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Are large quantities of ammunition really a problem?

Rusty Shackleford 2012/07/21 20:47:30
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With the recent shooting in Colorado, it seems that many in the news media keep stressing the fact that the suspect reportedly purchased thousands of rounds of ammunition off the internet.

Why do they feel a need to stress that point?
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  • none 2012/07/21 20:56:53
    No, there is nothing wrong with purchasing bulk ammunition.
    none
    +4
    Like everything else buying in bulk is cheaper and if you belong to a gun club or go to the range often it's more economical to buy cheap. Nut cases like this should not cause things to become difficult for honest law abiding Americans.

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  • Charles E 2012/07/23 04:11:32
    I prefer not to give a straight answer.
    Charles E
    +2
    The media prefers to blame the objects they hate rather than make any rational evaluation of the situation.

    The quantity of amunition he possessed is not even relevant since he only got to fire a small fraction.
  • KingdomNow 2012/07/22 06:37:39
    I have more ammo than he did.
    KingdomNow
    +2
    No problem at all -How much do you need?
  • Scott C 2012/07/22 03:45:03
    No, there is nothing wrong with purchasing bulk ammunition.
    Scott C
    +2
    It's no problem if you have some place safe to store it.
  • kaZappoo 2012/07/22 02:48:17
    No, there is nothing wrong with purchasing bulk ammunition.
    kaZappoo
    +2
    really not when the govt. has ordered & recieved 450 million rounds of hollow point 40/ 45 cal ammo ...

    now about this situation ...thats a neutral answer !
  • themadhare ~IJM 2012/07/21 21:28:26
    No, there is nothing wrong with purchasing bulk ammunition.
    themadhare ~IJM
    +3
    Bulk ammo is a fraction of the cost of retail boxes.
  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/07/21 21:22:47
    I have more ammo than he did.
    Rusty Shackleford
    +2
    I buy in bulk to save money.

    Without counting, I believe that I easily have over 6000 rounds of ammo in my possession right now.

    I know that I made one purchase of ammo online that was in excess of 4000 rounds at one time, does that concern anyone here?
  • Charles E Rusty S... 2012/07/23 04:16:32
    Charles E
    +1
    not me. I trust you more than the Attorney General. And I have never met either of you.
  • Mark 2012/07/21 21:22:15 (edited)
    No, there is nothing wrong with purchasing bulk ammunition.
    Mark
    He probably thought that the king of england was in the cinema, either that or a bear. Afterall we all know, according to the NRA (National Retarded Arseholes) that the reason those children died is because they didnt have AK47s hidden in their diapers.
  • Charles E Mark 2012/07/23 04:15:24
    Charles E
    +2
    They died because the theater banned any lawful gun owners from taking their self defense with them into the theater.
  • Mark Charles E 2012/07/23 09:07:49
    Mark
    So its the theatre owners fault? Do you favour arming school kids as well? Schools seem to be a favourite target.
  • Rusty S... Mark 2012/07/23 10:34:33
    Rusty Shackleford
    +2
    Kids no, teachers yes.

    And we don't arm them, just allow them to exercise their right to arm themselves.
  • Mark Rusty S... 2012/07/24 06:28:21
    Mark
    What if the teacher is the first to get killed? She is the most likely first target if she has a gun. That would mean the pupils are vulnerable. Hence they MUST be armed (by your logic)
  • Charles E Mark 2012/07/23 22:34:15
    Charles E
    +1
    The law allowed many people in the theater to legally possess guns.
    The theater owner said "not here".
    Yes, part of the blame is on the people who disarmed the victims.
  • Rusty S... Charles E 2012/07/23 22:38:31
    Rusty Shackleford
    +1
    I disagree, while I am all in favor of citizen being allowed to arm themselves, the property owner's right must be respected.

    If a business owner says "no guns", then we must respect his wishes. We can then exercise our right to take our business elsewhere.

    My biggest concern is when the government steps in and disarms us.
  • Charles E Rusty S... 2012/07/23 23:04:31
    Charles E
    +2
    I accept your logic but still feel that the owner / manager bears some moral, if not legal responsibility for failing to keep the patrons safe after disarming them.

