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Old 01-17-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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I went to three stores yesterday for .40 ammo in participation of going to a range last night, but there was none to be found. It's crazy.

One of my neighbors has dozens of guns. If it ever does hit the fan, I'm going to his house.
There's a good on-line site called Cheaper Than Dirt dot com. Give that a try. They are behind on their orders, but good to deal with and have good prices.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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Yes, a 12 guage pump and a glock. Don't need an assault rifle...used enough in the military to know these types of WEAPONS (no guns in army) are designed for killing people..lots of people quickly. One of our cadence chant was "trained to kill". Grenades, Claymore mine, M16, AK-47, etc are designed for killing people in a hurry.

I don't think an assault rifle ban will have much impact, perhaps, but people/organizations window dressing an assault rifle as a means for protection aren't helping the situation.

Still, with all my "guns", I realize that the best home protection measures are an active alarm system and a big ass dog.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Lowcountry, SC
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I'm sorry, are you one of those that only like for it to be called a magazine, not a clip? Ok, so I did order extra "magazines", unfortunately, it is on at least a 6 month backorder. I was only going to order one, but with the long wait and high demand, I figured I better get two.
I don't *like* for it to be a clip, I like it to be called what it is. What you are purchasing is a magazine.

I am very familiar with the industry and inventory status, and yes...magazines are in fact a minimum of 6 month wait.

eta:
this is a "clip"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clip_%28ammunition%29
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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Yes, Yes, Yes, simply going to the range and popping off rounds will only teach you bad habits and slow your progress.
I'm talking about lessons, and if you're not willing to get those you have no business owning a gun.

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several middle of the night break ins? That would scare the crap out of me and certainly motivate me to sleep with a loaded gun by my bed.
That would motivate me to find a different neighborhood.

My grandfather has a gun for home protection and pulled it out once when he heard his car being broken into at night. They ran off without taking anything when they saw him.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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Yes, a 12 guage pump and a glock. Don't need an assault rifle...used enough in the military to know these types of WEAPONS (no guns in army) are designed for killing people..lots of people quickly. One of our cadence chant was "trained to kill". Grenades, Claymore mine, M16, AK-47, etc are designed for killing people in a hurry.

I don't think an assault rifle ban will have much impact, perhaps, but people/organizations window dressing an assault rifle as a means for protection aren't helping the situation.

Still, with all my "guns", I realize that the best home protection measures are an active alarm system and a big ass dog.
Assault rifles have been banned (with very strict exception) for decades. There have been 2 murders using assault rifles since 1934, one was by a cop, I believe. So I'm not sure what people/organizations are using assault rifles as protection, I believe they run $20,000+ and require a special permit that takes months.

If your talking about the "assault weapons" ban (which is really a made up political word, describing only what the weapons cosmetic features are), it has absolutely nothing to do with automatic weapons like the M16. It deals with semi automatic rifles, that fire one bullet per trigger pull, JUST like you glock.

I really wish the media would stop giving the perception that people are running around with legally owned machine guns by misusing "automatic vs semi automatic" and "assault rifle vs assault weapon", and while I'm making wishes, I wish people would use facts before formulating opinions.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:06 PM
 
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Yes. I own a firearm.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Charlotte | Salvador da Bahia, Brasil
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Don't have one but I'm glad our mayor has gotten to join the national stage and speak with Biden about gun laws.

Between our new security cameras from the DNC and new gun laws, it should help crime. I think it's a little silly people are buying guns to spite our president. But the guns most of you guys are buying fits in with the new policies...In my opinion most "patriots" buying guns up are only making the rich guys richer playing off of emotions...
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:21 AM
 
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I really wish the media would stop giving the perception that people are running around with legally owned machine guns by misusing "automatic vs semi automatic" and "assault rifle vs assault weapon", and while I'm making wishes, I wish people would use facts before formulating opinions.
During Sandy Hook coverage the media pointed out that you can fire 6 rounds per second out of a .223 which of course isn't even a gun.

Who here can pull a trigger that fast?
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:46 AM
 
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Between our new security cameras from the DNC and new gun laws, it should help crime.
I don't think that's what you meant but I agree.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:27 AM
 
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Assault rifles have been banned (with very strict exception) for decades. There have been 2 murders using assault rifles since 1934, one was by a cop, I believe. So I'm not sure what people/organizations are using assault rifles as protection, I believe they run $20,000+ and require a special permit that takes months.

If your talking about the "assault weapons" ban (which is really a made up political word, describing only what the weapons cosmetic features are), it has absolutely nothing to do with automatic weapons like the M16. It deals with semi automatic rifles, that fire one bullet per trigger pull, JUST like you glock.

I really wish the media would stop giving the perception that people are running around with legally owned machine guns by misusing "automatic vs semi automatic" and "assault rifle vs assault weapon", and while I'm making wishes, I wish people would use facts before formulating opinions.
Thanks, that really brings total clarity to the situation but do agree there is a fair amount of conflation and controversy with the terms. However, whether it be assault rifles or weapons, I don't think either are a good choice for self proctection and are specifically designed for killing lots of people (albeit semiautomatic and automatic capability). I don't think a gun ban is the solution and the gun-based fanatics and organizations aren't helping the situation. Instead of sensible dialogue and informing the general public, their typical stance is the gubment is trying to take my guns in violation of the second amendment. It's a mess.
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