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Old 11-12-2008, 07:21 PM   #11
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I'm not even trying to buy now. I've expressed it before but I don't think the AWB if implemented will be done quickly. So come March/April your going to have a ton of people with AR's and a sagging economy so I expect to see a huge influx of cheap AR/AK for sale.
That's what I'm hoping for myself.
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Well, I am not sure sure folks will be getting rid of their stock too soon, as we have 4 years of O and potentially 8 (oh the horror).

That being said, my opinion is that there are also other drivers of this surge in purchasing various firearms & ammo--in particular the aforementioned sagging economy.

Crime is bound to go up. I have two girlfriends who this week asked me to help them get CCWs (they are shotgunners, and just have not yet bothered to get pistol permit). They are concerned about the spike in crime and would like to get pistols.

That being said, you are correct about the timeline. I know legislation--having been politically involved for more than a decade. First, O needs to be inaugerated, which will not happen until Jan 20. Then he needs all his appointments and transition stuff to take place (its a huge amount of work). so at a bare minimum we are looking at Feb 1st. Then session needs to get up and running and the bill needs to go through committees etc.

So, in my mind, it IS coming eventually, but I dont think we will start to see antigun movement until after Feb 1.

That said however, we are dealing with a whole new era here, and we have a single party holding 95% of the cards, so anything is possible. O might try and flex executive orders, or have an emergency session or who knows...

Pelosi is already calling for a special "lame duck" session to happen next week to pass legislation to bail out the auto industry (dont even get me started on that).

So theoritically something could happen soon, but logistically, its probably more lik 3 to 6 months (not that THAT is any better either).

Just my purely unscientific hypothetical out of the loop thought process, so make of it what you want.

I already have my guns & ammo hoarded downstairs next to the tinfoil and bottled water hahah.

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I'm not even trying to buy now. I've expressed it before but I don't think the AWB if implemented will be done quickly. So come March/April your going to have a ton of people with AR's and a sagging economy so I expect to see a huge influx of cheap AR/AK for sale.
God, I hope and pray you are right..............
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Well, I am not sure sure folks will be getting rid of their stock too soon, as we have 4 years of O and potentially 8 (oh the horror).

That being said, my opinion is that there are also other drivers of this surge in purchasing various firearms & ammo--in particular the aforementioned sagging economy.

Crime is bound to go up. I have two girlfriends who this week asked me to help them get CCWs (they are shotgunners, and just have not yet bothered to get pistol permit). They are concerned about the spike in crime and would like to get pistols.

That being said, you are correct about the timeline. I know legislation--having been politically involved for more than a decade. First, O needs to be inaugerated, which will not happen until Jan 20. Then he needs all his appointments and transition stuff to take place (its a huge amount of work). so at a bare minimum we are looking at Feb 1st. Then session needs to get up and running and the bill needs to go through committees etc.

So, in my mind, it IS coming eventually, but I dont think we will start to see antigun movement until after Feb 1.

That said however, we are dealing with a whole new era here, and we have a single party holding 95% of the cards, so anything is possible. O might try and flex executive orders, or have an emergency session or who knows...

Pelosi is already calling for a special "lame duck" session to happen next week to pass legislation to bail out the auto industry (dont even get me started on that).

So theoritically something could happen soon, but logistically, its probably more lik 3 to 6 months (not that THAT is any better either).

Just my purely unscientific hypothetical out of the loop thought process, so make of it what you want.

I already have my guns & ammo hoarded downstairs next to the tinfoil and bottled water hahah.
Wait, you have 2 girlfriends?

Nice!
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Wait, you have 2 girlfriends?

Nice!
Not quite what you think Brother - that's Lady Musket that you are talking too.... and I assume she means female accomplices, er, friends.
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I won't ever get rid of my AR, cause if the economy sags to much and I can't afford food, then those hunting seasons won't matter crap to me. I'm sorry but I will drop a deer in July to eat if I have to. Plus, with my first kid on the way, no-one in my house goes hungry.

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The only connection I'm not making is that a huge fear is confiscation. Why are so many investing in firearms that could potentially be taken?

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The only connection I'm not making is that a huge fear is confiscation. Why are so many investing in firearms that could potentially be taken?
It's more a concern of a new gun ban rather than door-to-door confiscation. With previous bans, new firearms sales were banned but owners of banned firearms were permitted to keep them. If there is a new ban in the near future, people expect the stuff they buy today will be grandfathered and left alone.

As for any attempts at confiscation, that's a different story which would not play out well.
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As expected, demand is out srtipping supply for AR's thus driving prices to "PROFITEERING" levels for sellers. However, there is a SILVER LINING... for us that are looking for "other" weapons.

I was hanging out in the parking lot at my local gun dealer shootin' the breeze with fellow gun owners, and watching people going into the shop. Once in a while someone would bring a trade-in hoping to save a buck or two. Some guy pulls up and gets a Mossberg 500A Tactical Conversion out of his car. I said "nice shotgun" you selling it? He replies that he hopes he can use it for trade-in on an AR. I said yes you can, but you won't get much for it. Maybe 75 dollars tops. He said OK, SO I WHIPPED OUT $75.00 and bought me a really nice Mossberg 500A.

And here is is... I even got 5 boxes of Winchester high-brass #4 shells with it.

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Ah, Dillinger outed me I don't pack heat the same way as you gents do

Yes Matt, I am female, Dillinger correctly noted that those would be my accomplises.. ha.

There is definitely a good buy market out there for shotguns. My husband is awfully lucky, as our collection of sxs has increased significantly in the last 6 months.

The downside: now I need to buy yet another safe...sigh.....

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