    As you correctly pointed out, when government starts making those decisions we are in real deep do-do.
  • Mark Charles E 2012/07/24 06:29:02
    Mark
    I bet the shooter is relieved to be off the hook.
  • Charles E Mark 2012/07/24 13:07:03
    Charles E
    +1
    I don't recall making any such comment.
  • Rusty S... Mark 2012/07/23 22:35:12
    Rusty Shackleford
    One more thing, No, I wouldn't blame the theater for anything here, they did nothing wrong.
  • Mark Rusty S... 2012/07/24 06:29:59
    Mark
    Rusty, you represent the first glimmer of common sense on this thread.
  • Nimitz 2012/07/21 21:15:10 (edited)
    No, there is nothing wrong with purchasing bulk ammunition.
    Nimitz
    +2
    The only problem with buying/storing large quantities of ammunition is what to do with your food when you run out of space! There's a REASON why arms/ammunition sales go through the roof whenever one of these tragedies occurs. Anyone care to take a stab as to why?
  • zlazyks 2012/07/21 21:03:15
    No, there is nothing wrong with purchasing bulk ammunition.
    zlazyks
    +2
    I buy bulk ammo because its cheaper and when my friends and I drive out to the desert to do some shooting we usually make it a couple days.

    right now I got about 400rds of .38, 200rds of .357, a case of 1000rds of 7.62x39, plus a bunch of boxes of other calipers.

    Does this make me bad?
  • Rusty S... zlazyks 2012/07/21 21:10:05
    Rusty Shackleford
    +1
    The only part that makes you sound bad is the fact that you probably have an AK-47.

    BOOO !!! Get an AR15 and be a proud American


    ;)
  • zlazyks Rusty S... 2012/07/22 02:23:02
    zlazyks
    +1
    I did have the AR15 platform but honestly I wasn't impressed with it. Granted it wasn't a high dollar rifle but what most would call an "entry level AR". Way to many jams and a pain in the ass to clean had me selling it in under a year. For enjoying the .223 I have a mini14. I can honestly say out of all my rifles the mini is by far my favorite(tied with my 10/22). If I had to choose just one rifle it would be my mini.
  • Rusty S... zlazyks 2012/07/22 02:24:57
    Rusty Shackleford
    +1
    Yeah, cleaning it is a pain in the ass, but that is my only complaint. Mine hardly ever jams.
  • zlazyks Rusty S... 2012/07/22 02:31:40
    zlazyks
    +1
    "hardly ever jams" that is the difference between the AR and AK. I'm sure I don't need to tell you about the AK as you obviously know what you are talking about.

    Maybe I will pick up another AR and give it a second chance but this time spend a little more and get a better quality rifle.

    But I do love the way the mini feels in my hand....
  • Rusty S... zlazyks 2012/07/22 02:34:44
    Rusty Shackleford
    Hardly ever to me is about one round every 500 shots.

    Not a serious jam, I just eject the misfire and keep going.
  • zlazyks Rusty S... 2012/07/22 02:36:15
    zlazyks
    Which manufacturer would you recommend?
  • Rusty S... zlazyks 2012/07/22 08:34:02
    Rusty Shackleford
    I have a Panther Arms DPMS. It's the only AR15 I've had, nothing but good reviews from me,
  • Sister Jean 2012/07/21 21:02:04
    Yes, such purchases should be outlawed.
    Sister Jean
    to me
  • none 2012/07/21 20:56:53
    No, there is nothing wrong with purchasing bulk ammunition.
    none
    +4
    Like everything else buying in bulk is cheaper and if you belong to a gun club or go to the range often it's more economical to buy cheap. Nut cases like this should not cause things to become difficult for honest law abiding Americans.
  • Rusty S... none 2012/07/21 21:07:42
    Rusty Shackleford
    +2
    Buying small amounts of ammo (20 rounds) can cost almost 60 to 70 cents per round. But buying a box of 2000 rounds I can get it for 25 or 30 cents a round. (5.56mm)

    That's big savings.
  • none Rusty S... 2012/07/21 21:10:24
    none
    +2
    Very big and buying that way makes perfect sense. Half price is no joke.
  • Rusty S... none 2012/07/21 21:18:32
    Rusty Shackleford
    +1
    I bet we buy our ammo at the same place the shooter did.
  • Charles E none 2012/07/23 04:19:56
    Charles E
    +3
    Holder and Obama think that is enough reason to ban bulk purchases, even though all well informed people know the shooter could not have carried, much less fired, all the amunition he had purchased.

    Wait, you sad law abiding Americans - strike Holder and obama from this list.
  • none Charles E 2012/07/23 18:13:27
    none
    +2
    Carry 6000 rds, not a chance, but there's lots of ignorant and uninformed Americans that will believe it. Holder and Obama too for that matter.
  • Charles E none 2012/07/23 22:35:59
    Charles E
    +2
    When you said Ignorant and uninformed I automatically included Obama and Holder.
  • stevmackey 2012/07/21 20:52:22
    Yes, such purchases should be outlawed.
    stevmackey
    +1
    Just look at who is purchasing it. Most people will not purchase thousands of rounds be cause if you have it on stock too long it will go bad. Ammunition is sensitive to time, temperature, and humidity.
  • zlazyks stevmackey 2012/07/21 21:05:57 (edited)
    zlazyks
    +1
    Really? I buy cases of 1000rds of 7.62x39 and have never had any of them fail to feed or fire. And I'm talking about old Russian and Yugo surplus that's been sitting on dusty shelves since the 70's.

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