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Coming in flat so far this year

23 Responses to “Gun sales”

  1. Flight-ER-Doc Says:

    I’m doing my part….

    I’ve purchased more firearms this year than in any other single year…

  2. Ron W Says:

    There are some Congressional Democrats who have proposed legislation that would criminalize those who currently possess semi auto weapons. So if you buy semi autos now, they want to make it law that you would have to turn them in (mandatory buyback) or be in violation of a felony. And they call themselves liberals and conservatives, fascists!!!

  3. Fz Says:

    My gun buying has been flat because I’ve been milling out the 80% lowers that I bought last time I was deployed.

    BTW my ammo and component purchases have still been just short of divorce-inducing. 24 POUNDS of propellant arrive Friday.

    Everybody remember National Ammo Day shortly after Election Day!!!!

  4. Tim Says:

    Between the rise of Trumpus Maximus and Gorsuch/Kavanaugh, I suspect most buyers are feeling safer about delaying purchases in the near term.

    A big, fat, green-haired, pussy-hat wearing blue wave next month might fix those flat sales, though.

  5. dittybopper Says:

    Flat, but let us not forget that they are higher than any other year but 2016. If you take out 2016, this year would be vying for “all time record year” with 2017.

  6. Ravenwood Says:

    My most prolific year for gun purchases was 2004. No year has even come close to that year in terms of quantity.

    Quality, however, is another metric. I may be purchasing fewer guns, but the guns I purchase are generally much more expensive.

  7. mikee Says:

    I have a desire for more firearms, but absolutely no need. I may have to trade in some of the fun, but inexpensive and low quality firearms, from my locker and get something higher quality. So would that count as a gun purchase for me, or a sell-off of my guns?

  8. Ron W Says:

    @mikee, IMO it would be better to sell firearms to known persons or even give them to family if you’re so inclined. That puts more firearms away from any ILLEGAL government knowledge. The “universal background checks” promoted leftists would attack the 4th and 5th Amendments and criminalize such private transfers.

  9. mikee Says:

    Ron, I don’t even own a canoe, so losing my firearms in a boating accident isn’t gonna happen. I have no problem performing legal firearm sales to non-prohibited persons, though. Plus, I live in Texas, where even though I am near Austin we can still do normal things legally. And I’m only talking about two or three sales to fund an AR, at most.

    If I keep thinking about it long, enough, I’ll convince myself I should keep those cheap shooters for sentimental reasons, or for the eventual grandkids, and just save up for the AR. That has worked so far in my gun purchase rationalizations.

  10. JTC Says:

    As Ron W advises, definitely do feed the NPA (National Private Armory) with your castoffs…and take advantage of it too for your upgrades.

    The NPA is the last frontier for untraced firearms ownership; that freedom may be the number one issue we want to protect as “universal background checks” can be made to seem so innocuous, but make no mistake it’s a database.

    And there may be a specific ban on bumpfire stocks coming at the fed level but our exposure and risk is that we seem to be allowing bans and regulations on a state level like recently here in Fla that are not limited to one specific issue and not bound by the process outlined here a few days ago for federal rules. That could easily include regulating private sales which would be more critical and dangerous to our 2A freedoms going forward than any of the others like the 3 day wait and 21 age requirement for short and long guns that just started here…and believe it or not heretofore dependably conservative Fla stands an even chance of getting avowed disciple of Bernie Sanders socialism, then anything is possible.

    Private sales are specifically exempted in ATF regs from any controls other than operating for an ongoing profit, which is both nebulous in wording and rarely pursued except in extreme cases. As Ron says, do business face to face with people you feel comfortable or can verify are legitimate both to CYA and because it’s the right thing to do. Other than that, patronize your local chapter of the NPA as much as possible! Myself after many years of FFL regulated transactions I have purged virtually all but I have purchased several post-license on the NPA but just a few new ones with a NICS.

  11. Pete Says:

    I bought my first AR a week ago. It doesn’t show up on NICS stats because I have a TX CC license. No background check run.

    AR pistol in .45ACP utilizing M3 grease gun SMG magazines. Now I just need to find time to get to the range and sight in the red dot.

  12. Ron W Says:

    @mikee, I’ve sold a gun or two which I’ve really wished I’d kept. I’ve traded a few for another with which I’ve been generally satisfied. But selling to friends or giving to family makes from “undocumented” firearms which keeps them NONE of the government’s business–as all guns LAWFULLY should be in the hands of the People. The only guns that are the business of the government are the ones they provide to “such part of them (the militia) as may be EMPLOYED in its service”.
    (Article I, Section 8.16)

  13. Ron W Says:

    @Pete, good deal!

  14. JTC Says:

    @Pete, that’s good but it doesn’t mean your pistol escaped defacto registration through the 4473 and dealer logs, all of which are available to and ultimately go to ATF.

    For that matter your CC is in a searchable database as are you and the background check you submitted to when you applied for it.

  15. Ron W Says:

    @JTC, excellent additional info there. If the fedgov breaks the law, it has an illegal database if gunowners. Wait! Let me change a word: Since the fedgov breaks the law, it has an illegal database of gunowners.

    “Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself. It invites anarchy. To declare that, in the administration of the law, the end justifies the means would bring a terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine, this Court should resolutely set its face. –Louis D. Brandeis, SCOTUS Justice, Dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928).

  16. Pete Says:

    @Ron W, Thanks. I’ve been hoarding .45 ammo for almost 8 years and I realized I need to start whittling it down. I’ve hauled 5k+ rounds around through 4 moves in 4 years. Enough is enough.

  17. Ron W Says:

    @Pete, Well, that’s probably about the amount I have for all my guns. But yep, it’s heavy. And that reminds me of a quote by the English poet, Rudyard Kipling, back before his country devolved into disarmed barbarism: “A man can never have too many books, too much red wine or too much ammunition.”–Ron W

  18. Pete Says:

    @Ron W, yeah the 5k is just .45. I’ve got about 2k rounds of 10mm and I think about a 1000 rounds of 7.5mm. It’s all very heavy.

  19. JTC Says:

    BTW I wasn’t being critical of Pete’s purchase, a specialty item like that just about has to be new to get the right setup. But my point was that all of those elements of shadow registration are avoided at the NPA. It is the best way to add to or pare down your collection whenever possible.

  20. Skip Says:

    Don’t have any nasty guns or boolits..nope, none.
    Ya hear that .gov?

  21. Crawler Says:

    After loading up on firearms during the angst-filled years of the Obama era, my hard-earned dough that I allocated for my “gun fund” has been spent mainly on ammo and partially for related accessories.

    It would be interesting to know the gun/ammo purchase ratio for 2018.

  22. Ravenwood Says:

    Okay, I’m trying to do my part. Picked up a Sig P365 on Saturday.

  23. Ron W Says:

    I’m done my part in the past. I’ve got more guns than I have time to shoot. I need to get rid of a few, but I will do it by private sale or pass along to family members–get more undocumented ones out there. The fascists want to end that with their “universal background checks” even though the shooting they use for such are almost all done with guns acquired with legal background checks. As with the left’s desire to abandon “innocent until proven guilty”, do they want to attack the Bill of Rights by criminalizing and punishing those who are and would never be involved in criminal use of guns.