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Businesses struggle to keep up as gun sales skyrocket
kob.com ^

Posted on 01/27/2013 6:51:48 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

Assault rifles have become hot ticket items as gun control talks amp up.

“It’s tremendous, the increase in sales that we’ve had, we’ve increased ammo sales, AR-15s, you name it,” Larry’s Gun Shop representative Ron Abernathy said.

Stores statewide are struggling to keep up with the rush. Even ammunition has been hard to come by as gun owners stockpile supplies.

“There’s a lot of people that are scared [they won’t be able to buy, following new gun control regulations], and that’s a lot of the reason for ammo being scarce and hard to find,” Abernathy said.

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KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; guncontrol; obama; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/27/2013 6:51:52 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Assault rifles”

There is NO SUCH THING!!

It’s a made up term to scare the masses into submission.


2 posted on 01/27/2013 6:54:26 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Red in Blue PA
We won't have to be sent 5,000 miles to fight the next war.


3 posted on 01/27/2013 6:57:54 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
a friend of mine told me in some parts of Atlanta .223 is going for ~$1700 per 1000/1200
4 posted on 01/27/2013 7:07:16 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Red in Blue PA
You can get ammo online if you are willing to wait and watch.

I just ordered some 9mm Luger from BudsGunShop.com and CheaperthanDirt.com...should arrive Wednesday.

5 posted on 01/27/2013 7:08:33 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Red in Blue PA
And does anybody actually think all these millions of people that are running out to stock up in case a gun ban are obediently going to trot down and register there so-called “assault weapons” if the Feinstein bill passes?
6 posted on 01/27/2013 7:10:45 AM PST by apillar
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To: Chode

That’s crazy. It sure isn’t so that everybody can turn it in after an AWB ban.


7 posted on 01/27/2013 7:11:38 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Bigh4u2
They are Modern Sporting Rifes. Use it anywhere someone uses the "A" word.
8 posted on 01/27/2013 7:15:07 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Bigh4u2
“Assault rifles” There is NO SUCH THING!!

Is so - I saw a TV show where a guy, with an assault rifle, assaulted another guy by hitting him in the head with the butt of the rifle...if that ain't an assault rifle, I don't know what is.

9 posted on 01/27/2013 7:15:49 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: trebb

lol!


10 posted on 01/27/2013 7:19:17 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Yo-Yo

“They are Modern Sporting Rifes. “

Oh, I know.

I just get tired of the lame stream media using the term to try to scare the public.

It’s total bullhockey!


11 posted on 01/27/2013 7:21:37 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Some sobering figures for gun grabbers to ponder and understand:

1. Approximate population of the U.S. is 313 million.
2. Approximate number of firearms in private hands 300+ million and growing by millions each month.
3. Approximate percentage of population with one gun, 50%.
4. Guns added to American homes since 20 January 2009, 67 million+.
5. Approximate number of active duty Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is 2,23 million and Indian Army is 1,13 million (2.4 million total).
6. New guns purchased by Americans in November 2012 = 2 million; guns purchased in December 2012 = 2.7 million. Americans could have totally reequipped the standing armies of two of the world's largest populations and had 300,000+ new firearms left over.
7. Gun shows continue to be packed, gun shops are sold out of guns and ammo. People are not buying guns in order to turn them over to government thugs.
8. More and more county sheriffs are publicly announcing the will resist any gun grabs by FedGov.
9. More and more states have told the Feds they will arrest, try, convict and imprison any Feds trying to enforce a gun grab in their state.
10. New Yorkers (civilians and cops) are in open defiance of Gov. Cuomo’s and the Donkey Party's recent gun grab. Massive non-compliance.

The lines are being drawn in in the sand. People are choosing sides, they are armed, and they are pissed off. America realizes its system is broken and corrupt and it's about time to start shooting the bastards (and bitches). Are they listening? It doesn't appear so.

12 posted on 01/27/2013 7:22:17 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Chode; Travis McGee

That’s about right for good defensive ammo...plinking ammo should be much, much less (70 cents a round if you are lucky). Cheaperthandirt.com has some .223/5.56 ammo available, but the pickings are still pretty slim.


