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ARs/AKs flying off the shelves...

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by DaveG, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. DaveG

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    Gun sales are up... but the local store owner tells me he has had the AKs and ARs flying off shelves, and has many models on backorder... Also, according to him, Colt and Bushmaster are producing over double what they do normally.

    So....

    Are folks "getting them while they can" or preparing for a SHTF scenario? Is it related to the next election solely, or are their outside factors? What are your thoughts?

    Why not other firearms... pistols, shotguns, rimfire...?
     
  2. Ruble Noon

    Ruble Noon "Cracker"

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    Romney's gun banning history is well known.
     

    Last edited: Apr 25, 2012

  3. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    This news is about 6 months behind the power curve
     
  4. JFrame

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    The thing of it is -- I love those single-shot Contenders, and all the voracious buying of AR's and AK's doesn't seem to be lowering the cost of single-shots one bit... [​IMG]


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  5. I've talked with 2 brand new gun owners at the local gun shop, they say it's just not worth taking a chance that you may need a rifle if anything happened, fear of goverment, SHTF, almost anything you can think of is bothering people,

    I better go get a few thousand more rounds of ammo.
     
  6. JBnTX

    JBnTX Texas

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    It has nothing to do with Romney.

    Fear of an Obama second term is fueling the gun buying spree.
     
  7. Ruble Noon

    Ruble Noon "Cracker"

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    How do you know? How many gun bans have Obama and Romney signed?
     
  8. 4TS&W

    4TS&W 2A RKBA 4EVER

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    here and there...
    Facepalm... not this crap again.

    Which on was in St. Louis at the NRA meeting this year?

    You don't do that if you are planning on gun bans...
     
  9. Wanna bet? Fear of both of them is driving it. :wavey:
     
  10. Ruble Noon

    Ruble Noon "Cracker"

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    Reagan spoke at an NRA convention in 1983.
     
  11. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    It's a little bit of everything. If you can think of a reason, someone out there has probably made a purchase for that reason. The few that have come to me for advise for their first gun in the last few months, has mainly been a general feeling that bad times were on the way.
     
  12. 4TS&W

    4TS&W 2A RKBA 4EVER

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    here and there...
    Well, this isn't 1983.

    In 1983 we didn't have:

    Heller
    McDonald
    A sunsetted AWB
    a track record of pro gun election wins
    CCW almost completely nationwide, most of it shall issue

    It's the other side that is on the ropes.. and if Romney is as wishy washy as everyone says, he'll see which side his bread is buttered on.
     
  13. Ruble Noon

    Ruble Noon "Cracker"

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    What did we get in 1986?
     
  14. The Machinist

    The Machinist No Compromise

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    People know that Obama is a guaranteed win this November. I'm glad I got my last AR put together a couple months ago.
     
  15. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    Nothing is guaranteed. But there is a pretty good chance Romney or Obama will win.
     
  16. Atomic Punk

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    i hope nothing gets banned. of course i also hope obama get booted.

    regardless i have wanted to add an AR or two to my collection. but with how things are, who knows when i'll be able to find a job i can afford to buy more guns. or cover all my bills for that matter.
     
  17. Ewalk

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    IMHO. It is probably because AR's and AK's are awesome!
     
  18. DOC44

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    Was in a gun shop today and they were talking about nobody buying or even asking about 22's... rifles or pistols.

    Doc44
     
  19. HarlDane

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    Perhaps you could expand on the political climate Romney signed the bill under and describe what kind of gun laws would have been passed by the veto proof MA legislature had he not compromised and signed it?

    Or are you only interested in half truths?