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Gun Frenzy: Photos Show How Quickly Stores Across the Nation Are Selling Out: “Lines Out the Door”
SHTF Plan ^ | 12/22/12 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 12/22/2012 3:22:13 PM PST by Kartographer

After nationwide calls to ban assault rifles and high-capacity magazines following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Americans concerned about the government’s coming move to restrict the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession of firearms deemed too dangerous to be in the hands of private citizens are cleaning out gun stores from coast to coast.

While some retailers have made the decision to suspend sales and stop selling certain firearms altogether, others are seeing sales skyrocket to never before seen levels. Parking lots are packed and hopeful shoppers are waiting hours for their chance to get their hands on weapons, parts and magazines that may soon be banned under Federal mandates.

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1 posted on 12/22/2012 3:22:22 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 12/22/2012 3:23:40 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Every gun you buy at a gun store now comes with a sales receipt and a background check telling the authorities who you are what you bought and what to look for when they come to grab those guns.

If I cannot buy from an individual with none of this I wouldn’t buy.


3 posted on 12/22/2012 3:31:23 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Kartographer
Remember when FDR confiscated gold? If you owned gold you were a criminal - safety deposit boxes were all sealed and the banks were unable to open them (for you) until an IRS agent was called........fast forward. Guns are ruled illegal weapons for anyone not in the military or Guard by rhat a$$hat in the White Hut (issues and EO). You keep yours - your libtard neighbor or relative turns you in to big sis or erik the holder - you instantly go on the terrorists watch list. No more banking no more flying, yada yada.

I have libtard relatives that believe this clown walks on water and would turn me in for a dollar bill - you don't think the brown shirts will be out in force?
4 posted on 12/22/2012 3:34:07 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Venturer
Every gun you buy at a gun store now comes with a sales receipt and a background check telling the authorities who you are what you bought and what to look for when they come to grab those guns.

Ruger alone sold over 1,000,000,000 firearms just this year. How many people does uncle have at his disposal to confiscate all the guns present in the US?

5 posted on 12/22/2012 3:35:39 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Honestly, just one manufacturer — over a BILLION firearms? I had no idea!


6 posted on 12/22/2012 3:38:13 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86
Honestly, just one manufacturer — over a BILLION firearms? I had no idea!

Ooops, sorry about that, just a meagerly one million.

7 posted on 12/22/2012 3:41:15 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Kartographer
I look forward to the deals on off the books guns when
people start selling their excess to make their budgets work.
8 posted on 12/22/2012 3:41:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Ruger alone sold over 1,000,000,000 firearms just this year.

OVER ONE BILLION? I'm a little skeptic on that figure.

FMCDH(BITS)

9 posted on 12/22/2012 3:43:18 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Well we don’t know yet, it hasn’t come about, but I am sure if confiscation comes he will try the police departments first, the military second , and the UN third.


10 posted on 12/22/2012 3:43:53 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
Every gun you buy at a gun store now comes with a sales receipt and a background check

And that's something new?

11 posted on 12/22/2012 3:45:35 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Ooops, sorry about that, just a meagerly one million.

It gives them something to aim for in 2013. They have the best salesman in the world on their side now. LOL

12 posted on 12/22/2012 3:46:19 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Alaska Wolf

1,000,000,000

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Really? one billion?


13 posted on 12/22/2012 3:52:12 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Nope: Just saying that if you buy from a store you will be the first in line to be paid a visit if guns are banned.


14 posted on 12/22/2012 3:53:11 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Alaska Wolf

Yeah and their stock took a hit too. I took the opportunity to load up on some RGR and SWHC stock. Assault weapons aside they have plenty on their lines that won’t be affected by an assault ban. Plus somebody has to supply the troops and cops in weaponry.


15 posted on 12/22/2012 3:53:31 PM PST by BipolarBob (I survived the Lindsay Lohan Bar, Grill and Fight Club.)
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To: Venturer
he will try the police departments first, the military second

My local PD has about 20 officers. They aren't going to collect any firearms, they want to go home, and they have personal firearms of their own.

My military buddies from the base nearby aren't going to be interested in going house to house, either. They know the score on the price of that.

Blue helmets make great targets.

/johnny

16 posted on 12/22/2012 3:54:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Went to Walmart yesterday. They had only a couple of .22LR AR clones left, and they sold while I was there. They had no .223 ammo.


17 posted on 12/22/2012 3:56:56 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Kartographer

Working on it about 2 weeks too late though. Will sell back one of the lowers I think to fund the rest I need to build. Any suggestions on best place to learn to build one?;-)


18 posted on 12/22/2012 3:57:22 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: Cheerio
I have libtard relatives that believe this clown walks on water and would turn me in for a dollar bill

Slip/fall accidents are still a major cause of accidental deaths in the US. Just saying. And winter is here.