13 posted on 01/27/2013 7:22:24 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Washington Post: What a difference a day and a march make

More proof of media bias and the Liberal media’s goal of influencing America’s public opinion on issues of the day. The Washington Post featured a gallery of 12 photos from the gun control march Saturday with the headline: “Nearly 1000 march in D.C. for Gun Control”

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/


14 posted on 01/27/2013 7:22:42 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Travis McGee
sure sounds like it... maybe it's supply and demand or cash sales or maybe he was misinformed since he lives in Key West and got it from a friend of his, but that's what he said
15 posted on 01/27/2013 7:23:13 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Travis McGee

I saw 1000 rounds of CCI .22LR on gunbroker last night for $434 and the bidding still have time left!


16 posted on 01/27/2013 7:29:17 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: apillar

Heck yeah! $100.00 wally world card for a $1200.00 AR platform? Where do I line up? Mine has been acting VERY suspicious lately and I’m not sure if I trust it any more. Wait, I just remembered it got melted in the last Mt. Pinatubo eruption. Guess I won’t be getting those air jordans after all.

No “if”. Don’t think it will pass. Of course I thought the same in ‘94 and almost puked when it did.

Molon labe.


17 posted on 01/27/2013 7:44:52 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: apillar

Why would anyone comply with an unconstitutional law anyway?


18 posted on 01/27/2013 8:06:09 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Yo-Yo
"They are Modern Sporting Rifles. Use it anywhere someone uses the "A" word."

Excellent idea Yo-Yo!

19 posted on 01/27/2013 8:08:28 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Red in Blue PA

****Assault rifles have become hot ticket items as gun control talks amp up. ****

And to think, forty one years ago you could not give an AR away. No one wanted them (except me).

Everyone asked about it...”Can it kill a deer?” “What good is it?” “Looks like a Mattel toy.” “My .303 will outshoot it!” Even gun magazines of 1976 snorted at the thought of the AR being a serious rifle.

Ten years later they were the hot item along with the first AKs in the country. It seems that Mel Tappan got the ball really rolling on them back with his survival articles in GUNS AND AMMO magazine.


20 posted on 01/27/2013 8:09:34 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s insane. I bought 300 CCI Mini Mags at Walmart yesterday for under 25 bucks.


21 posted on 01/27/2013 8:14:14 AM PST by VOR78
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To: RoosterRedux
people are panic buying, but it's past the time to buy ammo now...
22 posted on 01/27/2013 8:32:52 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: RoosterRedux

Beware of the risk of ordering from Bud’s.


23 posted on 01/27/2013 8:42:42 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: RoosterRedux

Yeah....but they had some great, great deals a year or so ago on Lake City SS109 and steel core 7.62X39.......they came in ammo cans and in sealed tins. The only thing I got recently was I picked up 200 rds of 223 DRT I’d been meaning to order....they took 3 weeks plus to process. There was virtually nothing else available but those.


24 posted on 01/27/2013 8:53:01 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: School of Rational Thought

I’ve never had a problem. Tell me about yours.


25 posted on 01/27/2013 8:53:35 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Chode
At Cheaper Than Dirt for $399.79:

5.56 Nato (5.56x45mm), Federal XM855F, 62 Grain Steel Penetrator Lead Core Full Metal Jacket Bullet. 300 Round Box.

26 posted on 01/27/2013 9:01:52 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: RoosterRedux

I’d like to know how and when you ordered from Cheaper than Dirt.

I have been trying to load their site for over 2 weeks. I have tried to get on using every computer in my house, including my iPhone.

I just tried your link and it too doesn’t work. Tried from Google, still nothing. I have spent 2 weeks just trying to get on the site... nothing.

So, how are you doing it??


27 posted on 01/27/2013 9:33:27 AM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: Sawdring
that's $1200 for 900 rounds...

another $400 to bring it to 1200 is $1600

plus taxes, shipping and handling

damn near the same price

28 posted on 01/27/2013 9:43:41 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Gator113
I ordered from them last Friday morning and they've already shipped. Hope to receive ammo by Tues or Wed of next week.

Have you tried going to their site using another browser...perhaps your browser is blocking their site. I'm using Firefox.

29 posted on 01/27/2013 9:46:54 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Gator113

I just got on CTD with IE...so I guess browser is not the problem. Due you have a parental control turned on that might block ammo and gun sites?


