Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Waiting for my Ammunition.

The most unpleasant places to shop in the area are the gun stores. I do not find it very comfortable to shop in a place where the salespeople pack heat. So lately I have been buying my ammunition online. The prices are almost half as much as what you see at a retail outlet - a Russian made 50 pack of 9x18 caliber ammo is about $15 while the retail stores charge $25 for an allegedly inferior US made product.

The biggest problem is that due to the gun control laws, UPS can't leave the package at my door when it arrives. So I am confined to the house waiting for the delivery guy to arrive. Not having a tracking number (the online stores are staffed by equally unpleasant folk who do not provide tracking numbers) does not help.

Update: After the second attempt at delivery, I successfully received the package. The hassles seem to be worth so I recommend the gun-owning US based readers of this blog to get their ammunition online.

13 comments:

Ani said...

So you're stocking up for Cheney's visit?

nazarian said...

:) I don't invite unsavory characters to our home. I don't hunt so I am safe from him outdoors, too.

Onnik Krikorian said...

One of the aspects of life in the U.S. that I dislike the most -- guns.

Haik said...

It is extra burden. Does it really help to have a gun for protection? In my opinion it is more trouble than good.

nazarian said...

You think I like it? But since guns are available easily, you better have one just in case.

Ani said...

Yet another downside of living in the "real" America--nobody I know has a gun.

nazarian said...

Quite a lot of the people I know have guns at home. Normally, you wouldn't worry about the people you know. it's the ones whom you don't know that are the problem.

You can't really stand against someone armed with coconut shells while the other one is holding a firearms. You need an equal playing ground.

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Haik said...

On the other hand as a friend said the righ to carry a gun is a sign of human liberty. I agree in that because in that case it doesn't become a state monopoly.
In Swiss direct democracy in order to vote in a communal gathering you need to show your family sward. It serves as a mandate.
there are some other examples but for that later.

Anonymous said...

You are surely prepairing for inevitable riots due to the coming DEPRESSION? Bye also canned food and dig deep....

Ani said...

Well, it looks like citizens of other countries are stocking up too: http://tinyurl.com/8xxknl

Russians Arm Themselves Leading Some to Fear for Country’s Stability

Frightened by the instability the current economic crisis is creating and by the possibility that the powers that be may lose control of the situation, Russians are choosing to arm themselves in unprecedented numbers, with more than one Russian in ten – some 13 million people -- across the country now having a lethal weapon in their possession.
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Armen Filadelfiatsi said...

You:

A) Lock it up.

B) Keep it under your pillow.

Result:

A) "Wait a sec, I'm going to get the gun so you don't shoot me."

B) You shoot somebody sleeping next to you, "accidentally."

Alright, I get the point. It's all a little "drama queen" if you ask me.

The only reason anybody would own a bun, I mean "gun," would be shoot it on the weekends. Or something.

Anonymous said...

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