Saturday, November 08, 2008

Purely anecdotal

Since Dad died I've become a bit of a gun nut. It is a way to kinda keep in touch with something that he loved. I think it started when he was a marksman for the Marine Corps in WWII because he certainly was not a hunter.

I went to gun show today and it was shoulder to shoulder. I got there about 9:15 (a quarter hour after opening and the line was outside the convention center about 100 yards or so. On entry, I noted that 75% or so of the visitors headed straight to the "Ammo" tables to make bulk purchases.

When I asked the ammunition sellers what the deal was the answer was this, "We don't think the guns can be too severely restricted following Heller, but we do think that ammunition taxes will rise sharply."

I didn't buy a thing but noted that a rifle I had seen at a previous show had jumped from $1,200 to $1,700.

Just posting for anecdotal interest. I'm the only nut here.


Michael said...

Stephanie said...

I predict there will be not a single gun control/restriction enacted in the next four years.

Scooter said...

I think Steph is probably right about a control or restriction. Even without comments to the cotnrary, I don't think it would be high on the priority list. Taxes, not so sure. Nothing's easier to tax than a "sin.

Stephanie said...

Yep, could see higher ammo taxes. Chris Rock has a joke about how charging $1 million dollars for a bullet would bring a speedy end to gun violence.