Skip to comments.Bushmaster Rifle Prices Rise After Connecticut Shooting
Posted on 12/17/2012 7:47:03 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
ROSEVILLE (CBS13) Sen. Diane Feinstein is among those calling for more gun control as demand for bushmaster assault rifles skyrocket.
The price for a bushmaster has gone up by as much as 50 percent since Friday. The AR-15 assault rifle is the most popular style of rifle to buy, usually used for target practice or hunting small game. But, it was also a killers weapon of choice to gun down 26 people in Connecticut.
Now gun shop owners say it will cost a lot more. The AR-15 is now in the crosshairs of people calling for more gun control.
Everything that seems to be done politically just increases demand, gun owner Bob Raetz said.
The owner of Discount Shooter Supply in Roseville says since Fridays massacre more and more people are coming out to buy it, driving the prices up.
The price of these is going to go up at least 25 percent, and the parts are going up 50 percent. So, to build a rifle, itll cost 50 percent more as early as next year, owner Rob Frates said.
Frates says AR-15s are usually built to the owners specifications, and many of the parts are already selling out online.
Frates says the price jump is a run on guns fueled by fear these rifles will soon be illegal.
Its a common reaction and I dont think any gun owner believes it was the guns fault, said Raetz.
Unlike handguns, Frates says you dont need to register each long gun you own with a serial number.
Currently, you can purchase as many of these as you wish. Theres only one form to fill out, said Frates.
But he says come next year, that will change with legislation that was already in place.
Each one of these will now cost $25 to register, said Frates.
Meanwhile, some gun owners arent taking any chances and are stocking up now before its too late.
Theyll make them harder to get perhaps, but California is already very restrictive, said Raetz.
Frates believes the prices will just continue to rise as more and more people keep buying up all the guns and ammunition.
People are right to stock up now, things may well get very hairy in the near future. It is better to be prepared than not to be.
Senator Frankenstein has stumbled across the reality of the free market system.
S&W stock has tanked.
Buy on the dip
I believe bushmaster is held privately by the freedom group.
SWHC and RGR are public offerings
also OLN is public
Fellow @ Dunhams Sporting goods yesterday behind me....
“Gimme that Bushmaster...don’t need to see it, don’t need you to explain paperwork.”
So California is now going to require registering long guns?
What a bunch of perverted twisted Marxists.
Killer’s choice in CT?
I don’t think so.
Was it not left in the car?
Journalism...for when you are too stupid even for politics.
now saying he had 2.
but, it’s not like they wouldn’t make the story fit their agenda
Taurus is the only other public offering. Buy on the dip
“Journalism...for when you are too stupid even for politics.”
I’m going to be laughing at that every time I think about it! Thank you! :-)
“The AR-15 assault rifle is the most popular style of rifle...”
Make mine an AK...
It's not just Bushmaster, *every* semi-auto rifle that could possibly be impacted by this mess is going up in price. Pretty soon, Mini-14s will be bringing the same prices that ARs did last week. I'll bet we see $500 SKS carbines again very soon.
I am glad I already have my Stag Model 8. Just ordered 1200 rounds of IMI855. Ammo prices will soon skyrocket.
After the Oregon mall incident, I told him to quit farting around and go get it. I'll bet he didn't.
What the other FReeper said.
I've been laughing so hard at this nugget of truth that my side is aching. Thanks!
I still like the FAL better. Though my Ruger AR is making up for lost ground now. :D
“Killers choice in CT?
I dont think so.
Was it not left in the car?
Journalism...for when you are too stupid even for politics.”
Sorry bub, but ya’ll just ain’t keepin up.
I have video of the pump shotgun being pulled out of the trunk of Lanza’s car and a cop ejecting the shells into the trunk.
“The three weapons found near his dead body were the semiautomatic .223-caliber rifle made by Bushmaster and two handguns made by Glock and Sig Sauer.
A shotgun was found in his car nearby, according to Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance.”
Based on my vid and the coroner’s presser I’d have to say that description of the weapons used is true.
Who had the Israeli ammo? I buy that in bulk also but haven’t seen any lately.
Actually, the killer's weapon of choice was a batttleship-mounted 16-inch gun.
But he didn't use that on his victims, either.
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