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Old 01-06-2013, 02:56 PM   #21
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Maybe people didn't have the Money till after Christmas to buy one because they where UN-selfish. And now the holidays are over with they wanted to get a AR. And because of other peoples panic buying they can't find one at a affordable price.

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I don't see the need to do anything. Congress has only passed 3% of the legislation that has hit the floor of congress in the past 4 years. Most of these bills were not controversial or earth shattering, just simple things that needed to be done. Now you all are talking about a hot button topic that is just a distraction. It has a 3% chance of passing if it was an every day topic. We have democrats putting up a petition saying they will vote republican if crazy gun laws are passed. We have two petitions to impeach diane feinstein one of them proposes charging her with treason. You all really think selling your guns for a low price is needed? Gimme a break!

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Maybe people didn't have the Money till after Christmas to buy one because they where UN-selfish. And now the holidays are over with they wanted to get a AR. And because of other peoples panic buying they can't find one at a affordable price.
And that is the current AR owners problem because???????????????????
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And that is the current AR owners problem because???????????????????
It's not current AR owners problem. I just understand where bluez is coming from. I could care less about AR's.
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Disagree.
Why? U missed the boat , not us sitting on a so called pile. I don't feel sorry for the unprepared people. They had their chance to acquire one. I mean would u wait to look for food and water after u ran out? It was common sense to stock up on ammo get your needs before not after the fact. I wouldn't sell a single one for even 3X of what I paid or even 3x of what the current market is bringing




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make it expensive enough that flipping is not worth the effort. or make sure its a decent guy and sell it w/ the understanding he wont flip.

Come on guys this is a non brainer:

There is no reason for some of us to sit on a small hill of AR's, while our fellow citizens are handwringly emptying out their savings to what are basically scalpers.

I really thought this to be a common sense no brainer social service.

But I felt it was important to do my small part to help alleviate the glut the enemy caused , create political allies and make fellow americans more effective at fighting tyranny.

Its a win-win-win all around.
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I understand the OPs point, but at the same time, I feel like a lot of other owners in that I don't really sell guns unless I am replacing them. Even then I just add to my collection. Gun sales usually lead to regret. Even the safe queens.

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I think of it like this why sell to the already late and unprepared when they could use it against u during their other unpreparedness

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well for the most part i have to agree that many of these people buying and paying outlandish prices are only doing so because they fear an AWB. last month many had no desire to own one, and now they do?

i can understand the position of those who did want one and this BS about an AWB in light of recent events and the holidays have driven prices up. IMO, they just need to sit back and bide their time until things settle down and get back to semblence of normalcy.

i own one AR platformed rifle, and wanted to either build or buy another. even if i had several, i don't for one minute feel obligated to sell it to someone else just because they don't have one. many people own several because they want them or have a use for them. at no point should they be made to feel guilty for having something others don't and made to feel they should have to share with others.

sorry but that just reeks of a socialist approach to gun ownership. a redistribution of AR's?

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I had a black rifle purchase planned months ago. My budgets are tight and my wife is kind enough to help me plan a purchase around April may of each year. I bought her a Walter pk380 for our 10th anniversary this year so was unable to get the AR I had planned. So I was going to build one this year. I sold my bodyguard 380 (didn't shoot or like it much) so we could get a few extra presents for the kids mid November with the understanding that when I got my Christmas bonus on Christmas Eve I could order a stripped lower and parts then in April may we would get our upper.

Needless to tell you guys but by the time my bonus came I was pretty depressed that I would not be able to make my goal happen. So replaced my pistol yesterday with a M&P .40c and going to try and stay optimistic that I can wait it out until prices are reasonable again. If a ban comes my obsession with owning one is not going to go away. So I suppose I will have to save the money on top of that to go through a Nfa to get one. Hope that people are ditching theirs cheap to avoid paying the tax on each rifle they own. Sorry recently my optimism only goes so far.

If I could have found somebody like the OP that would of gotten rid of a stripped lower at a reasonable price not pre bubble price but not double or more. I would have bought a lower and been satisfied for the time being. But that's just me I'm not a panic buyer ever. I will research and shop around for months before I make a purchase. Even with guns disappearing at the speed of light it took me from Christmas Eve until yesterday to decide what gun I was going to buy.

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I don't have any "extra" firearms. Truth be told, I'm more than a few short of what I'd like.

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