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Old January 7, 2013, 01:53 PM   #26
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I still don't see how supporting Romney would've helped gun owners and further 2A rights
In point of fact, Romney is immaterial to the discussion.

The Democratic candidate's constituents were adamant that the POTUS would make no moves to restrict guns. Now that the POTUS has nothing to lose, he's going to violate that trust.

Here on our local forum numerous Democrats have renounced that party, and have switched to Republican. And after Americans receive their paycheck in a couple of weeks (for those who get paid bi-weekly), I suspect we'll see even more defections. They thought the tax increase would only impact those above their pay grade.
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Old January 7, 2013, 04:57 PM   #27
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Hang in there, we can ride this out.
There you go. Watch and learn. That's what I did after 2008 with ammo. Once prices weren't crazy and supply began to normalize I started to pad my supply. Reloading components and finished rounds in some calibers. I buy everything in minimum quantities of 500 when I find a good sale price. The only thing I've felt the need to buy recently was some projectiles and I found those at non-inflated prices.

There is no price "gouging" unless the store owner beats you up, takes your money, and leaves you an AR. If you found a shop with PMAGs on sale today for $2.50 how many would you buy? 2? Or 30? How many would everybody else buy? How long would the store's supply last? If demand rises and prices do not, there will be no supply. That's not Economics 101, that's Reality 101.
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Old January 7, 2013, 05:16 PM   #28
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A little patience between now and the "Come to ..." sessions on the debt limit in the next 90 days will likely save big $'s, redirecting congressional interest to other, more pressing (IMHO) problems.
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Old January 7, 2013, 05:59 PM   #29
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I know it can be a bummer, but there is nothing wrong with selling your property at current market value, whether you are a merchant or a private seller. Panic buying has caused relative scarcity of certain items, but it is a free market. No one is forcing you to buy. Just like no one was stopping you from buying the same item 6 months ago for half the price. I don't see anything immoral about any of it. Let's say the gun store owner sold all his current inventory at some "fairer" price. There is nothing to stop the buyers of those items from immediately re-selling them for their current market value. For all those folks who bought a dozen WASR 10s for $400 each last year, good for them.
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Old January 8, 2013, 09:22 AM   #30
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The woman goes in the back and gets one, asks Chuck for the price and he states $75.
You should have bought the magazine and said "thank you, when will you be getting more".
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Old January 9, 2013, 12:18 AM   #31
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Going in to McBride's -- big gun store in Austin -- later this week to order an XDs ... salesman didn't seem to think it would take too long, but the Ruger LCR .22 mag may be another story ... I try to shop at local unaffiliated shops, getting a below MSRP price for the gun ... can't wait ...
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