Is it Panic Buying or becoming Prepared?

Is it Panic Buying or becoming Prepared?

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    Is it Panic Buying or becoming Prepared?

    Today, at the Gun shop where I work, we had over 100 NICS checks done! I must have sold at least 25 guns! People are CRAZY buying!...... AR rifles are running.... some people are buying 2 of them at once!... Hi Cap Handguns AND ANY type of handgun is selling right now...... We RAN OUT of 5.56..223........9MM 45ACP ran LOW om 40 cal ( the caliber isn't dead at all) and various rifle calibers.. 3030.. 308... 30-06...
    Lines were LOOOONG and most people were good and orderly... BUT I ran into a couple of Hardass types that swore and cussed me out because I wasn't fast enough for THEIR needs! I'd love to tell them to go to hell-en Waite... but I'm not able to....
    Friday was bad, Today was bad, and I'm SURE Tomorrow will be a real "Show" there... Not back there til Monday, and THAT should be Interesting in itself.
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    People are losing their frikin' minds.
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    It's happening everywhere. I waited too long to buy the ammo I needed and now I had to pay about an extra $100 for 1000 rounds of 9mm and about an extra $50 for 500 rounds of .40 S&W.
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    Interestingly, I think that the guns and ammo industry is now, more than ever before, able to ramp up production to meet any temproary increased needs.

    This should tell any thinking person that panic mode is highly unnecessary.

    Easy, breezy. Come back in a few, shelves will be re-stocked.

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    This is the usual long Nutnfancy video but at least watch the first few minutes of it about the run on ammo. AGAIN!


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    Panic buying is usually a costly venture. I remember about 6 or 7 years ago when there was a panic frenzy on ammo and AR 15 mags from a political scare of banning high cap mags. A local GS had a whisky barrel that was always filled with old 30 rnd AR mags for around $5 bucks each. Then, during the panic, the guy raised the price to $50 per mag. I thought he was nuts. But he sold every one of them. And you couldn't find .22 ammo on a shelf anywhere.

    People who don't stay prepared just lose there minds and go all frenzy when they think the end is coming with anything. Be it mags or toilet paper. My gosh...how did people wipe their rear ends before toilet paper came along?

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    It's panic for most. My very good LDS friend tells me that today, even most LDS folks here in Utah do not have the one year of food and water the church recommends.

    We have several months of food and water on hand, and have for several years. Plenty of ammo.

    Am I concerned about the virus? Yes, since I have had several respiratory infections in the last year after years of not having any. I am more concerned about my wife right now who had to make an emergency trip to California to care for her 92 year old mom who broke her femur. I've saw an article last night from USA today that an interstate travel ban is under consideration.
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    The only personal change I've made in the last week is to up my threat level at work. I've adjusted accordingly.
    As for toilet paper & ammo, we're good.


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    The complete absence of a real threat coupled with irrational fear can lead to panic buying.

    I've toyed with the idea of posting on social media that local stores are sold out of toothpicks. Maybe I can start a run on toothpicks - because if everyone is buying them, everyone must need them, right?
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    Is it Panic Buying or becoming Prepared?
    The two are not mutually exclusive. However, most folks who panic buy to become prepared really never become prepared.
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    Spending money on things, whether usable or perceived to be in need of, make people feel like they have control, if even in a small way.
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    If you are buying after the “crisis” starts then it’s panic buying. People will buy whatever you can sell them because they are unprepared. Buying ahead of time on your own terms is preparing.
    a poor plan that is well executed will produce better results that a good plan that is poorly executed.

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    Is it Panic Buying or becoming Prepared?

    I think it's 6 of one, half dozen of the other.

    Those who were caught unprepared now see that items they need are becoming scarce and are over-reacting in response. They were not prepared and are scurrying to catch up.

    Maybe it's a lesson learned for millions of our fellow countrymen.

    Maybe they've now grasped the 7 P's:

    Proper Prior Planning Prevents P*** Poor Performance.

    Some folks are only capable of learning things the hard way. Unfortunate, but we see it in action too often for it to be otherwise.

    One thing I grasped very well from my time in the Boy Scouts 55 years ago: Be prepared.
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    I made a regular order of bulk ammo a few days ago. They had my stuff in stock, but said that shipping was running 3-5 days behind. I looked today, and they are running 10 days behind.
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    Well the gun industry is loving this.
    When Trump won there was no jump in sales as no one thought they needed to.
    Now this comes along and they are selling like crazy.
    Most folks here I assume are always stocked up and we only need to replace what we shoot at the range.
    Most of as have all the guns we need.
    We now buy just what we want.
    My want sales will be on hold as it is now a sellers market.

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