/johnny

19 posted on 12/22/2012 4:00:10 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Chipper
Any suggestions on best place to learn to build one?;-)

Basic training will certainly show you where all the parts are, what they are called, what they do, and how to clean and maintain them. The NCOs are very, very careful about covering everthing until you understand. ;)

/johnny

20 posted on 12/22/2012 4:03:01 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Exactly, there’s going to be a neighborhood watch that rewards snitches and religious Christian zealots. There are plenty of marginally employable ‘brownshirts’ already placed upon TSA, DHS and Justice Department lists developed to rally to the red banner. We know these animals by their street names, but soon they’ll all have badges.


21 posted on 12/22/2012 4:04:36 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: Venturer
Well we don’t know yet, it hasn’t come about, but I am sure if confiscation comes he will try the police departments first, the military second , and the UN third.

Man, did you ever leave out the most important layer in the equation!

22 posted on 12/22/2012 4:04:41 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Exactly, there’s going to be a neighborhood watch that rewards snitches and religious Christian zealots. There are plenty of marginally employable ‘brownshirts’ already placed upon TSA, DHS and Justice Department lists developed to rally to the red banner. We know these animals by their street names, but soon they’ll all have badges.


23 posted on 12/22/2012 4:04:41 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Exactly, there’s going to be a neighborhood watch that rewards snitches and religious Christian zealots. There are plenty of marginally employable ‘brownshirts’ already placed upon TSA, DHS and Justice Department lists developed to rally to the red banner. We know these animals by their street names, but soon they’ll all have badges.


24 posted on 12/22/2012 4:04:44 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: Alaska Wolf

1,000,000,000

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Really? one billion?


25 posted on 12/22/2012 4:06:12 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Cheerio

Too bad for you that you didn’t have a boating accident of sorts .......


26 posted on 12/22/2012 4:11:28 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Basic training will certainly show you where all the parts are, what they are called, what they do, and how to clean and maintain them.

LMAO!!

27 posted on 12/22/2012 4:12:33 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Older folks tend to have unregistered weapons from many years ago, right? When did background checks start; isn’t that when the govn. would know you had one, but before that they wouldn’t?


28 posted on 12/22/2012 4:14:05 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Kartographer
Those pics from shtfplan look like plenty compared to the gun shops I've visited lately.
Picture in your mind the scene from 'How the Grinch stole Christmas'

"Then the last thing he took Was the log for their fire.
Then he went up the chimney himself, the old liar.
On their walls he left nothing but hooks, and some wire.
29 posted on 12/22/2012 4:16:46 PM PST by 45semi (Sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from existential evil.-Packwoods Law)
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To: Marcella

Why dont we sell weapons to each other?


30 posted on 12/22/2012 4:17:43 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: houeto

Man, did you ever leave out the most important layer in the equation!

What is the most important layer?


31 posted on 12/22/2012 4:18:38 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Marcella
All the important encroachments to the 2nd amendment happened in 1934 and 1968. I don't remember when the 4472 form started, but probably '68.

The revolver that my grandfather carried when he preached in a small church in Arkansas has a serial number, but I'm pretty sure he didn't fill out any paperwork for it.

It's pretty much the same as one you might own, but this one has stories to tell. ;)

/johnny

32 posted on 12/22/2012 4:20:00 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer
Thank God for the good news. American Constitutionalists getting armed to protect America from the Democratic/Communists dictatorship we are now slipping under.
33 posted on 12/22/2012 4:24:43 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Cheerio

The crux in that case was the middleman - the favored target of the Leftist, being someone not interested in high stakes games of oppression. Leave your gold in the hands of someone not willing to risk death or incarceration, and risk it’s theft. Look for the same in the gun issue: who can be threatened, in safety to the perpetrator, to consent to confiscation or supply chain disruption. You may say “FMCDH!” but your favorite FFL won’t sell you guns or ammo if the BATFE won’t process any of his paperwork.


34 posted on 12/22/2012 4:24:55 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: houeto
Am I right? I could teach the class with a cold and a hangover. Everyone. Will. Get. It. Or get recycled.

/johnny

35 posted on 12/22/2012 4:25:10 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“All the important encroachments to the 2nd amendment happened in 1934 and 1968. I don’t remember when the 4472 form started, but probably ‘68.”

I know for damn sure I have one that isn’t registered. It is circa Revolutionary/Civil war and uses black powder and ball. It’s a long, long, rifle and extremely heavy. Since powder and ball is sort of not modern ammo :o), I think that antique is safe.

So, you are saying, if one bought a modern type gun in 1934 and later, the govn. has the serial number of the gun? That doesn’t seem possible.


36 posted on 12/22/2012 4:29:11 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Kartographer

I can neither confirm nor deny that in the last week I may or may not have purchased $4000 worth of new firearms

...and then promptly lost them off the side of my boat.


37 posted on 12/22/2012 4:29:41 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: STD

“Christian zealots” “STD”

The jokes write themselves.


38 posted on 12/22/2012 4:30:14 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: Kartographer

In our area, many of the gun shops put signs up in their windows indicating they had NO AR-type rifles, no magazines, and no ammunition. If you did find a place that had those, their parking lots were full and the inside of the store was jammed. There was a similar look in one of the stores to the article - a wall full of rifles one day, devoid of rifles the next.


