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Waiting for Gun Hording Idiots to Run out of Money.

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by theficklefinger, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. theficklefinger

    theficklefinger Eugene New Member

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    Even if the black helicopters were buzzing overhead, Marines holding you down and chipping you on the street corner, the fact remains that most people won't fight.

    You didn't fight back when you guns were taken away during Katrina. You didn't fight back when the police entered your homes with out a search warrant in Boston. So why bother hording guns? To make yourself feel better?

    At a certain point, you will run out of money, and that $1200 Sig you bought will be mine for $300.

    It's just simple math. You can't afford your crap, you have overspent. This is a fad. The sooner you figure it out the better.
     
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  2. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Well, I wasn't in NOLA during hurricane katrina, and I wasn't in Boston most recently.

    Not really sure what the point of your post is, are you just bitter that you can't buy a sig for $300 right now?
     
  3. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    ARs are really inexpensive right now. Pre-panic prices even.
    I have several for sale for $900-$1,200.
     
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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  5. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Who are you talking too?
     
  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    :eatpop::funnypoint::eatpop:
     
  7. chevytruckman

    chevytruckman OLY Active Member

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    Black helicopters.... Your funny!
     
  8. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    The 2008 scarcity taught me to prepare for the next one. I am good for about a year. Something tells me this won't be the last. When this one is over, take heed.

    Don't get mad at people because of their "entrepreneuring" spirit. Look at the bright side, "there is something to gouge and hoard!" Almost everywhere else in the world do not have what we have.
     
  9. Asavage270

    Asavage270 eugene Active Member

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    Well, your plan is foiled.

    I get a pay check every other week.
     
  10. JV100

    JV100 portland/wilsonville Active Member

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    Boo ficklefinger.... BOOOOOO, get a life, seriously..
     
  11. Got2gohuntin

    Got2gohuntin Happy valley Active Member

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    If hoarding guns is pointless. Why do you need a sig for $300? Sounds like someone is just mad they didnt plan very well while prices were down. If anything in order to keep our gun rights we need more gun owners and supporters. This post is anything but helpful. If you cant afford a gun now learn to enjoy what you have or work more. In the mean time stop being a cry baby bubblegum. Most aren't enjoying these over inflated prices but you don't see us crying.
     
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  12. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    The assumption that all people who buy guns or ammo are doing so to fight the 'marines' is also flawed. Some do it for the passion for shooting sports, collecting, or FUN, etc. Or better yet, ammo is the best precious metal 'investment' of them all.

    While silver and gold is being manipulated down, 22lr is worth 3-4x what it was eight months ago. Now that is what I call good precious metals investing.
     
  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've been a gun hoarding idiot for 45yrs. Bought my "one ragged hole" at 100m, Colt H-bar for $600! And no, you can't buy it!
     
  14. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I should have stated that if the bankers had the opportunity to control the ammo market via phony 'certificates' like they do with silver/gold you would have empty ammo shelves everywhere, no ammo avail, but the price would be rock bottom.

    Supply/demand does not apply in a manipulated, fake market.
     
  15. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    The sooner you realize that no one cares what you think, the better.
     
  16. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    There is one huge limitation to this... they can print certificates for the raw materials... lead, copper, zinc, the problem with trying to "control" the ammo market is it's far too distributed. Sure, the big players control 80% of the market producing about 4 billion rounds per year, but the small players who are all over the place still produce an insane amount of ammunition.

    If you've ever seen a million rounds of .223, it actually takes up a fairly small amount of space, it's 5 pallets stacked 4ft high, the only downside is each pallet is about 6,000lbs. I know when we did big shipments, while a full high-cube container could technically fit 15m rounds in a truck, but it would never make weight, so we could only stack about 2.5m rounds per truck...
     
  17. Colt Carbine

    Colt Carbine Oregon Gears-N-Guns

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    The black helicopters aren't coming yet are they, I'm not quite ready. I still need body armor, night vision, and suppressors.....

    Hoarding is a general term for a behavior that leads people or animals to accumulate food or other items during periods of scarcity.

    Some of us might have prepared prior to guns and ammo being scarce, which does not fit the definition of hoarding. LOL!

    Firearm ownership does not make me feel better but it does help my penis get bigger.

    Simple math tells me, I need another job.

    Something tells me, you are either new to the game or did not prepare yourself very well.
     
  18. huthuthike

    huthuthike Hillsboro OR Active Member

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    I've learned that there is no shortage of idiots. It seems waiting for that infinite supply to run out of money is a losing proposition. I prefer to take advantage of the idiots that I can find. If I can't find one, I assume it is me and lay low for a while.
     
  19. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    Come on Joe, let the booze go and take a nap. This is no way to behave at your age, let alone for a VP!
     
  20. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    What we need is less busybodies and more attention one's own business and getting the job done