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(KHOU Houston)   It takes a special kind of incompetence to fail at running a gun store in TEXAS, about the same level it would take to blame Obama for the bank's decision to foreclose now that you've been in default on your loan for more than a year   (khou.com) divider line 192
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2014-06-25 12:54:00 PM

RedfordRenegade: This guy's business acumen is pretty low.  Obama's only blame may lie in absolutely saturating the market by initiating a buying frenzy.  You know, from all the gun legislation he and Hillary and the UN have been forcing through Congress.


I knew it!

i57.tinypic.com
 
2014-06-25 12:54:25 PM

Magorn: vudukungfu: From Philly to Boston: co-owner of Tactical Firearms.

Christ. they named it "Tactical Firearms"?
Really?

Someday, some person will have to explain to me why  adding rip-stop nylon cordura webbing or a rubber o-ring  to something automatically makes it tactical.   And while we are on the subject, is there such thing as a "strategic" Flashlight or AR-15?


Just hang around a Fark gun thread long enough and you will have more answers than you could ever need or want.

"No stupid libtard, that is an AR-15, with the zee-bop 12-09 grip and the SR-243 magazine and the tactical R2-D2 laser site."

Oh, well excuse me.

For having a massive cock
 
2014-06-25 12:54:39 PM
It's not like people who hate the black president really need a reason (other than his, you know, blackness). They've believed shiat just as stupid as this many times before.

Truth and accuracy is never an impediment when you're yapping about Obama.
 
2014-06-25 12:54:43 PM

Dog Welder: bmr68: It's in a bad spot. The other problem(s) for the store is that there are many large gun dealers within 15 miles. Academy, WalMart, Bass Pro Shops, Gander Mountain,Carter's Country & 7-8 small gun shops similar to Tactical.

I figured their biggest problem (other than money mismanagement) is competition.  You'd probably have a hard time throwing a rock and NOT hitting a gun store in Katy, Texas.


Oh, cut him some slack.  He was sure he was the only person to decide to sell guns. No one else could possibly have the same idea with better execution.
 
2014-06-25 12:54:58 PM

bmr68: It's in a bad spot. The other problem(s) for the store is that there are many large gun dealers within 15 miles. Academy, WalMart, Bass Pro Shops, Gander Mountain,Carter's Country & 7-8 small gun shops similar to Tactical.


And I'll bet if you buy a gun at Wally World or another "we sell SPORTING GOODS" store, you do not end up on the FBI's "wannabe badass" list.
/fun fact, my phone tried to autocorrect "badass" to "harass"
 
2014-06-25 12:55:09 PM

Skyd1v: On the way out the door I saw they were also selling .22 Long Rifle ammunition for $.50 cents a round. (that isn't a typo.  They wanted a buck for every 2 rounds ffs.)


That is a big problem for all gun stores right now.  Do you offer .22 for normal price and stock bare shelves or do you increase the price to try to keep some available?  Sounds like these guys were on the side of the 'gougers'.
 
2014-06-25 12:56:30 PM

Skyd1v: Tom_Slick: So an idiot gun store owner bet the farm buying AR-15s thinking they would be banned soon and he would have the only large inventory in the country.  He marked them up 2-3 times their actual value, didn't sell any and defaulted on his loans.

/Never buy guns at any place with the word "Tactical" in its name.

Oddly enough, I watched this *exact* scenario play out here in my state recently.  Couple of guys partnered up, opened a store, and covered the walls with ridiculously overpriced "Tactical Everything".  I went in there once and the cheapest thing they had was a Frankengun Carbine for $1,100.00.  On the way out the door I saw they were also selling .22 Long Rifle ammunition for $.50 cents a round. (that isn't a typo.  They wanted a buck for every 2 rounds ffs.)

They were gone in 6 months.


Granted its probably been 20 years since I bought a box, but I remember when .22 LR was about $0.50 per box of 100 rounds   has the price really skyrocketed that much since?
 
2014-06-25 12:56:33 PM

Magorn: vudukungfu: From Philly to Boston: co-owner of Tactical Firearms.

Christ. they named it "Tactical Firearms"?
Really?

Someday, some person will have to explain to me why  adding rip-stop nylon cordura webbing or a rubber o-ring  to something automatically makes it tactical.   And while we are on the subject, is there such thing as a "strategic" Flashlight or AR-15?


www.themarysue.com
tactical coffee mug
 
2014-06-25 12:57:15 PM
Oblig....


memedepot.com
 
2014-06-25 12:57:46 PM

HeadLever: Could it be tied into Operation Choke Point?

