Don't send your girlfriend for ammo

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  1. F Class John

    F Class John NRA Life Member Gold $$ Contributor

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    I was a manager of a medium size LGS/Fishing store in SoCal during the Rodney King riots back in the 90's. People freaking out, nobody realizing there were waiting periods, SKS and M1 Carbines sold out in a couple days since they were cash and carry and people so freaked out they were even buying shark bang sticks just because they could walk with it. The worst part is that by the time many of the people's waiting periods were over, the whole situation had returned to normal and there were some who didn't want their purchases anymore.

    Through the 90's I saw the weapon bans, mag bans, fixed magazines, welded or pinned muzzle brakes, no flash suppressors and countless other laws and mandates that caused fear, frustration and panic with old and new gun people alike.

    Then I watched the exact same thing happen prior to Y2K while managing a large LGS in Socal. We had a ticket number machine 1-99 and we had so many tickets taken out several people would have the same number so we used the little letter next to the number to know who was first. People would grab a number, leave and call an hour later to see what number we were on and then keep calling until we were close enough they would come back. It was nucking futs. I can't even begin to explain the volume we did but it was just mind boggling kinds of business and money like I'd never seen before.

    I got out of the biz not long after Y2K but in my experience there's always an event or something periodcally that awakens those who either enjoy the sport but haven't prepared or those who never thought about it until there's a reason. The best we can do is educate those who will listen, distance ourselves from those who refuse to, support each other and try to remain calm as a community to ensure our way of life endures.
     
  2. Jim Bridger

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    Our hand to Hand Combat instructor is a very popular teacher.:eek:

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  3. dave@aDave

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    She has very pretty eyes
     
  4. BronzeArcher

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    Everyone starts somewhere. With care and gentle explanation, we can put them on the road to being enthusiasts and NRA members.

    Looking down on them is more likely to create uninformed, ambivalent, gun owners.

    As a hunter ed and NRA instructor I've see lots of ignorance and incompetence. It's our job to inform and educate. In the long term, their support for RKBA may depend on how much they like us. Let's be likable.
     
  5. gman47564

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    she has eyes??? :p:p;)
     
  6. Shooter13

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    If they can get it up to 95 MPH they may see a future as a pitcher!!
     
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  7. GerryM

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    FWIW loc al sales of ammo is limited to 2 boxes. Heck of a time to think about ammo.
     
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  8. topclass2017

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    I'm at Round Rock, TX #83. Our waiting line last weekend was about 2.5 hours. Pretty much the same: grab any ammo on the shelf then find a gun that will shoot it.
     
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  9. sawcarver

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    I was at Sportsmans warehouse yesterday to pick up a gun I ordered before all of this hit. Huge lines, people pissed off that they could order a gun online and have it shipped to their house etc. One guy wearing a.Bernie pin standing in line.

    The manager told me that as of their meeting yesterday morning chain wide they had sold over $10M in ammo alone in the last week!
     
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  10. jdh47

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    Found out asking for a pistol for Christmas was a mistake. Got shirts so big the sleeves reached my knees. Told em next shirt I get I'll set ablaze on the spot. That didn't work either. For Christmas you just have to grin and bear it. Next Christmas I'll give toilet paper assuming there is any by then...
     
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  11. dave@aDave

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    Light blue
     
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  13. Taildrag15X

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    You must have a time machine.....that hasn't happened in close to 60 years, unless you were DCM.
     
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  14. Will Henry

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    We once had a young woman come in who, judging by her appearance, was a professional "care giver". She said she had to buy some pistol ammunition for her boyfriend (read, "pimp"). The clerk asked her what cartridge she wanted. She was startled to learn there were different kinds. She described the gun as being black and not real big. I told her, in order to sell her the right stuff, we would have to see the gun. She left but within a few minutes, she was back with what, from a distance, looked like a Browning Highpower. Once she got to within six feet, it was plain that it was not a real gun. I told her, "Sorry, miss, but that's a toy gun, it won't shoot". She just stood there for a few seconds then said, "Man, is he going to be pissed. He paid five hundred bucks for this thing!" WH
     
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  15. TAJ45

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    And probably a great personality too.
     
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  16. Link

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    she has nice lips, also
     
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  17. 338 dude

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    I don’t remember seeing her eyes
     
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  18. Monte F

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    She can tie me up with that golden lasso!:D
     
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  19. Monte F

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    Should have sold her a box of 9mm hollow points! See if she brought them back in.:D
     
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  20. Jim Bridger

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    Did you mean eyes? Or did you mean thighs?:rolleyes:
     
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