National Buy a Gun Day


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willypete
April 16, 2012, 07:22 PM
I try to observe this ancient and sacred tradition every year, finances permitting. Unfortunately, I'm in a bit of a quandry: normally, BAGD is April 15th (yesterday), coinciding with the deadline for taxes. This year, however, the tax deadline is April 17th (tomorrow). Does that mean I should have bought a gun yesterday, or that I should buy one tomorrow?

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TurtlePhish
April 16, 2012, 07:24 PM
You should have bought one yesterday, today, and tomorrow. :evil:

willypete
April 16, 2012, 07:30 PM
You gonna loan me some money? :p:D

I may have to content myself with a case of .22 LR or some swinging targets or magazines. A brand new heater is a bit out of my range at the moment.

TurtlePhish
April 16, 2012, 08:01 PM
More ammo is always a good thing. No objection to that. :D

paintballdude902
April 16, 2012, 08:05 PM
april 19th should be the national buy a gun day

bergmen
April 16, 2012, 09:43 PM
Well, Saturday was for me (4-14). Bought me a new S&W 617. I pick it up on the 24th (ten day wait in California).

Dan

willypete
April 17, 2012, 01:44 AM
april 19th should be the national buy a gun day

Why? Revolutionary War history?

BemidjiDweller
April 17, 2012, 02:15 AM
I took an AR off a FFL books today, but won't be able to pick it up until my tax return comes in a few weeks, does that count as buying on the Buy a Gun Day?

northark147
April 17, 2012, 02:19 PM
Mine was April 13th... Which also happens to be my birthday. Finally bought that Saiga 12, whether I could find a good reason for it other than I wanted it or not :)

Liberty1776
April 17, 2012, 08:59 PM
Actually April 16th is National Buy a Gun Day, because it's Patriot's Day - the day the first shot was fired of the Revolutionary War... what better day to commemorate? I try to buy a gun then (did) and on or about July 4th, and again on September 28th, the day Balboa walked over the isthmus of Panama and "discovered" the Pacific Ocean. (also my birthday, by coincidence...)

Sig Bill
April 17, 2012, 09:08 PM
Hey, every day is buy a gun day. Pick one.:D

One78Shovel
April 17, 2012, 11:15 PM
I bought one yesterday. K98 German Mauser

-178S

langenc
April 17, 2012, 11:30 PM
Better buy the gun now-ammo day is coming!!


A brief explanation - What is National Ammo Day?
November 19 is National Ammo Day.

It is a nationwide BUYcott of ammunition. You buy ammunition. 100 Rounds a person.

The goals of Ammo Day:

The goal of National Ammo Day is to empty the ammunition from the shelves of your local gun store, sporting goods, or hardware store and put that ammunition in the hands of law-abiding citizens. Make your support of the Second Amendment known—by voting with your dollars!

There are an estimated 75 MILLION gun owners in the United States of America. If each gun owner or Second Amendment supporter buys 100 rounds of ammunition, that’s 7.5 BILLION rounds in the hands of law-abiding citizens!

The gun/ammunition manufacturers have been taking the brunt of all the frivolous lawsuits, trying to put these folks out of business. Well, not if we can help it! And we CAN help it by buying ammunition on November 19!

National Ammo Day Week

National Ammo Day is on November 19 and that is the day when you mark your calendar. In the text above you may have noticed that we used the phrase “Ammo Day Week.” That is because it is sometimes impossible for someone to get to the store on that specific day to buy ammunition, so we broaden the time when someone may make a purchase, but still have it count towards an Ammo Day purchase.

So what does count? If you buy ammunition on November 18 or November 20 (the day before or after) does that count? What about November 1 or December 1? These are all questions that have been asked.

Here’s the general rule regarding Ammo Day purchases and whether they count for National Ammo Day purchases: The Saturday to Saturday, constituting a full week.

For example: If November 19 fell on a Tuesday, it would be the Saturday before (the 16th), through the Saturday after (the 23rd).

Ryanxia
April 18, 2012, 12:46 PM
I'll get on board with that. It's like an alcoholic finding an excuse for another day of drinking! :D

crracer_712
April 18, 2012, 12:50 PM
Didn't know about this, but I guess I did my part. Picked up one last Thursday and two this past Monday.

Caliper_RWVA
April 18, 2012, 01:16 PM
Actually April 16th is National Buy a Gun Day, because it's Patriot's Day - the day the first shot was fired of the Revolutionary War... what better day to commemorate?

err, that would be Apr 19.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Lexington_and_Concord

Other than that, I 100% agree with you. Hmmm, what am I going to buy tomorrow?

Shoobee
April 18, 2012, 01:22 PM
I stopped by my favorite gun shop yesterday to buy 2 boxes of 45ACP ammo, and the place was packed with buyers filling out forms for rifle purchases. One guy in a Porche (he left just as I left so I saw his car in the parking lot as we were both driving away) was getting a brand new AR-15. Normally I would expect a guy like this to be getting a Weatherby instead.

Another was getting a lever action Winchester.

Somebody else was looking at hanguns (handguns = pistols and revolvers) in the glass casing.

I had to wait close to 15 minutes before I could get my ammo. I could not possibly wait until national ammo day. If the balloon goes up and I have to bug out or bug in, I want to have enough 45ACP on hand, and 300 rounds is my absolute minimum. This is my primary self defense urban weapon. This is the weapon, together with my jack knife, that I would be wearing continuously if bugging out/in.

Lots of people seem to be buying guns. I did all that already. Ammo is what worries me now.

igotta40
April 18, 2012, 02:50 PM
I thought it was curious that the Pasadena (Texas) gun show was overwhelmed with patrons last weekend. I've been to many gun shows but never as crowded. Could they have all known what I just learned?

Anyway I did my part and bought a .357 revolver on April 15.

cpd670
April 18, 2012, 08:03 PM
I did my part.
Bought a Browning Buck Mark Contour yesterday and put a Smith 41 on layaway.

Liberty1776
April 18, 2012, 10:19 PM
err, that would be Apr 19.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles...on_and_Concord

Other than that, I 100% agree with you. Hmmm, what am I going to buy tomorrow?

oops! carp...

BluEyes, you're right, of course. (my dang calender at work shows it to be the 16th - is that the day the fed govt decided to celebrate it, so they get a long weekend?)

54lariat
April 18, 2012, 10:24 PM
I like this idea!! Too bad the wife doesn't see the greatness of this day

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