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CA gunnies lead the nation in keeping guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bigjim, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. bigjim

    bigjim Well-Known Member

    Nobody sell'n guns in CA.

    If you look at the various gun board that have for sale sections you will notice that almost nobody from CA is listing guns for sale.

    Now CA residents buy almost as many guns as the rest of America put to gether. Some if not most of the highest volume gun sellers in America sell in CA.

    Yet just take a look at this forum's For sale section! The three people that live in Idaho sell more guns than people in CA.

    Could it be that CA gun owners are just smarter?
  2. deej

    deej Well-Known Member

    We don't sell 'em because we probably won't be allowed to buy 'em for too much longer.
  3. WEPS

    WEPS Well-Known Member

    why on earth would anybody want to sell their guns anyway? the more guns i can get, the happier i become. having to sell a gun is always a bad day in my eyes
  4. 45R

    45R Well-Known Member

    Go to Calguns.net.
  5. Atticus

    Atticus Well-Known Member

    "Could it be that CA gun owners are just smarter?"

    Maybe...but certainly more oppressed. If I had the $...I could go shopping tomorrow and come home with nearly anything my heart desires...and a few guns as well. :D
  6. stv

    stv Well-Known Member

    Possible reasons:

    -If it's cool, it's banned (or will be soon) so there's a 'buy it while you still can' mentality here.

    -If it's not a current production handgun that has been submitted to the CA DOJ for "safety testing" (extortion fees), you cannot bring one in from out of state - ever. What's here is here, and there's a ton of competition on the used handgun market.

    -Desire to see said non-importable handguns kept 'in-state', hence sold on calguns.net rather than to a potential out of state buyer on gunbroker, THR, TFL, etc.

    -Join calguns.net.

    Granted, #4 is a suggestion ;) but I feel those are the main reasons we ain't sellin'.
  7. Valkman

    Valkman Well-Known Member

    I don't sell any guns either, but I buy way better guns than I could when I was in CA. Now I'm waiting on a FA Uzi...:D
  8. twoblink

    twoblink Well-Known Member

    If you sell it, and regret it, probably can't buy it again.

    It's fear of oppression and additional draconian laws..
  9. Kenneth Lew

    Kenneth Lew Well-Known Member

    Possible reasons:

    1. Interstate/intrastate shipping regulations from CA, and common carriers.
    2. People most likely do not want the hasstle of selling firearms over the internet and stick to private party transfer.
    3. How many gunboards do you visit? Do you actually take count of CA sellers throughout the net?
    4. Guns may be driven across state lines to other states.


    Kenneth Lew
  10. stealthmode

    stealthmode Well-Known Member

    i never should of sold my bushmaster i can probably never have one in ca again, so i just buy buy buy because sooner or later i wont be able to get it here. there are so many different manufactures and models we cant get here its sad.
  11. FNFiveSeven

    FNFiveSeven Well-Known Member

    I'm glad I never sold my bushmaster... it's a lesson I'll never forget. I'm going to have not one but 2 50's before Jan 1st... I'll have to get the money somewhere, even if it's a loan.
  12. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    This Coloradan would be reluctant to buy a firearm from someone in the People's Republic of California: sooner or later, it's going to be illegal there. People there need it more than I.
  13. 444

    444 Well-Known Member

    "Now CA residents buy almost as many guns as the rest of America put to gether. "

    You got any figures to back that up ?
    Not saying you arn't right, I would just like to see the numbers out of personal interest.
  14. stealthmode

    stealthmode Well-Known Member

    i would like to see those statistics also especially since this is such a liberal state and you can only get one handgun a month here.

    i know cant afford one every 6 months let alone every month, but i try.
  15. deej

    deej Well-Known Member

    I know that Serbu says the day after the .50 ban was signed he sold more 50s in a day to CA residents than he usually sells nationwide in a month.

    I too would be interested in seeing the exact figures. Does anyone know where they are available? Or IF they are?
  16. LASur5r

    LASur5r Well-Known Member

    What he said...

    What deej said.

    We keep them because the way CA gun grabbers are trying to take what we have away from us.

    So you keep them instead of parting with them....just in case, right?
  17. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    I get rid of guns that are of no use to me anymore...then I'm not a hoarder... :eek:
  18. wolf

    wolf Well-Known Member

    the next wave..??

    a recent killing of a 14 yr old by a "gang" has the mayor of LA and the police chief and all the local politicians wringing their hand and making promises to end the violence. The boy was reported being shot 19 times.

    You would think it was an election year or something.

    You could read their minds...they wanted to say..BAN HANDGUNS!!!!

    and one day they will.

    The concerned politicians did mention that this year there have been over 190 Shootings in the area that the boy was killed. This should bring my 2004 signature stats to a record high for los angeles. Hopefully we will once again be the homicide capital.

  19. ScorpioVI

    ScorpioVI Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm poor. It takes me a long time to save up for a gun. When I do get it I make it "battle-ready", 8-10 spare magazines, optics, mounts, etc. By the time I'm done I've sank almost as much into the rifle as it's worth (if not more). Selling it means taking a big loss, so it's financially feasible to just hang on to it.

    There's also a feeling here that what's available today may not be available tomorrow. People hang on to their stuff, just in case.
  20. QuarterBoreGunner

    QuarterBoreGunner Well-Known Member

    All the reason I can think of have already been stated by my fellow Cali members, I think- and yeah, the used gun market is really hot now which kinda sucks if you collect older guns (you wouldn't believe what the asking price is for nice Smith revolvers...*bleah*) due to that frickin' drop test regulation.

    I long ago decided that I was not going to sell ANYTHING out of my collection, unless I was in dire financial straits. Fingers crossed we'll avoid that
    And this is exactly why- the future is un-written; sure I'll never know if some grandkid or even great-grandkid of mine will ever need to use that S&W M64 I picked up back in 2003, to defend his or her life (against the Mutant Ninja Bears most probably... but I digress) but the point is at least I'll have weapons available to them. And that's why I keep buying and keeping 'em.

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