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Did any Patnet'rs go out and buy an AR15/AK47 because of the possible ban?


By Scagnetti   Follow   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 5:39am PST   2,484 views   28 comments
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Just curious if anyone went out to buy any type of modern sporting rifles (AR15, AK47, M14, etc.) for fear of any future firearms restrictions or ban? I bought another AR15 the day after the Sandy Hook shooting (pre-panic price), and from what they are selling for on gunbroker.com, I could more than double my money! I wish I would have picked up some more 30 round magazines and possibly some more ammo though. Prices out there are crazy so I'll have to wait! Check it out! What do you haters think of my purchase?

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Scagnetti   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 5:40am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (2)     Comment 1

New Renter   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 7:42am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (3)     Comment 2

I'm still waiting for the TR-116:

That micro-transporter is hella cool!

EDIT: Those that hit the dislike button - you DO realize this is a fictional weapon don't you?

http://www.phasers.net/2370/tr-116.htm

Scagnetti   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 7:56am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (2)     Comment 3

New Renter says

I'm still waiting for the TR-116:

That micro-transporter is hella cool!

You're right, that is cool! You know what else is cool.....I also bought this concealed/disguised knife. Looks like a normal spoon huh?

Nope...it's a 2.5" serrated blade tactical knife! Boo ya!

The Professor   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 9:43am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 4

No semiautomatic assault rifles for me. The sound of one firing attracts other zombies.

I did however purchase a couple of crossbows and lots of arrows. Whisper quiet and you can retrieve the arrows for another kill if you run out!

thomaswong.1986   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 10:20am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 5

Every retailer sold out of the AR-15 from the Pacific to the Atlantic down to the Gulf Coast.

Peter P   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 10:32am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 6

No love for FN FS2000?

xenogear3   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 10:46am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 7

Rocket Launcher price sky rocket.

HEY YOU   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 11:09am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 8

Gun sales, a bubble?

Scagnetti   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 11:18am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 9

HEY YOU says

Gun sales, a bubble?

I think so...For those that are sitting on some nice modern rifles, you may want to sell off some excess. People are making a killing on them! It's not just rifles either, but magazines and ammunition!

Scagnetti   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 11:22am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (2)     Comment 10

thomaswong.1986 says

Every retailer sold out of the AR-15 from the Pacific to the Atlantic down to the Gulf Coast.

Pretty much...here is before...

and after...

Call it Crazy   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 12:23pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (4)     Comment 11

Scagnetti says

Just curious if anyone went out to buy any type of modern sporting rifles (AR15, AK47, M14, etc.) for fear of any future firearms restrictions or ban?

There's no space left on the sofa...

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Dan8267   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 12:50pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 12

I prefer my forced modulated laser pistol.

Granted, it does look like a dildo, but it will incinerate up to 12,000 feet.

lostand confused   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 12:51pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (3)     Comment 13

Scagnetti   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 1:10pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 14

Dan8267 says

I prefer my forced modulated laser pistol.

Granted, it does look like a dildo, but it will incinerate up to 12,000 feet.

What does it incinerate? People's buttholes?

FortWayne   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 1:16pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 15

I did, purchased 1 and one load receiver.

Scagnetti   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 1:28pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 16

FortWayne says

I did, purchased 1 and one load receiver.

Isn't it ironic that the more the government pushes to restrict these types of items, the more demand there is for them. I bet people stocked up on whiskey too right before prohibition.

turtledove   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 1:58pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 17

Scagnetti says

Dan8267 says

I prefer my forced modulated laser pistol.

Granted, it does look like a dildo, but it will incinerate up to 12,000 feet.

What does it incinerate? People's buttholes?

I had a very similar thought. I think it looks like the ultrasound's dildo-cam at the OBGYN's office.

New Renter   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 3:13pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 18

turtledove says

Scagnetti says

Dan8267 says

I prefer my forced modulated laser pistol.

Granted, it does look like a dildo, but it will incinerate up to 12,000 feet.

What does it incinerate? People's buttholes?

I had a very similar thought. I think it looks like the ultrasound's dildo-cam at the OBGYN's office.

Transvaginal ultrasound anyone?

New Renter   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 3:19pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 19

Scagnetti says

FortWayne says

I did, purchased 1 and one load receiver.

Isn't it ironic that the more the government pushes to restrict these types of items, the more demand there is for them. I bet people stocked up on whiskey too right before prohibition.

