Obama Election Spurs Gun Sales

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Guns and Ammo

Looks like Barack Obama’s election is already stimulating the economy.

The firearm economy that is.

That’s right, guns are flying off the shelves all over the nation as gun owners rush to buy a large variety of rifles and handguns out of the fear that Obama and the Democratic controlled congress will pass drastic gun control laws.

I’m pretty sure guns will not be at the top of the agenda once Obama takes office and I’m not too worried about the Democrats unduly infringing on our Second Amendment rights. I don’t think they’ll want to create that kind of wedge issue and will choose to stick to the more mainstream measures of reinstating the assault weapons ban and expanding background checks to include gun shows.

I could be wrong, but I’m betting, even after the Obama administration, there will still be plenty of guns available for purchase.

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9 Responses to “Obama Election Spurs Gun Sales”

  1. Agnostick Says:

    “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And it’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

    Validation, pure and simple.


  2. Mike A. Says:

    It should be evident that, even if he wanted to, it would be very difficult for Obama to ban guns or gun sales immediately. So why are people doing this? Maybe the campaign smear campaigns have worked. Maybe there’s a non-negligible percentage of Americans who believe he’s a muslim looking to destroy the country. We are more divided than united.

  3. Brian Says:

    Six months into the new administration, gun sales will start to lag. This will also be blamed on Obama when the truth is that everybody is buying all the guns they want/can afford now.

  4. Matt Says:

    The Democrats have come to realize that trying to restrict guns to control crime is a futile attempt and does more harm to law abiding gun owners. Their party platform has reflected this. The Right is flipping out because they still believe the democrats wanna snatch guns. And to think, After every democratic President – we still have guns!

    Why do all of these outrageous wedge issues come to a head every four years? It’s almost like we’ve got selective amnesia or something.

  5. Jimmy the Dhimmi Says:

    People between 18-25 will be forced to enlist in a civilian defense corps, so maybe they need training on how to use guns properly; or perhaps you may need to stock up on guns for when the civilian defense corps comes knocking at your door requiring you to join when you don’t want to, so you need something to scare them off.

    Depends on how you look at it.

  6. John Says:


    What’s wrong with that? Seriously. Israel has it, Korea, Italy, a host of other nations. It couldn’t kill for American’s to expect everyone, regardless of race, sex, levels of wealth to sacrifice something for this nation. It would be compensated time. You could do it the summer after HS and be in College in the Fall. Or if that doesn’t work you have a period of 7 years to complete it. It would be just like the national guard, where your employer must take you back. I think it should be for 1 yr. I’m not sure 3 mo’s would complete much. You could also do civil corps as well, where you work on city’s and for the community. Expecting people to care enough to give something back to this nation, beyond the taxes that people like you don’t even want to pay, is not un-american. Did you feel the same about the draft to fight Vietnam? Was that un-american? The only un-american about that were the draft defers of Cheney and the puss as national guard service of Bush, and Clinton as well for the most part. Service for your nation should not be optional.

  7. RPC Says:

    The same thing happened when Clinton was elected.

  8. Rob in Denver Says:

    Assuming that a proposal to repeal the Second Amendment musters two-thirds support from both houses of Congress — or that two-thirds of the state legislatures request a national Constitutional convention to do the same — I doubt 38 of 50 states would ratify it.

  9. Jimmy the Dhimmi Says:

    “Democrats for the Draft.”

    That will help them get re-elected, surely John.

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