With the impending possibility of a ban on assault rifles and high capacity magazines, assault rifle sales have gone through the roof in the past few weeks. If there are so many people out there that are against owning such a weapon, why have sales of these weapons dramatically increased? There are now thousands of assault rifles in the hands of people who bought one, not because they truly want one, but because they fear that soon they will not be able to buy one. In addition to this rush to buy arms, now there is the issue of unregistered gun sales by people looking to profit from a ban.
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Excellent point regarding stock piling guns to make some serious money once they are no longer available. Also worth noting whenever something is (outlawed) it creates a profitable "black market" for would be gangsters.
I don't understand why lawmakers don't see the coming black market. If they can't keep guns out of criminals' and crazies' hands now, how will they do it with the addition of the more laws to the current 20,000+ ?
Can you better explain the media statement. I have been to four gun stores in my area, every one of them has sold out of every rifle that is on the proposed ban list as well as the ammunition to go with them.
The mainstream media is liberal of course and want everyone to believe that the Country as a whole wants these guns banned. Which is just not the case my friend.
I hope that there are no changes to laws that affect law abiding gun owners. The shortage and the rush to get background checks is proof that most people want guns of all types and don't want them taken away.