It Used to Be a Joke!


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SharpsDressedMan
February 2, 2013, 03:01 PM
"If the government bans something, people will go out and buy two!" I used to joke about this, but the current buying frenzy is proving it is true. Is this truly the American way?

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coloradokevin
February 2, 2013, 03:03 PM
It seems so. I've had a number of friends approach me in the past month and ask about AR-15's. They never owned one, were never really concerned to, and now that they might be banned, they all want one.

I guess it's a good thing from our point of view, but it's still strange.

BBQJOE
February 2, 2013, 03:08 PM
The funny thing about Americans is if we want something we'll get it one way or another. Be it booze, guns, drugs, gay rights, you name it.
They can't keep anything from us.

matrem
February 2, 2013, 04:54 PM
I've had several folks approach me recently as well, wanting to know if I could help them find an AR for a "good" price.
If alcohol prohibition were being tossed about, you can bet I'd be stocking up on Jack Daniels and Budweiser.
Yep.. The American way for sure.

OilyPablo
February 2, 2013, 05:19 PM
"If I had bought an AR before................."

SharpsDressedMan
February 2, 2013, 08:37 PM
She doesn't know what a barrel shroud is, but SOMEONE very knowledgeable told her to ban it. :rolleyes:

9thchild
February 2, 2013, 08:54 PM
Prohibition is a fallacy. Markets exist with or without the approval of governments.

kbbailey
February 2, 2013, 09:11 PM
Around here, ppl with typically no interest in firearms are standing in line to buy overpriced AR's and ammo.

I'm curious what the huge influx of guns to the general public will do to the crime rate??

dmazur
February 2, 2013, 11:43 PM
I'm curious what the huge influx of guns to the general public will do to the crime rate??

I'm more worried about an increased rate of ND's. While these are never good, they are definitely negative press if they occur in a public setting.

kbbailey
February 3, 2013, 03:36 PM
Yes that too.
I swear we will soon see a scroll at the bottom of a liberal nat'l news channel that reads: "An innocent deer was shot today in the woods by an NRA member with an assualt-style rifle".

Dr. Sandman
February 3, 2013, 06:11 PM
I am a well known gun guy at work and I have been approached by five people at work who are looking to buy their first gun. I told them that if they "just have to" then go ahead, but it would be much more economical to wait 6 months until prices normalize. I hope that I don't look like an idiot 6 months from now!!!

parsimonious_instead
February 3, 2013, 06:17 PM
I was at a talk/signing for Paul Barrett's book Glock: Rise of America's Gun at a Brooklyn book shop about a year ago.
There was a substantial crowd (approx 100 people, IIRC), and I remember gasps of surprise/horror when he mentioned that just about every time there has been a mass shooting, gun sales spiked up, particularly of the type of firearm used in the incident.

Al Thompson
February 3, 2013, 07:23 PM
I'd never heard that, but it seems true around here.

ApacheCoTodd
February 3, 2013, 11:14 PM
I know for my part it's true.

When California lowered the boom on my favorite cutting fluid, I bought every can my distributor had and am still using out of that supply. Triple win for me as I still have the old formula which goes so much farther in preserving the quality of my tools and it would cost me a fortune to buy the supply in which the gubment prompted me to invest. I'd need much more of the "new" tri-whatsit and I'd be replacing tooling a lot more often.

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