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Barack Obama, World’s Greatest Gun Salesman

Stunning statistics suggest he has done as much to increase private gun ownership as anyone in U.S. history. More:  Tyrant: Cuomo Threatens to Remove Sheriffs If They Publicly Oppose His Gun Law

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Bob Owens

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May 24, 2013 - 12:00 am
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Military and self-defense calibers are among those in shortest supply. Quantities of 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP in full-metal jacketed loads are extremely difficult to obtain for service pistols, as are the .223 Remington/5.56 NATO common to the AR-15 platform, the  7.6×39 common to Mini-30, SKS, and AKM-pattern rifles, and the 7.62x54R and .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO used in popular Soviet and NATO battle-rifle calibers. Back-orders for many of these common cartridges extend from six to 18 months.

Tellingly, much of the ammunition being purchased is not being shot, but is instead being stockpiled.

It is now common for even recreational shooters to amass a reserve of thousands to tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition as a hedge against future shortages or expected price increases.

Some individuals have amassed hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition (none of those contacted by PJ Media wanted to discuss their purchases on the record). The majority of these individuals have noted the drastic increase in the cost of ammunition and the more telling long-term cost of ammunition and components, and view ammunition as a stable long-term investment: “Lead is the new gold” is becoming a common phrase.

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Tyrant: Cuomo Threatens to Remove Sheriffs If They Publicly Oppose His Gun Law

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Bob Owens blogs at Bob-Owens.com.

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In my area, ammo is becoming more available. Rim fire at the customary price has been available, although at limited quantity per purchase.
If it is loosening up here, it will also on your area soon. Stay vigilant.
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You forgot to add the little fact that we are now under surveillance by our own government's drones. I see obama is defending his use of drones to kill Americans outside this country if it is determined they are "at war" with the United States. I wonder how soon it will be determined that those of us that do not agree with him and his policies will be determined to be "at war" with the United States? After all, we didn't build this.

If he has done nothing else, he has shown us what "big government" is capable of. I believe his goals are to make everyone totally dependent on the government for everything, including our safety. It worked in the soviet union, 1930's germany, and every other dictatorship in the history of this planet.
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AMMO HAS GONE UP IN PRICE BECAUSE HOMELAND SECURITY IS BUYING IT ALL UP.

It's like the IRS scandal. Obama doesn't like Citizens United. So he gets the IRS to circumvent it by refusing to give conservative groups the tax-exempt status granted them by the Supreme Court. In a similar way, Obama doesn't like guns. So he gets Homeland Security to buy up all the ammo in an attempt to prevent people from using their guns. Believe it or not, some police depts have even run out of ammo.
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Domestic gun and ammo mfg's are alughing all the way to the bank. On the other hand, fire depts are starting rethink their response and approach to even the smallest of residential fires because of unknown munitions and hoarding. In the general vicinity of where I live, both paid and volunteer fire depts are beginning to consult with home insurers to advise them that unless the homeowners are present to assure safety from ammunition, they will only let the structure burn down and control adjoining structure from fire.
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This is why the progressives will really NEVER WIN!!!.
iT IS ALSO WHY NO general OFFICER WORTH HIS RANK WOULD RECOMMEND GOING AFTER AMERICANS FOR THEIR GUNS...OR ANY OTHER REASON.
Keep in mind we also have full access to any plans against citizens - we are in every crack of the national security apparatus.
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For those who haven't had much experience with fire arms. Let me give you some advice. You do not need any of those military type weapons. I was raised in the Northwest Mountains and hunted from the age of six with a rifle. I killed all animals up to a black bear with a Mossberg .22, so for your protection a .22 is all you need. For the lady a .25 semi auto pistol fits right in the purse or can be in a underarm holster. Cute little thing but will keep you infinitly safe from any big bad fool who bothers you. Big guns cost big money and are expensive to operate. You do not need them.... go to the range and borrow the gun and learn to use it, then purchase. It will be your best friend for life and it will never let you down....
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I always love these "I'm the expert and this is all you need" comments.

As a firearms instructor, I feel compelled to help avoid people making bad buying decisions which may affect their ability to survive and attack.

American Rifleman just ran an article on .22 magnum, concluding that any gun is better than none. However, it noted that for stopping power and inflicting enough pain to make the attacker stop, 9mm is the smallest caliber. Why else do police departments require a minimum of 9mm?

"Cute little thing?" Let's discuss physics for a minute. As the bullet leaves the barrel due to the controlled explosion of the ammunition round, an equal but opposite force pushes the gun backwards (recoil). A bigger gun has more mass, therefore it absorbs this recoil better. Bigger guns are also more accurate, because of the longer distance between front and rear sights. Very few attacks are stopped with one shot. Lower recoil and better accuracy means a larger caliber gun provides a better chance of surviving the attack. Big guns may cost more money, but small guns can cost your life. You decide which is the most economical.

