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Gun Sales up ten billion percent

I haven’t posted since right after the election. That’s because every single person in America has decided to go buy an AR15, AK47, or other evil black rifle. Apparently nobody with two brain cells to rub together bought into how Barack is now a friend of the 2nd Amendment.

Sales have been… well… brisk.  Maybe a better word would be insane.

We’ve sold out of everything three times over, and we’re bringing in more guns as fast as we can find them and call in favors. If you’re waiting for something, let’s put this in perspective. I talked to Stag the day before the election and they had received orders for 6,000 rifles in the last few days. They were out 4 weeks, and that was before Barry the Community Organizer assumed his rightful place at the left hand of Satan.

RSR, largest wholesaler of firearms in America has nothing in stock. Nothing. No semi auto 5.56, 7.62×39, or .308 guns. No Kel-Tecs, no Colts, no Bushmasters, no Sigs, no FNs, zip, bupkis. We’re backordering product like crazy and taking orders.

I found 5 DPMS AP4s yesterday and picked them up from a local cop shop. I brought them into the shop around 3:00, put them on the bound book, and the last one was sold by 6:00.  In that same timeframe I sold 2 Sig 556s, a Colt sporter, an Olympic plinker, 2 WASRs, a Golani, an AK made out of railroad ties and plywood by a Pakistani over a campfire from the Khyber Pass, an Airsoft gun, and traded 2 chickens and a bag of rice for a goat. It was a very busy afternoon.

The phone rings constantly. 10 seconds after you put the phone down, it is another person, asking the same question I’ve already answered 6,782,872 times since Tuesday. NO. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO GET BANNED.  Have these people not been paying attention? Did this catch them by surprise?  They’ve only been campaigning for 2 years now. 

Our custom gun wall has become the Barack Obama Memorial Layaway wall as we’re trying to find a place to stash all the guns that have been people put money down on until they get paid again. The only part of the economy that is booming is gun sales, or at least, until Comrade Chairman Obama shuts us all down and we become the FBMG Teddy Bear Hospital and Scented Candle Emporium.

Some folks still make me laugh. I love the guys who call and ask how long it will take to get a DPMS AR10 custom with cryo barrel chambered in .267 Huffalump Magnum.  They get offened when I tell them that I have no earthly idea. Why, yes sir, I’m sure DPMS is just cranking those out in a time when people are selling their organs and children to get a shot at a rusty Kel-Tec SU16 that’s missing its bolt carrier.

People have been calling me, wondering if I have heard anything about their particular backorder. The one problem with that is that I’m now to the point where I’ve got literal tons of stuff on backorder. And the wholesalers and manufacturers are so busy scrambling that they haven’t taken the time to update me on your one particular gun.

I’m hiding in my office for ten minutes while I type this and suck down a beef chimichunga, just waiting for the guys to notice I’m missing and start sending me more phone calls. If you’ve sent me an e-mail, I’m sorry. I haven’t been able to check them for a couple of days. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can, which right now is looking like probably January…  2012… When we swear in Sarah Palin.

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Robb Allen
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7 years 10 months ago

I’ve yet to place my order.

Do you know when it will arrive?

Robb Allen
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7 years 10 months ago

(forgot to close my sarcasm tag!)

Nick (The Other White Nick)
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Nick (The Other White Nick)
7 years 10 months ago

I’m glad I drove down to Versailles KY and bought my tantal when I did, and ordered my ammo when I did. aimsurplus.com is having a 10-14 BUSINESS DAY delay on order processing.
Man, if only cars and everything else would sell this well then the economy would be fine.

Eric
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Eric
7 years 10 months ago

I can attest to the craziness at FBMG. Larry it was nice to meet you yesterday for the couple seconds you had to spare. I am officially kicking myself over not buying the DPMS I had in my hands when you brought them in. The wife said this morning “you probably should have got that rifle”. Nice timing. 🙁

harp
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harp
7 years 10 months ago

I got my AR-15 back in 1987. Still have it and lots of ammo. BTW the next term for president begins on Jan. 20, 2013 not 2012. If Comrade Obama were to succumb to the birdf flu or something then Comrade Joe would take over.

