Md. Gun Show: Long Lines, Short Supplies, 'Get 'Em Before They're Gone' Desperation

Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | January 6, 2013 | 12:53 PM EST

I took a ride up to Frederick, Maryland this weekend to meet a friend at the Fairgrounds for the gun show.  What we found was similar to what gun shows and gun dealers are experiencing across the nation: lines and limited supplies.

AR15's were scarce as were most guns.  Ammunition was limited and prices were inflated.  The lines were long to get in and the tables were packed.

Gun enthusiasts were buying whatever ammo was available.  Magazines were flying out of dealers' hands.

I spoke to a few gun owners at the show who voiced the same concerns I've been reading and hearing for weeks:  "I need to stock up now before Obama makes it illegal."

Since the Newtown school shooting, gun owners have been buying semi-automatic rifles (if they can find them) and high capacity magazines over fears that the Obama administration will soon make them illegal.

Dianne Feinstein plans to introduce legislation on January 22 to do just that.  The bill seeks "to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices."

My advice, as always is to get 'em before they're gone.

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