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Old 03-29-2014, 9:32 PM
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Most of those guns got used a couple times and now sit around collecting dust. It's not the new shooters who have been buying up all the ammo.
Exactly.

While most would point to Democrats and Obama's threats of new restrictive gun laws as the main reason for the boom in gun/ammo sale, we can't accept that the ammo shortage is mainly the result of long time gun owners hoarding ammo.

With fewer first time gun owners...we lose potential voters to our cause. From the NY Times, " The findings contrast with the impression left by a flurry of news reports about people rushing to buy guns and clearing shop shelves of assault rifles after the massacre last year at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

“There are all these claims that gun ownership is going through the roof,” said Daniel Webster, the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. “But I suspect the increase in gun sales has been limited mostly to current gun owners. The most reputable surveys show a decline over time in the share of households with guns.”

That decline, which has been studied by researchers for years but is relatively unknown among the general public, suggests that even as the conversation on guns remains contentious, a broad shift away from gun ownership is under way in a growing number of American homes. It also raises questions about the future politics of gun control. Will efforts to regulate guns eventually meet with less resistance if they are increasingly concentrated in fewer hands — or more resistance?


Brady proponents will possibly one day point at gun owners and give us credit for future anti-gun laws as we now give credit to Obama for the boom in gun/ammo sales.

Just don't biatch when it happens.

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