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    Rationing lines resembling the Great Depression...

    I went to the local Wal-Mart this morning at 7, and the surprise that I found waiting for me was disheartening. Last night I went to the Wallly World to see if they had anything more than the same old boxes of 22 Win Mag and 22-250 (That's all they have had in there every time I have gone in since before Christmas). The lady said "Come in tomorrow around 7 when they stock the shelf. I think we're getting 9mm, .45 and a few other things." I didn't think that I would need to come at 7 to get my supplies if they were really going to restock their shelves, but I had nothing to do at 7 this morning... Apparently I wasn't the only person she told to come in at 7. There was a line that was 12 people deep before the shelves had even been restocked! At this point I felt like I had already commited, and I might as well see this thing through. My hunter gatherer instinct kicked in, and I was going to get ammo come hell or high water!

    While in line I spoke with everyone around me and realized that I had seen images of this very event in history books and documentaries. It was the same lines people had to stand in for food and commodities during the great world wars. People were talking about "the way things were" and they "heard from a supplier that the government is making sure that they buy all the ammo from the manufacturers because..." It was surreal.

    When the ammo was rolled out, things really got interesting. The lady started hollering out what they had: 12 boxes of 9mm, 6 boxes of .45, some .40, 20 boxes of .22lr and some assorted boxes. People began to shift in line, making plans on what they would buy if the caliber they were here for wasn't available. By now another 6 people had formed the line behind me, and they knew their odds were worse than mine. The mumblings got louder, and at this point I realized what the lady up front was telling them. They were limiting purchases to 3 boxes a person! Pure BS!

    When I made it to the front, I asked if they had any 9mm left, 22lr or 7.62x39. She said no to the .22, and there were 10 boxes of Tula 7.62 (yuck) 20 rnd boxes and 3 federal 9mm boxes left (apparently most of the people in line were looking for .22's). I told her to give me the 9mm and let me see the Tula. She quickly gave me an attitude and said, "Which is going to be? You can't have both!" I looked at everyone in line and asked, "Is anyone here for 7.62 ammo?" Everyone said no, and I turned my attention to her. I said I would like to look at it in case I might want to buy it. She told me I was only allowed to buy 3 boxes of ammo. I told her that it was not the same caliber, so her rule made no sense. She said that I could just walk out the door if I didn't agree with their policy, and at this point several people behind seemed to cheer up because they thought they would get a shot at buying their 9mm. I paid for the 3 boxes of 9 and walked out the door.

    Once I left, it hit me. Our government is playing psychological warfare. Cut off the supplies and demoralize the enemy. It's sad when We The People have become the enemy of the democraticaly elected government of the United States of America.

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    Well,,, or Wowwie!!!

    Just for fun, I will ask again, here,
    Why do you post this same story, twice?

    And I am not accusing, but encourging you to not be a forum prostitute.
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    Rationing lines resembling the Great Depression...

    The best defense against rationing is price gouging...er...free markets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    Just for fun, I will ask again, here,
    Why do you post this same story, twice?

    And I am not accusing, but encourging you to not be a forum prostitute.
    Just for fun, I'll answer again. It is an issue that bears mentioning in the state where it occured, as well as in the general OCDO arena. I rarely respond to trolls, but in your case I have made an exception. Either contribute to the conversation, or find yourself banned.

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    There were not rationing lines during the great depression here in the US. No body had money to buy there was plenty of things to buy.


    There was unemplyment lines, soup kitchen lines, and lines of pewople looking for a job.

    Now during WWII there was some rationing.

    I remember my Dad telling me that he brought 6 rounds of 30-30 because the store that had them wanted to have several people get some.
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    Rationing lines resembling the Great Depression...

    Banned??? You have that authority?


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    Rationing lines resembling the Great Depression...

    I have found that Walmart is not the best place to get ammunition. Ammunition is still abundantly available online and at several local gun shops in my area. You might pay a little more but at least you'll have ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    ...You might pay a little more but at least you'll have ammo.
    Price gougers! Er, free marketeers!

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    PRICE GOUGING!!!!



    Actually I've avoided the PRICE GOUGING quite well, my LGS was selling .22 LR a few weeks age at jacked up prices, and I was shooting a bolt action anyway, so I came out of the store stocked up with 400 rounds of .22 Long (not to be confused with .22 long rifle, .22 long and .22 long rifle are slightly different, but headspace the same) and I reload 12 gauge birdshot for skeet shooting, and .17 HMR and .35 Remington remain available. so my shooting schedule hasn't changed much.
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    all i can say to this is to buy ammo ONLINE. But, be careful, I bought from Grafs.com some 7.63 mauser RNSP for my new tokarev and a new holster. I bought it 2 weeks ago and it hasnt shipped due to them being swamped...but in the meantime, I bought ammo from two other heavily swamped companies and my order shipped in TWO DAYS. Always check the processing times on websites...Grafs was 15-24 days PROCESSING times... I will not be buying from Grafs again because there's no excuse to not be as good as your competitors. I have A LOT of online ammo companies I buy from if you guys are interested. just send me a PM, itll save you the work of Googling everything
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