Status of the gun industry

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Redwing
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Obama's stimulus plan is working.

A current snapshot from a few suppliers.

Smith & Wesson-is running at Full capacity making 300+ guns/day-mainly M&P pistols. They are unable to produce any more guns to help with the shortages.

RUGER: Plans to increase from 75% to 100% in the next 90 days.

FNH: Moving from 50% production to 75% by Feb 1st and 100% by March 1. Remington-Maxed out!

Armalite: Maxed out.

DPMS: Can't get enough parts fast enough to produce any more product.

COLT: Production runs increasing weekly...bottle necked by Bolt carrier's.

Glock: 700,000 backorders and counting

LWRC:Making only black guns, running at full capacity...can't get enough gun quality steel to make barrels.

Springfield Armory: Only company who can meet demand but are running 30-45 days behind.

AMMO: Every caliber is now Allocated! We are looking at a nation wide shortage of all calibers over the next 9 months. All plants are producing as much ammo as possible w/ of 1 BILLION rounds produced weekly.

MAGPUL is behind 1 MILLION mags, do not expect any large quantities of magpul anytime soon.

RELOADERS... ALL Remington, Winchester, CCI & Federal primers are going to ammo FIRST. There are no extra's for reloading purposes... it could be 6-9 months before things get caught up.

Imports to fill the voids are pouring into the U.S. daily.

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DynoDon
Bring on the Revolution! Any

Bring on the Revolution! Any anti-drone missles available?

Redwing
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The listed suppliers only

The listed suppliers only manufacture small arms.  Military grade ordinance is not available to the general public.  If you feel the need for a anti-drone missle, you will have to join the military.

Bush_Wacker
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Yep, the NRA is getting the

Yep, the NRA is getting the job done just like they are paid to do.

Paleo-con
The NRA is doing squat.  

The NRA is doing squat.   Perhaps, at the most, sitting back and having a good laugh.  If you want to know who is getting the job done, just look to the President and his minions on the left.  The old adage is, when your competitor is in the process of destroying themselves; stay out of the way.

Redwing
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I agree on the Fact the NRA

I agree on the Fact the NRA is having a good laugh but I do think they are letting their presence be felt in Washington and each of the States that are feeling pressure to pass more usless laws.  I still think this is the single best cause that would re-unite a need for changes in Wasnington and individual states.  I repeat numbers every week.  Last night at our Municipal shooting range which is open only three hours once per weeknight, we had 64 shooters through the doors, 27 of then were NEW firearms owners, and 16 of those were 21-55 year old females.  Start messing with the magazine size in their Glocks, and let's see how their votes get cast.  The Democrat "war on women shooters" may literally blow up in their face.

 

"Here in this country they like to try to tell me that a woman who is raped and strangled with her own underwear is morally superior to a woman who has to explain to an officer why her attacker has a bullet hole in his chest."

KTBR

DynoDon
The Politics of Fear

The Politics of Fear continues.............

I suspect the US will never lose it's Wild West mentality and will forever be a violent nation. There is a reason European countries don't have the gun violence we do. Funny how european countries, even with all the conquering that has occured in the past 1000 years, don't have the love affair with the gun. I guess it's just America's curse we have to live with.

Redwing
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One can pack, and head off to

One can pack, and head off to greener pastures where you would never have a fear of violence.  It is one of our great freedoms.

tomas.savage
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it's not going to blow up in

it's not going to blow up in anyone's face.  most people aren't gun-issue voters.  women aren't going to suddenly switch to the republican-we-want-to-control-your-womb party because obama restricts magazine size.

Redwing
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In the 200 or so new students

In the 200 or so new students we have taught in the last two months, I would beg to differ with that comment. Your "war on women" hoax may not trump your "war on women shooters" hoax.  Hopefully, we shall see. Every vote gained, is one taken from the other side and nobody was "disenfranchised" in the process.  Not even a voter ID needed.  Just a carry permit.

KTBR

al3
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tomas.savage wrote:it's not

tomas.savage wrote:
it's not going to blow up in anyone's face.  most people aren't gun-issue voters.  women aren't going to suddenly switch to the republican-we-want-to-control-your-womb party because obama restricts magazine size.

