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Gun dealers see buyer's market in Miss.

JACKSON — Panic buying, which followed President Obama’s election and the Democratic Party’s majority in both the House and Senate, created a seller’s market for gun dealers and sporting goods stores in 2009.

The lingering effects of that run, based on an unwarranted fear of losing the right to bear arms, has created a buyer’s market in 2010.

“Totally flip-flopped,” said Van Allen, of Van’s Deer Processing and Sporting Goods in Brandon. “Consumers are now in the best position. There are deals on firearms and hunting accessories the likes of which we’ve never seen or dreamed could happen.

“Manufacturers based their 2010 production on 2009 sales, but they learned that the demand – the buying that followed the 2008 election – didn’t materialize again.”

Excess product – except rifle and pistol cartridges, which remain in short supply nationally – means better deals, like rebates, lower prices and store specials.

“Shotgun shells are no problem, but the cartridges in all calibers are tough to find,” Allen said. “I’m ordering everything I can knowing that I’ll be lucky if I get half of what I order.”


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  1. Owning guns is meaningless without available ammunition. Except for shotgun shells why are all other cartridges hard to find?

    In 1994, a Congressman suggested forcing gun stores to sell only “biodegradable ammunition” with a 1-year shelf-life stating—in case of insurrection; so that ammunition accumulated by people would become useless within 1-year. Then someone pointed out, forcing biodegradable ammunition on the public would open the door for foreign black-market ammunition to be sold in the U.S.

    Obviously if Obama forces people to buy only register ammunition, that has marked shell casings, which Obama currently is trying to do under a UN agreement, foreign black markets will develop in the U.S. to sell illegal ammunition; that will lead to police swat raids on ordinary Citizens’ homes seizing illegal bullets just like drug raids and perhaps seizing cars and homes where government finds unregistered ammunition. Because of the short supply of ammunition, stored ammunition is being used up. It Obama succeeds with his small arms agreement with the UN, subsequently the majority of Americans will only have access to buy traceable registered ammunition.

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