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Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:02 PM

Glocks, Ammo, AR-15s Sell Out As Biden Inauguration Foreshadows Tighter Gun Control

https://www.forbes.com/sites/aaronsmith/2021/01/18/glocks-ammo-ar-15s-sell-out-as-biden-inauguration-foreshadows-tighter-gun-control/?sh=3d85cd182bc7

Glock handguns are selling so fast that Danielle Jaymes, general manager of Poway Weapons & Gear in Poway, California, can’t keep them in stock.

Her store sold a shipment of 192 Glock 19s in a week, she said, and 9mm ammunition is so popular that she rations purchases to 100 rounds per day.

“People will take whatever they can get because supplies are so limited,” she said. “If I had a million rounds of 9 mm right now, I could sell it in two days.”

Americans are buying Glocks and other guns as they anticipate gun control measures from President-elect Joseph Biden, who will take office Wednesday. Carried by police officers and fetishized by rappers, Glocks are widely popular. A Glock turned up at a Capitol Police checkpoint on Friday, according to news reports, when a suspect was arrested with the loaded gun, 500 rounds and false inauguration credentials.

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Reply Glocks, Ammo, AR-15s Sell Out As Biden Inauguration Foreshadows Tighter Gun Control (Original post)
Dial H For Hero Jan 2021 OP
msongs Jan 2021 #1
BlueTsunami2018 Jan 2021 #2
Dial H For Hero Jan 2021 #5
BlueTsunami2018 Jan 2021 #6
Timewas Jan 2021 #3
krispos42 Jan 2021 #8
Paladin Jan 2021 #9
krispos42 Jan 2021 #10
USALiberal Jan 2021 #12
dware Feb 2021 #17
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2021 #13
krispos42 Jan 2021 #14
Rick Rolle Feb 2021 #16
Straw Man Feb 2021 #18
JDC Jan 2021 #4
krispos42 Jan 2021 #11
sarisataka Jan 2021 #7
yagotme Feb 2021 #15

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:04 PM

1. neo nazi white supremacist misogynist gay bashers are buying glocks... nt

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:17 PM

2. It's been near impossible to get ammo for months.

People have been stockpiling since the beginning of the pandemic. Every gun shop and website is bare.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:59 PM

5. You can still get almost anything...if you're willing to pay through the nose for it.

Want (for example) some premium .38 Special hollowpoints? Just go to Gunbroker. You'll have to pay $2 to $3 a round, but it's there.

I haven't had the need to buy any ammo for my own use since the pandemic started, since I stocked up when prices were low.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 10:35 PM

6. Well yeah.

There are some places to get it but the price gouging is ridiculous.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:30 PM

3. LOL

The gun and ammo industry starts these rumors every 4 years

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Response to Timewas (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 06:29 AM

8. It's the legacy of Democrats now

Our signature pieces of legislation are bans on "assault weapons" and magazines that hold 11+ rounds. It's in the damn party platform.

The gun-control groups aren't very good at controlling guns but they do a damn fine job of selling them and getting Republicans elected.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 11:48 AM

9. Trying to lay a guilt trip on us, on trump's last hours in office?

Lotsa luck with that.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 01:04 PM

10. I'm pointing out facts.

Sorry if that's inconvenient or troubling to you.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:45 PM

12. Lol, ok! Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:11 PM

17. I've got to say that that is a well thought out response.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 06:54 PM

13. The gun prohibitionists have been repeating the same actions, and expecting different results...

 

...for many years.

Also, 'effective gun control' has been said to be 'just around the corner' pretty much since I started at DU
back in the aughts.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 05:42 PM

14. Maybe it's over there by the Obamacare repeal? n/t

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 05:16 PM

16. Spot on!

 

The gun-control groups aren't very good at controlling guns but they do a damn fine job of selling them and getting Republicans elected.


Also, the pandemic, coupled with the riots last summer, have worked to drive up demand. As a proud liberal AND gun owner, I realize that continued screeching about banning weapons, based on their appearance instead of functionality, is a perpetual loser. Also, banning a magazine, based on an arbitrarily derived number, makes no sense. Why 10? Why not 9, or 11? It's easier to sell an idea if you can support it with some facts.

For those of you who want to insist that the Framers only meant for us to have single-shot muskets, I could counter that they also meant only to protect a free press if the message was printed by hand, using quill pens, or perhaps on manual, movable type presses. Claiming that semi-automatic weapons aren't protected would be like claiming that television, radio, or internet speech is not protected by the First Amendment, because those things didn't exist in 1787.

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Response to Rick Rolle (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 06:11 AM

18. Arbitrary.

Also, banning a magazine, based on an arbitrarily derived number, makes no sense. Why 10? Why not 9, or 11?

Why not 1? If the logic holds, that would save 9 lives that would otherwise have been lost.

Obviously the logic doesn't hold. Arbitrary is arbitrary, and logic has nothing to do with it.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:37 PM

4. Jeezus H are these people stupid

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Response to JDC (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 07:10 PM

11. Democrats are the party of gun control

Everybody knows it; it's in the damn party platform and has been for decades.

They're buying now what may not be available in the future: tactical rifles like the AR-15.


Or are you saying there isn't going to be an attempt to ban guns like the AR-15 in the next 4 years?

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 11:01 PM

7. I happened to go to the local Fleet Farm today

I was close to the sporting area so went to take a look.

The wall which normally has 150+ rifles and shotguns had 6. The counters which hold over 100 pistols had one, and someone was buying it.

Total boxes of handgun ammo- 0. Total of rifle ammo- 5, the only calibers being 17 HMR and 300 WSM. Pre-covid there would have been about a thousand boxes for pistols and near triple for rifles.

There were a few dozen boxes of shotgun shells but it was less than 5% of the normal inventory.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 05:03 PM

15. Some here don't want to believe it,

but you and Krispos are dead on. This happens every time our party comes out with some silly gun law. Was at a surplus store/gun shop in Pekin, IL before passage of the AWB. The "assault gun" rack was full, 2-3 guns in every slot. Rack was probably 10-12' long. Went there again, between passage, and Pres. Clinton signing it (was several weeks between, IIRC). Empty slots in rack. I watched for about 15 minutes, 3 guns were sold off that rack alone. NRA best gun salesmen? Look to our party leaders, trying to do the same thing, expecting different results.

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