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

By Scagnetti   2012 Dec 30, 5:39am   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   4,430 views   28 comments   watch (0)   share   quote  

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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1   Scagnetti   2012 Dec 30, 5:40am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

2   New Renter   2012 Dec 30, 7:42am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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

3   Scagnetti   2012 Dec 30, 7:56am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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!

4   The Professor   2012 Dec 30, 9:43am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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!

5   thomaswong.1986   2012 Dec 30, 10:20am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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

6   Peter P   2012 Dec 30, 10:32am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

No love for FN FS2000?

7   xenogear3   2012 Dec 30, 10:46am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Rocket Launcher price sky rocket.

8   HEY YOU (3/3 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 30, 11:09am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Gun sales, a bubble?

9   Scagnetti   2012 Dec 30, 11:18am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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!

10   Scagnetti   2012 Dec 30, 11:22am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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...

11   Ironman (154/168 = 91% civil)   2012 Dec 30, 12:23pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (4)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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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12   Dan8267 (256/259 = 98% civil)   2012 Dec 30, 12:50pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

I prefer my forced modulated laser pistol.

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

13   lostand confused (20/20 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 30, 12:51pm  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

14   Scagnetti   2012 Dec 30, 1:10pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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?

15   FortWayne (38/39 = 97% civil)   2012 Dec 30, 1:16pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

I did, purchased 1 and one load receiver.

16   Scagnetti   2012 Dec 30, 1:28pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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.

17   turtledove   2012 Dec 30, 1:58pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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.

18   New Renter   2012 Dec 30, 3:13pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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?

19   New Renter   2012 Dec 30, 3:19pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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%

20   New Renter   2012 Dec 30, 3:20pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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!

21   Dan8267 (256/259 = 98% civil)   2012 Dec 30, 11:58pm  ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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.

22   FortWayne (38/39 = 97% civil)   2012 Dec 31, 12:07am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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.

23   The Professor   2012 Dec 31, 12:21am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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?

24   Ironman (154/168 = 91% civil)   2012 Dec 31, 12:26am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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??

25   FortWayne (38/39 = 97% civil)   2012 Dec 31, 12:36am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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.

26   FortWayne (38/39 = 97% civil)   2012 Dec 31, 12:37am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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.

27   Ironman (154/168 = 91% civil)   2012 Dec 31, 4:38am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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??

28   FortWayne (38/39 = 97% civil)   2012 Dec 31, 4:48am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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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