Immediately after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Obama, Feinstein, and the rest of the gun-grabbing choir immediately launched into the pre-prepared anti-gun refrain they had saved for the first opportune moment after Obama’s re-election was secured. Predictably, this threw American gun owners into panic mode, since the re-election of a man presiding over an economy on life-support due only to Bernanke’s constant devaluation of the dollar, and whose only accomplishments have been in the realm of destroying what little remains of American society, was so illogical and preposterous that they didn’t know whether the next move from the White House would be an executive order to stop all gun sales or invasion of their homes by DHS for being dangerous Christians.
About this time I assessed my supply of reloading components, and realized that I was perilously low on a number of items, particularly primers. We are fortunate to have two very large sporting goods emporiums practically adjacent to each other, one a national chain and the other local boys who done good, a few miles from my home, so I dutifully drove over to pick up a few hundred or so. Imagine my surprise when I found virtually bare shelves, and signs everywhere limiting purchases to five boxes. I am accustomed to buying primers in the 1000 piece cases, as that is enough for only 20 boxes of pistol rounds anyway, but I bought five boxes of 100 each of large pistol and large pistol magnum, for .41 mag., .44 mag., and .45, etc. They had no small pistol or small pistol magnums, for 9mm, .38, .357, etc., in stock at all. I thought this may be because the local boys had just moved in, so I then checked out the national chain store. They were completely out as well.