Fan meet Mr. Excrement. Excrement, meet Mr. Fan.
I received the following anecdote from Yancey. For those of you, like me, who are unfamiliar with the store chain described below, Yancey explains:
Sportsman's Warehouse is a large, chain-type sporting goods store that seems to be mostly west of the Rockies. . . One more thing. When I mentioned to the assembled clerks that they had never stocked a lot of EBRs one of them told me that people were picking them up off the ground in Gaza right now and that we probably would be doing the same in a few months.
This from a store that is owned by, operated by and benefits the "Fudds" of the west! Buckle up, it's going to be a rough ride!
Yancey's Trip to Sportsman's Warehouse.
There really aren't many good things about getting older but one of them has to be 'experience'. By the time someone has reached "my age" there isn't really very much that can surprise him. Today I was totally gobstopped.
I've been reading here and in other places about the run on guns and ammo all over the country. Since I wasn't in the market for a new AR or AK or even for the ammo to feed them I merely read the posts and nodded wisely to myself as if I could have predicted it all. Little did I know.
Today I took a walk through the local Sportsman's Warehouse to see what they might have to interest me. There was the usual display of shotguns and "hunting" rifles behind the counter. As is usual for this store, there weren't any EBRs to be seen. Then I looked the other direction and saw that the ammo shelves were all but bare. Mildly surprised, I walked down the aisle which heretofore had displayed brass for reloading. Again, all but bare with only a few bags of .217 or some other odd size. The aisle which had been stacked high with bullets from Speer, Hornady and Nosler looked as if a storm had blown through, taking all the merchandise with it.
I talked to one of the sales clerks. He said they had everything back ordered but they didn't know when or even if they'ed ever see any product. A couple of other clerks wandered over and one said that all the election of Obama had accomplished was to arm America. Since they didn't have anything to sell we all just stood around talking. They told about guys who came in to buy a specific size of brass but ended up with something else that could be resized to fit. There were even people buying any size of brass so later they could trade for what they wanted.
Mike, I don't think this would be a good time to stand in front of a fan.
NOTE: The Sipsey Street Irregulars welcome your own anecdotes of the Great Obama Gun Rush. Feel free to forward them to GeorgeMason1776@aol.com.