One hardly knows what to think
With an AK-47 slung over one shoulder, Marco Hernandez offered one word when asked why he was in the overflow crowd at the gun show, billed as the largest east of the Mississippi.
“Obama,” he said, standing in front of the Expo Center. “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the possible gun ban.”
Like others, the 29-year-old Wheaton resident was in the market for an accessory some lawmakers and anti-gun advocates want to restrict: a high-capacity magazine.
It's about as likely that Obama's going to ban guns as it's likely he's going to increase Social Security benefits.
Wheaton is in Montgomery County:
As of 2008, Montgomery County is the second richest county in terms of per capita income in the state of Maryland. As of 2011, it is the 10th richest in the United States, with a median household income of $92,213.
A gun board comments, of that show:
I went and it was busy... as expected the gouging was out of control.. a single 20 round box of XM193 was listed at $29.99. Pmags, non-window was $40. Glock 18 33 round magazines were listed at $79. Mind you these were knock off mags not even factory. Other factory G19/G17 mags were $49 each. And a used plane jane DPMS AR was $1800.
I don't know about you, but I don't have $1,800 in loose cash lying around to spend because Obama might, at some unknown date, decide to do something or other, if Barbara Boxer lets him. In fact, I don't have $180 to do that. The whole episode seems like a weird consumer spasm to me, like camping out in front of Best Buy before Black Friday.
So shoot me.