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Run on ammunition:

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ROW, Apr 27, 2013.

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  1. PT92

    PT92 Member

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    I feel your pain (we all do). Yet IMO you severely underestimate the real cause of the panic (not justifying just explaining as I see it). Absolutely, the shooting(s) of late with Sandy being the most notable due to the innocence of youth involved can be partly attributed to the "run." But I think it goes even further than that in that Americans no longer trust their Government and foresee a very bleak future, economically, socially (chaos) and politically with an ever increasing inability to distinguish "Police" from "Military" (again IMO Boston exemplified this as I could not distinguish police from military even spec ops). Moreover, DHS is beginning to look like 1939 all over again.

    We could write pages on end concerning this but suffice it to say that the "Leave it to Beaver" I Love Lucy" "Brady Bunch" America we used to know has "left the building" meaning we have perhaps lost our identity as Washington looks to "redefine" our Nation in ways that surely cause our beloved Founding Fathers to roll over in their graves...
     
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    I think it that we may find out in the next 2-5 years...essentially in the mid-term elections (which I do not put a lot of hope into) and the 2016 elections...in which the American people may truly face a one-time, winner-take-all, use it or lose it election. The future of America, if you will.
     
  3. joeschmoe

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    Well that plan is failing miserably. Used guns are selling for more than new guns were a few years ago. 19 million new gun sales in the last year alone.
     
  4. justice06rr

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    I would bet easily that most ammo is being stored and not shot.

    I sold a couple bricks of my 22lr stash to a guy who said he actually had more than what I have stockpiled. I had about 2k+ of 22lr at the time, and the buyer said he had about 7k. I doubt he even shoots it, just wants to have a stockpile for himself.

    When I buy from private sellers online, they always say they have thousands of rounds of a particular caliber. So why would you sell it if you plan to shoot it? I normally do not sell any of my ammo supply because I will eventually shoot it and run out.
     
  5. Onward Allusion

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    Because they know that what goes up does come back down (for the most part). Anyone coughing up $80 for a brick of Remington 22LR is a complete and utter idiot who is fueling the pain.
     
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