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Gasoline Prices

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Jon Reitz, Apr 19, 2011.

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  1. Jon Reitz

    Jon Reitz Well-Known Member

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    What does everyone here think will happen this shooting year (ATA & otherwise) with gasoline as high as it is?

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  2. CalvinMD

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    Gas prices is the one thing that makes me feel not so bad that I cant get out and drive let alone shoot
     
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    Well, I've already got 150 gallons in the RV. Paid $3 a gallon for that gas and I complained about that. We are banking some Food Perks points and the like to at least cash in on 30 gallons with a $1.00 a gallon discount. The price of gas will not keep the RV in the garage but it will sure make me think before driving 70 miles or so one way for a one day shoot.
     
  4. shot410ga

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    Everything is affected by the price of fuel. Have you seen the price of groceries, lately? Inflation here we come.
     
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    Everything is affected by the price of fuel. Have you seen the price of groceries, lately? Inflation here we come.
     
  6. Rick in Ohio

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    Well with gas prices hitting $4 bucks a gallon and shot going for $40 plus a bag I think your going to see a lot of guys start thinking about showing down or not going all over the place shooting. I know I have!
     
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    What will happen?

    The people who can and will spend the money will go, the rest will stay home.

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  8. Jon Reitz

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    MK,

    Not sure I agree, totally at least. The people that can't afford it certainly will stay home, out of necessity. I also think that many of those that can still afford it will stay home too, but out of principle.

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    It will get even higher yet and everything else along with it. There is a real positive to it however. It will bury Obama and hopefully make his re election possibilities slim
     
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    Gas prices will mysteriously plummet just before election time guaranteeing an Obama re-election!!
     
  11. smsnyder

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    It's effecting the big dog shooters. Some of them are cutting down on shoots.
     
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    Be patriotic...our President has stated he wants the public to "feel pain at the pump" so they will more quickly opt for alternative fuels. Anyone buying a horse or investing in hay futures to feed them? I love this country. Best Regards, Ed
     
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    Wait till you fall for taxing the rich if you think things are going up now.
    Go ahead and tax them. They will just add it to the cost of goods that the working guy will pay and and absorb all the increase.
    The real wealthy never pays just because they are taxed. What the hell do you think tax lawyers are for.
    If you seen it onl tv his czar's want to get gas to 10.00 a gal.
    If your smart you better start talking to the young people in college. They are the dumbasses that have been brainwashed by their liberal professors. Thats how Barry Obama is going after. Wild bill
     
  14. Spanky

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    I love to shoot at different clubs. I like the different lay of the lands so to speek of. I'm always willing to take the mini road trips in S.E. Penna. to do it at different clubs. I'll just shoot close to home now. I'm not really ATA but, can feel for you guys with the love and passion for shoot also.
     
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    What would happen if everybody refused to buy gasoline from a single big supplier and only bought gasoline from the other stations. Do you think that big supplier would drop prices inorder to sell some fuel? HMB
     
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    Not in this lifetime! You couldn't get 1/2 of 1% of "everybody" to even think about that. It might have a chance if each company marketed their own fuel through their own stations but they don't.

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    Why not? HMB
     
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    Read the edit above.

    Everybody buys gas from somewhere. A boycott of one brand won't last forever; the other stations will get jammed and the boycotters will get tired of the lines. Brand X won't loose business; they'll just get MORE business before and after the boycott.

    MK
     
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    Cubancigar2000 makes an interesting point about it hurting Obama's chances for re-election. Then the dawg comes out of nowhere suggesting that the price of gasoline drops mysteriously just prior to the presidential election just in time to get his a$$ re-elected.

    I'm not sure that even if Mr.(or Mrs.) Perfect Presidential Republican Candidate surfaces tomorrow that they could win, with the way the dems have stacked the deck. The process is no longer a fair fight. Obama has changed the way the game is played and we're stuck with the aftermath. As much as I despised Slick Willie Clinton, at least we didn’t have $3.00 gasoline. Anywho, I personally think shooting will suffer even more than it already has; much more.

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  20. dverna

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    I know people who are talking about cutting back.

    Shooting is my only hobby and I am still employed. If costs get too high I may cut down on some events but not on the number of shoots I attend.

    There are ways to control costs. Pair up to travel and split the costs. Fewer "fancy" meals and drinking less at restaurants. If someone wants to shoot they will - even if they only shoot 75% of the program or play fewer options.

    Then there are those who use fuel costs as the "straw that broke the camels back" and an excuse to reduce or stop shooting because they are bored, burned out or not competitive anymore.

    Don Verna
     
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