Given how little the Obama Administration has been able to progress gun control legislation, this likely seems to be the best way that they can do something behind the scenes.


I will actually buy that he was moving inventory off the books and was too stupid to figure out a way to launder the money.

So maybe?
 
2014-06-25 12:58:50 PM
Where are our resident fark independents to come to this small businessman's defense?
 
2014-06-25 12:59:45 PM

Tom_Slick: So an idiot gun store owner bet the farm buying AR-15s thinking they would be banned soon and he would have the only large inventory in the country.  He marked them up 2-3 times their actual value, didn't sell any and defaulted on his loans.

/Never buy guns at any place with the word "Tactical" in its name.


I was trying to think of how much ordnance you would have to have in your inventory to go that deep in debt, but how did he pay for it? Did he take out loans to buy inventory and hope to sell it?
I ran my own business for a long time and never would have thought of being that dumb.
Of course, I sold antiques, so I would buy low and sell high.
But I never kept prices so high that the merch didn't move.
Merch that doesn't move is bad luck.

/Once threatened to break up a Stickley chair at Brimfield if nobody bought it for $5 (and use it for firewood)
//It was an ugly one by one of the lesser brothers, but it had the Stickley tag on it.(Brand, not paper)
///Someone did take mercy on it and take it off my hands, and I actually made money on it. (got it for free)
 
2014-06-25 12:59:46 PM

Carn: There seems to be a common theme among patriots with not being able to pay their bills and/or taxes.


They're still waiting for it to trickle down.
 
2014-06-25 01:00:23 PM
well...bye.

/fark independent
//gun owner
///good riddance.
 
2014-06-25 01:02:30 PM
I love the 'we can't discuss details about our bank' angle.  Pay your farking bills, deadbeat.
 
2014-06-25 01:02:35 PM
Apparently the business partner is in on the conspiracy since he is suing Jeremy Alcede for taking money from the business for personal purchases.
 
2014-06-25 01:02:55 PM

Magorn: Granted its probably been 20 years since I bought a box, but I remember when .22 LR was about $0.50 per box of 100 rounds   has the price really skyrocketed that much since?


Depends if you are luck enough to find instock 22LR at a store that does not gouge.  If you are this lucky, you can pick up a brick for 12 to 15 bucks (pretty close to normal price for Run of the Mill 22LR).  If you need to get ammo now, you are going to pay about 3 times that amount off of Gunbroker.
 
2014-06-25 01:03:10 PM

Magorn: vudukungfu: From Philly to Boston: co-owner of Tactical Firearms.

Christ. they named it "Tactical Firearms"?
Really?

Someday, some person will have to explain to me why  adding rip-stop nylon cordura webbing or a rubber o-ring  to something automatically makes it tactical.   And while we are on the subject, is there such thing as a "strategic" Flashlight or AR-15?


Because it's totally what our AMERICAN DEFENDERS use when fighting those BROWN DEVILS in the sand. Rubber helps with the grip, so that when you're sweating bullets in that 79 degree hell hole and being threatened by a BLACK NEGRO walking down your street you don't drop your AMERICAN DREAM MAKER from all the blood rushing to your penis at the thought of getting to shoot someone and then amidst the cries of racism you can slingshot a reverse racism about how you're only being picked on for being white.

And rip stop nylon or cordura is obviously tactical. It presents a smooth, stain resistant, light weight, fabric. All important factors for when you need to whip out the gunt knife. Or the MORBIDLY OBESE 50 MAG snub revolver from your belly button holster.
 
2014-06-25 01:03:14 PM

skyotter: Magorn: vudukungfu: From Philly to Boston: co-owner of Tactical Firearms.

Christ. they named it "Tactical Firearms"?
Really?

Someday, some person will have to explain to me why  adding rip-stop nylon cordura webbing or a rubber o-ring  to something automatically makes it tactical.   And while we are on the subject, is there such thing as a "strategic" Flashlight or AR-15?

[www.themarysue.com image 550x332]
tactical ool coffee mug


FTFY
 
2014-06-25 01:04:57 PM

Schmerd1948: This guy couldn't turn a profit selling guns and ammo in Texas during the Obama presidency. You can't make this shiat up.


Honestly, I didn't know Trump was into retail.
 
2014-06-25 01:05:38 PM

Magorn: Skyd1v: Tom_Slick: So an idiot gun store owner bet the farm buying AR-15s thinking they would be banned soon and he would have the only large inventory in the country.  He marked them up 2-3 times their actual value, didn't sell any and defaulted on his loans.

/Never buy guns at any place with the word "Tactical" in its name.


They were gone in 6 months.

