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2020-03-27 1:02:05 PM  
My local shop was declared essential. They sent out an email saying they drove hundreds of miles to buy ammo, so they have it in stock.

/Some people hoard TP, some hoard bullets.
 
2020-03-27 1:13:14 PM  

Private_Citizen: My local shop was declared essential. They sent out an email saying they drove hundreds of miles to buy ammo, so they have it in stock.

/Some people hoard TP, some hoard bullets.


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2020-03-27 1:29:44 PM  
There shall be no law biatches!

Murica! fark yeah!
 
2020-03-27 1:30:22 PM  
Booze and bullets, can't show up to the 'pocalypse pox party without 'em.
 
2020-03-27 1:32:12 PM  
I'm sure this is just to help protect against the threat of tyranny during a national emergency and not to wantonly murder minorities for "looting."
 
2020-03-27 1:33:26 PM  

Karma Chameleon: I'm sure this is just to help protect against the threat of tyranny during a national emergency and not to wantonly murder minorities for "looting."


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2020-03-27 1:34:12 PM  
I try to have sympathy for poor people but its hard when they are so incredibly stupid.

If they had any sense they would use their weapons against the politicians and ruling class that makes their lives miserable but they always either shoot each other or themselves.
 
2020-03-27 1:35:49 PM  
For most people gun shops are not essential.

For some people gun shops are very essential.  Ranchers and farmers do need guns and ammo.
 
2020-03-27 1:35:58 PM  
I stay away from all of the gun threads because I don't really have a dog in the fight but I have absolutely zero problems with them being open.
 
2020-03-27 1:36:42 PM  

dothemath: I try to have sympathy for poor people but its hard when they are so incredibly stupid.

If they had any sense they would use their weapons against the politicians and ruling class that makes their lives miserable but they always either shoot each other or themselves.


Poor people are incredibly stupid?
 
2020-03-27 1:38:30 PM  
Especially when all the cops are sick or dying, guns are essential unless you think harsh language would suffice.
 
2020-03-27 1:38:32 PM  
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2020-03-27 1:40:05 PM  
I could see if something was in season. But according to my buddy nothing is at this time of the year
 
2020-03-27 1:40:18 PM  

Deep Contact: Especially when all the cops are sick or dying, guns are essential unless you think harsh language would suffice.


Why are the cops dying if they have guns?
 
2020-03-27 1:40:23 PM  
The gun shop near me, that can best be described as a left-over from when the area was farmland, is not much more than a cinderblock building with maybe 15 parking spots out front (that's probably being very generous). Last week the day the shutdown was announced I drove past and saw easily 100+ people in line outside of the building, around the corner, and well down the street. I'm going to go right ahead and stereotype here based on how they looked: They didn't look like the type that were working security jobs and needed to stock up, or that were going to head out to the mountains to a hunting cabin and hunker down for a few weeks. They looked scared, and they looked like the last thing they should be doing at that moment was buying a gun.
 
2020-03-27 1:42:52 PM  
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2020-03-27 1:43:26 PM  

Opacity: The gun shop near me, that can best be described as a left-over from when the area was farmland, is not much more than a cinderblock building with maybe 15 parking spots out front (that's probably being very generous). Last week the day the shutdown was announced I drove past and saw easily 100+ people in line outside of the building, around the corner, and well down the street. I'm going to go right ahead and stereotype here based on how they looked: They didn't look like the type that were working security jobs and needed to stock up, or that were going to head out to the mountains to a hunting cabin and hunker down for a few weeks. They looked scared, and they looked like the last thing they should be doing at that moment was buying a gun.


You are beginning to understand the gun humper
 
2020-03-27 1:43:51 PM  
I told myself that if I haven't needed a gun up until now, I'll probably never need one. But the thought did occur to me, briefly.

Besides, I know how this stuff works. You make your first kill with a melee weapon and then take their loot to equip yourself.
 
2020-03-27 1:46:01 PM  
Their clientele WANT society to fall, so they can finally feel like a real man (by taking anything they want and killing anyone who gets in their way).

They're worse than the virus.
 
