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So is the price of firearms and ammos really gonna sky rocket?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by aimbotter, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. aimbotter

    aimbotter member

    anyone? someone.. please confirm.. i just went out and bought like 300 rounds of 17 hmr and .40 SW.. lol!
  2. kostarae

    kostarae Active Member

    I'm stocking up on ammo and buying a few more guns (ar15's and high cap handguns/magazines)

    I think AR's will be banned, but not for at least another 2 years IMO. They will also try to ban high-cap mags (above 10)

    This is the most liberal government we have had in awhile. They will pass these laws pretty easily IMO. Just a matter of when they get to it on their long list of "Things to Do"
  3. aimbotter

    aimbotter member

    man.. i need to buy my AR real quick then.... i also read it somewhere that obama will try to pass a law that will persecute people who use guns as a defensive weapon at home.. ***?
  4. kostarae

    kostarae Active Member


    Obama claims he's for STATES being able to decide most gun laws. I think they will leave the 'Castle Doctrine' that has been put into place in many states which was started by Florida and spread to many others (Depends where you live)

    This law states you are able to use deadly force to protect yourself and your home. You will need to find out your state laws though.

    I am confident the new administration will ban assault weapons, that's why I bought a new AR today.

    We still have time before this happens...but there's nothing wrong with being prepared.
  5. jhansman

    jhansman Well-Known Member

    I think Obama is realistic enough to know he's got much bigger fish to fry right now. Another ban may come across his desk, but not for some time. I am far more worried about my congress types using gun issues to get people frightened and riled up.
  6. MD_Willington

    MD_Willington Well-Known Member

    If they want to keep an almost filibuster proof position then playing with a ban is a bad idea...

    It will probably go down, get our ducks in a row, then let it loose...
  7. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Well-Known Member

    MD Willington: I really like your company's guns and products.

    Shockwhore: Yes.

    In about one week at Ammoman, buyers in a frenzy have driven up common Wolf 7.62x39 from $199/1,000 rds. to $249/1,000! Ammoman was about the first to scalp like this and will probably never have me again as a customer, even when prices reduce to near normal. How much longer can people decide to get scalped during the Christmas season and into January? If the wife wants an SKS and 2,000 rounds from Santa instead of a nice new coat.. ok.
    Obama will barely know the White House 'latrine routine' by January 20th.

    Why jump on the panic bus?
    Did manic shoppers NOT suspect last June-August that Obama might just win the election, especially when the financial crisis hit in September?
    And they waited until election night to face the possibilities after months of strong indications.
    U2's Bono has nothing on this guy-until the honeymoon wears off when GM (Boeing?) etc lay off thousands more people (good luck to you guys/gals up there)...without a huge govt. loan. They are already trying to lower voters' high expectations.

    It is difficult to imagine why they gun owners let themselves be pushed into a corner.
    The question is when the panic will subside. The price for basic Wolf, 1,000 rds., only went up five dollars from last Feb/March to very late October.
    I tracked it twice each week during that entire period.
    It is THEIR decision to pay an extra 20%-not mine. Many people planned far ahead.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008
  8. jeff-10

    jeff-10 Well-Known Member

    The price of ammo has more to due with the raw price of metals than politics. I fully expect ammo to eventually go down as the demand in copper, steel, tin, etc... drops with the falling economy.
  9. bglz42

    bglz42 Well-Known Member

    I priced an AK at a small gun shop in Texas City, Texas on Monday night before the election. It was $499. An AR he had was $749. On Tuesday post-election they were $799 & $999. Every gun on his wall went up 2-400 dollars.

    Yeah, I think guns and ammo are going to skyrocket because of politics...:fire:
  10. goldie

    goldie Well-Known Member

    theres plenty of ar's & ak's on gunbroker,auctionarms,gunsinternational,& gunsamerica still at the old prices,just get them through there & pay the small transfer fee.i just dont like the possible ban on imported ammo.:cuss: i'd like to know when the last time someone was shot it this country(except a hunting accident) with a 303 or a 7.5 swiss round.thats what makes these laws so stupid........
  11. lionking

    lionking Well-Known Member

    Just went to my local dealer who I have made a good business relationship with in the last year who transfers my guns I get from around the net.Picked up a SP1 I bought last week,paid $950 for it which is why I got it.

    He will be sleeping good tonight,he has been going crazy this week.People even snagged up all his Glocks,which I don't understand why because I don't think they would be banned,just the high cap mags for them.

    Another guy in the store told us he had just been down the road at another store where that store tripled prices.He said a guy was buying a Keltec SU16 for $1200:what::banghead:

    My dealer has not raised prices,he is a good guy though he has made a good amount of sales this week.He has my loyalty and I will never.....never buy from that other guy down the road.But some people are stupid enough to I guess.
  12. Seafarer12

    Seafarer12 Well-Known Member

    The dealers are the only ones who will profit from all this panic buying. I will have to laugh if nothing comes of it.
  13. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    Well if nothing else it adds to the number of firearms out there, especially of the EBR type. Adds to that whole "common usage" thing anyway.
  14. hags

    hags Well-Known Member

    Yep! I'll second that.
  15. bang_bang

    bang_bang Well-Known Member

    The people who stockpile ammunition for sale, like Ammoman, are the ones to blame for the price gouge. They know that people are freaking out and are eager to buy at almost any cost.

    Obama hasn't done anything...yet. I'm gonna take my time, hopefully purchase an AR or maybe a 50 BMG upper next year. A gun/ammo ban will take some time to get together, then another year or so before it actually becomes enforced. But I think they have other things to worry about rather than messing with gun issues as of the new president's first year in office.
  16. goldie

    goldie Well-Known Member

    i think the 50 bmg is one of the biggest targets for eradication; imagine 500% tax on that ammo? $30.00+ a shot? :what:
  17. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

    I will not buy bec i already have enough for what i need. Enough SKSs and AKs for the grandkids .
  18. Seafarer12

    Seafarer12 Well-Known Member

    bang bang thats what I am thinking. There is too much else on the plate right now to start working on a gun ban.
  19. Tarvis

    Tarvis Well-Known Member

    There's a fallacy. Make no assumptions about Obama. Neither his constituency, the media that supported him nor his party know what this guy has cooking.
  20. M&PVolk

    M&PVolk Well-Known Member

    What's on the plate to prevent Obama from re-enacting a ban, exactly? He has a rubber stamp in congress and can move a shocking amount of legislation through in very short order.

    He has an entire fiscal year to worry about his tax plan for the economy. He already has an exit plan for Iraq. I expect proposed "crime" and "gun" legislation to get attention in the first year of his presidency.

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