Tom
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Tom
7 years 10 months ago
The REAL question that should be asked, and to the people who should hear it ten billion times is “Why are you opposed to the tools of self defense?” addressed to whatever incumbent or newly elected party hack you have as a rep. After you’re done ordering fire off a letter to the asshats in congress and let them know of your actions to stimulate the economy, and that their job is to GUARD OUR FREEDOMS. Period! Call them every day and tell them that you’re still waiting for all the guns you ordered for the “civilian security force” Obama… Read more »
ZerCool
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ZerCool
7 years 10 months ago

Hooray for business? 🙂

(oh, and Sarah will be Jan 2013…. sorry.)

pax
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7 years 10 months ago

Hmmmm.

Vaguely crustacean creatures with purple eyes in the White House. Lovely.

todd.
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todd.
7 years 10 months ago
Speaking on behalf of all liberals everywhere, I can say that Sarah Palin as president is a way scarier thought than a whole country full of AR15s. I mean, my stepfather is a redneck with an AR15 and he wouldn’t hurt a fly. But Sarah Palin in charge of national security? Hell, I’d rather see some conniving bastard like Karl Rove in the oval office than a dullard. How about, like, Dick Lugar or someone? Can’t you guys get behind Lugar 2012? You could have like Lugers for Lugar signs and stuff. That’d be adorable. Also, the bit about the… Read more »
NC
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NC
7 years 10 months ago
We’ve also begun taking orders for guns that aren’t on the market yet in this continuum but may be available in other realities. For instance, for $2700, we can get you an FN SCAR-H in .308 from Earth Minus One. We can either ship it to your Negaself over there, or side-ship it to you here. That could take from two weeks to seven million years, depending on a number of factors. There’s a minor twenty-five dollar fee for inter-universe transfers. Also, FBMG isn’t jacking up it’s prices like some other asshat dealers in the valley. An AR-15 costs the… Read more »
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Tribal
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7 years 10 months ago

Heh, I just put a Saiga-12 on layaway the other day. For whatever reason, A&P Arms in Hampton seems to still have plenty of AWB-fodder left at reasonable prices.

Dave Sohm
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7 years 10 months ago

pax-
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Hmmmm.

Vaguely crustacean creatures with purple eyes in the White House. Lovely.
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i’m confused, please explain

Anthony
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7 years 10 months ago

Are you sure it’s the elections causing the gun buying or the upcoming zombie invasion?

Oh, that’s right. It might be the same thing.

Brian Dale
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Brian Dale
7 years 10 months ago

NC wrote, “Also, FBMG isn’t jacking up it’s prices like some other asshat dealers in the valley. An AR-15 costs the same today as it did a month ago. We just don’t have any to sell.”

Golly, NC; is that all? When my local store doesn’t have any to sell, they’re 20% off.

I’m just teasing you guys – you’re working your butts off and doing The Right Thing. Good job, stay sane and sleep well tonight.

Nick
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7 years 10 months ago

Larry: Loaded questions like “What news sources do you read” and “Would you like to see Roe v. Wade overturned?” with a followup of “Do you believe in the right to privacy?”

Palin aside, it’s good to see people stocking up. I still don’t really think it’s going to be necessary, at least not in the short term, but the more good guys with guns the better.

"Lee N. Field"
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"Lee N. Field"
7 years 10 months ago

“Have these people not been paying attention? Did this catch them by surprise? They’ve only been campaigning for 2 years now. ”

Gotta wonder.

I saw crap coming a couple years ago with the midterm election. Got my collection where I want it, mostly, last year. And glad of it.

Now I just keep buying powder, primers and ammo until they tell me I can’t.

todd.
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todd.
7 years 10 months ago
Even if we grant that the interview questions were “loaded” — which I don’t really think is true; mostly they seemed like softballs, but let’s just say they were designed to be tricky — don’t you want a president who can’t be outwitted by trick questions from Katie Couric? Basically, I think there shouldn’t be any way for a TV journalist to trick your president into looking like a buffoon. Your president should be quick enough on her feet that Katie Couric could do her damnedest, and the president still should come out on top. Here’s why: once you’re actually… Read more »
John
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7 years 10 months ago

“and traded 2 chickens and a bag of rice for a goat. It was a very busy afternoon.”

Excellent! Well, at least your business is booming. Eagerly waiting for MHI II.

