Obama is the greatest gun salesman of all time

Obama continues to be the greatest gun salesman of all time. Ever since taking office the sales of guns have rocketed…now his talk of bans and the like are seeing super-profits being made in guns stores nation-wide:

As Washington focuses on what Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will propose next week to curb gun violence, gun and ammunition sales are spiking in the rest of the country as people rush to expand their arsenals in advance of any restrictions that might be imposed.

People were crowded five deep at the tiny counter of a gun shop near Atlanta, where a pastor from Knoxville, Tenn., was among the customers who showed up in person after the store’s Web site halted sales because of low inventory. Emptying gun cases and bare shelves gave a picked-over feel to gun stores in many states. High-capacity magazines, which some state and federal officials want to ban or restrict, were selling briskly across the country: one Iowa dealer said that 30-round magazines were fetching five times what they sold for just weeks ago.

Gun dealers and buyers alike said that the rapid growth in gun sales — which began climbing significantly after President Obama’s re-election and soared after the Dec. 14 shooting at a school in Newtown, Conn., prompted him to call for new gun laws — shows little sign of abating. 

December set a record for the criminal background checks performed before many gun purchases, a strong indication of a big increase in sales, according to an analysis of federal data by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a gun industry trade group. Adjusting the federal data to try to weed out background checks that were unrelated to firearms sales, the group reported that 2.2 million background checks were performed last month, an increase of 58.6 percent over the same period in 2011. Some gun dealers said in interviews that they had never seen such demand.

“If I had 1,000 AR-15s I could sell them in a week,” said Jack Smith, an independent gun dealer in Des Moines, referring to the popular style of semiautomatic rifle that drew national attention after Adam Lanza used one to kill 20 children and 6 adults at a Newtown school. “When I close, they beat on the glass to be let in,” Mr. Smith said of his customers. “They’ll wave money at me.”

Mr. Smith said many people were stocking up on high-capacity magazines in anticipation that they might be banned. Two weeks ago, he said, a 30-round rifle magazine was $12, but it now fetches $60. Popular online retailers were out of many 20- and 30-round rifle magazines.

 


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  • Cam, the NY times was about 72h late on this… saw it on instapundit two to three days ago.

  • cows4me

    Yes the liberals will be having kittens, another 100,000 that don’t think the Dear Leader can be trusted.

    • Mr_Blobby

      The vast majority know, even if they don’t want to accept it publicly, That Government (any) can’t protect them and the biggest threat to freedom and liberty is an all powerful over controlling Government.

  • Meg

    Good lord the gun nutjobs are pathetic.

    Their reaction to sensible gun laws is to buy as many guns as bullets as they can, for the NRA to stamp their feet and say that Americans have the right to own as many dangerous unnecessary guns as they can, for one redneck retard to go on you tube and say he will kill people if Obama passes new gun control laws……

    All these people need to be dumped on an island with nice high walls given all the guns they want, and allow decent people to get on with staying alive without these dangerous people.

    • For every redneck retard is one Whangarei based moron who fails to understand what the constitution says.

      • Meg

        A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

        Tell me where it states gun control laws are not allowed? Background checks are not allowed? Murdering children with military style guns is allowed? The nutjobs can still haves their bang bang sticks, that is not being infringed at all.

        • cows4me

          Oh yes Meg, the tolerant, caring and sharing left, I take it you are not a big reader or subscriber to history channel.

          • Travis Poulson

            Didn’t you know cows4me, teachers know everything.

        • If you can’t work out what “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” means then you are as dumb as a sack of hammers.

          SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED…read it…that mean gun control laws break the constitution because they infringe the right of people to keep and bear arms…the constitution doesn’t specify which arms, just that the right to keep and bear them shall not be infringed.

          This has been to the Supreme Court many, many times and each and every time the 2nd Amendment has been upheld.

          • Meg

            They can still own a gun, so their rights are not being infringed. Hopefully if Obama has the balls for it he will implement strong and tight gun control laws. As long as the white crackers can own things like basic shotgun bang bang stick, then their right to have a gun is not infringed at all.

            The only people as dumb as a sack of hammers are those who oppose gun control. They are the sick twisted dumb fools. .

          • Travis Poulson

            “They can still own a gun, so their rights are not being infringed. ”

            There you go Paul, remember that next time you bitch about not being able to get married. You can still get a civil union, so your rights are not being infringed.

            The level of intellect in your comments is becoming more depleted by the day. You lack any capability of debating a point without resorting to your favorite insults when your argument is falling apart.

          • Paranormal

            Meg – why don’t you get an understanding of the issues before you spout off – have a read of http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/an-opinion-on-gun-control/

          • You still don’t get it do you…Obama can’t do anything…it is the States that implement law not the Federal government

          • Graeme

            Does that mean that people are allowed to own tanks and bomber planes, they would qualify as arms yet they are controlled. The constitution says that people have a right to bear arms but they still need to get permits. There are controls on what arms people can have and where they can bear them so these rules should be able to be reviewed if it can help improve public safety.

          • Actually yes, and they do own tanks and bomber planes.

    • Travis Poulson

      Kosh/Paul are you trying to form an imaginary political party?

      Teacherscock: education spokesman
      Gayguy: poof rights spokesman
      Meg: has no idea but thinks is an expert on everything spokesman

    • Pissedoffyouth

      Good lord the pinko nutjobs are pathetic.

      Their reaction to sensible fiscal policies are to print as much money as toilet paper
      as they can, for the unemployed “activists” to stamp their feet and say that Kiwi’s
      have the right to obtain as much property and other peoples money as they can,
      for one freeloading retard to go on you tube and say he will kill people if
      Key passes new asset sale laws……

      All these people need to be dumped on an island with nice high walls
      given all the cigarettes and alcohol they want, and allow decent people to get on with
      staying alive on a highly taxed income without these waste of space people.

    • cows4me

      Would not it be easier to stick all the liberals/progressives, or whatever they call themselves these days on an inland Meg? How many today threatened you with a gun? I’m sorry, the most dangerous people here are those of your ilk that believe they know best. The gun has brought you freedom, the gun has stopped you speaking Japanese, the gun has allowed you to freely express your thoughts on this blog. May I humbly suggest the gun isn’t the problem it’s those that believe a progressive society can solve all ills in the world but only at the cost of removing everyone’s freedoms. I apologise if this goes over your head.

    • stinkeye2

      The Standard down Meg?

  • Pissedoffyouth

    I would be interested to see if the home burglary rate drops in the states with the highest gun sales.

  • Mr_V4
  • kiwidon

    The president has sworn to uphold the constitution………just saying

  • Zeb

    Not surprising from the King of Drones

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