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Post-election buying panic mega thread of power

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by horsemen61, Nov 7, 2012.

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  1. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    NOPE, been ready.
     
  2. breakingcontact

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    I need to evaluate what I have and what I feasibly need and draw a line.

    Don't plan on getting swept up in panic buying.

    Will buy a few boxes of ammo today but not buying cases or anything.

    WILL be joining the Texas State Rifle Association today.
     
  3. cfullgraf

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    I have been preparing for the next four years for the last four years.

    I am a bit surprised the "feeding frenzy" had not already started a month or two ago, but at least in my parts, it has not. We will see.

    Gun show vendor and store inventories are higher than what I consider normal ij my area.
     
  4. vito

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    In the short run there will be probably be little change for gun owners, but in the longer run the re-election of Obama is likely to have severe consequences. Despite little action during his first term, his pre-presidential statements clearly show his strong antipathy to firearms, and now that he will never face another election I foresee us facing federal regulations (bypassing congress) by various agencies that could restrict the purchase of firearms, ammunition followed by weapon registration or worse. America has decided to follow the road paved by Europe which will lead to chronic high unemployment, a falling standard of living, increased bloated government beauracracies, higher taxes, rationing of health care (except to those who are politically favored or well connected) and a slow but sure decent into an America that is but a shadow of the great country we used to be. I mourn for this loss for my children and grandchildren. Guns and ammo may be the least of our problems.
     
  5. fatcat4620

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    I might unload some...
     
  6. 45lcshooter

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    Ill keep my eye out like a hawk for cheap componets. Got a decent supply now, but every time you pull the trigger, you loose lead and copper.
     
  7. Kyle M.

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    I'm stocked up for at least a year or two on reloading supplies. So unless I add another caliber I'm good. I think it's kind of sad that I always felt that I lived in a gun friendly community but nearly everyone I know voted for obama. The owner of my lgs even voted for him stating that it would be good for his wallet if obama was reelected.
     
  8. AJMBLAZER

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    I'm worried but less on guns and more on the rest of the country.

    As someone else said time to take inventory of my stock, reconsider some wants, and decide what to do next.
    I may restart my "box or two every pay check" ammo buying habit from 4-5 years ago. Still shooting off my stockpile from then even after selling some when times got tight.
     
  9. 19-3Ben

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    So, I actually just got a little bonus at work and have budgeted $350 for ammo purchases.
    How do we project until the panic buying ends?
     
  10. Sav .250

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    THe only thing that "changes" is the amount of money in my pocket.
     
  11. Sav .250

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    Only time will tell on this one.
     
  12. Jeff H

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    Remember, All Bills originate in the House of Representatives. With the current Speaker, AWB type bills will never come up for a vote so there won't be any sweeping legislation. Just a gentle eroding via executive orders...

    That being said, I learned from 2008 and have been buying for the last 4 years when I saw good deals and my habits won't change.
     
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    I'm not getting excited. What changed? The same guy is still on capitol hill.
     
  14. pockets

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    People, panicking during and after elections, have influence on ammo prices.
    Dealers, cashing in on panicked people, have influence on ammo prices.
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    All the people that think they need to buy because of the election are all the people who apparently were never really as prepared as they thought they were. ;)
     
  16. WinThePennant

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    I changed my buying habits MONTHS AGO in anticipation of a second Obama term.

    Built two ARs, and bought extra hi-cap mags (Glock 33 rounders and PMAGs for the AR).

    I don't want to see the prices go any higher, but I plan on buying an AK-47 in January (if I can find one!).
     
  17. buck460XVR

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    Exactly........and all of those rushin' out now to buy are the same ones that drove the price increases and shortages 4 years ago.:rolleyes:

    One would have thought they woulda learned......
     
  18. JustinJ

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    I'll probably hold off on buying a few things so that i can take advantage of the post panic deals.
     
  19. CharlieDeltaJuliet

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    My 50 BMG ammo went up $30 a case overnight. I refuse to deal with price hikers... Pockets is right though. It is mainly us, when people panic, demand and prices go up.
     
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    Gun show vendors and at least one gun store in my area have increased inventories leading up to the election. As of the Sunday before the election, the "feeding frenzy" had not started here. Time will tell.

    One major difference this time around, the ammunition requirements for the business in Iraq and Afghanistan are lower these days than in 2008. Ammunition manufacturers should have more production capacity to apply towards the civilian market.

    Again, time will tell.
     
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    Except now he is a lame duck so he can charge full ahead with his personal political agenda and not be worried about reelection
     
  22. breakingcontact

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    Most definitely. I suppose the gun hobby/lifestyle is a way we can vote with our purchasing power though.

    Ammo and guns will probably be more expensive and we'll have less (and weaker) dollars with which to buy.
     
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    Haha thanks!
     
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    It is not "mainly" us, it is "all" us. There was NO BAN last time around. NO legislative impact whatsoever.

    You could not buy a small pistol primer for 6 months or more at any cost, and the prices of just about anything semiautomatic or ammo related (components and loaded ammo) went absolutely through the roof.

    I'm "hoping" that the chicken-littles have been steadily buying over the last year and that the rush over the next six months won't be as bad this time around, but I realize that is probably too much to ask.

    I have a much better component stash this time around which "should" get me to the end of the panic cycle, but I will have to buy more at that time if I continue my current rate of shooting.

    As far as guns and gear, if we see a return of $400 lowers, $1800 Colt 6920s, .80/pop .308 surplus, and $50 Pmags I'll be a seller this time.
     
  25. 12gaugeTim

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    Isn't this what would be called a negative feedback loop? Some people (panic'ers) are legitimately scared Obama is going to begin to restrict handguns / baby killing assault rifles of doom / ammo. As a result they go buy it in large quantities. Other people, who are scared the panic'ers are going to jack up the prices (per the rules of economics) go do the same thing, in case what they're looking at buying currently will become much more expensive if they wait. These two factors in junction raise the prices of guns and ammo, which makes the people scared of rising prices even MORE scared, causing them to hoard even more, further raising the prices, etc.
     
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