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We all know that firearms are difficult to find and buy right now, but this article from the Chicago Tribune is particularly interesting. It goes into actual numbers, statistics, and the mindset of some of the first time buyers and how their attitudes about firearms may be changing.

 

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We all know that firearms are difficult to find and buy right now, but this article from the Chicago Tribune is particularly interesting. It goes into actual numbers, statistics, and the mindset of some of the first time buyers and how their attitudes about firearms may be changing.

Some are figuring out for the first time the significance of the 2A.
 

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I was at the LGS yesterday. The queue for Oregon State Police instant background checks was over 3,900. They are telling buyers they will call them in a few days with the disposition.
 

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Went to Academy Sports in Greenville, NC after the gun show yesterday, normally their showcase is quite full. I did not do an exact count but there were only about 20 semi-autos and maybe a dozen revolvers and Old Mother Hubert’s cupboard had nothing on the ammo shelves, there was one 20 round box of 45ACP and 3 boxes of 32ACP and nothing else.
 

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With the result of the Covid thing on toilet paper, the handwriting was on the wall for what would happen when the protesting and rioting started - no surprise at all, but it will probably be a long time before guns and ammo are in reasonable supply at a price that isn't going up as the supply dwindles.
 

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With the result of the Covid thing on toilet paper, the handwriting was on the wall for what would happen when the protesting and rioting started - no surprise at all, but it will probably be a long time before guns and ammo are in reasonable supply at a price that isn't going up as the supply dwindles.
Heck, it is an election year as well. Even without Covid, and probably more important for gun sales-the riots, supply would have been dwindling as we approach fall. Who knows, we might not be able to have an election year buying surge because there won't be enough product by then.
 

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Keep your eyes open and your head in the game. The radicals are telling their people to arm up and I fear that is the bulk of the current sales. I've heard they are also starting to train. We could be in for a tough time. The outcome may depend on which way the military swings, if things go too far.
 

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We just had a gun show. I didn't go, but know someone who was planning on it to top off his ammo. Our town wasn't hit horribly from the Corona garbage. Still had a decent selection of firearms around, though ammo selection was slim. Now? Still fair selection of long guns around, but pistol cases are sparse. Bass Pro, with a decent stock, is down to 1/3, maybe 1/4 of their pistol selection, one short row of revolvers. They were pretty full about 2 weeks ago, few empty spaces. I'm in adequate shape, but not as much as I would like. After 2 weeks of minimal pay, I haven't been buying like I should have. This will cut into my training sessions.
 

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Keep your eyes open and your head in the game. The radicals are telling their people to arm up and I fear that is the bulk of the current sales. I've heard they are also starting to train. We could be in for a tough time. The outcome may depend on which way the military swings, if things go too far.
Hows that?.You figure there's a chance they will go with the rioters & anarchist......:rolleyes:
 

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Jeez...how many times have I seen a feeding frenzy on firearms and ammo in the past 40 years? At this point I've lost count. And it eventually always returns to normal...always. At least until the next media event.

I learned my lesson several years ago and got caught without a lot of ammo to shoot. I now have a reasonable supply and have a contact to replace whatever I shoot if needed. As someone said earlier, everyone in the firearms community should have known this was bound to happen with it being an election year.....throw in covid-19 and the civil unrest and it should surprise no-one.
 

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Keep your eyes open and your head in the game. The radicals are telling their people to arm up and I fear that is the bulk of the current sales. I've heard they are also starting to train. We could be in for a tough time. The outcome may depend on which way the military swings, if things go too far.
Hows that?.You figure there's a chance they will go with the rioters & anarchist......:rolleyes:
That probably depends a lot on who's the commander in chief at the time.
 

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That probably depends a lot on who's the commander in chief at the time.
I have wondered a few times before how it would play out if things really went to pot and we had a progressive or socialist as a president. I'm sure it would depend on who the top military brass was at the time, but I have wondered weather the military would stick with their tradition of following orders, or would they tell the commander-in-chief to pound sand if he or she went way out on a limb and was requiring some crazy things. I'm not sure I would like the answer to that question.

One scenario would be the president ordering the military to go door-to-door and disarm people. I can see a really radical president doing that.
 

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I have wondered a few times before how it would play out if things really went to pot and we had a progressive or socialist as a president. I'm sure it would depend on who the top military brass was at the time, but I have wondered weather the military would stick with their tradition of following orders, or would they tell the commander-in-chief to pound sand if he or she went way out on a limb and was requiring some crazy things. I'm not sure I would like the answer to that question.

One scenario would be the president ordering the military to go door-to-door and disarm people. I can see a really radical president doing that.
I guess my thinking is if it's only top brass, the president could easily replace them with someone who will follow the order. You would have to have the actual people who would be charged with carrying out the orders, on a large enough scale, telling him to jump off a bridge.

I think if a president orders people to start confiscating guns, the shooting will begin in earnest. I don't want it to, but I personally think it will.
 
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