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What's your bet that guns will be cheap...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Big Bill, Feb 26, 2009.

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  1. Big Bill

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    a year from now when the Obama mania ends. I bet all the pawn shops will be overflowing with good guns for sale cheap. What do you think?
     
  2. wrc376

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    that be my plan laddie
     
  3. 2RCO

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    I am hoping you are correct but I it will be a few years. The panic gun buying has a bit to do with economic fears etc. that aren't all Obama related.
     
  4. gbran

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    Maybe not. The new AWB will remove a lot of guns from the marketplace.
     
  5. Legacy 6

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    I say "No Dice" brother. The prices and demand has gone up, and there it will stay for a while, anyway.

    No dice I say again. PBO will make getting desirable guns difficult, then ammo, then reloading equipment... Everything will be a small portion of the over all picture... but it's coming.

    Good luck guys.
     
  6. Claude Clay

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    my guess is june into july for lots of product at last years prices. been seeing more than a lot of returns already--but $ is still on the high side.
     
  7. Dumptruck

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    Holder was on ABC News tonight. Said he wants to get the AWB put back in place. The prices are not going to go down.
     
  8. cratti

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    Chances are, between all the firearms sales and ammunition purchases prices will be forced down eventually to compensate for lack of demand.
     
  9. average_shooter

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    Didn't y'all hear? It's their last-ditch effort to save the economy. They just need to keep floating rumors of another AWB to keep people buying guns so there's at least one sector of the economy that stays afloat.

    After all, think about how much they're making on the firearms sales taxes and how many sham business ventures they can buy out or prop up with all that money.

    :p
     
  10. rogertc1

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    If you had not bought guns, expecially semi-auto rifles and pistols, for the last 3 years pre-election you only have only yourself to blame. The House and Senate are all anti-gun and in majority along with the Whitehouse.
    You are however taking a risk if they ban and don't grandfather.
     
  11. NRA_guy

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    I am always amazed at the naivete of some fairly intelligent folks.

    Here we are in the midst of the greatest fight in the history of the nation to preserve our Second Amendment Rights, with a President, Congress, most governors and state legislatures, the courts, the national media, and the UN all pushing to eliminate our right to own and use firearms, and some devoted firearm folks cannot see where this is headed.

    It is possible that guns will become cheap, but if so it will only be because the government has banned the manufacture and selling of most types of ammunition.
     
  12. Richard.Howe

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    I hope your right so I can buy more.
     
  14. MachIVshooter

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    Well, they're never going to be cheaper than they were Nov. 3rd. That said, and assuming that the buying craze ceases before any type of ban, in time the prices of AR's and AK's will probably fall to a more reasonable number. I just can't imagine anyone spending $600 for a WASR if there are 8 of them on every gun shop shelf because they've stopped flying out the door.

    I also expect we'll see quite a few barely used guns for sale at decent prices due to all the folks who panic bought on credit they won't be able to pay back as our economy worsens further.

    Amunition, however, is not going to come back down. The days of $250 for a case of 5.56 are long gone and never to return.
     
  15. Just Jim

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    My bet, is that a year from now you and your family will be struggleing just to eat because of the way Obama is running the economy. Your gun might be the only way food is brought in.

    jj
     
  16. Duke of Doubt

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    Following the Hayes decision, the Fourth Circuit and by extension the nation will be flooded with perhaps hundreds of thousands of guns now held by prohibited persons, who now must sell at any price. Prices will dip for awhile.
     
  17. OAKVILLE SHOOTER

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    I agree with MachIV. As the economy gets worse and people are faced with things like eating and forclosures, they will sell off at least some of their guns trying to make ends meet.

    I try to make it a point not to sell any of my guns, but I don't really need all that I have and if things get bad enough, some of them are definitely "disposable."
     
  18. Vonderek

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    You're dreaming. They're just getting started. By 2012 you will be lucky to be able to buy many guns and the ammo to put in them. Better get into blackpowder. Oh yeah, gunpowder sales will be banned too or highly restricted to "keep out of the hands of terrorists."
     
  19. KBintheSLC

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    This looks exactly like the commodities investment forums during the big oil bubble of early 2008. Doom, gloom, destruction!

    I'm not saying another ban is not imminent... but a lot of folks around here are taking sensationalism to a whole new level.

    If you really want to make a difference, don't whine about it on a forum full of like-minded people... we already agree with you. Instead, go out and educate an anti near you, teach a new shooter to shoot, write to your reps.

    BTW, supply is already beginning to bulge around here. Back in Dec 08, you needed a miracle to find an AK for sale locally. Now the local classifieds and shops are full of them. The bubble may burst sooner than you think.
     
  20. CWL

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    If prices drop, it won't be until after 2010. It won't be until then that we'll get a better picture of whether this economy will improve.

    If the economy keeps tanking, then the only good deals will be occasional re-sales from people needing to unload their 'toy' collection to keep food on the table.
     
  21. DAdams

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    July 2009, Any Large City USA, but probably Detroit, Atlanta or LA. Temperatures hit 104 degrees. No AC, water supplies running low. No ice, no free gas, no bedroom or bath, foreclosures continue to rise. Homeless shelters overflowing and no more beds available. Unemployment 12%. First benefits running out. Civil unrest and disobedience. The morning briefing with PROTUS and the CIA and FBI and HLC revolve around stabilizing the domestic populace.

    Nope prices aren't coming down, nor is demand slowing.

    Ammotogo just shipped another few hundred rounds today within five days.
     
  22. LTR shooter

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    The prices of guns , ammo and reloading supplies have risen quite a bit in the last few years even before anyone knew who Barrack Osama was. Guns are getting to be beyond the realm of affordability for me. I just hope I can still afford to shoot my rimfire guns here in a few years. Guns cheap? Don't think so.
     
  23. ezenbrowntown

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    I think they'll come back down. Paranoia and panic have the market where it is right now, and it settle down. I remember everyone telling me how the world would be over and people would be rioting in the street if Obama won the election. It didn't look anything like that.

    Maybe the adminstration will do something about a ban, but I think they've got too many fish to fry right now. I'd tell you that you should write you Congressman, but your best bet would be to find a way to the top of a large corporation, thereby enabling you to hire your own lobbyists......:D That's probably your best. Well, quit reading and get to climbing that corporate ladder!!! :p
     
  24. fiddleharp

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    Well, the starry-eyed lemmings who jumped on the "Change" bandwagon during the campaign will certainly get their wish.
    Obama has surrounded himself with a pretty sinister inner circle.
    This is gonna get interesting.
     
  25. TRGRHPY

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    Supposedly DPMS is currently kicking out ~3,500 rifles while they are taking ~7,000 orders...can't remember if it was per/wk or per/month. At least until manufacturers can catch up with current orders, I don't see prices coming down...that would just be bad business.
     
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