2020-03-27 1:46:17 PM  
probably better off with a row boat and fishing pole
 
2020-03-27 1:46:24 PM  
"WE WILL NOT CLOSE, WE ARE ESSENTIAL!" MESSAGE TO FIRST TIME GUN BUYERS
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His anger gives me great joy.
 
2020-03-27 1:47:21 PM  

Turbo Cojones: Opacity: The gun shop near me, that can best be described as a left-over from when the area was farmland, is not much more than a cinderblock building with maybe 15 parking spots out front (that's probably being very generous). Last week the day the shutdown was announced I drove past and saw easily 100+ people in line outside of the building, around the corner, and well down the street. I'm going to go right ahead and stereotype here based on how they looked: They didn't look like the type that were working security jobs and needed to stock up, or that were going to head out to the mountains to a hunting cabin and hunker down for a few weeks. They looked scared, and they looked like the last thing they should be doing at that moment was buying a gun.

You are beginning to understand the gun humper


It isn't that- I left another group out, the nut gun collectors, that buy guns for no reason. Those people don't worry me either, they may have more guns then they'll ever need, but they know enough about how to handle them safely. I'm sure there were some in that line, but the vast majority of the people I saw looked like they never thought about buying a gun or needing a gun until that day, and this was going to be their first gun purchase. Inexperience and fear do not go well together.
 
2020-03-27 1:47:27 PM  
I've got no problem with them staying open, but I'm deeply concerned about the sort of people who are deciding now is the time to get a gun.

And I'm a licensed gun dealer (and manufacturer).
 
2020-03-27 1:52:59 PM  

kindms: I could see if something was in season. But according to my buddy nothing is at this time of the year


https://www.hogmanoutdoors.com/regula​t​ions

Most places with a feral hog problem let you hunt them year-round.
 
2020-03-27 1:53:21 PM  

Deep Contact: Especially when all the cops are sick or dying, guns are essential unless you think harsh language would suffice.


That doesn't even matter.
Most police departments are limiting call response. I know around here that means crime is going to skyrocket even more than it already has over the past 5 years.

Good luck if you don't have any guns.
 
2020-03-27 1:53:58 PM  
I loved in LA through the Northridge quake and the tourney King riot. I've seen how people react in those situations. Guns stores are absolutely essential.
 
2020-03-27 1:54:13 PM  

Turbo Cojones: Opacity: The gun shop near me, that can best be described as a left-over from when the area was farmland, is not much more than a cinderblock building with maybe 15 parking spots out front (that's probably being very generous). Last week the day the shutdown was announced I drove past and saw easily 100+ people in line outside of the building, around the corner, and well down the street. I'm going to go right ahead and stereotype here based on how they looked: They didn't look like the type that were working security jobs and needed to stock up, or that were going to head out to the mountains to a hunting cabin and hunker down for a few weeks. They looked scared, and they looked like the last thing they should be doing at that moment was buying a gun.

You are beginning to understand the gun humper


By definition, those aren't "gun humpers".  A so-called "gun humper" would already have plenty of guns and ammunition on hand, and certainly wouldn't be scrambling to buy up more.

Those were the people who were saying "Oh, shiat, I don't have a gun and I might need one".
 
2020-03-27 1:54:43 PM  
Lived and Rodney
 
2020-03-27 1:59:46 PM  

dittybopper: Turbo Cojones: Opacity: The gun shop near me, that can best be described as a left-over from when the area was farmland, is not much more than a cinderblock building with maybe 15 parking spots out front (that's probably being very generous). Last week the day the shutdown was announced I drove past and saw easily 100+ people in line outside of the building, around the corner, and well down the street. I'm going to go right ahead and stereotype here based on how they looked: They didn't look like the type that were working security jobs and needed to stock up, or that were going to head out to the mountains to a hunting cabin and hunker down for a few weeks. They looked scared, and they looked like the last thing they should be doing at that moment was buying a gun.

You are beginning to understand the gun humper

By definition, those aren't "gun humpers".  A so-called "gun humper" would already have plenty of guns and ammunition on hand, and certainly wouldn't be scrambling to buy up more.

