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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. HoosierQ

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    I am just trying to find time enough to go shooting at my club. Grandchild growing like a weed, kid in law school, mother dying, work insane. Life.

    So no, my stash of ammo and firearms are pretty good. I'll be waiting for the dust to settle and continue looking for my Savage 99 and the money to buy it.
     
  2. USAF_Vet

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    My buying plans will not change. But sadly the prices will dictate what, when and how much I can buy. I just got my AR last month, and need a couple more mags and a lot more ammo to feel comfortable.
    It just sucks because I am also running very low on .22lr and 9mm.

    I'm fairly well enough stocked on 12 & 20 gauge shells, and still have a good amount of 54r.

    At this rate though, I'll be skipping the purchase of accessories and focusing mostly in mags and ammo.
     
  3. Bobson

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    He isn't going to run again. That's a pretty big change.

    If I was President of the United States, I guarantee my second term would be significantly different from my first. Whore cares what the people think anymore? As long as I don't break the law, I'm good. The popularity contest is over.

    I'm not saying we're screwed. Maybe he'll try something and maybe he won't; but common sense says he has nothing to lose now. He did the first time around.
     
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  4. HoosierQ

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    There is also less motivation for all the other necessary parties to play ball. While the "lame duck" effect will take a little time to set in, there is a reason the term for that situation is less than flattering.

    I think with no election to worry about, yes, one might throw caution to the wind and go out on a limb. One might also figure that one needs all the friends one can get and thus seek to cheese off as few people as possible in order to get those things done that one wants to get done. Since gun control has not shown itself to be one of those things...sorry folks it just has not...I think it at least reasonable to presume that the things that seem to matter to this administration most (the healthcare thing first and foremost) will be pre-eminent and thus cheesing off the gun control opponents (who sit in great numbers on both sides of the two aisles) would seem to be a very bad idea.

    I could of course be proven wrong but I don't think I am being naive because I don't think anybody can actually prove that this general position that I have taken since 2008 is wrong. Maybe the key word there is "yet"...but "until"...
     
  5. zeke707

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    Hmmm, maybe "confiscation" program/law down the road? Just because you have it doesn't mean you can keep it? ;)
     
  6. Warp

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    Not a chance in hell.
     
  7. kazaam

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    As I was walking in to Walmart I saw they were stocking ammo so I bought 2 boxes of 100 federal FMJ. Apparently they have had 10 boxes of it in two months up until now. Worked out to be about $0.214 a round.

    Think I should buy more?

    They had a 2 box per person per ammo limit or something...he said every 12 hours.
     
  8. snakeman

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    It won't take long. Everything will go up in price and keep selling out anyway. Once it's gone up in price it will stay at that price and never come back down. I'm not talking just ammo. Everything firearms related will go up. The following months of panic within the firearms community will only die down after the "president" has done his worst.
     
  9. Warp

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    uhh...what caliber?
     
  10. kazaam

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    Oh, whoops. 9mm.
     
  11. 9mmforMe

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    Definitely don't feed the panic...just go about your usual shooting business. Too bad not everyone will read this thread:eek:
     
  12. Ignition Override

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    We should know the general panic level within about three weeks (as rumous spiral), but will the people who panic also be able to do their regular Christmas shopping in a few weeks?

    People who have not been 'broke' have had many months to buy whatever gun/ammo/components they needed and could afford.
    If those people did not buy it, then did they really need it? If they waited this long, many of them will only help some scalpers profit.

    HoosierQ: That's a good description of the big picture. When various taxes start going up, and as (previously pre-tax) health care deductibles shrink under the new health care laws, people will notice.
    Those with health care plans will start paying taxes on those plans, as if the plans were regular income. People will see what the situation really is and what so many voted for.
     
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  13. Walkalong

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    I plan not to buy a single thing that goes up immediately after the election. Nada.

    There will not be panic buying like the last time. There may be a small run, but it will pale in comparison to 2008. Relax, and do not buy anything you do not normally buy.
     
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    I was in the local Turner's at noon today. Pretty much business as usual. Saw a beautiful 5" stainless SBH in .44 Magnum I really would like to have tho... :(
     
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    Nope, still looking for a S&W model 10 or 15.
     
  16. ColeK

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    Did your buying priorities just change?

    Hope!!!

    We should KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON!!!

    But, I can say that becauase I have been ready for 20 years!!! :)
     
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    I wanted to get a few steps ahead of the panickers so I have been slowly building up on ammo and guns. If prices spike, I will hold off making any further purchases and be grateful to have what I have.
     
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    Nothing has changed for me. I am however, very disappointed in several retailers who are making posts on Facebook and other places in order to trigger a buying frenzy. I just saw one telling everyone to order tonight because tomorrow morning ammo prices are going up 40%. I would bet we don't see that increase but they really enjoyed the extra orders that stirred up.
     
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    I just saw multiple posts on FB from various retailers fear-mongering people into buying. I won't be frequenting these companies anymore!! One even said that ammo prices would go up 40% tomorrow am, so to get your orders in tonight.
     
  20. Warp

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    They might.
     
  21. robMaine

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    Doubtful, they will only go up if people panic and retailers are trying to trigger that. Very unethical if you ask me.
     
  22. Warp

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    People don't have to "panic" to buy ammunition sooner rather than later, you know.
     
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    That's only true if this is the last election ever.

    But, since it isn't, then his party won't let him screw every subsequent Democrat by committing political suicide.

    It's a completely false argument. Obama can't run again, but another Democrat will. They remember 1996.
     
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    The FIRST firearm item to go up in price due to the election was my Ruger common stock!!

    Oh yeaaaaahh.
     
  25. EBK

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    yup was planning on buying a 1911 this weekend however after last night I will be buying a XD .45 while I still can.
     
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