSAND AR-15s. Client expects to do 5 years of business in 6 months.

Where does he think he's going to get his parts supply? He'll be lucky to get enough to assemble half a dozen rifles in the next six months. AKs may be a little better, but AR production is halted waiting for legal clarification.

72 posted on 12/28/2012 11:26:01 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: steve86

Dunno where you’re getting that. Most AR manufacturers and parts manufacturers are spooling up and going as fast as they can.


73 posted on 12/29/2012 12:16:08 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Casie
"And you have to admit, shutting down the hot line would be exactly something that Obama would do. Anyone experience this today?"

I bought a handgun today and the background check took 4 minutes. No problem here in Alabama.

74 posted on 12/29/2012 1:25:52 AM PST by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: lwoodham

good to hear!


75 posted on 12/29/2012 1:29:27 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: crusher

You take Columbine, Virginia tech, the batman movie shooting and now this latest one one, and what do they ALL have in common? GUN FREE ZONES, each and all. The bad guys knew before hand that there would be NO ONE there who could fight back, cause they would all be unarmed.

And what about places where guns are allowed? Take the NRA convention some time back in Charlotte. TEN ACRES of guns, and not one shooting, either in anger or by accident.


76 posted on 12/29/2012 3:43:50 AM PST by weezel
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To: crusher

Bookmark


77 posted on 12/29/2012 4:03:12 AM PST by Purdue Pete
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To: MtnClimber

I suppose I’m considered “extreme” by many for my views on this, but I oppose these background checks under any circumstances and I’m old enough to remember when there weren’t any.

Think about the purpose of the 2nd Amendment to begin with and the fact that we now have that very government “approving” our excercise of this right. It’s like asking the Fox if we have permission to guard the chickens.

F the Fox!


78 posted on 12/29/2012 4:11:13 AM PST by MachIV
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To: MachIV

I don’t have a problem per se with background checks to filter out felons and crazies, but I can definitely see the system being abused by a rogue criminal administration like the one in power now. In fact, there are whispers that the system is grinding to a halt even now.

The only solution to patriots that want to stay below the radar is to “buy black” and that is a crappy choice to have to make. :(


79 posted on 12/29/2012 4:26:41 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Antoninus II
City folk haven't a clue. They think the origin of food is a truck...



(Not my image...)

80 posted on 12/29/2012 5:24:59 AM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Bushmaster just sent me a Confirmation Notice this morning that they’d received my order (5 days after placing on 12/24) and that it was being processed. Hot-damn!


81 posted on 12/29/2012 5:42:59 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: Moonman62

You sir have hit the nail on the head.

Romney was a “Republican” from the North East. Around my parts he would be called a “Liberal Democrat”. His stand on guns was not much different from Obama’s.

Remember GHW Bush and the first Assault Weapons Ban? We stayed home for that election, and slick Willie went to Washington. Slick did less harm to the second amendment.

If the Republicans want to win they need a candidate who brings the pro gun voters to the polls with enthusiasm.


82 posted on 12/29/2012 6:34:42 AM PST by AlbertWang
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To: crusher
The dealers were saying that today was nothing compared to what they expect tomorrow. One reloading supplier told me he expects to have virtually no inventory to pack up and haul home at the end of Sunday.

I talked with a local guy I know slightly, yesterday. His little company makes high end handloading equipment. He says his business (which I would expect to be not really applicable) has been insanely busy.

He told me about another local manufacturer that's making thirty thousand AR lowers, a week. (This would be the back end of the chain, making raw aluminum into a part, for the likes of Bushmaster, et al.)

83 posted on 12/29/2012 6:42:07 AM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: crusher

I’ve not yet been to one of these gatherings they call “gun shows”.

How would I find where there’s going to be one in my general area (65 miles north of NYC, in CT)...?


84 posted on 12/29/2012 7:00:38 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

I always went to huge gun shows in Houston with my husband because there were tables and tables full of antiques of every kind. For some reason they stopped with the antiques and I haven’t been back since.

One time my husband took a Dutch friend, very liberal but nice. The guy came back and looked like he had been clubbed in the head. He said he didn’t know that many guns existed in the entire world and being anti gun, he was despondent.


85 posted on 12/29/2012 7:13:21 AM PST by Ditter
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To: MachIV

Here in Colorado people can do face-to-face sales and are only supposed to check the drivers license of the buyer to make sure they are a resident of the state. That is the only way I buy anymore.


86 posted on 12/29/2012 8:02:57 AM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: djf; All

Done right, those 5,000 troops would not last 3 days.

The people who are the greatest threat to them already have food for months.

It would all depend on who controlled the information flow.

If you control the information flow, you do not need the 5,000 troops.


87 posted on 12/29/2012 9:53:34 AM PST by marktwain
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To: MtnClimber

Isn’t that a violation of the law? To make the “Instant” background check take longer than 72 hours?

Thanks for reminding me about Tanner. I’m off tomorrow.


88 posted on 12/29/2012 10:04:19 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: RandallFlagg

I thought there was a time limit too, but just telling what I heard on the radio news report.


89 posted on 12/29/2012 11:43:28 AM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: Spktyr

I read it on the Internet so it must be true.


90 posted on 12/29/2012 2:08:18 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: crusher

From the DC Examiner: Fear of gun ban spurs sales

http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/fear-of-firearm-ban-spurs-gun-sale/article/2517110


91 posted on 12/29/2012 10:28:01 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: djf
5,000 regular troops could paralyze America. Just set them up at selected choke points on the Interstate highway system.

Gonna be hard for them to choke the system while they're ducking incoming rounds.

92 posted on 11/02/2013 3:31:41 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (www.greenhornshooting.com)
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