'Massive spike' in gun and ammunition sales as FBI background checks break May record

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  1. StarJack

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    Heard on radio this morning and they were trying to say it was a result of the Arbery and Floyd cases even though the effects they could have won't really be viable until this months numbers are available.
     

  3. StarJack

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  4. Wegahe

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    There is also historic high of delays and denies on those background checks.
    There is a historic shortage of firearms available.
     
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  6. Wegahe

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    The cause of the decline is the total lack of available firearms to purchase. Many of the gun makers are located in states that are still shut down. Problem #2 is the lack of springs available to assemble the firearms in order to get them on the market. And last but no where near least is the lack of ammo to test fire any they manage to assemble. The ammo shortage comes from the lack of primers. There is plenty of brass, led (and other materials) for the bullets and no shortage of powder.

    The springs are made in China.
    The Primers are also made in China.
     
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  7. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    Sounds like an opportunity for American companies to make springs and primers.
     
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  8. StarJack

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    Sounds like something the progressives on WSB would say.
     
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  10. OWM

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    Look at the bright side of things should festivities kick off after November 4th there will be a 7 day introduction period followed by a prolonged period of plentiful weapons and ammunition. No FBI checks or exorbitant prices either. Just be aware that when the dust settles you'll need to return those automatic weapons back to the government.
     
  11. Smilodon

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    That's what I was thinking, sales would have to decline from a lack of inventory.
     
  12. StarJack

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  13. Nemo

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    Mine is in the water a couple hundred yards south of the south point of Roosevelt Island. I cannot swim well so I didn't go overboard to get it.

    Nemo
     
  14. moe mensale

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    Automatic weapons? We ain't got no automatic weapons! I don't have to show you no stinkin' automatic weapons!!!


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  15. OWM

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    Those auto's from the Great War are getting long in the tooth. Need replacements.
     
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    I'm kind of surprised that August had a 133% rise in gun sales because by then the cabinets were getting pretty bare. And I know gun and ammo manufacturers are adding capacity by working 3 shifts a day, 7 days a week. Some are buying additional capital equipment and seems like I saw someone building a new plant.

    But, someday this is going to stop. And not only will gun and ammo sales drop to "normal," I think they will drop back to below normal, and maybe well below normal because so many people bought guns and ammo and overpaid for it and I think oversaturated the demand.

    So, there could be some really lean times ahead at some point for manufacturers and retailers in the businesses. I sure hope they are sticking some of this sales bonanza aside for those leaner days....
     
  19. Harhib

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    I’m sure if you can figure it out the industry leaders can
     
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  20. HJB

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    Don't be so sure.

    Won't be the first time gun and ammo manufacturers can't figure it out and go bankrupt.