Granted its probably been 20 years since I bought a box, but I remember when .22 LR was about $0.50 per box of 100 rounds   has the price really skyrocketed that much since?


I couldn't really tell you.  My daughter graduated from .22 to a .45 (Cowboy Shooting) about the same time I rediscovered a love of shooting old Springfield Trapdoor Rifles so I haven't had to go looking for any except out of curiosity.  Pretty much all of the .22 I had before the "Banic" set in I still own.

I did notice that they were selling 22LR for $5.99 per 50 round box at the grocery store near my house, but that was 4-5 months ago.
 
2014-06-25 01:07:18 PM

tlchwi02: bmr68: It's in a bad spot. The other problem(s) for the store is that there are many large gun dealers within 15 miles. Academy, WalMart, Bass Pro Shops, Gander Mountain,Carter's Country & 7-8 small gun shops similar to Tactical.

i know this is fark but RTFA, its because obama is targeting him, not because he has made bad business decisions



 I've been to the store a few times. If he truly was up to date with his loans then ICON would not be foreclosing. Simply put if ICON was found targeting a gun dealer, because of politics then they're screwing themselves.
 
2014-06-25 01:08:14 PM

Magorn: vudukungfu: From Philly to Boston: co-owner of Tactical Firearms.

Christ. they named it "Tactical Firearms"?
Really?

Someday, some person will have to explain to me why  adding rip-stop nylon cordura webbing or a rubber o-ring  to something automatically makes it tactical.   And while we are on the subject, is there such thing as a "strategic" Flashlight or AR-15?


strategic flashlights provide a comfortable amount of light for you to read maps and organize troop deployments, although the weight and size of the rifle attached to it make it somewhat impractical.
 
2014-06-25 01:08:21 PM

Magorn


Granted its probably been 20 years since I bought a box, but I remember when .22 LR was about $0.50 per box of 100 rounds has the price really skyrocketed that much since?


Sadly it has. Five years ago a box of 100 CCI Mini-mags (high-velocity .22lr) could be had in a shop for $4 or so. During the peak of the price-gouging that might have gone up to $18 per box, depending on gall of the vendor, and if any could even be found.

The days of 2-4 cents/round seem to be over. 10 cents/round now appears to be a common price point for online purchases of plinking ammo.
 
2014-06-25 01:09:58 PM

Carn: There seems to be a common theme among patriots with not being able willing to pay their bills and/or taxes.

 
2014-06-25 01:12:41 PM
You get used to blaming black people for all of your problems, it becomes comforting.
 
2014-06-25 01:14:46 PM

Magorn: vudukungfu: From Philly to Boston: co-owner of Tactical Firearms.

Christ. they named it "Tactical Firearms"?
Really?

Someday, some person will have to explain to me why  adding rip-stop nylon cordura webbing or a rubber o-ring  to something automatically makes it tactical.   And while we are on the subject, is there such thing as a "strategic" Flashlight or AR-15?


I know next to nothing about AR-15s but live with regular power-outages.
A "strategic flashlight" has at least two of the following features:
1 - a lanyard - renders light wearable, allowing the user to operate hands-free while illuminating their crotch-ankle area
2 - a rubber hand-grip - allows user to employ tooth-grip, operating hands-free while practicing anti-gag reflex breathing (see appendix: "cardio/vascular conditioning")
3 - a free-motion handle - allows users to "mount" flashlight from any available source - nail, tree limb, goat horns (don't judge - in a crisis, anything may happen)
4 - a thin plastic bulb cover - easily breakable, in an emergency, the sharp edges may be used to open battery packaging (see appendix: "superficial wound care")

The cat that runs front-yard and porch operations could expound on "tactical flashlights" but is currently on R&R after a harrowing encounter with "red-dot-laser-light" during a failed mission named "Midnight Roach"
 
2014-06-25 01:15:05 PM

Plant Rights Activist: Magorn: vudukungfu: From Philly to Boston: co-owner of Tactical Firearms.

Christ. they named it "Tactical Firearms"?
Really?

Someday, some person will have to explain to me why  adding rip-stop nylon cordura webbing or a rubber o-ring  to something automatically makes it tactical.   And while we are on the subject, is there such thing as a "strategic" Flashlight or AR-15?

strategic flashlights provide a comfortable amount of light for you to read maps and organize troop deployments, although the weight and size of the rifle attached to it make it somewhat impractical.


When I was a cop, they had just come out with the "Kel-light" and all the other cops were falling all over themselves trying to get a bigger one than the next guy. Apparently, you could load one big one up with batteries and beat someone over the head with it and do some serious damage. And size matters.
I learned how to tell who had anger management issues (all of them) and how bad, by how big their flashlight was.