Nick
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7 years 10 months ago

Larry: What does your rant there have to do with the questions asked to Sarah Palin by Katie Couric?

Also, if you’re so big on defending your belief system, don’t you think Palin should be able to defend hers, from…Katie Couric?

Nick
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7 years 10 months ago
Also, in response to your non sequitur rant: I’m not upset about people questioning my personal belief system. Like you, I welcome that. If I didn’t, I would probably not read your blog daily and post on a pretty regular basis. My problem is with the people–they exist on both sides of the aisle, but the ones on the right are more vocal–who have abandoned factual, logical debate in favor of rumors and smears. They don’t disagree, they call names. If you disagree with the current president, you’re not a member of another party or someone with a poorly informed… Read more »
Ross
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Ross
7 years 10 months ago
Larry, I’ll be checking periodically to see when the FBMG Teddy Bear Hospital opens; I’ve got the bear that rode on the back of my BMW for several years that needs repair. Until that happens, I’ll just have to start stocking up on .223 for the AR that just got built yesterday. As for Todd and his naive point about loaded questions… do try and remember the media sh*tstorm that descended on a plumber who asked The Annointed One some questions one afternoon. Try and remember how BO keeps sticking his foot in his mouth every time he gets out… Read more »
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SteveS
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SteveS
7 years 10 months ago

I’m not sold on Palin, either, but I am willing to give her a chance. She has a few years to convince me. For now, I’d rather have Bobby Jindal or even Mitt Romney, considering how shitty the economy is doing.

todd.
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todd.
7 years 10 months ago

A lot of people (myself included) thought the bit about guns and religion was spot-on, if politically damaging. So, if your argument is, “Barack Obama says politically damaging things when he goes off script, which is the same as how Sarah Palin says dumb things when she goes off script,” then I don’t really understand that.

But so let me try this another way. What’s so great about Sarah Palin that you can’t get in another candidate who believes the same things, but isn’t embarrassing in his/her (lack of) understanding of the rest of the world?

pax
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7 years 10 months ago

I would not have voted for McCain if Palin hadn’t been on the ticket.

Neither would at least 10 of my friends.

Don’t much care what the media claims. The truth is that Palin helped McCain. The showing would have been even more dismal without her.

pax
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7 years 10 months ago

Dave Sohm ~

Larry’s screenplay involved an “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” type storyline. I was just reading this blog post and thinking of an alien (I don’t mean a non-American citizen, I mean an alien) in the Oval Office. Mind tends to veer that way after Larry’s been working it over with his nightmare visions…

pax
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7 years 10 months ago

What’s so great about Sarah Palin that you can’t get in another candidate who believes the same things, but isn’t embarrassing in his/her (lack of) understanding of the rest of the world?

Todd ~

Read this, please.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2008-10-27/sarah-palins-a-brainiac/1/

Anyone can get mugged on the cutting room floor, as Palin was repeatedly during this election. That doesn’t mean she’s an idiot.

Nick
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7 years 10 months ago
pax: Honestly, I think someone like Bobby Jindal would have been a better choice. From what (admittedly little) I’ve seen, he’s a better speaker and public figure, but he has the same conservative and neoconservative ideals as Palin. He could have energized the base in the same way she did without driving away the moderates. And he’s just one. Another choice would have been Romney. The base didn’t like him, but they’re certainly not going to vote for Obama so there wouldn’t have been a lot of switched votes there, plus his moderation would have reinforced McCain’s claims to being… Read more »
Kristopher
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7 years 10 months ago

Thanx, Nick … with all of this verbiage you have devoted here to Palin, we got the message.

You fear her.

All the more reason to support Palin in 2012.

Nick
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7 years 10 months ago

I fear her, yes. But not because I think she could win. I fear her because I think that if she had been made VP and then president, she would have been completely incapable of running this country.

Go ahead and run Palin in 2012, though, if you really feel a need to watch the Democrats win again.

cmblake6
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7 years 10 months ago

Actually, the figure for the Palin boost was 91%. Lots of people felt she was a drain? On the left.

cmblake6
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7 years 10 months ago

Oh, and to the communist trolls. You’re in entirely the wrong place to propound your drivel. Lugar? Can anyone explain WHY that RINO even bothers with the R? The trolls think he’d do well? For them, yeah.

