Scare tactic? What say you


November 20, 2008, 11:16 AM
I have rec'd an Email from the guns america website advocating selling all your guns that you don't really use before the "new regime" takes over and imposes all sorts of restrictions no sales, transfers, etc. While that may be true, could they just want to promote sales to line their own pockets?

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November 20, 2008, 11:23 AM
I say they are trying to drum up business.

November 20, 2008, 11:23 AM
Hi Everyone,

Not really to not take the alarmist, scare tactic route but we feel compelled to email the hundreds of thousands of casual gun people who come here every month (in addition to the hundreds of thousands of gun nuts) that the election of Barack Obama is almost definitely going to bring changes to the gun laws in the form of new taxes and hoops for gun dealers to jump through, as well as permanent bans on individuals selling firearms themselves.

The days of being able to bring grandpa's old guns to a gun show and sell them off in an afternoon are probably going to be gone within a short amount of time after President Elect Obama gets into office.

Most likely the entire American tradition of the gunshow will disappear.

There is a lot of media attention today about people in a frenzy to BUY GUNS, because they are afraid that they won't be able to get them.

But for those of us with closets full of guns we don't and most likely will never shoot, guns that we've procrastinated selling, there is a genuine danger to our ability to be to SELL THOSE GUNS OURSELVES in the future.

So if you don't want to end up losing 30% of their value because you have to transfer the gun out through a gun dealer, get moving and sell them now.

The DEMAND FOR GUNS IS HUGE. We have record traffic on GunsAmerica, and the gunshows are a zoo.

Take the time and sell your guns now, at a gunshow, on GunsAmerica, or any other legal venue.

And remember, if you ship a gun to someone, it has to be sent to a transfer FFL dealer in their state. There is no legal way to ship a gun to an individual, unless they personally are a Curio & Relic FFL holder, which only applies to old and collectible guns that are specifically on the list at the ATF website.

Some states have restrictions on individuals shipping out guns themselves as well. Ask a dealer in your state. We do not give legal advice. It is your responsability to ship guns out legally.

Also consider buying ammunition for the guns you have. There will almost definitely be a new tax coming on ammo.

That's all for now. We felt compelled to send something letting those detached from the problem know what is almost definately coming.


There it is... got it today.

It really irked me. I'm done with that site. They send these stupid emails every so often. This one is over the top.

Where did they dream up this 30% number?

They are just trying to instill fear in their users for profit, and it's disgusting. I won't support a shooters organization that tries to scare shooters so they can turn a buck.

Get lost GA, lose my email addy.

November 20, 2008, 11:23 AM
Sounds like a total scare tactic. IMHO opinion the only thing on the chopping block is sporting carbines (assault rifles, as they call them) and high cap mags.

November 20, 2008, 11:27 AM
Yeah, I think it's a scare tactic. I grimace as I look around...Fear, Fear, Fear...everywhere. As if folks in the south will suddenly stop buying and selling gear because it's "illegal". May be less sales on the internet, but parking-lot transfers will be more frequent. LOL. I think we may have bigger problems if it comes to those sorts of restrictions anyway...

Larry Ashcraft
November 20, 2008, 12:02 PM
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