For me, being in a confrontation was the last thing I wanted all day long.
So, while I was not like the others, I was great in negotiation situations.
 
2014-06-25 01:16:26 PM

parasol: I know next to nothing about AR-15s


it's been 25 years, and I could still field strip an M-16 in pitch dark, clean it, and put it back together (With the gas ports NOT lined up) fairly quickly.
 
2014-06-25 01:17:12 PM
I heard the radio interview with him yesterday, so I'm really.....

The host gave him all manner of opportunity to plead his case.  My takeaway was that he had a major falling out with the co-owner.  Something the co-owner did or didn't do affected the loan.  Oh, and as an afterthought, the bank calling in the loan was the result of the Obama administration pressing for more frequent audits of loans to firearm retailers.
 
2014-06-25 01:18:08 PM

eagles95: So how long till the derp brigade puts this into a FW FW FW FW email or Facebook posting


I got it from my mother 10 minutes ago.  6 FW:s ahead of the subject line.  :-(
 
2014-06-25 01:18:20 PM
Skyd1v:   I did notice that they were selling 22LR for $5.99 per 50 round box at the grocery store near my house, but that was 4-5 months ago.


I know this is more the norm, but this still sounds crazy to a guy from NJ.   I still love to tell everyone about the time I insisted on driving through W. Virginia on my way from Ohio to PA.
Stopped at a 7-11 in the pan handle, the counter display had warm cases of bud, beef jerky, fire works, and ammo.   Good times, good times.
 
2014-06-25 01:19:02 PM

HotWingConspiracy: You get used to blaming black people for all of your problems, it becomes comforting.


Kind of like blaming 'racism' on any argument that you don't want to directly address?
 
2014-06-25 01:20:28 PM
150 people affected?! How big of a farking store is it?! Not even gun shows probably hire that many people. Hell, even the SOFEX people probably don't hire that many people!
 
2014-06-25 01:21:24 PM
I wonder if they still make those kelights?
*Surfs*
of here's a nice one. Tiny, and cute.
*click here to purchase*
HOLYMOTHEROF FARK!
 
2014-06-25 01:22:10 PM

LeroyBourne: I love the 'we can't discuss details about our bank' angle.  Pay your farking bills, deadbeat.


I thought being an angry fat white broke deadbeat were all tea party requirements. Or is that just a huge coincidence? I live less than three miles from Tactical Firearms in Katy. I don't have an Obama shirt. I need to get one and then go buy a firearm or two. Maybe even an AR-15 and lots of ammo.
 
2014-06-25 01:22:23 PM
There seems to be a common theme among patriots with not being able to pay their bills and/or taxes.

That theme is "it is all the black guy's fault"



If only everything in life were as simple as you.
 
2014-06-25 01:22:53 PM

tylerdurden217: LeroyBourne: I love the 'we can't discuss details about our bank' angle.  Pay your farking bills, deadbeat.

I thought being an angry fat white broke deadbeat were all tea party requirements. Or is that just a huge coincidence? I live less than three miles from Tactical Firearms in Katy. I don't have an Obama shirt. I need to get one and then go buy a firearm or two. Maybe even an AR-15 and lots of ammo.


Wearing the shirt that is... just to confuse his stereotypes.
 
2014-06-25 01:22:59 PM

SpectroBoy: Voiceofreason01: FTFA: "The bank said the gun store's loan is in default, but the gun shop said this is about politics. "We've never missed a loan payment on any of the loans," said Alcede. "


Yeah, no....the bank can't just decide to foreclose because they don't like you, even if it's for "political reasons"

I suppose he can PROVE that he never missed a payment and then sue for wrongful lawsuit.


There's no such thing as a "wrongful lawsuit."  The courts are there to adjudicate disagreements, and everyone has that right.  If the bank says he owes them money and he says he doesn't, then any lawsuit stemming from that would be correct.

My money is on the bank, in this case.
 
2014-06-25 01:23:36 PM

kling_klang_bed: 150 people affected?! How big of a farking store is it?! Not even gun shows probably hire that many people. Hell, even the SOFEX people probably don't hire that many people!


it's trickle down math.  By shutting down his store you're not only taking away jobs from his employees but those of the people who make the guns, the people who built the workshop where they make the guns, the people who help provide electricity to the place that makes guns, the dinosaurs that died to fuel the power to make the guns and the people that hunted those dinosaurs 6,000 years ago.
 
2014-06-25 01:24:16 PM

HeadLever: HotWingConspiracy: You get used to blaming black people for all of your problems, it becomes comforting.

