Obama good for gun sales

Obama seems to have causes a minor economic boom in the firearms industry.


PHOENIX (Reuters) – Sales of rifles, pistols and ammo are surging in parts of the United States, as many gun owners fear President-elect Barack Obama’s administration may seek to tighten ownership of certain weapons.

“The day after the election, I had many more calls than usual from people looking for semi-automatic rifles,” said David Greenberg, the owner of the Second Amendment Family Gun Shop, in Bisbee, Arizona, who sold out of AR-15 rifles in recent days.

“There seems to be a fear they will be banned, and it’s fairly likely,” he added. “Obama and Biden are driven to eliminate firearms from the face of the country.”

Gun stores and trade groups have reported a spike in firearms sales in the run-up to the November 4 election victory of Democrat Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden, who many perceive as strongly pro-gun control.

6 thoughts on “Obama good for gun sales

  1. law of unintended consequences in action.

    Let’s just hope those extra purchases are not by nutters who want to assassinate him.

  2. There was a massive increase in gun sales in Australia in the period leading up to the ban on semi-autos and the registration of rifles and shotguns in 1996/97. Of course, none of them were registered. They just disappeared into places like attics and wall cavities, out of the government’s clutches.

    That of course led to blood in the streets, a massive crime wave and the settling of neighbourhood disputes with shoot outs. Not.

  3. Like David says this is really just the result of people expecting more regulations on sales to go through. Buy your guns now before they are taken off the shelves.

  4. The thing I most liked about that was the woman being referred to as the ‘victim’ , as distinct from the attacker who was shot dead. In the Australian media he would be the victim and she would have been referred to as the ‘gun totin’ granny’ or something like that despite his intention to rape her.

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