Skip to comments.Obama May Inadvertently Boost Gun Sales
Posted on 12/17/2012 9:51:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
When President Barack Obama spoke to shell-shocked residents of Newtown, Conn., his words were meant to comfort.
"We can't tolerate this anymore," he said two days after a gunman murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. "These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change."
But the first change that could come from stepped-up efforts to prevent mass shooting is one the president doesn't intend: A surge in gun sales, and in profits for firearms manufacturers.
One irony of the gun-control movement is that gun sales usually rise whenever there's talk of new efforts to limit them. In fact, the firearms industry has enjoyed some of its best years ever since 2008, as if the grueling recession and weak recovery didn't even happen. The industry's economic impact rose from $6.8 billion in 2008 to $13.6 billion in 2011, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade group. That's a 100 percent increase over a time when overall economic output grew by only 11 percent. The gun business employs nearly 100,000 people, up from 76,000 in 2008. "Our industry is proud to be one of the bright spots in this economy," the NSSF proclaims in promotional literature...
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MAY? He already has with help from all the anti-gun clowns calling for more restrictions on inanimate objects. Heard Bushmasters have gone up 50% in price already.
Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.
since 2008 gun sales have skyrocketed!
I know people that are already doing so. Some are buying weapons for the first time. Others are getting their carry permits.
Every time the government makes a reach, so does the public.
BTW, That item you priced last week is now up at lest 15% n price.
Obama has been the best gun saleman for many a decade.
What idiots! BO is the firearm salesman of the year! Every human Wigan brain knows that!
No they weren't. 0bamugabe's words were entirely a calculated politicization of the massacre of teachers and babies. His intent was very clear and it did not include sympathy or grief.
Um, he already has!
Of the decade.
One thing must be conceded to Obama as indisputable historical fact rooted in history - Obama has been the greatest gun salesman in the entire peacetime history of the United States.
I don’t have the figures at the tips of my fingers, but he may be drawing close to Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Hideki Tojo in the overall running - if the numbers are restricted to rifles and pistols.
He has long since surpassed King George III and Kaiser Wilhelm.
I’ve heard Ohawhaw has caused a spike in tragic boating accidents as well.
They instinctively know that government is the most murderous force on earth, and their instincts are correct:
No, they weren't.
It looks like a handgun, only smaller.
Nothing could be further from the truth.