Will be glad when the madness dies down

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    Will be glad when the madness dies down

    Stopped by my local Wal-mart, thinking I might get a couple boxes of ammo last night around 8 after I got off work. Thought I might get lucky and be able to go the range Thursday. I walk to the case and there are 8 people waiting in line. These are the same people waiting every time for the truck to show up. They usually end buying all of it. I just turned around and walked out. I'll be glad when this panic is over and I can go back to the range to practice. Panic seems to bring out the worst in people.


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    You're gonna be waiting a minimum of 4 years...maybe longer.
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    I am afraid you are right. I guess my next purchases will be items that will allow me to load my own.

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    As long as the political discussion is gun control or AWB, the "status quo" will remain. IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplyte View Post
    These are the same people waiting every time for the truck to show up. They usually end buying all of it.
    Does that store have a purchase limit? All of the Walmarts near me have a 3 box limit. If not, you may want to talk to the manager or district manager about it. The guy at my closest Walmart said that the 3 box limit is a corporate policy for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplyte View Post
    Stopped by my local Wal-mart, thinking I might get a couple boxes of ammo last night around 8 after I got off work. Thought I might get lucky and be able to go the range Thursday. I walk to the case and there are 8 people waiting in line. These are the same people waiting every time for the truck to show up. They usually end buying all of it. I just turned around and walked out. I'll be glad when this panic is over and I can go back to the range to practice. Panic seems to bring out the worst in people.
    I admire your optimism but unfortunately, do not share it. The only way this is going to die down is if the conditions causing it dissipate, and I just don't see that happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I admire your optimism but unfortunately, do not share it. The only way this is going to die down is if the conditions causing it dissipate, and I just don't see that happening.
    Not sure I want it to totally die down but I would appreciate a slow down. I figure that eventually all the politicos will notice that the silent majority is speaking out with frenzied buying of everything firearms related and soften their stance a little. I hope there will eventually come a saturation point where the "knee jerks" have their weapons and ammo and production will catch up. Time will tell.

    Right now my main issue is that I have depleted my ammo reserve as low as I care to go and can't replace it; there is also the issue of price and with the cost of weapons so high my "wish list" is huge. I used to average buying or trading at least 4-5 guns a year, not now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplyte View Post
    I am afraid you are right. I guess my next purchases will be items that will allow me to load my own.

    I'm afraid we'll be waiting on that too. I went into my local gun shop monday evening to scan the shelves for brass, powder and maybe some bullets. Yeah right, there wasn't a pound of powder of any flavor to be had, A couple bags of 45ACP brass at 42.00 per 100, and two (2) lonely Hornady boxes of 6.5x55. Thats it. It was wiped out! Of course there was no ammo except a couple .380, and the typical flavors of shotshells and lever gun ammo. It's rediculous.

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    I'm not sure the current shortages aren't an intentional consequence of the administration's push for legislation. Make everything so scarce and expensive that those on the lower part of the economic spectrum are simply unable to afford it, and there exists a de facto ban for much of the population. With severely restrictive firearms laws already affecting over twenty-five percent of the US population, every additional encumbrance is another step in the direction the antis want to go. Even if they can't legislate it out of existence, they win.
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    We've hit this same slope before. In the past, things have quieted down within a year. Now, who knows? Once stocks of ammo and reloading components reappear, it just might be wise to stock up and remain stocked up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I'm not sure the current shortages aren't an intentional consequence of the administration's push for legislation. Make everything so scarce and expensive that those on the lower part of the economic spectrum are simply unable to afford it, and there exists a de facto ban for much of the population. With severely restrictive firearms laws already affecting over twenty-five percent of the US population, every additional encumbrance is another step in the direction the antis want to go. Even if they can't legislate it out of existence, they win.
    That's what i was thinking about the massive ammo orders by DHS. Suck up all of the supply (with public funds) and then they don't really need to ban the guns because there is nothing to load them with at some point.

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