30 posted on 01/27/2013 9:50:34 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: MasterGunner01

guns and ammo are more valuable than gold to me


31 posted on 01/27/2013 10:18:19 AM PST by ncpatriot
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To: RoosterRedux; Travis McGee
I bought ammo for a Remington rifle and shotgun and Ruger 38 special and Colt 38 before ammo dried up. Then, I bought a Ruger 22 lr after rifles were scarce and finally found Remington hollow points for it, 150 rounds, by searching day after day and that should get here next week.

But,guess what, had to buy ammo storage boxes so all these packs of ammo weren't jumbled together. Ammo storage boxes are not easily found, either - the most popular are not plentiful. Plus, needed shoulder strap for the 22 lr. The straps were easy to find, but not the storage boxes.

This morning I found the right boxes for individual cartridges of those various rounds but still needed two generic storage boxes for extra packs. FOUND ZOMBIE AMMO BOXES! They are good MTM boxes with place for lock, with a big picture of ZOMBIES on them - no way to not know what's in these boxes.

I found the MTM ZOMBIE ammo boxes on Amazon and not on any gun supply website. I am through with buying what I need to kill zombies with numerous weapons. My defense weapons belong to me and Hussein can pound sand, plus I live in Texas and we'll put that sucker in jail if he comes for our guns.

32 posted on 01/27/2013 11:03:17 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Gator113

I get on every time. You have other tech problems.


33 posted on 01/27/2013 11:04:52 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: RoosterRedux

This is strange as heck, it doesn’t matter what I do, it does not open. About a month ago I ordered extra 30 round mags for my 5.56 and I have never heard back from them. I guessed that they had gone out of business until I saw your post.

LOL... I don’t need parental control, unless my wife locked me out because I have spent nearly 2k on gun stuff this past month.


34 posted on 01/27/2013 11:06:13 AM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What are some of the best places to get ammunition to stock up on?


35 posted on 01/27/2013 11:25:51 AM PST by tbw2
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To: tbw2
“What are some of the best places to get ammunition to stock up on?”

Right now, I think it's luck to find ammo. I went to every gun company/supply on the web I could find and checked them every day because as soon as they get some, it's gone. If you check every day, you will eventually find some. I couldn't find a rifle, either, but by checking every day, up popped one in stock and I ordered it right then.

36 posted on 01/27/2013 11:31:58 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Cheaperthandirt.com has some .223/5.56 ammo available, but the pickings are still pretty slim.

And not all .223/5.56 is created equal. I only buy IMI, Lake City or Winchester Q3131.

37 posted on 01/27/2013 11:34:45 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Marcella

What is a good place to order it online, even if there is a delay in having it shipped?


38 posted on 01/27/2013 11:57:45 AM PST by tbw2
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To: tbw2

“What is a good place to order it online, even if there is a delay in having it shipped?”

I think Cabela’s, http://www.cabelas.com/ is a good place to look. That’s where I found Remington 22lr hollow points with delivery in two weeks. That was not a backorder. Some places allow a backorder and some are not even doing that since they have no idea when they will get any. I think Cabela’s is getting in ammo faster than others.


39 posted on 01/27/2013 12:06:29 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Gator113

Website worked for me. You must have a problem with your browser or something.


40 posted on 01/27/2013 12:11:31 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Gator113
I have also been spending considerably more since the re-election of the Communist.

Did CTD charge your credit card? They are still very much alive (I hope).

41 posted on 01/27/2013 12:20:31 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Gator113
just got on using FF no problem... does it give you an error message or say server not found?
42 posted on 01/27/2013 12:35:43 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ncpatriot

Exactly. And the guns and ammo allow you to keep your gold.


43 posted on 01/27/2013 1:11:30 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: RoosterRedux

It’s looks like every semi-auto rifle above a .22cal is suddenly “out of stock”.


44 posted on 01/27/2013 4:04:07 PM PST by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: Sarajevo
But the ammo manufacturers are humming and they will pick up the slack soon.

Or at least I hope so, I have a Windham Weaponry AR-15 flat-top on order with a local gun-dealer friend who ordered some at a recent gun show.

I may add a scope, but not much more...well, maybe a front grip.

But I count on accumulating plenty of defensive and practice ammo. It may take some time...but I'll get there.

In the meantime, I am armed with (among other things) a new Glock 26 and plenty of ammo (defensive and plinking)

45 posted on 01/27/2013 4:20:59 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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