Assault Rifles Selling Out Like Hotcakes

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We have no idea what hotcakes even are, but assault rifles are selling like them these days; faster than companies can even keep them in stock, according to reports.

The feverish demand for military-style rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines is outstripping supply as fear of enhanced gun control laws spreads.

Piers Morgan has yet to comment on this spending spree.

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"Our phones are ringing every 10 seconds and people are saying, 'Do you have any assault rifles?'" said Dennis Pratte, owner of My Gun Factory in Falls Church, Va.

"They've sold out of just about every gun shop nationwide."

Online retailers are running out of semiautomatic rifles, generally categorized as assault weapons or tactical rifles, and magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds.

Semi-automatic rifles, which fire one round for every pull of the trigger, and high-capacity magazines are flying off the shelves across the United States.

"The retail market is completely sold out of anything with high-capacity magazines," said Pratte. "We get people 20-deep waiting to buy them."

Pratte said that he sells AR-15s as soon as they arrive at his store. Handguns are also hot commodities, especially from popular makers such as Smith & Wesson.

He said that prices are soaring, and not just for guns. High-capacity magazines, particularly the popular 30-round magazines, are going for $100 apiece on Gunbroker.

They used to sell for $15.

"Ammunition is hard to come by, as well," Pratte said, noting that ammunition for military-style rifles has tripled in price to about one dollar per bullet.

Likewise, ungainly-looking 100-round dual-drums, which resemble a pair of cans stuck together, have sold out at Cheaperthandirt (dot) com and Impactguns (dot) com.

The product's popularity is matched only by its controversy.

A 100-round drum was allegedly used as part of the four-gun arsenal of James Holmes, accused of shooting 70 people and killing 12 at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.

High-capacity magazines have been used in numerous shootings, including the attack at a school in Newtown, Conn., in which Adam Lanza killed 26 people.


Great - more assault rifles for the bad guys to steal and use for mass killings. The gun happy idiots in this country will never learn. This country has more gun related deaths than any other industrialized nation in the world - and it just keeps on going. The world won't end soon but the United States might...we will just shoot each other to death until every man, woman and child is gone. Wht do we need more guns than people? Why do we not try to stop the killing? So I guess the answe is to just arm everyone and then we won't need cops. Wow for an intelligent country we sure do have a lot of dumb people! Happy New Year - wonder how soon the next mass killing will happen.


We still don't believe we have a problem with gun control. Why do we need assault rifles in our home. But hey it's your right. Correct?


The reason why you dont know what Hot Cakes are is that youve never seen the inside of a kitchen. Piers Morgan was last seen talking to Mexican Coyotes. He must be trying to find a way back into the country once he's been deported. As far as the gun sales go, they are flying off the shelves, You liberals really know how to disarm America. Every time you open your mouths 10,000 more assault weapons are sold in America. George Washington said that Americans should have "Sufficient Arms and Ammunition" to defend them selves against anyone who tried to take their freedom away from them. And that includes our own Government".


Hotcakes????? Get a clue...pancakes hello genius!!! Who writes this stuff? Like Janis Joplin said,"get it while you can!" STOP BIG GOVERMENT PEOPLE, WAKE UP!