Interesting blog here: http://piccoloshash.blogspot.com Americans are panicking, and are speaking with their wallets. If the majority of citizens here in the US want these banned as the news reports say, why have people been flocking to gun stores to get whatever semi-auto weapon they can? I include myself here. The sunday after the shooting, I purchased another black rifle off of Gunbroker (Colt Socom II for those who care), and the next day I called my local gun store and put a Colt AR15 on layaway, Tuesday night I picked it up, only after selling some music equipment and a cherished Martin D41 in order to pay for these new rifles. This gun store is normally busy, there are always at least 6-8 people in there when I go in, but Tuesday night when I went in to get my latest purchase, there was sheer madness and panic. The counter (about 20-30 feet long) was 2-3 people deep, and waits on background checks (which normally take 5 minutes), were taking up to an hour. The people I saw purchasing these rifles varied..Some appeared to be "Fudds", hunters who 10-15 years ago would have looked down on someone with an AR15. Others looked very wealthy. One guy I saw in there is a local doctor. Many people were obviously new to the AR platform, and looked like they were probably scraping together their spare change to buy one. Online sales are out of control. On a popular gun auction site, 30 round magazines which normally sell for $14.00 USD or so were going for $50.00 or more, and AR style rifles were selling for 2x-3x their normal price. Online gun dealers (that is, places where you purchase a firearm online and have it shipped to your local dealer for legal transfer) were all completely sold out. By Wednesday night, there was not a single AR style rifle to be found at any online dealer, many of whom had their websites go offline due to the demand. One online retailer claimed to have had a 3 year supply of 30 round magazines prior to the shooting. Within a week they were all depleted... I would not be at all surprised to find that more firearms were sold in the past week than in all of 2011.