Got the same email from Bud's... was also at SHOT Show and the amount of fear in the market is somewhat truthful....
The economy as a whole isn't doing well, the tax issues are all crap and the two month extension bull is just that... BS, the elections are right around the corner and the massive early support for the GOP has died down and the main GOP front runner isn't a friend to the firearms industry (Obama actually has a better physical record then Romney... though both actually are equally anti 2nd amendment), business owners are sitting on capital but are afraid to invest it due to a a crappy market and swinging political climate, the general public is also hoarding cash due to the same fears, gas prices are going up, the Middle East is a complete cluster F#$@ (when isn't it?) and WWIII might break out between Israel and Iran, etc.... all in all it's not a good time right now.
Those of us that have stable jobs and aren't living paycheck to paycheck are doing good.... the rest... not so much. As for the 45%-49% that lives of the gov... they're even pissed and worried because their support to go under.
The big guys in the industry are doing good but a lot of the mom and pop companies are worried a little bit.
There is going to be panic buying and prices are going to shoot up. The second Obama Panic is going to occur and I fear it will be part of the gun market for many years to come.... ever since the AWB ended; the market mindset has been different. People now fear elections to a degree because they know that even though is it unlikely; it is possible for bans and regulations on firearms due to who wins office.
Yeah, the 2nd Amendment was upheld by the Supreme Court but that's about as useful as the paper it's printed on. Both rulings did state that regulation is legal... so it did not clearly say that all guns are okay to own. It simply said that some guns are okay to own. It didn't state that California style laws are illegal. Permits to purchase, bans on certain types of designs or capacity are illegal, etc... all it said is that a total ban on common firearms (handguns, rifles, shotguns) are illegal... didn't mention anything about "reasonable regulation" such as magazine capacity bans, AW style bans, size bans, caliber bans, etc....
The panic buys are here again and are here to stay.... get used to it every election. My only panic buy last election was my AUG and I didn't go nuts in price. I simply waited until Ratworx had a MSAR E4 on sale and ordered it. $1300 total for the rifle with five magazines. That's about market price for them anyways when everyone else was selling them at crazy prices. I placed my order in December.... and got my rifle in March. I had to wait but I was okay waiting.
All I want this time is a Kel-Tec KSG.... everything else I've bought this year is because it was cheap and useless (do I really need a GLOCK 17L, GLOCK 24, Bird's head Ruger Vaquero in .45 ACP, Beretta 96G Elite II, GLOCK 29, etc) and I already have the majority of what I want.... I have five safes full of crap that I don't shoot because I don't have the free time and I simply add more guns to it. I want the KSG but I'm not going to go crazy and pay $1,600 for it when MSRP is $700. I've done the wish list thing and I'm waiting like I did for my AUG... it'll come in sooner or later and I'm not going to break the bank for it.
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