Redwing wrote:
In the 200 or so new students we have taught in the last two months, I would beg to differ with that comment. Your "war on women" hoax may not trump your "war on women shooters" hoax. Hopefully, we shall see. Every vote gained, is one taken from the other side.

Not to worry.   The next bout of "Republican Tourette's" will erase those 200 votes, and then some, pretty quick.  Ask Claire McCaskill.

"You've been Akin'd"

Redwing
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You requested, and American

You requested, and American creativity quickly responded.  It took just a couple of weeks to perfect.  Now, for your un-bannable enjoyment, a fully functioning Hi Capacity magazine (clip for you less informed)  produced on a common 3D printer. Not only in the normal 30 round capacity, but an improved 40 rounders for all those who really hate groundhogs.  Fully functioning rifles are next in the lineup.  None of which were available, or even desired, until the knee jerk anti-gun nuts started foaming at the mouth.  Be careful what you wish for.

 

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2013/02/3d-printed-mag-good-for-347-rounds....

DdC
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Same frickin morons making

Same frickin morons making foreign corporations rich in the name of Americans safety. Such liars. The NRAd agency sells assault weapons of mass destruction. Don't make them, and no one gets shot. Don't exploit them and gunuts won't get drunk and lose them to the black market. The NRA/Prison Industrial Complex/Military Industrial Complex will be the ones coming for your pop guns ass. With for profit tax paid rentacops doing the grunt work. The militias. The pissant gunuts ain't going to profit anymore than sticking their tongues out waiting for tinkle down to happen. Or jerking plastic flags, made with Iraqi crude oil sold to china for Walmart white elephant sales. Taking American jobs and supporting the enemy shooting at our kid soldiers doesn't sound patriotic to me. But then the Neocons have always been patriotic to OPEC, ask shoot em in the face Chiney. The trolls work for walmart st, not democracy. Grow up.

Same message different Neocon.

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Same message different Neocon.

"The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one."
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Same message different Neocons.

"All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those towards whom it is directed will understand it. Therefore, the intellectual level of the propaganda must be lower the larger the number of people who are to be influenced by it."

"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."
From Benito Mussolini,
"London Sunday Express," December 8, 1935

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Harry Anslinger, U.S. Commissioner of Narcotics, testifying to Congress on why marijuana should be made illegal, 1937.
(Marijuana Tax Act, signed Aug. 2, 1937; effective Oct. 1, 1937.)

 

tomas.savage
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Redwing wrote: In the 200 or

Redwing wrote:

In the 200 or so new students we have taught in the last two months, I would beg to differ with that comment. Your "war on women" hoax may not trump your "war on women shooters" hoax.  Hopefully, we shall see. Every vote gained, is one taken from the other side and nobody was "disenfranchised" in the process.  Not even a voter ID needed.  Just a carry permit.

KTBR

you can beg to differ all you want, the only people new gun laws are going to anger are gun nuts, and they already vote retardlican.

 

Redwing
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As we are a municipal

As we are a municipal facility, the vast majority of our new students are wives of fire fighters, police, postal, and homeland security personnel.  Far from Republicans when they enter out program.  During the training they learn to shoot, or not shoot, and defend themselves if needed.  The conversion to the conservative side comes naturally when they learn they no longer have to depend on others to protect themselves from imminent danger. Becoming an independent women with a firearm and the knowledge of how to use it proficiently is extremely satisifing for the student as well as the instructors.

Come on out of your shell.  Empowerment and independence is a wonderful thing,  you should try it sometime. I have plenty of students that could show you a thing or two about self reliance and the ability to fend for yourself.

DynoDon
Most people in the world

Most people in the world don't need a gun to feel empowered and self reliant. What biblical chapter and verse says any weapon besides faith in God is necessary?

Redwing
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Trying to convert this into a

Trying to convert this into a biblical discussion is a foolish endeavor, but here are a couple of examples and we can leave it at that.


Psalm 144:1 Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

Psalm 18:34 He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

Exodus 22:2-3 If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him, but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

Exodus 21:24-25 

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

1 Samuel 25:13 

And David said to his men, “Every man strap on his sword!” And every man of them strapped on his sword. David also strapped on his sword. And about four hundred men went up after David, while two hundred remained with the baggage.