Speakertweaker
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7 years 10 months ago

Well, on one hand I’m glad sales are going well for you. On the other, I don’t like what the high sales mean.

Oh, well. That just means you’re pickin’ up the tab at the bar!

tweaker

BR
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BR
7 years 10 months ago

Interesting little wind-flag from the “Office of The President-Elect”. The old Urban Policy webpage used to say “… support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets. ” It’s now vanished, merely reading “The page you requested is not available right now.”
Old:
http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:lZ5nLB1m2TMJ:www.change.gov/agenda/urbanpolicy/+site:www.change.gov&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us
New:
http://change.gov/agenda/urbanpolicy/#TB_inline?height=200&width=400&inlineId=tb_external

Kristopher
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7 years 10 months ago

Nick … if you want to see republicans win that much, you should join our party.

TmjUtah
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7 years 10 months ago
Three months ago my wife asked me what ammo I thought we should buy to be In The Event Of… and the O!ne is just one disaster that is unfolding. I thought about it and then spent a week filling in the blanks in my reloading components inventory, making a list of the miscellaneous tools that I’ve meant to have on my loading/maintenance bench. And counting rounds. After the week, I went to Wally’s and picked up a hundred rounds of twelve gauge field load, the same in 16 gauge (barter goods), and bought a case of Brown Bear 62gr… Read more »
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wyldejackyl
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wyldejackyl
7 years 10 months ago

In The Event Of…what exactly? Civil war?

I don’t think it’ll come to that. 60% or better of the country is full of no-mind sheep. We’re a healthy part of the rest, as are the ignorant liberal commie gun-grabbers.

It’ll continue like it has been for decades until the UN gets involved, and that’s when the shit will really start to fly.

Geoff A
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Geoff A
7 years 10 months ago

That was really funny. Thanks for making me laugh!

"Lee N. Field"
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"Lee N. Field"
7 years 10 months ago

.308 Saiga, $349. Just sitting there on the rack. Buy or no buy? 🙂

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Mad Yank
7 years 10 months ago

cmblake6, you know me from other places, so you know I’M not a CP troll.
But I’m starting to have second thoughts about Palin – not as an EXECUTIVE, but as someone CONNECTED ENOUGH to know what’s going on.
IF she gets her head OUTSIDE ALASKA, then yeah, she could do well in the Oval. But she has GOT to get out of Juneau more often to be viable as a candidate for the Oval Office – or even to be a REAL VP for Bobby Jindal in 2012.
Otherwise, we’ll see Urkel get reelected – and THAT’S something too scary to contemplate.

YK
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YK
7 years 10 months ago

Chicken Little dealer BS … no gun ban is going to happen. Patiently waiting for all those goodies to hit used gun racks at surplus prices … hopefully

cmblake6
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7 years 10 months ago

“Lee N. Field”, on November 14th, 2008 at 3:38 am Said:
.308 Saiga, $349. Just sitting there on the rack. Buy or no buy?

BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cmblake6
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7 years 10 months ago

Mad Yank, YOU know as well as I do that every tiny flub was magnified. If she had a toenail too long, they’d hammer it. Sarah Palin knows a whole bunch of things very well, she’s got PROVEN executive experience, and the MIDIOTS attacked with everything they had because THEY knew she was salvation for the Rs. But, to their credit(?), now a RINO isn’t in the big chair, the nation will see their error, and the right will be returned.

Dr Bob
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Dr Bob
7 years 9 months ago
the real problem will be the UN w/ Clinton calling the shots. If the senate ratifies the gun control treaty, and it becomes the law of the land, we WILL have to decide quickly how that fits the oath of office that every president, congressperson and judge takes. It is the same oath that I and many others took as officers in the Armed Forces of the US: …. to support and defend the Constitution of The United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic… I will not subrogate the Constitution to any external manmade law. I consider any violation… Read more »
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Cicero
7 years 9 months ago

2 major problems with Palin. The biggest is that McCain asked her which means he did not feel she was a threat to his socialist/fascist leanings. The 2nd, is that she accepted which means she has some piss poor standards in terms of who she associates with and lends her name to.

Lugar? I would ask why anyone would want to elect an anti-gun senator from IN, but our last election featured an anti-gun senator from AZ on the republicrat ticket and an anti-gun senator from IL on the democan ticket so anything is possible.

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