Re: Assualt weapons ban near death!
What he said. If you wanted a flash hider lately you might have to buy a pre-ban to get it on some models. Otherwise you'd buy the plain barrelled version. Then there were those ridiculous pinned-open folding stocks, and the prices they got for junk folders that happened to be available during the ban.
Soon, you should be able to buy some Colts (if what they claim is true) and you should be able to get a Vector Arms Uzi or an M4-type AR, for example, with the collapsing stocks. Hi-cap mags will again be available and at the old prices. A Glock $20 mag should be a Glock $20 mag. That holds for all the rest of new production. No inflated prices on anything in good supply.
I'm not rushing out to buy on Day One; I'm going to shop prices. There's liable to be a little "price-gouge hangover" for a bit, or a stepping down process as dealers get used to the "new normal" or should I say "old normal." But competition will soon have outlets for all formerly banned items at their regular prices and those that pay too much in the first days will almost certainly want a few words about margins with the guy that sold 'em, or there will be some folks swearing off the shop they bought from. That's always how it seems to work when somebody hears he "coulda got it for a lot less."
You can bet the manufacturers will be making large stocks of restricted items again, in case of another dry spell.
And by the way it shouldn't be bad news for smart dealers since, if local prices become competitive, there will be no reason to shop mail order and pay some shipping. (I don't think some local dealers have any idea how much business they lose to mail order/Internet whenever they price too high.)
The Second Amendment does not exist
to protect the gun rights you like.
It exists to protect the gun rights you hate.
Last edited by offeror; 09-12-2004 at 05:31 PM..