 

Nehemiah 4:8-23 In Nehemiah 4, Israelites have been sent back from captivity to rebuild Jerusalem. They were rebuilding their lives with the sanction of the civil ruler, King Artaxerxes. This was not a wartime scenario. It was closer to a racial integration scenario where racists wanted to kill them. Think of the KKK threatening black homeowners and students. They are surrounded by people who hate them and want to kill them. These were citizens, not soldiers. Nehemiah 4:13 says that people stationed "people by families" around the city. These were not trained soldiers or law enforcement officers. They were merely concerned residents and settlers—citizens, not professional soldiers or law enforcement agents. Note that these families were armed, with "their swords, their spears, and their bows." This is a situation where they are willing to apply lethal force to defend themselves. Let's briefly discuss swords, spears, and bows. Swords and daggers killed Ehud, Amasa, and eighty priests. At longer ranges, we know bows and slings killed men like Goliath, King Joram, and King Ahab. Spears killed men like Asahel, Absaolm, the Israelite man and the Midianitish woman, and many others. These are handguns, shotguns, and rifles. These are implements of lethal force. In fact, at close range, a sword is more deadly than a handgun. These ancient weapons are as deadly as their modern counterparts. Note that they are carrying these weapons for personal defense and civil defense, and that these are "assault weapons", namely, the same types of weapons that armies would use for offensive purposes. And why wouldn't they want assault weapons (for those weapons are the most effective weapons for defending oneself)? Why would you not want to use the best tools available for the task at hand? Against what are they defending themselves? The crime of unlawful, racist murder. Hate crimes. They are defending their lives and their homes. Nehemiah 4:14 specifically says, "...fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses." It is good and right to defend your family, even using lethal force weapons. One final observation: In self-defense, these citizens did not merely own weapons. Rather, where they perceived a risk of harm to their persons, they carried their weapons with them, as many people legally carry weapons with them today, for the purpose of self-protection: Nehemiah 4 17 Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took their load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon. 18 As for the builders, each wore his sword girded at his side as he built, while the trumpeter stood near me. ... 21 So we carried on the work with half of them holding spears from dawn until the stars appeared. .... 23 So neither I, my brothers, my servants, nor the men of the guard who followed me, none of us removed our clothes, each took his weapon even to the water. Luke 22:35-39 And He said to them, "When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?" So they said, "Nothing." 36 Then He said to them, "But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. 37 "For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: 'And He was numbered with the transgressors.' For the things concerning Me have an end." 38 So they said, "Lord, look, here are two swords." And He said to them, "It is enough." 39 Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him.

tomas.savage
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Redwing wrote: As we are a

Redwing wrote:

As we are a municipal facility, the vast majority of our new students are wives of fire fighters, police, postal, and homeland security personnel.  Far from Republicans when they enter out program.  During the training they learn to shoot, or not shoot, and defend themselves if needed.  The conversion to the conservative side comes naturally when they learn they no longer have to depend on others to protect themselves from imminent danger. Becoming an independent women with a firearm and the knowledge of how to use it proficiently is extremely satisifing for the student as well as the instructors.

Come on out of your shell.  Empowerment and independence is a wonderful thing,  you should try it sometime. I have plenty of students that could show you a thing or two about self reliance and the ability to fend for yourself.

no worries there buds.  women they can feel empowered without assault weapons.  they would still have a vast arsenal of firearms to choose from.  there will be no shortage.

DynoDon
I was thinking more new

I was thinking more new testament. And I have no problem if everyone had swords-not guns. Did jesus say anything like,"Blessed is Smith & Wesson for they shall protect the people"?  Remember, eye for an eye just leaves everyone blind.

Redwing
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Only if you have one eye to

Only if you have one eye to begin with.

DynoDon
I guess conservatives are Old

I guess conservatives are Old Testament and Liberals are New Testament. Less one-eyed people with New Testament.

Redwing
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A new American industry is

A new American industry is blossoming.  Fully functional, 3D printed lower receivers  (the serial niumbered part of the dreaded AR rifle) are now tested and working.  All this coming a mere 8 weeks after the knee-jerkers promised these rfles would be removed from the public. 45 round magazines were produced days following the introduction of Feinsteins bill,  and thanks to American ingenuity, the only bannable part of this firearm can now come off a printer. To top that off, it is disposable if one chooses.  Never doubt the creative ability of the American engineer to out think the American politician.