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    Stopping the Rush on Components.

    I was in the local trading post today when a party of men came in waving a wad of cash and wanting to buy every primer and every pound of powder that was in the store. All of it. What happened next was both amusing and somewhat heartwarming.

    The guy behind the counter said that to sell that much reloading components to anyone would require a signed copy of the purchaser's Federal Firearms License, signed in ink, and then the Trading Post would need two weeks to verify the license. Then, the primers and powder would have to be shipped to the address listed on the license, with HAZMAT fees applied. The thing is, these modern day carpet baggers weren't dealers, and we probably going to interject themselves into a gun show someplace and sell the components a jacked up prices. Mind you, anyone is allowed to buy that much primers and powder, by law, but the Trading Post just made it their "policy" to keep such clowns from raiding the local shooter's pantry, so to speak. Talk about integrity.

    After these guys left in a huff I grabbed a box of Remington 7.5 BR primers and pulled out $35. The clerk looked at the price and said, "Gimme $32". No wonder I spend so much money with these guys. Can't say I mind a bit.~Muir

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    Nice to see that some stores act with a sense of integrity and are not just about making money!
    Good post.

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    Hi Muir, you should see what is happening in th USA right now. I went to the local Bass Pro Shop and just browsing the reloading component section, i found the shelves practically bare. Same story at Cabella's. I think it was a case of "panic" buying. Every time our socialist leader opens his mouth on anything related to firearms, this sort of thing happens. I am fed up with the antics of our Govt. leaders. Sorry to go astray here, probably not proper so i will apoligize to all. Ya'll have a great bunch of fellow hunter/shooters here. Really enjoy reading everyones comments. Hate to not side with the Swede, it's .260 for me. ...SEMPER FI!

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    This sort of thing makes you wonder if the Americans should be trusted with firearms at all - behaving like a bunch of spoilt children and flying into a hysterical panic at the merest hint that their toys might get taken away.

    A moments sensible reflection would lead anyone to realise that even if the most draconian gun control measures were passed - far in excess of *anything* proposed by even the most extreme gun control lobbyists - the vast majority of sport hunters would be entirely unaffected and reloading would continue essentially as before.

    We (in the UK) have some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the world (and the US will never have anything even approximating them). And yet people can more or less re-load to thier hear's content.

    It remains a real mystery to me why Americans meekly accept vehicle licensing, driving tests and speed limits but are so allergic to the very idea that similar (and very sensible) controls be put on firearms.

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    Whoah!!, I think I'll find me casting bay leathers & me green visor to watch this one!
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    Awaiting Muir's reply with baited breath!
    To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

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    I was in Chicago last week and Cabellas basically had NO firearms ammunition in stock. Without doubt it was panic buying but on a virtually unbelieveable scale. Mind you last time I was out there was after the Japanese Earthquake and you couldnt buy Bromide tablets anywhere cos they were all panicking about the threat of radiation poisoning from Japan (this was on the news I wasnt trying to buy any)!!! It is a bit tricky to get your head around sometimes. To be fair whilst I appreciate Obama is deeply unpopular with the gun owners the reaction seems to out weigh the risk. All ammo was sold out not just the stuff that fits in ARs

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    I would imagine Obama is very popular with the gun selling part of the public! he may have one handedly ended any recession in the light armaments industry!
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    A moments sensible reflection would lead anyone to realise that even if the most draconian gun control measures were passed - far in excess of *anything* proposed by even the most extreme gun control lobbyists - the vast majority of sport hunters would be entirely unaffected and reloading would continue essentially as before.
    I guess because Americans actually know that the 2nd Amendment is not about "sport hunters" at all. But about something far more important.

    RIGHTS.

    And that unlike here in Britain the USA has a population that actually cares whether the only "free choice" that they will eventually be left with is the six numbers they choose on Wednesday and Saturday in the National Lottery.

    If there is anyone here who still doesn't "get" the 2nd Amendment then Google "Battle of Athens 1946".......the 2nd Amendment has NEVER been about "sport shooters".
    Last edited by enfieldspares; 13-02-2013 at 12:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootingduckdog View Post
    I was in Chicago last week and Cabellas basically had NO firearms ammunition in stock. Without doubt it was panic buying but on a virtually unbelieveable scale. Mind you last time I was out there was after the Japanese Earthquake and you couldnt buy Bromide tablets anywhere cos they were all panicking about the threat of radiation poisoning from Japan (this was on the news I wasnt trying to buy any)!!! It is a bit tricky to get your head around sometimes. To be fair whilst I appreciate Obama is deeply unpopular with the gun owners the reaction seems to out weigh the risk. All ammo was sold out not just the stuff that fits in ARs
    Bromide!!!?? what were they worried about, death by erection!?

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