On of the hottest items in the increase in gun sales the last couple of months has been AR style semi-automatics. Many dealers are reporting they are sold out and manufacturers are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible.
Jim Shepherd over at the Shooting Wire reports today that:
…the gorging on AR-style rifles and semiautomatic pistols continues unabated. In fact, some retailers tell us that consumers upon hearing there are no AR-style rifles available (a commonly heard story growing even more common daily) are immediately snapping up semiauto pistols and ammunition.
Sebastian told Ahab on Gun Nuts Radio earlier this week that buyers can take a long view. Obama does not take office until January 20th. It’s not like on January 21st that he signs a gun ban. The bills will not be introduced until the new congress convenes and then they have to wind there way through committee before making to the floor for a vote. “We are talking weeks if not months after Obama takes office,” Sebastian said. He’s right. If you don’t have the money right now to make a purchase or your favorite dealer is out of the firearm you want to purchase, you have some time before you have to worry about a ban becoming law.