Damn, the guv'mint is smart! Now the Army and National Guard can sell off their armories. The profit will easily fund medicare, Social Security AND enable tax cuts for the 0.001%

New Renter   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 3:20pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 20

The Professor says

No semiautomatic assault rifles for me. The sound of one firing attracts other zombies.

I did however purchase a couple of crossbows and lots of arrows. Whisper quiet and you can retrieve the arrows for another kill if you run out!

Get one of these babies and you'll WANT the sound to attract more zombies!

Dan8267   Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 11:58pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike (1)     Comment 21

Scagnetti says

FortWayne says

I did, purchased 1 and one load receiver.

Isn't it ironic that the more the government pushes to restrict these types of items, the more demand there is for them. I bet people stocked up on whiskey too right before prohibition.

Just like weed.

FortWayne   Mon, 31 Dec 2012, 12:07am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 22

Dan8267 says

Scagnetti says

FortWayne says

I did, purchased 1 and one load receiver.

Isn't it ironic that the more the government pushes to restrict these types of items, the more demand there is for them. I bet people stocked up on whiskey too right before prohibition.

Just like weed.

They prohibited alcohol and created huge mafia they couldn't defeat until alcohol was legalized again.

They prohibited drugs and created huge drug cartels that are impossible to stop unless drugs are legalized again.

Now they are shooting for weapons, I really think our government is either completely sinister and is in on this with the cartels or just plain idiotic.

The Professor   Mon, 31 Dec 2012, 12:21am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (2)     Comment 23

FortWayne says

I really think our government is either completely sinister and is in on this with the cartels or just plain idiotic.

Maybe they are sinister idiots colluding with the cartels?

Call it Crazy   Mon, 31 Dec 2012, 12:26am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (3)     Comment 24

FortWayne says

Now they are shooting for weapons, I really think our government is either completely sinister and is in on this with the cartels or just plain idiotic.

I just posted these comments on the other thread, but since you just mentioned this about the government, I'll re-post my comment below:

How about some "out of the box" thinking??? The politicians have been broadcasting for weeks that they plan on coming after the guns. If they truly wanted to do this, wouldn't they pass some behind the scenes legislation quietly to advance their agenda?

Instead, they have been very "vocal", which has resulted in massive purchasing of firearms and ammo?

If they are so "concerned" about firearms in the hands of the citizens, they certainly have added a whole lot more in the last few weeks with all their statements.

Why?? Is this actually what they wanted to happen?

Are they trying to deplete all existing inventory?

Are they trying to increase sales and tax revenues?

Are they trying to make it easier to grab the guns in the future from the peasants?

Are they just totally incompetent and engage mouth before engaging brain and didn't realize it would lead to this volume of recent purchases?

Since the politicians can't seem to do the right thing with our laws and economy, do they want the armed citizens to "force" them to do the right thing?

What else could it be??

FortWayne   Mon, 31 Dec 2012, 12:36am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 25

They can't pass such a legislation quietly without someone making a stink about it. Republicans won't go along with writing off 2nd amendment.

This is just the LEFT making all this noise about trying to ban guns, because they can't accept the social failures of our society. It's much easier to scapegoat and to blame someone... in this case the gun owners.

Hurting people who bear no blame... that's what the LEFT is good at, ban something, hurt someone in the process, feel good, accomplish nothing, and move on.

FortWayne   Mon, 31 Dec 2012, 12:37am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 26

The Professor says

FortWayne says

I really think our government is either completely sinister and is in on this with the cartels or just plain idiotic.

Maybe they are sinister idiots colluding with the cartels?

After Fast & Furious I'm not sure if it's too far fetched... they flat out armed these cartels.

Call it Crazy   Mon, 31 Dec 2012, 4:38am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (3)     Comment 27

Call it Crazy says

Why?? Is this actually what they wanted to happen?

Are they trying to deplete all existing inventory?

Just saw this posting on another forum, hmmmm:

....."A friend of mine in town is a small gun dealer. He was cleaned out by this big rush. I asked if that was a good thing and he said no.

"My suppliers can't get me any more," he said. "All on backorder. I might as well close my doors for the next 8 months. Can't be a gun store without guns to sell."

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So, how many of the firearm sales the past few weeks went to existing gun owners versus NEW gun owners? Was the existing inventory "forced" into the hands of existing owners or are there a lot more new "operators"?

Without inventory, it keeps new players from entering the game, doesn't it??

FortWayne   Mon, 31 Dec 2012, 4:48am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 28

I don't know, would be an interesting statistic to see. I'm an existing gun owner, but I saw several folks at the local gun shop taking permit test... might just be everyone shopping.

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