"Hey, little lady, this here's all you need." Women have about 40% less muscle mass than men. This means that recoil has more impact on a woman's ability to get back on target and fire an effective second shot.

Again, get the largest caliber and largest gun you can comfortably handle. Shoot a number of them, from subcompact to full size; striker fire (e.g. Glock, Springfield XD, Smith & Wesson M&P) and 1911 frames. Decide which one feels the most like an extension of your hand when you operate it. The gun that feels the most comfortable in your hands when shooting is the one that will work best for you.
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what the libs/dems/obozoids/low information voters and lame stream media don't know or don't want to report is that with increase in gun sales, crime has been dropping, save for those gun free zones.

And there was a story today on Drudge about a woman calling 911 because a person was breaking into her home, and for 10 minutes the 911 dispatch was on the phone, up to and including the assault on the woman.

Now maybe a gun would have helped, or she could have peed in her pants, or thrown up to stop this, but the reality is that a nice hand gun would have stopped this assault. and libs/dems and others that don't want armed population should take responsiblity for this woman's assault
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I live in the county where the story to which you refer took place. The woman called 911 and was told there were no sheriff's deputies available because of budget cuts. The budget cuts were imposed because the citizens are tired of being taxed to death, and refused to approve new taxes. If the woman was without a gun, it was because she had chosen not to buy one, and instead rely on the state for protection. I have personally seen many women in local gun stores exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms because they know they must rely on their own efforts for real security. Apparently, the woman in question simply didn't want to face an unpleasant reality.

The county sheriff, who is elected, has publicly taken a very pro-Second Amendment stance, and has sent letters to the state and Federal governments vowing to refuse to enforce unconstitutional gun control laws in this county. He is not a part of the problem.
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God help you, Gridley.
If I lived closer, I'd volunteer to help you move.
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Don't bother, I moved back up here from California because it's much safer than that "gun-free" zoo, and there are far fewer idiots who think the government is there to take care of them.
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The best salesman, until he bans them.

He has power, and he will use it. Even if he doesn't have power, he will still use it. And no one will stop him. Because that's where we are in America now.
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In my area, ammo is becoming more available. Rim fire at the customary price has been available, although at limited quantity per purchase.
If it is loosening up here, it will also on your area soon. Stay vigilant.
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It looks like this (Top Rated Comments) section is compiled in alphabetic order, and not order of "likes".
So; AAA AAron is available, if you need it.
"Wax wing", "Zeke1"; Now's your chance
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You forgot to add the little fact that we are now under surveillance by our own government's drones. I see obama is defending his use of drones to kill Americans outside this country if it is determined they are "at war" with the United States. I wonder how soon it will be determined that those of us that do not agree with him and his policies will be determined to be "at war" with the United States? After all, we didn't build this.

If he has done nothing else, he has shown us what "big government" is capable of. I believe his goals are to make everyone totally dependent on the government for everything, including our safety. It worked in the soviet union, 1930's germany, and every other dictatorship in the history of this planet.
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Oddly, and at great cost, and just as involuntarily as Obama, Mao Tse Tung did more than any other man to bring capitalism (and, possibly, its step-child, per Lenin, imperialism) to China. What the outcome will be, whose to say.
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Grammatical correction: I believe that should be "Who's to say?"
47 weeks ago
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May I suggest the lot of us going to D.C. and transferring the Constitution to the Smithsonian before Barrack uses the last shred for his daily, and flushes it down the Oval Office commode?
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I do hope that after reading these statistics, Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Feinstien, Schumer and all their gun-banning buddies sleep very soundly.
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Of course they will!

Their ARMED body guards, paid for by you and I, will remain awake and vigilant.
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Mr. Owens notes the difficulty in finding various makes and models of weapons as well as ammunition "on shelves"; that is, in gun stores. Many if not most of these stores continue to sell items not seen on their shelves through the various online auction sites. Take Osage County Guns here in Belle, MO as a example: I haven't visited for a couple months now, but last I knew they closed their retail shop until further notice and have been selling all they have through various online brokers. They closed their retail shop simply to keep up with their booming online sales through these various auction sites. All these businesses are turning to auction sites because the market bids up the prices well beyond what they can get in any retail setting.

So, shelves may be bare, but anything you want can be bought...for the right price. The thinking behind the "lead is the new gold" comment applies generally to all firearms, parts, and ammunition and is why the small to medium sized gun stores have taken to stockpiling (or hoarding if you like) all these commodities.
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