posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 08:58 PM
I will be completely honest, I own a Survival Store and we sell guns. I think this current frenzy is being pushed by three things, what the President
said in one of the Debates about guns and small cheap pistols, what happened in the AWB 94 and the other from Gun Dealers.
On the wholesale side of the market, I will tell you stocks dropped by half the by the afternoon after election day and nearly depleted everything by
Thursday. Certain large wholesalers also marked stock as "allocated" and this has hurt the smaller stores as they cannot get product. The only
thing left is the ultra expensive stuff and the odd calibers. I have ordered parts so customers can build what they want-as I am not a manufacturer
and I am not able to assemble their rifle (which is a lesson for another time).
The President speaks.... the ammo and guns disappear. The memories of the AWB is still fresh in my mind and what it did to the pricing at the time.
I have been telling people for months it did not matter if he won or not...prices would be all over the place for the next two years while the
populace settled down. The AWB too Norinico MAK90 (Ak47) from $289 prior to the ban to over $900 or more towards the later years. All it did is hurt
lawful people from buying. Now what they talked about for the 94 ban was making ammo harder to buy, they never did this, but they easily could
now...by adding an additional tax just like they did for ObamaCare...and just like in the Chicago area on firearms. Now, they may go after guns by
saying "not for sporting use" just like they used to get rid of 120 something of firearms durning the AWB which were never re-imported into the USA.
Another trick they used was Safety, so any gun imported into the USA must have 10 US made parts. SO any Ak you buy has 10 parts usually the trigger
control group, barrel, pistol, furniture and couple of other things. The non-sporting use will be used to get rid of the Saiga shotguns and they
could move them to the Class III list just like they did to the Revolving Shotgun (Street Sweeper).
The Gun Dealers... I think that they do not want to get caught without stock on the walls, so they ordered everything and maxed out their credit
cards. I know I bought four Ar15s and a pile of stripped lowers this week. I have sold nearly everything...with the exception of the new Ruger
Piston rifles, new Mossberg Ar's and the odd calibers. I just like others sell online at low pricing, usually cheaper then any gun show I have been
at in the past three or four years, but people "think" they are still getting a deal at the show...they are not.
Two Items unmentioned ....like the last time the BATF went after the Home FFL dealer and was very aggressive in audits of stores many FFLs closed- I
suspect this will occur again and there will be few places to buy from. Lastly, there has been a record amount of buyers of Class III weapons such as
Short barreled rifles (SBR), Short barreled shotguns (SBS) and Suppressors, so much that the FBI had to hire more examiners.