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Will You Help Out Some Poor Gun Owners?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Speedo66, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Well-Known Member

    After the hysteria passes, many who panic bought guns, ammo, mags, etc. will realize they want or need cash for other things more than they want or need the guns.

    Will you as a charitable person be willing to help them out by purchasing these guns, etc. (at a substantial discount, of course)? :rolleyes:

    The serious question is will the unprecedented surge in gun purchases result in a huge used market causing prices to tank when the hoopla dies down?
  2. Flatbedder

    Flatbedder Member

    If you think that the "Lord Obama" administration won't change the current laws towards assault weapons, you are naive and uninformed. There may be a spike of new AW now and a slight glut of used ones later, but there won't be any available within 12 months of inauguration day.
  3. 25wssmisgood

    25wssmisgood Active Member

    Very valid questions.

    The answer(s) are "IF". A LOT of " IF'S"
  4. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    We can only hope. :evil:
  5. Gun Slinger

    Gun Slinger member


    I don't believe that there will be a substantially increased "used" market after this is "all over" unless, of course, the economy slides deeper into the hole that it is presently in. Should that happen and we see the market drop to 6000 or lower (if B.O. does some of the crazy shizzit that he has proposed like converting 401K into the Social Security system) with an ensuing 10% or more unemployment rate, those who find themselves in the position of selling will find that there are very, very few who can afford to buy even at the substantially reduced prices that such a "downturn" would dictate.

    Pending the enactment of some form of the prior '94 AWB (more than likely with increased restrictions and permanent installation), I think that most will elect to "cling to their firearms" (I know that I will be) and their religion because they'll be just about the only things that we have left. Of course, the possibility of a "sell-off" of privately owned firearms is also predicated on the ability to engage in such transactions in those firearms (restricted or not) after the passage of a B.O. inspired AWB which may preclude those transactions.

    Though it would be nice to be able to do so, we are not going to be able to continue to be our brother's keepers anyway. The everchanging system that we are subject to, but not subjects of (yet), will be seeing to that. If B.O. has his way, that'll be the job of the Gov't. Yay. :scrutiny:
  6. Ummm, yes.
  7. welldoya

    welldoya Well-Known Member

    I got caught up in the last AWB and when it finally settled down and I took a deep breath, I realized how ridiculous it all is.
    Now, during normal times, we have tons of ARs and AKs sitting on the shelf for anybody to buy. A few do but mostly they sit there.
    But just let it out that soon you might not be ALLOWED to buy them and people go nuts. I swear, I think you could put out a news release that there will be a dog crap shortage and people would start hoarding dog crap.
    I think a lot of it is just hysteria and hype. It may very well be that Obama will input an AWB but what I don't understand is , if you wanted one, why wait till now ?
    Plus, I think a lot of the buyers are speculators hoping to make a buck if there is a ban.
  8. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    If they actually pass an "evil features" ban, those rifles will either hold their value or go up substantially, if not in the short-term, then more in the long term as demand will eventually outstrip what amounts to an artificially limited supply.
  9. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Well-Known Member


    I agree with your thoughts. Mention bad weather or power outage, and people who don't even use milk and bread start buying milk and bread.

    Guns are non-perishables though, and if maintained, pretty much last forever.

    I think many people bought into the hype and will wind up with firearms they really didn't want. Prices are currently inflated, same for ammo, and unless some sort of ban happens immediately, some (many?) will be looking to sell.

    EBRs tend to be expensive, and the money will be needed for other things, especially if the economy takes a while to straighten out.
  10. Joeyp

    Joeyp Active Member

    Possible scenario

    I think a possible scenario is that you will see people who are not gun enthusiasts who inherited a variety of guns from family members begin to sell them. I picked up a 1959 870 wingmaster and a nice fly rod/reel combo from a friend who had inherited them from his grandfather.

    My friend never used them but said he had never really considered selling them because he did not need the money. He was laid off and is having a hard time covering the bills and decided to sell them. I paid him a fair price and told him I would sell them back to him if they had sentimental value to him. He told me he knows his grandfather would rather see them being used and enjoyed than sitting in a closet. I fished with his grandfather a few times and the guy could have written a book on fly fishing on the deschutes river. He did show me one sweet honeyhole and I think of him every time I wet a line there. The Wingmaster has one of the sweetest actions of any shotgun I have ever fired. I know his grandfather shot a lot of trap and was an avid duckhunter. I can only imagine how many shells he put through it.
  11. welldoya

    welldoya Well-Known Member

    "I think many people bought into the hype and will wind up with firearms they really didn't want. Prices are currently inflated, same for ammo, and unless some sort of ban happens immediately, some (many?) will be looking to sell."

    My thoughts exactly. In fact, I went thru this during the last AWB. At one time, I owned 3 Colt AR-15s. They were fun to shoot but it got really expensive. I realized that I really had no use for them so I sold them.
    I vowed that I wouldn't get caught up in the hype again.
    Now, if you always wanted an AR, sure , run out and get it. But don't buy one just cuz you might not be able to buy one in the future. That's ridiculous. Personally, if I never own another one, I'm OK.
  12. Phydeaux642

    Phydeaux642 Well-Known Member

    Where did you get your crystal ball? I think one of those would come in handy.
  13. elrod

    elrod Well-Known Member

    I agree insomuch as there may be some available, but at 2X to 4X todays prices. They may not have 30 rounders in them, but used guns will probably still be around. I also don't believe that it takes a "crystal ball" to know that much. :(
  14. mgregg85

    mgregg85 Well-Known Member

    Come on guys don't call our president elect 'lord obama', thats just childish...

    Everyone knows the proper title is 'Big Brother' or comrade.:neener:
  15. hadmanysons

    hadmanysons Well-Known Member

    Whether i'm being paranoid or not, better safe than sorry in my book. I just bought a S&W M&P15A today for the sake of not being able to in six months or so.
  16. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member

    buying back poorly thought out purchases... at a discount... sounds like my kind of "Bailout plan" or would this be spreading the wealth? ;)

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