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Gun Sales up ten billion percent

4 Responses to “Now, you’re just being silly”

  1. Lyle Says:

    At a WAG I’d say it’s more than the reported 10 percent, but these things can be extremely deceiving. When your production has been going along fairly steady, having to step up even ten percent can be a chore.

    I’ll refrain from the 500 word essay on manufacturing economics, but in short; you don’t keep a 10 percent overcapacity just sitting around doing nothing, just in case. That’s a 10 percent labor excess, inventory excess, tooling excess, etc.. I know campanies that operate on the “just in time” principle (and there are other names for similar concepts) where next to nothing is supposed to sit in the production side of inventory at all, and/or no one production station is suppose to have a part for more than 30 seconds or so, or never get more than three parts or so backed up at one station. Now you have all the suppliers for that company, and the HR people for that company, who must respond to a step-up in demand. You finish the story… The end result is; everyone in the supply chain, from the raw materials supplier to the retailer, is out of stock all at once, after a fairly small blip in demand.

    That being said; this demand was not impossible to predict either. It’s happened before, and this one didn’t happen overnight. It’s been growing for a few months at least.

  2. Jim W Says:

    Hah, I already did all my buying over the past year. I mean there is stuff I still want, but it hasn’t been released yet. I’m mainly waiting for the masada (or whatever it is called now, ACR?) and especially the kel-tec RFB. I really want one of those. I wouldn’t mind picking up a PSL, but it is a bit late for that. Sucks because I missed the chicom dragunovs back in teh day.

  3. Devich Says:

    I’m betting NYC citizens will wish they bought guns, since the NYC mayor decided that due to the budget crisis, they needed to lay off cops. Funny how a city that doesn’t have enough money to pay police officers can still have money to pay artists to make useless metal structures in Central Park. I guess citizens can use them to hide behind, when they get mugged.

  4. Metulj Says:

    “Funny how a city that doesn’t have enough money to pay police officers can still have money to pay artists to make useless metal structures in Central Park.”

    Central Park is run by a private foundation.