February 2013

Gun-Buying 2012: We Want It All

At the end of the year, worries about gun bans provoked a buying spree for AR-15s, AKs, and semi-auto pistols all across the country. Here are a few stories about the craziness that ensued.

The rock band Queen has a song entitled, “I Want It All.” That is the attitude that many people are taking toward a potential assault weapons ban. I have seen an individual buy a shopping cart full of magazines. I asked him if he has a rifle for them, and he told me no, but he is buying them as an investment. I have seen a gentleman with his arms full of 5.56 NATO 20-round ammunition boxes, about 50. I guess he did not have the time or sense to get a shopping cart or basket. I said, “You have a lot of ammo.” He replies, “Yes, I do.” I asked him if he got it all? He replied, “Yes, I got it all!” He added that he was going to another store to look for more, and if he found it, he was going to buy all that, too. I asked him which store, and he said he would not tell me, because I might beat him there.

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