22 October 2012

Deja Vu All Over Again

I just came from Sportsman's Warehouse, where the ammo shelves are two-thirds bare. The supply is, let's say, well picked-over. A clerk there told me even their storeroom is nearly empty; the ammunition flies out the door as quickly as they can stock it.

It appears that the President's remark about re-instituting a so-called "assault weapons ban" (i.e., a ban on scary-looking guns) has ramped things up a bit.

I then went to Sports Authority, in the same group of stores, and visited their little-known gun counter. Only some of their outlets have one, and many here don't know about this one. The ammo supplies were plentiful, but I couldn't find a clerk.

After finding one guy who said he didn't know anything about guns*, he paged someone to come help. I waited an additional five minutes and decided to leave. At the next stop, I found the ammo I was looking for & made my purchase.

These are certainly some strange days we're living in.



* Lack of knowledge has never stopped some folks from working at gun stores, in the past. At least this fella was honest.

8 comments:

Steve said...

I remember those days. Finding .40 S/W at Walmart was darn near impossible.

Rev. Paul said...

I hear you, Steve; I'm not in any hurry to repeat that era.

Old NFO said...

Not to rub it in, but I'm expecting my online order to show up this week! :-)

Rev. Paul said...

NFO, since ammo retailers won't ship to private buyers in AK, it's old news. I do envy you that freedom, though.

Stephen said...

I have always considered 'those' retailers as metro-sexual sporting goods stores...for that very reason. If you want tennis rackets or ball gloves they work just fine.

Obama is sure to sell vast amounts of rifles and ammo over the next few months.

Rev. Paul said...

Stephen, agreed. I only go in there because their ammo is cheaper than almost anyplace else in town.

Sandy said...

We have run into the same problem here in OK where we live with the ammunition selling fast and shelves clearing. In fact we had a line out the door at one of the stores for people purchasing guns.

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, I'm not surprised. There's frequently a 20-minute wait due to volume at the biggest gun shops here, even when they have many clerks on duty.