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Eveyone is selling their assault rifles!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Clint C, Mar 7, 2009.

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  1. Clint C

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    I see everywhere people are selling their assault rifles. What's the deal are people realizing they would be better off with something else, or are they not happy with them, or are they trying to make money? Although a lot of the ones I am seeing are brand new never fired. Did everyone realize there really are no zombies or no apocalypse?

    I am guessing we will see a big price drop here pretty soon and people that need them for competition and actual shooting, hunting with them well be able to buy them again.

    This is going to be great the market is getting flooded and we well have our picks of the litter.
     
  2. jpwilly

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    I'm not...that means everyone isn't selling, some will. I too hope some selection comes back around I want an M1A still.
     
  3. Clint C

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    +1 on the M1A
     
  4. aka108

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    I think many people bought multiple units and are unloading some to make a profit and also feel that if our economy continues downward and unemployment increases buyers may become rare as the money dries up.
     
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    Those who refuse to believe in the coming Zombie Apocalypse are living in a fool's paradise.
     
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    I'm sure I will get blasted for this but I feel it is important.......PLEASE DON"T CALL SEMI AUTO RIFLES ASSAULT RIFLES!!!!!!!!!:cuss:
     
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    I think you have completely misread what is happening. Most of the rifles being sold now were bought by people who saw Obama coming, and knew that prices would skyrocket. So they bought 2 or 3 or 10 Bushmasters a year or two ago when they were selling for $900. Now they are unloading some of their excess supply at today's exhorbitant prices, and making several hundred dollars per gun.
     
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    ^^^ Yea, no go fast switch = no assault rifle. Who cares really we as Americans should be able to own FA's...I'm calling Thomas Jefferson to complain!
     
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    ill echo what lone gunman said.

    Im sure its just the profiteers making a quick buck. Supplies and pricing wont come back to pre-Obama prices until he is out of office.
     
  10. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Whether sarcasm or a true belief, either way, that's funny right there! :)
     
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    Karl Hungus

    Zombie Apocalypse; I think you should apply for copywright protection before some software/video game company beats you to it.

    Clint C

    As far as the long guns are concerned, I too believe it's probably guns bought prior to the election and are now being sold for a profit. Remember buy low, sell high; just like they do on Wall Street. Oh wait, forget that; it doesn't work that way with the stock market anymore.
     
  12. gga357

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    Where around here th 2 dealers I know can't keep up since the AG speech.
     
  13. mr.trooper

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    English please sir. The only other language i know is Spanish, and that has gotten quite rusty in the last few years.
     
  14. bonedust

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    i think people spent money they couldnt afford to spend to quickly...which is partially why this country is spiraling into the ****tank.

    big price drop? dont count on it...
     
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    Where is this happening? The 2 dealers I know personally can not keep up with demand. A recent speech that mentioned the old assult weapons ban "gun ban" has increased demand for guns, ammo and mags. That is what I am seeing around here.
     
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    he's probably refering to the scalpers market on gunbroker...
     
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    I agree with LoneGunman --- when AKs were under $400 , I bought more then oneas they were CHEAP.

    I knew after the Clinton Ban there would be a high dividend to be made if there was thr threat of another ban.

    I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT MORE CASES OF AMMO !!!!!!!!!
     
  18. gga357

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    Seems like the trend for firearms is steadily up except for a few spikes and valleys here and there. If you are buying for the long term then even at todays prices you are getting something that will last a life time.
     
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    at the tampa gun show last week it looked like they were selling strictly for profit. There were a half dozen guys out fron selling aks for 800 and middle of the rung ARs for 1400.

    A couple more months and things will come down.
     
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    They may go down a little, but don't expect much. I expect that every few months, some prominent member of the Obama administration is going to remind everyone accidentally that Obama still wants your guns. This time it was Holder.

    Everytime they open their mouths, there will be a run at the gun store.
     
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    People who look ahead and consider the effects of politics have always figured out how to make a profit. For example, back before the enactment of the GCA '68, I knew several "fat billfold" guys who bought all manner of handguns. Back then, there were S&W snubbies at around $50 or so, NIB. A convertible Blackhawk was about $75.

    And gold was below $100. A new Ferrari was around $12,000.

    Profit's profit. No big deal.
     
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    +10

    However, if you are seeing a lot of AR's for sale its probably people selling theirs to pay for their massive credit card debt they accumulated building there's up to look like Call of Duty 4.
     
  23. gga357

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    We are a capitalistic society. At least for the time being. I hope we can still count on supply and demand in the future and not socialism.
     
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    Who's selling their black rifles?

    Seems to me these kinds of guns are still in high demand at the moment. People who are selling there black rifles are probably hoping to make a profit the way the current market is.
     
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    And, remember, head shots people, head shots.:evil:
     
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