Wanting to kill some time over the weekend, a friend and I did what men do when they have an entire afternoon to themselves: wish-listing at gun stores. We went to over half a dozen stores, mostly mom-and-pop operations that my friend has been frequenting for many years. We were shocked at what we found.
There was not a single AR, AK, or SKS platform to be found at any store in the county; and the shelves were pretty bare of other semi-auto rifles as well. Asked when they might expect to restock, the gun store owners said that they were unsure when they would be able to get in new shipments because most major wholesalers have no weapons in stock either.
Blaming the Obama administration’s desire to re-institute an assault weapons ban, manufacturers are hesitant to make a model of long guns for civilian use that may soon be outlawed once again. In this interview with gun store owner Mark Meinzinger, owner of Northwoods Gun Shop in Lachine, Michigan, he takes us to the sites where gun stores order their stock; and without exception, there were virtually no firearms – of any type – available. Meinzinger says that what the gun stores have in stock now “is all they’re gonna have.”
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