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those darn bitter clingers

You may not know this, but one of the ways Traction Control pays the bills is by running an FFL; this is his stock level from nine days before Election Day to 51+ days after:

tcfflchart

Yeah, he is basically out of ammunition.

One can only assume that his numbers are fairly representative of what transpired at other FFLs, accessory companies, and firearm-related stores across the country if one remembers what happened about that time four years ago.

And yet despite this panic-buy (and there really is no other word for it), I can find you no shortage of "gun control" extremists who firmly believe that widespread/total firearm bans/confiscations would not only be Constitutional, but actually something our government could hope to accomplish. Yes, because all of those people who just dropped millions of dollars (collectively) into those things you do no want them to own will be perfectly sanguine with simply turning them over to the government out of the goodness of their hearts.

Sure they will.

As always, neither "logic" nor "reason" are things anti-rights cultists are overly familiar with… which is how they picked up that descriptor after all.

8 comments to those darn bitter clingers

  • tommyg

    My local FFL has quite a bit of ammo but at a crazy price. A box of 550 rounds 22lr is $89.95. I asked about the prices and he said his supply came in Friday last week and he had been losing gun sales all week because he has no ammo for any gun he had. Now if you buy a gun he’ll sell you 500 rounds at normal prices and if you wanted more at the higher price that was okay but he needed to keep some ammo in order to sell guns.

  • chiefjaybob

    I, for one, will welcome our tyrannical overlords. I have already boxed up my meager collection, to make it easier for Sen. Feinstein’s brown shirts to work their “collection magic.”

  • I took a guest out to the private range on Saturday (Gun Appreciation Day) while I was there I looked at the sign in log. Quick review showed about 85 people signed in that day; 1/3 of them guests.

    I am seeing high level of interest in joining the club; not from people shooting elsewhere but new shooters. I have 57 people on the application log, another half a dozen to process and Orientation is two weeks away.

    My Father In Law is a CHL instructor; he (despite recovering from Lymphoma) is teaching classes each week. Not renewal classes but new License holders.

    Every indication that I’ve seen is people becoming shooters in droves. Old shooters are becoming more active and current shooters are increasing stocks, training, practice and proficiency.

    Are they paying attention to the news at all? Isn’t just us ‘uneducated redneck cousin humping bible clingers’ being a problem — look at the Senators, Representatives (State and Federal), Sheriffs and Law Enforcements of all types saying enough is enough.

  • MAJMike

    Well, I’ve been buying ammunition for the past two years and now am fairly comfortable with my practice stockpile. I’m always amuzed by those who submit to panic last minute buying.

    Kids, you must think ahead!! Purchase a little at a time without destroying your bank account is an adult thing to do.

  • MAJMike wrote:

    Well, I’ve been buying ammunition for the past two years and now am fairly comfortable with my practice stockpile. I’m always amuzed by those who submit to panic last minute buying.

    Kids, you must think ahead!! Purchase a little at a time without destroying your bank account is an adult thing to do.

    Well, I’m just glad that I followed our host’s “new rule” in the months since he first posted it.

  • @ tommyg: Good Christ, that is an absurd price.

    I kind of get his point about wanting to keep ammunition to sell to people who are buying guns, but… wow. I shudder to think someone actually paid that much for a brick of .22.

    @ chiefjaybob: Which will miraculously fall overboard during an entirely accidental boat incident, right? :)

    @ Bob S.: Oh, I am quite sure they are paying attention… I just think they do not care. They think that not only are they above the law, regulation, and whatever else, but they genuinely believe we will not do anything. Our political class has become so insulated from reality that they genuinely do not comprehend repercussions from their actions; hell, they generally write themselves out of the consequences of the bills they fabricate.

    @ MAJMike: Likewise. Shoot a couple boxes, buy a k. Eventually, the stash… grows a bit.

    @ AuricTech: Win!

  • While I have multiple useful cartridge-feeders on hand, I’ll have to wait until the present panic dies down before I can resume following the rule for standard-capacity AR magazines and Happy Fun Sticks for my Cx4. :-(

    OTOH, there seems to be a somewhat-lower level of panic-buying for standard-capacity pistol magazines, so they are sometimes available. Fortunately, I also kept this rule in mind for pistol magazines…. ;-)

  • My father has the happy-fun sticks, but sadly no Cx4 to put them in. That will also have to wait until after the panic dies down.

    I guess speedloaders would be pretty easy to find these days too…