Kind of like blaming 'racism' on any argument that you don't want to directly address?


I don't know what you're talking about.
 
2014-06-25 01:26:09 PM
Oh,  this is rich.

Found it in this guy's  big, black, cop dildo flashlight collection.
 
2014-06-25 01:26:12 PM

vudukungfu: parasol: I know next to nothing about AR-15s

it's been 25 years, and I could still field strip an M-16 in pitch dark, clean it, and put it back together (With the gas ports NOT lined up) fairly quickly.


I admire that skill in anyone I meet, actually - not the specific weapon but the familiarity with the mechanisms.

I can, in pitch dark, change the batteries in flashlights from AAA to multi-D while holding a crying baby and heading off the intrusion of water into the bunker. I can also secure a tarp in gale-force winds.

...if the gas ports aren't lined up properly, are you propelled backwards or just mocked mercilessly?
 
2014-06-25 01:26:29 PM
I live in Katy and have friends and acquaintances who worked at this store. This is an embezzlement job, plain and simple. Maybe even a front but I don't have first or secondhand evidence for that.
 
2014-06-25 01:26:48 PM

Schmerd1948: This guy couldn't turn a profit selling guns and ammo in Texas during the Obama presidency. You can't make this shiat up.



"If this guy bought a funeral parlor, no one would die!"

cdn29.elitedaily.com
 
2014-06-25 01:27:58 PM

Magorn: Skyd1v: Tom_Slick: So an idiot gun store owner bet the farm buying AR-15s thinking they would be banned soon and he would have the only large inventory in the country.  He marked them up 2-3 times their actual value, didn't sell any and defaulted on his loans.

/Never buy guns at any place with the word "Tactical" in its name.

Oddly enough, I watched this *exact* scenario play out here in my state recently.  Couple of guys partnered up, opened a store, and covered the walls with ridiculously overpriced "Tactical Everything".  I went in there once and the cheapest thing they had was a Frankengun Carbine for $1,100.00.  On the way out the door I saw they were also selling .22 Long Rifle ammunition for $.50 cents a round. (that isn't a typo.  They wanted a buck for every 2 rounds ffs.)

They were gone in 6 months.

Granted its probably been 20 years since I bought a box, but I remember when .22 LR was about $0.50 per box of 100 rounds   has the price really skyrocketed that much since?


I still buy bricks of 500 as often as I want at Dick's Sporting Goods for $19.99.  And 20-round boxes of .30-06 for the same price.  I've never gone in and found them out of stock, and they don't limit purchases.  I don't know what anyone's been screaming about -- even at the height of the "I can't find ammo" scare when I went to a gun show and found a 50-round box of .22 for $25.00 (limit 1) and single rounds of .30-06 for $3 each (limit 10), I still bought ammo at Dick's as often as I went shooting -- generally two or three bricks of .22 and 2 boxes of .30-06.  It's stupid hype, brought on by anti-leftist rhetoric.
 
2014-06-25 01:29:00 PM

Yakk: Is the Bundy brigade going to lay siege to the bank for this con man too?


The difference between this guy and Bundy is: Bundy had a disagreement with the "government".  This guy, with the banks.  Right wing conservative types won't demonize the banks like they would the government.  So, no help will come a-riding to this guys rescue.
 
2014-06-25 01:29:52 PM

HotWingConspiracy: You get used to blaming black people for all of your problems, it becomes comforting.


I know I feel better once I started blaming black people for my diabetes.

/T1
 
2014-06-25 01:30:37 PM

Um...Yo: Skyd1v:   I did notice that they were selling 22LR for $5.99 per 50 round box at the grocery store near my house, but that was 4-5 months ago.


I know this is more the norm, but this still sounds crazy to a guy from NJ.   I still love to tell everyone about the time I insisted on driving through W. Virginia on my way from Ohio to PA.
Stopped at a 7-11 in the pan handle, the counter display had warm cases of bud, beef jerky, fire works, and ammo.   Good times, good times.


I always take 68 to 79 through Wheeling to hook up with 70 west rather than 70 all the way from DC area, both because it's a much nicer drive and I swore an oath against the Penn pike a decade ago.  The Sheetz by the Cabelas is one of my favorite spots to stop.  Sheetz always has restrooms and they are usually pretty damn clean for a gas station anyway.
 
2014-06-25 01:31:00 PM

HotWingConspiracy: You get used to blaming black people for all of your problems, it becomes comforting.


It's so much easier than blaming the rich. (the ones actually responsible for our unfairly set-up and run system)
 
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