Those were the people who were saying "Oh, shiat, I don't have a gun and I might need one".


Good. That means their will be a glut of barely fired guns on the market next year.
 
2020-03-27 2:22:14 PM  

mrmopar5287: Karma Chameleon: I'm sure this is just to help protect against the threat of tyranny during a national emergency and not to wantonly murder minorities for "looting."

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I'm sure there are those here who will classify all of either one as cases of the other.
 
2020-03-27 2:25:31 PM  
Just because there is a pandemic, doesnt mean this isn't the time to buy that Sig you've had your eyes on for a few months. I mean you're stuck at home with nothing to do. Why not go out to the garage, stack up a few phone books as a backstop, and let off some steam by firing off a couple hundred rounds?

/ffs people, don't actually do this.
 
2020-03-27 2:25:43 PM  
On the brighter side, wildlife management programs paid for by taxes on guns ad ammo will be greatly enriched.  They can't afford to work with just the fraction of that which comes from licensed hunters.
 
2020-03-27 2:28:06 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Deep Contact: Especially when all the cops are sick or dying, guns are essential unless you think harsh language would suffice.

Why are the cops dying if they have guns?


Wasn't there an article earlier about most of Detroit's police force being taken off-duty due to the outbreak?
 
2020-03-27 2:32:56 PM  
There's a TON of businesses being declared essential.  Hell, here in Ohio I've gotten emails from the local dry cleaner and window store that they were declared 'essential' and open for business.

I would think a truly ESSENTIAL private business is:
A) Anyone that can work entirely remote
B) Grocery stores, so you can get your essentials and food
C) Gas Stations so you can fill up to get to B.
D) Anything medical

I feel like everything else is not really TRULY essential.
 
2020-03-27 2:33:35 PM  
I was at the local shop last week to pick up a couple boxes of shells and the line was scary. The two women directly in front of me where from the nail salon next door. They looked scared and had been wearing hospital masks. The woman actually said " I don't have a gun permit. What can I buy?". Luckily the store had been cleaned out of long guns. The only thing left on the wall was a 3000 dollar over under and a single shot .410. People are starting to panic.
 
2020-03-27 2:34:19 PM  

Karma Chameleon: I'm sure this is just to help protect against the threat of tyranny during a national emergency and not to wantonly murder minorities for "looting."


Can you point to any such murders?
 
2020-03-27 2:36:39 PM  

rooftopvoter: The only thing left on the wall was a 3000 dollar over under


Want.
 
2020-03-27 2:39:12 PM  

This text is now purple: rooftopvoter: The only thing left on the wall was a 3000 dollar over under

Want.


I didn't have time to ask about it but I already got a Franchi O/U for trap.
 
2020-03-27 2:40:43 PM  

SafetyThird: Good. That means their will be a glut of barely fired guns on the market next year.


Maybe.

But probably not.  Guns aren't something that costs you money just sitting in a drawer.  And ammunition doesn't go bad in just a year.

I expect that for most people, given the circumstances, will probably hold on to them for a bit unless they get really desperate financially.
 
2020-03-27 2:41:22 PM  
The 2nd amendment is a curse upon this country.
 
2020-03-27 2:41:44 PM  
I have domestic restriction to firearms

3 weeks ago Dad gave me all his  "junk" archery equipment (not firearms)

most are usable, just not compound equipment, 30 years old.
restoring most

gun nuts are going to get massacred as soon as they try to engage in any real violence type emergency

Gun shops are gonna be a first target, and then a constant repeat target as everyone tries to be king of the hill

then ammo runs out, reloaders can't find primers, powder

and some looter is going to find all my archery stuff, restored, while I died from lack of avocados and toast or some other stupid thing, making my effort to fix up the bows and arrows useless

or I end up undercooking the rabbit that I caught in a cage trap
 
2020-03-27 2:43:42 PM  

mrsleep: Deep Contact: Especially when all the cops are sick or dying, guns are essential unless you think harsh language would suffice.

