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    Gun and ammo buying panic in Las Vegas?

    Yesterday, I went to Bass Pro Shop in Las Vegas, a huge store, thinking I'd pick up a 250 round value pack of .45 ACP and some 5.56 ammo. For the first time ever, the shelves in that huge store were seriously depeleted. Lots of handguns were gone from the display case, and they were actually totally sold out of common pistol cartridges. No .45 ACP, 9mm, .38, etc. in the whole damn store.

    This place used to have big tables out with th 250 round value packs. But it seems like suddenly there has been some kind of huge run on ammunition.

    What the hell? Why is there suddenly been this spike in ammo purchasing? Are people still freaking out that Obama wants your guns, or what?
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    I've noticed that the local Walmarts here in Southern CA, where I usually buy cause I'm a cheap bastard, have been running low on ammo too, so it's not just a Vegas thing. It seems to me it takes them a long friggin time to re-stock. Maybe there's a shortage of materials at the manufacturing level for some reason? I don't know, but you're right about ammo suddenly becoming scarce.

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    That's fucking scary.
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    I don't like gun control, but come on people, save some guns for the rest of us!

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    There's a guy here that goes to both of the Wal Marts every day at 7 30 or 8 AM and buys any new stock they have in .45 ACP and 38 Special. Apparently he's been doing it for awhile.

    My buddy bought a .38 Special revolver for his wife to carry concealed yesterday at a local gun show, and we had to go to 4 different places to find ammunition for it.

    The only rounds I've seen regularly available around here are 9mm, all of the various shotgun rounds, 22-250, 7.62 x 39, and 7.62 x 54. Everything else seems to be hit or miss, even the hunting rounds. I wonder if any ammunition companies are publicly traded? I should get in on that ****.
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    I'm going to come with the semi-baseless claim that militias are on the rise (again), this usually happens when a democratic president is in office.

    But this time it's exasperated by an economic crisis and a communist-jihadist in the White House, and so they are stocking more ammo than usual.
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    Companies like bass pro purchase seconds and over stock once a year. They ran out.

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    Possibly related, I just got an issue of First Freedom from the NRA where the editorial basically tried to convince me that "gun-ban schemes" and not the economy is Obama's top priority. And that if you thought he was more interested in the economy that you would be patently wrong.

    EDIT: So, to clarify, even though I think that editorial is rather silly, lots of people who are NRA members probably fail at critical thinking/independent research and take it at face value.
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    I commented about the ammo shortage in another thread.

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    In addition to the wars and material shortages from the building boom in China, I would not be surprised if a few of my fellow NRA members buy the "Obama guns and ammo ban" hype from NRA-ILA hook line and sinker and have been spending their money on stocking up for the supposed bans more than they have been contributing to the NRA-ILA.
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    This rush on ammo is not surprising for two major reasons. The first one is that many people feel that the horrible economy could lead to social breakdown on a wide scale as it continues to worsen.

    The second reason is that the party that has advocated gun grabbing for decades is now in power. It is distracted by bigger fish at the moment, but the all out war on private ownership of both guns and ammo is coming. It is much easier to control an unruly citizenry if the government has the guns and the peons don't.

    Many people feel that when others come for their guns that they will give them the ammo first.

    Some might say this is paranoia, but others say that there is genuine reason for concern.

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