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Old 03-08-2009, 09:00 AM
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Default Why are people buying so much ammo?

What's the real reasons? I personally don't have much expectation of wide spread anarchy (although I do have an enviable collection of "assault weapons" and ammo for them, just in case you know).

The possibility of increasing prices might be enough reason, but our panic buying has produced that already.

Do you really shoot or hunt that much to justify buying mass quantities of ammo? I used to shoot 30,000 to 40,000 rounds a year on the range, but since I have not set up my reloading bench after buying this house, I don't shoot no where that much of store bought stuff.

So....what's your thoughts about the ammo hoarding going on? Don't need to point to the possibility of the assault weapons ban coming back...that is a good enough reason to buy the guns you want before that happens. I am just asking about the ammo situation.

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There is presently a bill to " ID ammo"
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What bill is that...do you have number?
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There is no greater fear than that of the unknown. And to that you have many people feeding the fear with speculation and because of that, I think that what is causing the current run.
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I think the fear of wide spread anarchy is bigger than you think. Warranted or not. There have been anti-govt. movements since the beginning of govts. but now they are becoming more widespread than ever. The combination of current economic times and the government take over of all that makes us work has many people scared.
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Read about it the other day and was shocked to see Kentucky's representive was a co -signer along with the liberals from the Northeast--- Hopefully, IRA is on top of this bill - I do not have the #
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Its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it! If the economy keeps getting worse the social problems (crime, etc) are going to multiply.
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I think it is a good thing, this lets the goverment see the reaction of the people and if they get the clue it is not good.
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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
I think the fear of wide spread anarchy is bigger than you think. Warranted or not. There have been anti-govt. movements since the beginning of govts. but now they are becoming more widespread than ever. The combination of current economic times and the government take over of all that makes us work has many people scared.
OK, which is it. You want to protect against anti-government groups and anarchy, or you want to be able to fight the government if you need to (and by doing so potentially create anarchy)?
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Originally Posted by Menzies View Post
OK, which is it. You want to protect against anti-government groups and anarchy, or you want to be able to fight the government if you need to (and by doing so potentially create anarchy)?
Who said I wanted to do either?;?

Guy asks why ammo is flying off the shelves..


If your wondering if I would take arms against anyone, well, I guess anyone that physically threatens my family would suffice as my personal just cause..

I do think your question is flawed. I know people that are anti govt. who are not inclined to do either. Protecting your property in the face of anarchy is not Anti-Government nor Anti-Anti Government (is that a word)
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Originally Posted by Eyehooker View Post
There is presently a bill to " ID ammo"
That will go over like a turd in a punch bowl.

Not sure if anyone remembers but many years ago(20 or so) they use to have to log ALL SALES OF rifle and pistol ammo in stores. To my understanding it NEVER SOLVED ONE CRIME but just put more paper work and more of a load on the small and large businesses that sold guns/ammo.


I have heard lots of people stocking up on ammo but I still do not see the reason however I reload all ammo that I shoot other than 22 rimfire so really would not affect me for YEARS
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Buying a crap load of ammo makes men men, and helps the economy along, creates jobs at the same time. Hell, someone has to deliver all of that ammo.

So , it's about the economy.

Hey, that's the dumb assed excuse EVERY congressman is using to justify the 9000 pork barrel projects they will vote for in the new budget -- "it helps the economy."


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Eyeball.....you just may be on to something there.....all that ammo has been bought and probably for a much higher proffit margine than the merchants planned on. Now wouldn't that be a hoot to see the news headlines proclaiming that shooters have saved the economy...lol
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Hey Eyehooker.. hopefully the NRA is checking into this...if it's the IRA, that may explain where all the ammo is going.LOL
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Have heard the Dems plan on taxing ammo at ~500% tax as kind of a back door assault on firearms control. That's why folks are buying it up in large quantities. They will do to ammo prices what government already does to cigarette and booze prices. Stock up while you can at relatively reasonable prices.

Copykat's link above basically confirms this train of thought.


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Originally Posted by Eyehooker View Post
Read about it the other day and was shocked to see Kentucky's representive was a co -signer along with the liberals from the Northeast--- Hopefully, IRA is on top of this bill - I do not have the #

the bill you are talking about is Kentucky House Bill 715. This was a bill introduced in Kentucky's state house not by the rep in Washington. There were a few reps in a few state houses that tried to introduce this legislation. Looks like all the different state bills were intoduced in 2008 and were going to be law Jan 1st 2009 if they passed. Doesn't look like any of the bills passed. All the bills were only going affect assult weapons. No hunters need to be alarmed since I don't think you hunt with an assult weapon. Here is a link to the legislation. http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm
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Originally Posted by hblac View Post

They will do to ammo prices what government already does to cigarette and booze prices. Stock up while you can at relatively reasonable prices.



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Originally Posted by pyettaw View Post
the bill you are talking about is Kentucky House Bill 715. This was a bill introduced in Kentucky's state house not by the rep in Washington. There were a few reps in a few state houses that tried to introduce this legislation. Looks like all the different state bills were intoduced in 2008 and were going to be law Jan 1st 2009 if they passed. Doesn't look like any of the bills passed. All the bills were only going affect assult weapons. No hunters need to be alarmed since I don't think you hunt with an assult weapon. Here is a link to the legislation. http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm
I didn't read your link (my bad) but the real question is the definition of assault weapon. Yes, hunters, handgunners, combat shooters, americans NEED to worry about this.

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