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Thread: Why everyone's shelves will be empty for the foreseeable future.

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    Business Member IRUNGUNS's Avatar
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    Why everyone's shelves will be empty for the foreseeable future.

    We want to share these statistics with you in the hopes of helping everyone understand what they can expect to see moving forward.

    In the US, all FFL dealers are required to do a NICS background check on every firearm sold in the US.

    A NICS background check is basically the same as a restricted firearm transfer in Canada. This is where the FBI is contacted and the customer is run through the national database to ensure they qualify for the purchase.

    Now these checks are for a minimum of 1 firearm but can include multiple firearms at a time.

    Year to date there are over 19 million NICS background checks that were done in 2020. 3.9 million of them were done in the month of June. That is basically 1% of the population in the US that bought a gun in the last 30 days.
    Keep in mind these statistics do not include private transactions.

    Recent looting, violence, and a Presidential election around the corner will further spike these numbers.

    With the increased sales in guns comes increased sales in ammunition, magazines and accessories.

    We have never seen stock shortages like this, there is no reserve stock anywhere and given the current issues with Covid 19 alot of the manufactures have been closed, working at a seriously reduced capacity, or like in Kel Tec's case making safety equipment.

    Ammunition is virtually non existent, as are common magazines for both handguns and rifles. To further compound the issues components needs for ammo and other firearm related items are also depleted or non-existent.

    If you are even remotely considering buying anything please move quickly.

    The US IRUNGUNS Team
    Last edited by IRUNGUNS; 07-09-2020 at 01:57 PM.

    Flat rate shipping to Canada is 25.00USD on all accessory and ammunition orders regardless of quantities ordered. Firearms are exported to Canada at a flat rate of 25.00USD per firearm.

    The IRUNGUNS Team

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    CGN Ultra frequent flyer StoneHorse's Avatar
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    WOW. Its worst than I thought.

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    This was to be expected. When covid hit i thought tgis would happen but add on the riots and lawlessness and its a perfect storm.

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    CGN frequent flyer Wallenstein's Avatar
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    Has Covid-19 affected your purchases and plans for purchases ?

    Yes, yes it has.

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    CGN Ultra frequent flyer Camp Cook's Avatar
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    Thanks for sharing this info

    "A gun is a tool, Marian. No better, no worse than any other tool. An axe, a shovel, or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that" -movie "Shane" 1953

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    Newbie Bigjackdaddy's Avatar
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    Now just imagine if Biden actually gets elected, a second wave of the Wuhan bat flu hits and more cities and states defund/dismantle police forces while protests and riots continue.....

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    Super GunNutz Janeau's Avatar
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    Just point out that the best way to create a shortage is to announce one. When everybody buy normally, the supply chain can replenish even if it is slow.
    With panic buying - buying more than needed in anticipation of a shortage..create a shortage.

    Remember the paper toilet customers induced shortage when none was ??

    This kind of situation also created ammo and components shortage in the past.

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    Newbie akira88's Avatar
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    So business is good.

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    CGN Regular nosman's Avatar
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    Iím here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and Iím all out of gum.

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    Why everyone's shelves will be empty - is because of suddenly everyone is thinking they will be and spreading the panic buy. I guess this post as well contributes to it. Then people sit on a pile of toilet paper and crates of ammo in their garage and wonder why store shelves are still full.

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