That doesn't even matter.
Most police departments are limiting call response. I know around here that means crime is going to skyrocket even more than it already has over the past 5 years.

Good luck if you don't have any guns.


Try googling 'crime is down'.  You might get a surprise.
 
2020-03-27 2:44:35 PM  
When they come for your toilet paper and hoard of chicken ramen you'll wish you had a gun.
 
2020-03-27 2:46:58 PM  

jekfark: Poor people are incredibly stupid?


No, theyre geniuses.
 
2020-03-27 2:48:22 PM  

jake3988: There's a TON of businesses being declared essential.  Hell, here in Ohio I've gotten emails from the local dry cleaner and window store that they were declared 'essential' and open for business.

I would think a truly ESSENTIAL private business is:
A) Anyone that can work entirely remote
B) Grocery stores, so you can get your essentials and food
C) Gas Stations so you can fill up to get to B.
D) Anything medical

I feel like everything else is not really TRULY essential.


If nobody is producing the food and goods what do the grocery stores sell?
 
2020-03-27 2:50:49 PM  

Egoy3k: jake3988: There's a TON of businesses being declared essential.  Hell, here in Ohio I've gotten emails from the local dry cleaner and window store that they were declared 'essential' and open for business.

I would think a truly ESSENTIAL private business is:
A) Anyone that can work entirely remote
B) Grocery stores, so you can get your essentials and food
C) Gas Stations so you can fill up to get to B.
D) Anything medical

I feel like everything else is not really TRULY essential.

If nobody is producing the food and goods what do the grocery stores sell?


Egoy3k: jake3988: There's a TON of businesses being declared essential.  Hell, here in Ohio I've gotten emails from the local dry cleaner and window store that they were declared 'essential' and open for business.

I would think a truly ESSENTIAL private business is:
A) Anyone that can work entirely remote
B) Grocery stores, so you can get your essentials and food
C) Gas Stations so you can fill up to get to B.
D) Anything medical

I feel like everything else is not really TRULY essential.

If nobody is producing the food and goods what do the grocery stores sell?


If nobody is producing the tools and consumables used to produce the food and goods how to the people growing food and making goods produce them?

If nobody is extracting the raw materials needed to build the consumables and tools that are used to make the goods and food how do you eat or buy things like toilet paper or packaged goods?
 
2020-03-27 2:50:50 PM  
We have started seeing trucks delivering goods to stores getting robbed in AZ. If you think people in survival mode are going to be nice you are silly. 

Everyone lives paycheck to paycheck and those things have stopped coming to the people with the least amount of resources. They do have guns. 

They will take your shiat.
 
2020-03-27 2:52:44 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Their clientele WANT society to fall, so they can finally feel like a real man (by taking anything they want and killing anyone who gets in their way).

They're worse than the virus.


Those pussies would last precisely one night sleeping outside before they surrendered to the nearest soldier.
 
2020-03-27 2:56:13 PM  

dothemath: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Their clientele WANT society to fall, so they can finally feel like a real man (by taking anything they want and killing anyone who gets in their way).

They're worse than the virus.

Those pussies would last precisely one night sleeping outside before they surrendered to the nearest soldier.


I think you underestimate the human need for survival. Some will cave. 

What is interesting is watching soldiers in combat... big badass fkrs you think are going to take over end up crying in a corner and that little scrawny dude is simply not fazed by anything

You cant predict who does what until the situation happens
 
2020-03-27 2:56:42 PM  

Tater1337: I have domestic restriction to firearms

3 weeks ago Dad gave me all his  "junk" archery equipment (not firearms)

most are usable, just not compound equipment, 30 years old.
restoring most

gun nuts are going to get massacred as soon as they try to engage in any real violence type emergency

Gun shops are gonna be a first target, and then a constant repeat target as everyone tries to be king of the hill

then ammo runs out, reloaders can't find primers, powder

and some looter is going to find all my archery stuff, restored, while I died from lack of avocados and toast or some other stupid thing, making my effort to fix up the bows and arrows useless

or I end up undercooking the rabbit that I caught in a cage trap


Always make sure to cook your game, and other fine wilderness survival tips:
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