20 Dec 12

Comments from a friend in the Federal System:

“Oh, John, you don’t give Slick Willy nearly enough credit!

His 1994 ‘assault weapon’ ban effectively caused the price of police equipment to rise so high that average police officers couldn’t afford to purchase necessary gear. For example, practically overnight normal-capacity Glock magazines went from $25.00, to over $100.00, per copy. Immediately after the ban expired, prices returned to where they had been.

And, the bright side? Just look at how safe the streets of Chicago are. Virtual gun prohibition has surely been ‘effective’ there, eh?

And, let’s not forget CT. In CT, the 1994 WJC gun-ban never ended. What was federal law, continued as state law. So, in order to ‘protect our children,’ we’re now going to re-institute legislation for the entire nation, that just failed to protect them in CT!

Does any kind of logic ever play a role any more?”

These additional comments from a large, local gun retailer:

“Waiting period for background checks has just exceeded forty-six business hours. It is now effectively over a week!

We have no ARs, AKs, XCRs, SIGs, PTRs, FALs, M1As, etc left in stock. We’re completely sold-out! And, every copy we have on order, which may or may not ever arrive, is already spoken for, several times over. Two wholesalers we do business with closed their doors today. They have no more inventory.

Pmags (30-rnd) are now $60.00/copy, and we’re sold-out. They’re going for over $100.00/copy on gunbroker.com

We’re completely sold-out of 223 ammunition. Once again, every single round we have on back-order is already sold!”


“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm, but the harm they do does not interest them. Or, they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in an endless struggle to think well of themselves.”

TS Eliot