Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sold Out: Rush For Guns Depletes Stock; Gun Store Shelves Bare

Wanting to kill some time over the weekend, a friend and I did what men do when they have an entire afternoon to themselves; wish-listing at gun stores. We went to over half a dozen stores, mostly mom and pop operations, that my friend has been frequenting for many years. We were shocked at what we found.

There was not a single AR, AK, or SKS platform to be found at any store in the county, and the shelves were pretty bare of other semi-auto rifles as well. Asked when they might expect to restock, the gun store owners said that they were unsure when they would be able to get in new shipments because most major wholesalers have no weapons in stock either.

Blaming the Obama administration's desire to re institute an assault weapons ban, manufacturers are hesitant to make a model of long gun for civilian use that may soon be outlawed once again.

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