Are Americans Readying for Civil War?
The Gun Tutor
December 31st, 2012
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Last week I received a cryptic message in my inbox.
â€śHow much ammo do you have stock piled?â€ť
I replied, â€śI donâ€™t have enough. I saw an article California is considering an ammunition purchasing license. Is that part of the national plan?â€ť
I love shooting. If I could spend every day at the range, I would. In the last month Iâ€™ve seen the shelves at the gun shop go bare in the AR department. I have seen stacks of ammo, but either the supply line is there and the ammo is being restocked, or the purchases at my local gun shop are not as high as in other parts of Utah.
â€śNot that I know ofâ€¦â€¦ But A LOT of people are now talking civil war as wellâ€¦ So wait and seeâ€¦.â€ť
I suspect the ammo is being quickly restocked. Facebook posts circulated around the Christmas holiday indicated one small Utah seller distributed more than 100,000 rounds in a single weekly order with one buyer taking 70,000 rounds to distribute among friends. The LA times reported that more than 3 Â˝ years of magazines were sold in one 72 hour period by Brownellâ€™s, a top supplier of firearm accessories.
â€śConsumer demand has been â€śunprecedentedâ€ť recently, according to a statement attributed to company President Pete Brownell on gun owner forum AR15.com.â€ť (2)
According to the Business Insider, both gun and ammunition sales are through the roof. â€śThis year had already been a boon for gun sales. According to the FBIâ€™s website, there were 16.8 million background checks for gun ownership through the end of November. Thatâ€™s the most since 1998, when FBI began tracking the number of background checks.â€ť (8)
America has voted with its wallet against Dianne Feinsteinâ€™s proposed ban, but…continued…
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