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What do you think of the Coronavirus outbreak in China?

A big deal for China.
0 (0%)
Not a big deal for China.
0 (0%)
Coming soon to a town you know.
2 (16.7%)
We won't have any problems in the US with it.
0 (0%)
Time to get prepared just in case.
2 (16.7%)
I am prepared for this Wuhan Chinese Flu.
5 (41.7%)
I am going to be ready if the US economy collapses in mid-April.
3 (25%)

Total Members Voted: 12


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Re: Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2020, 08:17:27 am »
Just got the call!

Two week shut down with pay and unemployment after that if it's extended further.

Backgammon and cribbage tourney to commence this afternoon!

Gun vault is stocked with a few hundred rounds of defensive ammo and same for ball...

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Re: Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2020, 10:24:39 am »


Gun vault is stocked with a few hundred rounds of defensive ammo and same for ball...

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Re: Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2020, 10:31:42 am »

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Re: Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2020, 04:33:17 am »
Grapevine says the interstates will be shut down...probably the weekend or maybe at the end of the weekend.  No non-essential commercial transportation and only trips for food or medical reasons will be allowed.  Any of you guys get a drift in that direction?

Not to alarm anyone of course...it may be BS...

Remember all those WWII  movies where somebody drives up to a Nazi checkpoint and the guard goes "Papier; bitte!" ?

Well...I just printed off my work's traveling papers/credentials.

I am currently employed at a refinery...we make gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, etc.  Consequently we are considered essential personnel.

Which is why our HR department emailed us our "get out of jail free" cards.  One is a placard which stays on the dash.  The other stays in the glovebox.  This is in Illinois.  Governor J. B. Pritker (aka Jabba the Hut) issued a stay at home order this past Saturday.

Me?  Personally?

I hang out in the General Discussion section of AR15 dot com.

There is way more "data" being "transmitted" there and the signal to noise ratio is skewed a bunch.  So at times it is difficult to wade or sift through all the other miscellaneous crap and purse swinging.

The latest I read was Spain is using an ice skating rink to store bodies in.

:-(

It has the potential to be really, really BAD!

And my kinda default position is to refer people to the movie The Trigger Effect:



On my own personal, anecdotal level, I went to the St. Louis Cabela's on Friday and Saturday.  I ended up chit chatting with the same clerk both days.

Her first comment on Friday that got my attention  with me was she said....supposedly...that one of their gun counter clerks asked a hoodrat "Why don't you use your money to buy extra food and toilet paper.?"  Supposedly, the hoodrat replied "If I have a gun, I don't need to buy those other things."

Then on Saturday when I was talking with that same clerk again, she said...her exact words were "I have seen more blacks here in the past 3 days than I have seen in the past 3 years."

The store was practically cleared out of the ammo.

And lots of hoodrats were eyeballing magazines and holsters.

I also made a trip to my local gun store on Saturday mornimg.  It was packed with a line almost out the door.  And a lot of the customers were buying ammo, but didn't know the difference between hollow points and FMJ's. 

If things do get froggy, there are a bunch of amateurs out there.





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Re: Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2020, 07:32:10 am »
Amateurs.  Another good reason to stay at home. 

Ooops...maybe not...the amateur could be your neighbor.

Credentials.  I had to have them to travel around after Hurricane Katrina.  An oilfield buddy got them for California last week...easy enough for anyone to copy.....like yours appear to be. 
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Re: Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #45 on: Today at 09:32:40 pm »

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Re: Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2020, 07:38:02 am »
I work the gun counter at the Cabela?s here in MA.  Since you must have a carry license here, it weeds out the bangers. 

We?re cleaned out of most everything but high end shotguns and most rifles but the ammo is non existent for everything!

Too many first timers is a bit scary.

We closed yesterday for the requisite two weeks...

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Re: Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2020, 09:01:22 am »

Too many first timers is a bit scary.

And that's what concerns me most...  Under ordinary circumstances I try to be very encouraging to new gun buyers.  But, there are so many first-timers buying firearms they know nothing about, I'm afraid for my fellow citizens.  I think it's just a matter of time before Joey Lunchbox shoots his kid, or his neighbor's kid, sneaking back home after a brief fraternization to spread the virus while burning a bit of bud.

Of course, that could all work out very well for the rest of us when this mess finally resolves--and it will resolve.  There may be a lot of fine guns on the market at very low prices.

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Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2020, 09:17:55 am »
We had a fella buy four handguns two weeks back!  Spent about 3K including a FNX-45 Tac with threaded barrel which is useless here due to can restrictions...

I?m not sure if he was a newb cuz I didn?t talk to him...too busy taking care of some Chinese immigrants who were afraid of their neighbors!

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Re: Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2020, 11:41:11 am »
Got 500 rounds of 9mm in the mail today that I ordered from Academy last Friday. It was a regular order to save driving sixty miles one way to get it. The next day was when the major panic seemed to set in.
I bought my wife a Ruger last month and since it is the first ever 9mm pistola on the property I didn't have much ammo stored for it so I needed it regardless of the circumstances. I haven't checked since to see if you can still get any.... I doubt it.
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Re: Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2020, 03:32:13 pm »
Grapevine says the interstates will be shut down...probably the weekend or maybe at the end of the weekend.  No non-essential commercial transportation and only trips for food or medical reasons will be allowed.  Any of you guys get a drift in that direction?

Not to alarm anyone of course...it may be BS...

Coming up on the second weekend since this, and we have heard nothing.  My guess is that it was just social media gossip. 

Good old social media.  As barber shops and coffee shops go away, social media makes sure the rumors and gossip remain.
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