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Went to Academy this morning and the manager told me they will no longer sell AR-15s. What they have in the warehouses is all they have.
Well, let's see what happens first. This may be the way the NRA has chosen to interject themselves into the conversation. They know the Obama admin is extremely liberal, so they may just want a seat at the table to negotiate on behalf of their members. They know that if they have no seat, who knows what could come of such a liberal agenda. If they are at the table, maybe this coming ban will be limited to assault-style rifles instead of all semi-autos (pistols included). Maybe the NRA will be able to save the 20 and 30 round magazine for rifles and pistols alke. Let's just see where this goes. I am still of the opinion not much beyond assault rifles will be affected by whatever happens. SIDE NOTE: Was the Mini 30 affected in the 1994 ban?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.“
The National Rifle Association broke its silence Friday on last week’s shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead.
The group’s top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, said at a Washington news conference that “the next Adam Lanza,” the man responsible for last week’s mayhem, is planning an attack on another school.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre said.
He blamed video games, movies and music videos for exposing children to a violent culture day in and day out.
“In a race to the bottom, many conglomerates compete with one another to shock, violate, and offend every standard of civilized society, by bringing an even more toxic mix of reckless behavior and criminal cruelty right into our homes,” LaPierre said.
He refused to take any questions after speaking. Still, though security was tight, two protesters were able to interrupt LaPierre’s speech, holding up signs that blamed the NRA for killing children. Both were escorted out, shouting that guns in schools are not the answer.
More than a dozen security officers checked media credentials at various checkpoints and patrolled the hotel ballroom.
LaPierre announced that former Rep. Asa Hutchison, R-Ark., will lead an NRA program that will develop a model security plan for schools that relies on armed volunteers.
The 4.3 million-member NRA largely disappeared from public debate after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., choosing atypical silence as a strategy as the nation sought answers after the rampage. The NRA temporarily took down its Facebook page and kept quiet on Twitter.
Since the slayings, President Barack Obama has demanded “real action, right now” against U.S. gun violence and called on the NRA to join the effort. Moving quickly after several congressional gun-rights supporters said they would consider new legislation to control firearms, the president said this week he wants proposals to reduce gun violence that he can take to Congress by January.
Obama has already asked Congress to reinstate an assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 and pass legislation that would stop people from purchasing firearms from private sellers without a background check. Obama also has indicated he wants Congress to pursue the possibility of limiting high-capacity magazines.
Something else is going on...many vendors including Dicks and Academy have stopped selling assault rifles. I'm waiting on a update from that NRA source.
Just spoke with a friend at Academy corporate, was told that the manager you spoke to was mistaken. They will continue to sell everything they've sold before, but will no longer display or advertise AR-15 type rifles. Customers will have to specifically request to see them before they will be shown.
About the 4 minute mark, points out the failures of our media, the failures of our president, our politicians.
We send aid to cartels and terrorist, and yet we don't protect our children
and liberal democrats somehow are blind to this, and want to steal more power from law abiding citizens
This could also just be good ol' capitalism. Cheaperthandirt and other vendors have pulled their stocks as well. Maybe they are just letting the prices rise and sell high. I would not doubt this at all. Look ya'll, I am not trying to be the "devil's advocate" guy, I just want to see where all this goes first. AND DAMMIT! SOMEONE ANSWER MY QUESTION ABOUT THE MINI 30!!!!
Dealer I'm using in Florida has pulled his advertising, he has more orders than he can fill
Lots of these gun manufacturers aren't going to drop ship dealers more product for a couple of weeks, from what he said, some shut down for as much as two weeks, starting now.
This post was edited by CoachCharlie 19 months ago
Yes and no.
You could still buy them, but at the time, Ruger only sold 5 round mags for them, you were also limited in that you couldn't buy them with folding stocks or bayonet lugs, because that would have made them way too assualty.
That was an embarrassing, tone deaf performance.
My recommendations for reading today.
That second article should be mandatory reading. Great article
How the hell is he going to enforce background checks on private sellers? You can't exactly track a cash transaction between two individuals.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Maroon Goon 19 months ago
I bet you would have to go through a broker of some sort.
Oh, sort of like how drug dealers operate through brokers?
The government isn't going to be able to police cash sales of guns between private individuals any better than they police drugs. You could make it a felony to sell without a background check, but bad people will still be able to buy from private owners who aren't worried about the risk. If I won't pass a background check and a seller demands one, I can move on until I find one that doesn't care.
Exactly maroongoon. This admin is clueless.
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