Saturday, August 30, 2008

Gustav Prep in New Orleans

Reported via Free Republic:

We just got a call from Devline Rossell, a charter captain based out of Venice, Louisiana. He was shopping in New Orleans to get some supplies before the arrival of Gustav (currently listed as a tropical storm that has left at least 22 dead in the Caribbean) and reported that the item most in demand was not food, clothing or shelter.

“I just left a sporting goods store and you would think that the number-one selling item would be plywood or potable water or gasoline right now,” he said. “Apparently it is AR-15s and .223 ammo.
I watched at least 20 people buy AR-15s and cases of .223.”

FWIW, they were not buying 'cases' of .223 ball, the military .223. You can't get those anymore, except on rare occasion--and you'll pay a fortune for them.

More likely .223 target, or .223 "heavy" (extra lead grains) are available in those quantities.

In any case, those are prudent folks.

1 comment:

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

The smart move would be to go for an AK. The ammo is cheaper and more plentiful and they function better when dirty.