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#7280036 - 01/07/13 08:46 AM Ontario gun show
texken Offline
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Registered: 04/10/11
Posts: 1419
Loc: central texas
what was the big deal about the gunshow? on the news this morning, but didn't hear the whole bit, something about being a Big crowd.

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#7280095 - 01/07/13 09:00 AM Re: Ontario gun show [Re: texken]
mad_dog Offline
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Registered: 02/10/03
Posts: 13215
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Ontario California!

I thought you meant Canada, hahaha.
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#7280120 - 01/07/13 09:06 AM Re: Ontario gun show [Re: mad_dog]
Calhoun Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 24490
Loc: Eastern Nebraska
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/...-185769562.html

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With supply low and demand high, gun owners flocked to the Ontario Convention Center this weekend to stock up on ammunition at the state抯 first gun show since a mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school reignited the dormant gun control debate and increased sensitivity across the nation to firearms.

Some 6,000 people had filled the center by Saturday afternoon, and more than double that figure is expected to attend the event, which is open to the public and ends Sunday. The massive turnout is something even the Crossroads of the West Gun Show promoter didn抰 expect.

"Nationally manufacturers can't keep up demand for firearms or ammunition," said Bob Templeton, with Crossroads of the West Gun Shows. "There's no ammunition at stores, I'm understanding, anyway."

Hundreds of gun enthusiasts wrapped around the convention center to enter the gun show and inside the packed convention center, 720 tables display firearms, not including assault weapons similar to those used in the Newtown, Conn., massacre.

The ammunition tables became so congested on Saturday that promoters had to reroute the crowd.

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#7280129 - 01/07/13 09:08 AM Re: Ontario gun show [Re: mad_dog]
Lightfoot Offline
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Registered: 03/17/02
Posts: 8562
Loc: So. Kaleefornya
Yup, the media just couldn't wait to jump on the first major gunshow in SoCal. No shootings or major drama by the attendees. The crowd was comparable to those back when Obama first got elected. But it did afford an opportunity for our beloved media to stoke gasoline on the embers...

http://www.crossroadsgunshows.com/calendar.php

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#7280428 - 01/07/13 10:34 AM Re: Ontario gun show [Re: Lightfoot]
Fireball2 Offline
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Registered: 05/25/11
Posts: 10134
Loc: Oregon
Our very small local show this last weekend had ammunition selling and quite few people trying to sell AR style rifles. Dealers were capitalizing on AR's prices, not sure of sales. I was looking for FN 5.7 ammo that I used to pay $21/50 for. Ran $45-75/50 and the $45 boxes were sold in the few minutes it took me to circle the small room. Normally I hunker down at times like this, but I'm sitting up noticing things this time around.
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#7280461 - 01/07/13 10:43 AM Re: Ontario gun show [Re: Fireball2]
gnoahhh Offline
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Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 7318
Loc: Annapolis, Md.
Oh, to be a gun show promoter these days, with a big venue. Would make for a nice payday.
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#7280501 - 01/07/13 10:56 AM Re: Ontario gun show [Re: gnoahhh]
RAS Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 6118
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I went to a show this weekend. It was a packed house. Lots of bubbas walking around with their ARs or anything else that liberals would call "mean looking." Their prices were nuts and a lot of them were a little disappointed in the outcome. I was also at a Cabelas recently were the gun manager stated that 45 ARs came in one morning and were gone in an hour. Though, they didnt raise their prices to match the hype.

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#7280650 - 01/07/13 11:40 AM Re: Ontario gun show [Re: RAS]
Fireball2 Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 05/25/11
Posts: 10134
Loc: Oregon
You think they could have shown, sold, and performed paperwork on 45 AR's in one hour??? Seems a bit over the top, I bet exaggerated just a wee bit.
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#7280682 - 01/07/13 11:50 AM Re: Ontario gun show [Re: Fireball2]
Calhoun Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 24490
Loc: Eastern Nebraska
Paperwork at Cabela's takes hours.. not minutes.

But the sales counter folks could have very easily sold 45 in an hour and moved the hapless victims... uhh.. buyers over to the gun counter to fill out 4473's and wait 2 hours for the background checks to be finished.

Seriously, Cabela's is THE slowest place to buy a gun at. Waits were 4 hours the weekend after Christmas locally, and it's all on paperwork. Last time I bought one it was a 75 minute wait, and that was with a C&R that didn't require any paperwork - but they fill it out regardless. Ugh. Don't know what they did to make it this bad, but it's ridiculous.

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#7281046 - 01/07/13 01:16 PM Re: Ontario gun show [Re: Calhoun]
TheOldTree Offline
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Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 2661
Loc: ny adirondacks
I bought a 99/410 cased set one day and had to wait 3 days to pick it up. Mostly because I had to cross over to NY and fill oout the papers, then the gun had to be brought to ny...ugh..this was before nics checks. I had to wait three days once to pick up a model 37 wichester, but that wan't so bad as waiiting for that set. F them black guns and all the associated crap, hype and hysteria.

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