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Now is everyone ready for the rumoured M1 bayonets coming? As said - get your paperwork up-to-date.

Sure there will still be plenty of complaining though.
 

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Problem was.. I found out Friday AFTER the CMP office was closed that I needed updating. Ecart access was not granted to me until 10 AM Monday and the cart system had been taking orders all weekend. By the time I was "good to go" the ammo was "good and gone"!

I had the exact same problem with my rifle club membership. It expired in april, I was still getting around to sending CMP a copy....

I really wish there had been a limit on this stuff too... maybe 10 or 20 cans per person. Seems stupid to let people buy trailerloads thats obviously for resale.
 

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Used to post CMP annoucements on the US and Semi-auto board. Might go back to doing that again as there is a definite time difference between when the first person gets it - and the last. Never have fiqured out how their software sends email/updates - by last name, by last purchase, or something else.
yep, I saw the ads for CMP AP ammo on the WTS boards before I ever got the actualy CMP email... My email came Sunday, and they were sold out by Monday morning.
 

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I really wish there had been a limit on this stuff too... maybe 10 or 20 cans per person. Seems stupid to let people buy trailerloads thats obviously for resale.
Problem is someone still would not have gotten any even if the limit was 4 or 6 cans. Someone always feels wronged. Make the limit 2 cans per person and there would still be people complaining. Someone will say it was'nt fare because they did'nt have the funds to purchase more than 1 or 2. Should have had lay away or financing available.

Face it - it was a great deal. Anyone ready with money bought it.

Guarantee you if you went out into the street and threw out 50,000 dollars for people to scoop up - someone would come up to you afterwards and complain they did'nt get theirs. Someone would insist that you should have doled it out equally, another would say you should have given it out based on need, still another would say to pass it out on accomplishment, etc.... People will bitch no matter what you do.

It is a shame to see what smacks a lot of socialism, to me, creeping into the firearm community - previously considered by myself a bastin of conservatism/capitilism.

As for limits - how would you control purchases made by children, wifes, siblings, or parents to bypass these limits? I am also more than ever convinced the CMP wanted this ammo gone real quick with very little publicity. Otherwise they would have announced the sale several days, or even weeks, before they put it on sale - like they normally do.

Anyhow I wish I had had the funds to buy 20 cans. Even forty, but I did'nt. I will choose not to complain about others good fortune. Wont be the first time I did'nt come out on top, and it certainly wont be the last.

Last point - there is nothing in the CMP charter about doleing out firearms and weapons equally to all. There purpose is solely to support shooting organizations/sports through sales. No government redistribution of wealth program there. Not exactly a purely capitilist organization either - or they would have charged a lot more for the ammo - and almost everything else they sell.

Sorry if I was preaching. As said earlier I have an extremely strong opinion when it comes to the CMP. Bring up the NRA and I will do the same. Watch out on the subject of illegal immigrants protesting with Mexican flags here. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. OBAMA!!!! THE DEBT!!!
 

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CMP screwed this up. Some of us don't stay glued to a keyboard, I didn't get to the email until Sunday, by then it was too late. Not having a advance posting of the date and a limit on amounts was insane.
They pretty much asked for people to buy this to resell, I could not care less if someone resells for a profit, but the mass of CMP supporters should have had more than a 24 hour window to buy.
 
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