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Author Topic: Gun Show/Prepper Show in Albuquerque  (Read 1386 times)

Jim Boswell

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Gun Show/Prepper Show in Albuquerque
« on: April 15, 2016, 11:29:51 AM »
This weekend there is a combined gunshow/perppershow. I have been to 100's of gun shows and one prepper show. This will be an interesting mix of people as these groups don't always follow the same path. At the prepper show I attended there was one vender selling amateur radio gear, I pretty sure most of his sales were to non-hams. If these people follow through and get their license, that is OK. Some people have the idea that there are no license once the government falls. That means they will not have the skill to operate the radios they bought or understand repeaters. Maybe is 3 to 5 years we will see lots of cheap HT at garage sales? This could be very interesting.

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Re: Gun Show/Prepper Show in Albuquerque
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2016, 12:55:57 PM »
...pretty sure most of his sales were to non-hams.  That means they will not have the skill to operate the radios they bought or understand repeaters.  Maybe is 3 to 5 years we will see lots of cheap HT at garage sales? This could be very interesting.
Cheaper than a UV-5R?  ::)

That will be an interesting mix of people.  Somehow makes me think of a prepper "reality" show on TV.  One group they interviewed centered their preps around the idea of being well armed and just taking what they needed from the unarmed people around them.  Nice guys >:( .

 I've always been conflicted over the concept of not needing a license to buy something you need a license to use.  The freedom loving half of me says "Hell yeah!  Murica!".  The part of me that likes order and people following the rules isn't so thrilled.

I wonder how many of them expect google to be able to tell them how to work the radio after the SHTF.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2016, 12:57:30 PM by cockpitbob »

RichardSinFWTX

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Re: Gun Show/Prepper Show in Albuquerque
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2016, 05:25:17 PM »
That will be an interesting mix of people.  Somehow makes me think of a prepper "reality" show on TV.  One group they interviewed centered their preps around the idea of being well armed and just taking what they needed from the unarmed people around them.  Nice guys >:( .

Most of those guys will end up as chalk outlines on someone else's driveway when they pick the wrong house.

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Re: Gun Show/Prepper Show in Albuquerque
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 12:45:33 PM »
Cockpitbob, that is a good one about google after the SHTF.
Well, the show was an OK gun show, the prepper part was lame. One person there was selling nice first aid/ trama kits, MREs and food packs. They had someone giving talks on prepper topics. Over all just a gun show. I did not buy anything.
A lady had some good jerky, about $20/lb, I told her I was from the DEA and her jerky was habit forming and I would need to take it away from the show, she laughed.