Saturday, March 17, 2012

ATI Blog

Firearm Sales Up as Murders Drop

The FBI recently issued its preliminary 2009 crime report, showing that the number of murders in the first half of 2009 decreased 10 percent compared to the first half of 2008.

If the trend holds for the remainder of 2009, it will be the single greatest one-year decrease in the number of murders since at least 1960, the earliest year for which national data are available through the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Also, the per capita murder rate for 2009 will be 51 percent lower than the all-time high recorded in 1991, and it will be the lowest rate since 1963 a 46-year low.

Final figures for 2009 will be released by the FBI later this year.

According to gun control supporter dogma "more guns means more crime" the number of privately owned firearms must have decreased 10 percent in 2009. To the contrary, however, the number rose between 1.5 and 2 percent, to an all-time high.

For the better part of the last 15 months, firearms, ammunition, and "large" ammunition magazines have been sold in what appear to be record quantities. And, the firearms that were most commonly purchased in 2009 are those that gun control supporters most want to be banned AR-15s, similar semi-automatic rifles, and handguns designed for defense.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation already estimates record ammunition sales in 2009, dominated by .223 Remington, 7.62x39mm, 9mm and other calibers widely favored for defensive purposes.


Not quite in time for Christmas but...

Just to let you know we received a couple of hot items today.

First off we have the new Springfield Armory XDM 3.8" in two tone. Same high capacity magazine with the shorter 3.8" barrel. These things are rarer than rocking horse poop so if you've been surfing the web lusting after them give us a call or pop by before they're snapped off the shelves! Want to get more details? Click here..

Secondly we have the Sig Sauer 522 rifle. If the cost of ammunition is breaking the bank but you still want the look and feel of the SIG556 this might be the opportunity you've been waiting for... Click here to link to the Sig Sauer site



And the raffle was drawn...

Congratulations to Susan H. winner of the latest gun raffle. She came in on Sunday and is now the proud owner of a Walther PPS (40S&W).

Many thanks for the Christmas cookies Susan they were much appreciated and didn't last long.

Not sure yet what the next raffle will be for...maybe a S&W AR22 or a Sig 556...only time will tell...please let us know your thoughts..



They're here....

minotaurIt's been a bit of a wait but they're finally here...MTAC holsters have made landfall. Come on down and get them while they're in stock!

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

But here at ATI (Birminghams ONLY Indoor Pistol Range) we have the heaters running, the coffee is on and the range is warm..

Come on down and practice in comfort!


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