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I'll lock this thread if I need to, purge all unwanted content and reopen it at a later date.

See how nice and peaceful this place is? It's going to stay that way.

I was so happy, seeing no mention of any of this latest nonsense, but here we are, with people just bound and fucking determined to talk about this shit. I mean, people are on a mission. We MUST talk about these things, fret over this things, wring our hands, spread the panic to others, etc. Just gotta happen, huh?

Try just being still on the subject. If you're caught short, that's your doing.

No worries, no concerns, no questions about stock on this or that. No hypotheticals, no news flash bulletins about some Goddamned leftist introducing some asinine bill whereever. None of that. Just be still and quiet on the issue. You can't do anything about it.

If you are just bursting to discussed current events, you can find a hundred different places to express your concerns, but it won't be here.


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I'm confused. I thought we were talking about gun panics and the incidents that drive them. Politics are a big part of that.

Apologies if I brought up anything inappropriate.

Edit: modified my previous posts to delete inappropriate content.

Bruce

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Re-reading LDD's original article.

Thanks again, LDD.

I messed up, thanks for note, parabellum.

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The author of that post is LDD.


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Definitely worth the bump and the re-read. We just went through another panic buy here in Washington state this past year when some really bad laws went into effect on July 1st. As I read through LDD's post, I'm mentally checking off all the things he talks about that I just saw happen here.

Keep laying in what you can while it's quiet in your neck of the woods. Calm, determined supplying. No panic. Calm blue oceans.

I feel compelled to add that even at "the last minute" for me, which was a few weeks before the law went into effect, that while I was picking up a few things from my shop, people were still walking in and totally mystified that there was a take-a-number set up and a line a dozen deep. The guy who owns the shop ran my 4473 and was constantly interrupted with phone calls he was responding with "No, I'm sorry, we don't have that in stock." Before we concluded our business, he lamented to me that he couldn't believe that there were people daily walking into his store who had zero knowledge of the laws, or the impending laws, and how many of them admitted to him that they didn't even vote. He's a foreign immigrant who built a business on just a few of our amendments, but the chief one being the second, and he looked me square in the eyes and asked in his unplaceable Mediterranean accent, asked "Don't you people care about your laws? Nobody seems to know what's going on and everyone is surprised. I don't understand this."

He caught me flat-footed. All I could say was "I vote with my ballot and my wallet. You'll see me again." I'll continue to drive out there and support his business.

I watched him running just about ragged to please his customers for a number of afternoons. He also didn't up his prices or try to squeeze anyone. In fact, I almost went ahead on a nice ACR that looked almost unused for $1,000. Kinda wish I had. This guy just wanted to help out customers in a time of need instead of making every penny he could. I'm sure it stressed him, but I'm now a loyal customer.

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It’s apparent that this thread is especially timely for those in Virginia today.

Hold the line, friends.
 
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It will be interesting to see the economic effects of the Chinese coronavirus if any, on the supply and demand in the USA for rifle and pistol optics (made in China/ made elsewhere).


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It will be interesting to see how the impact is on firearm and ammunition sales if the bills in the Oregon and Washington congress pass.


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