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Since January, everyone seems to be running around yelling "OMG! The… - Tina Marie's Ramblings
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Since January, everyone seems to be running around yelling "OMG! The Democrats are going to take our guns! And our ammo!". Gun prices are way up (someone at the gun show this weekend had a flier with a picture of Obama that said "Best gun salesman ever"). Handgun ammo is increasingly difficult to find, because people are buying it up, so if you walk into Academy, they're likely to be sold out. Then, instead of the two boxes someone would have bought at Academy, they're ordering an entire case online, so now all the online places are running out. People point at that and say, "See! It's starting already! I have to stock up, or I won't be able to buy ammo anymore!", and the cycle repeats. At this point, some places have ammo back-ordered by a month or more.

So it was with much amusement that I saw this on CNN this morning:

Gun rights advocates found an unlikely ally in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday as lawmakers passed a measure allowing concealed, loaded firearms to be carried in national parks.
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all_seaming_eye From: all_seaming_eye Date: May 20th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I pissed off a lot of my reenacting buddies at an event a while back when they were all bitching about Obama, and I said that the value of their gun collections had just increase by 10-15%.

Aside from maybe picking up a GSG-5 at some point (who's price appears to be unaffected, maybe because it's a .22lr), I am on a gun buying boycott until prices come back down to a reasonable level.

And of course, when Obama doesn't take away their guns 8 years from now, instead of saying to themselves "maybe the Dems don't want to take away our guns," they will instead say "wow, that was close. Better redouble our efforts with the NRA!"

sandman008 From: sandman008 Date: May 21st, 2009 05:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Ugh. The firearms and ammo hysteria has got me so pissed off. Every time I hear some dipshit fudd going off about how the Blue Helmeted Legions are gonna bust down our doors and sporterize all our guns I just want to poke him in the eye. But odds are good that they're armed, so worse idea than usual.

I'm just glad I picked up a thousand rounds of .40 a year or so ago and haven't bothered to shoot it all yet.

Still, nothing marks an easily-manipulated pussy like spending all their money on more guns when there's a non-Republican in office, eh? (I'll never forgive George I for that whole foreign-made weapon import ban that nobody ever talks about)
arthur_sc_king From: arthur_sc_king Date: May 21st, 2009 05:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm still hoping to get a Glock at LEO prices before everything goes completely to shit. .40's not quite as short as 9 mm yet, am I hearing right?
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: May 23rd, 2009 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
It seems utterly bizarre to me that this is a rider on legislation about *credit card charges*.
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