Top Off, and top off now.

“Top Off” – whuzzat?

Top Off, topping off, whatever you want to call it. It’s the process of getting the last few “gotta have” things before things start getting really hectic. Things are about to start getting really hectic about right now. Even though the current administration had firearms control language in its information websites for quite a while, there were plenty of folks out there that continued to say there’s no issue here, yet. People that were planning for an AWB (Assault Weapons Ban) were panicking, the sky is falling, etc etc.

Ok, the sky is now descending at a rapid rate – there, are you guys happy now?
Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban
Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban
Previous Ban Expired in 2004 During the Bush Administration

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2009—

The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.

“As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,” Holder told reporters.

Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.

“I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum.” Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.

Mexican government officials have complained that the availability of sophisticated guns from the United States have emboldened drug traffickers to fight over access routes into the U.S.

A State Department travel warning issued Feb. 20, 2009, reflected government concerns about the violence.

“Some recent Mexican army and police confrontations with drug cartels have resembled small-unit combat, with cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades,” the warning said. “Large firefights have taken place in many towns and cities across Mexico, but most recently in northern Mexico, including Tijuana, Chihuahua City and Ciudad Juarez.”

At the news conference today, Holder described his discussions with his Mexican counterpart about the recent spike in violence.

Follow the above link for the rest of the article, but this is getting more serious now folks. If you’re still needing firearms, magazines, accessories, ammunition in military calibers – I would make that a temporary priority at this time. Especially mags – and yes, I know they’re expensive. If you don’t have some because you’re waiting for the cost to come down – you’re too late. Pay the going rate and get the darned things. I can guarantee you that either A:the prices will be even higher in a week, or B: within x weeks you won’t be able to get them, period.

Get squared away, and do it now.


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