39 posted on 12/22/2012 4:30:25 PM PST by tstarr
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To: Alaska Wolf

Failure to turn in a weapon and thus becoming a felon passively by default is certainly something to be concerned about; however, you make a good point. The question is is our government prepared both in will and in resources to handle from a law enforcement standpoint millions upon millions of citizens becoming felons overnight or atleast in a short time?


40 posted on 12/22/2012 4:32:29 PM PST by MachIV
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To: STD
Exactly, there’s going to be a neighborhood watch that rewards snitches and religious Christian zealots.

All the Christian "zealots", including myself, that I know are heavily armed and would not turn in anyone. In fact, they would be the backbone of any resistance movement.

41 posted on 12/22/2012 4:32:59 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Marcella
Nyet. I think the form 4472s started in 1968. The only firearms registered after 1934 were your Thomson .45 that you can't afford to shoot, and other fully automatic firearms.

And 'registered' is a loaded word. If I go buy a crappy Bersa .380 today, I will fill out a form 4472 and it will get stored at the dealer's office, but fedgov is forbidden by law to keep a list of firearms associated with names of final purchasers.

If firearm xyz is found, there is a long and convoluted process that involves paper records to figure out who made it, who the brokers were, which gun shop wound up with it, and then, maybe, if you didn't lie on the 4472, they can tie it to a name.

/johnny

42 posted on 12/22/2012 4:37:46 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Marcella

Background checks started in 1994(I think), but filling out the 4473, a form that normally is never destroyed and is sent to the FBI after a dealer goes out of business(I think) has been in effect since the passing of the 1968 Gun Control Act, roughtly 44 years. Having said that, if a private citizen sells a weapon to another private citizen, a transaction that in many states does not require any paperwork, the government functionally loses all trace of where it went.


43 posted on 12/22/2012 4:39:51 PM PST by MachIV
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To: MachIV
and thus becoming a felon passively by default is certainly something to be concerned about;

Yeah, because the asbestos siding tiles on my house are much less of a concern.

After a while, it's like the race card. I just don't give a rat's pointy little tail anymore.

Sure. They can kill me once. I can't even be recycled properly, or made into stew.

A man can only cower for so long before he says, 'eff 'em.

/johnny

44 posted on 12/22/2012 4:41:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer
Buy now there might not be a later.

Santa is bringing me a 9mm carbine.

Not an AR or AK, but it is a scarey looking black gun. Can't pick it up until Jan 2nd. I'm already shopping for hi-cap mags for it.

:)

45 posted on 12/22/2012 4:42:49 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“If firearm xyz is found, there is a long and convoluted process that involves paper records to figure out who made it, who the brokers were, which gun shop wound up with it, and then, maybe, if you didn’t lie on the 4472, they can tie it to a name.”

Then, I don’t know enough about this process. I bought a gun and filled out paperwork. The guy did a background check and I walked out with the gun. What does the government know about my purchase? You are saying they don’t know I bought it? Is it that the background check says I bought one but they don’t know what kind? Is that it? Sorry to sound dumb about this, but I didn’t major in guns. All I can do is test people and say whether or not they are sane and I can fix a wound or even deliver a baby. But I don’t know about gun registration or whatever the hell it is since I am now mixed up about the whole thing.


46 posted on 12/22/2012 4:45:49 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Domandred; All

Can y’all cool it with the boating accident crap?

It wasn’t funny the first million times and it is damn irritating now.


47 posted on 12/22/2012 4:46:05 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: nothingnew

See post #7.


48 posted on 12/22/2012 4:49:22 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Venturer

I don’t think any of those three agencies has what it would take to pull it off, and I think they and their masters know it, and are hoping we would accept a bluff. I don’t think we will.

Gun confiscation would require a SWAT team to go door to door like a nationwide Fallugah in every little town and major city in the land, either simultaneously or in blitz fashion. Many cops/troops wouldn’t accept the mission against fellow citizens in the first place, and for the ones who would they will find saboteurs and deserters common among their ranks. Even if all goes smoothly, the attrition rate would likely decimate &/or demoralize them by the end of the first block.

Even if reduced to smoke signals, folks are going to know when the cops/troops/UN-Rapists are on their way. Heavy arms are not going to add much to the equation either, unless they simply use weapons of mass destruction - not that Obama and his ilk wouldn’t.

Guerilla tactics and various forms of resistance will do to our troops what they did in every little hellhole we tried unsuccessfully to fight in since WWII, but on a much, much larger scale. Add to this the upwelling of anti-government sentiment when the troops come through Gestapo/Storm-trooper style or with tanks, or “soften up” the battlefield with pre-strike artillery barrages, and I think you get the picture.

The logistics behind such troop movements, especially bringing our own or foreign troops from overseas en mass, would be also be daunting.

Not going to happen, unless we are fooled by the bluff.


49 posted on 12/22/2012 4:51:27 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Eaker

“Can y’all cool it with the boating accident crap? It wasn’t funny the first million times and it is damn irritating now.”

Thanks goodness I don’t have a boating accident story to irritate you. I had a water leak in my house and my gun went down the drain with the water.

But I still have the rifle from the Revolutionary/Civil war.


50 posted on 12/22/2012 4:52:16 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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