Skip to comments.Gun Sales and the Election
Posted on 10/30/2008 10:20:48 PM PDT by neverdem
Charlotte, NC (WBTV)- "They're worried about it...worried about their second amendment rights." Larry Hyatt of Hyatts Gun Shop told WBTV's Rob Tufano
Usually this time of the year Larry Hyatt's gun sales pretty much consist of hunting weapons but the last few months most of his customers have been grabbing up pistols and military type weapons.
"They're buying self defense guns and military type guns because they feel like they'll be the first one's to have anti gun legislation passed on them."
He wouldn't call his customers panicked just concerned that if Senator Obama wins the White House and Democrats continue to control the House and Senate they're second amendment rights may be scaled back why this cause for concern?
"They NRA has put out a lot of info"
They have also hit the air with these blistering commercials that claim Obama supports banning shotguns and rifles used by hunters.
Nonsense according to the Seanators website which says the Obama respects the second amendment will protect the rights of hunters and other law abiding Americans to purchase own and use guns.
The Senator does support reinstating the ban on assault weapons and closing what he calls a loophole that lets people buy pistols at gunshows without thorough background checks but most a lot of Hyatt's customers don't buy what they call the rhetoric a lot of them convinced an Obama Presidency just may be the start of that slippery slope to abolishing the second amendment.
Searching obama gun control on Yahoo News for three pages and mostly you find stories about increased sales at gun stores all over the country.
Its real and it is happening. There is a serious undercurrent running that I believe will sweep Øbama away
The PEOPLE dont believe you Senator Gubmint
Who has the best deals on ammo?
Now I KNOW what Santa is bringing for Christmas...
Beretta Xtrema2 Demonstration
but hey, lets ban the black gun.
THAT'S RACIST! L0L
Hope your'e right. Already got most of what I need but an Obama win will guarantee that the CC gets used for last minute purchases.
I suppose it depends what you are looking for, but right now Academy has 7.62x39mm Russian steel cased (Monarch, which is their store brand, but made by Barnaul?) for $2.99 a box. If you are lucky enough to live nearby one of their stores, that is a better deal that I can find anywhere on the internet.
That's enough for me. If Hussein is elected, I will be spending thousands on guns, their accessories, and ammo come January. Unlike the 1994 ban, I fear they will do it 'right' this time.
Everyone is shopping. I see Grannys stocking up on ammo
Øbama has a transition team working on the implementation of an E4473 for that will put all purchases on an electronic database.
This guy is bad news. We know his track record
I think people are forgetting that there’s still 3 months to stock up on these things.
Thats a good price!
Prices are already going up
What I really need is .45 and .38, i’ve got almost 1,000 rounds of 30.06 rifle and .22LR.
look for reloads. .45 is $18 a 50 rd box for the cheapest russian target ammo
As soon as I acquire all of the weapons I plan on buying, I'm going to "sell them all at a gun show for cash" soon after. /wink
I probably won't remember the guy's name I sold them to, or even the exact date if asked a year later. How ever, I believe it was warm outside, so it was probably late spring or summer. "No such firearms here Mr. ATF Officer".
Realistically, probably at least year or so from now. Hussein wouldn't take office until 1.20.09, and I doubt any gun control would be on the agenda during the first 100 days, which would put any gun control legislation into the fall session. Having said that, I'm sure they wouldn't want to do any gun control during a congressional election year, so it would most certainly be late next year if they are going to do it.
Their idea of “right” is confiscation.
Decide what you’re going to do if that comes to pass.
I am amazed that anyone in the media could possibly get that single-sentence paragraph across the desk of any editor.
That has to be most embarrassingly illiterate sentence that I have seen from a "news organization", not to mention it is strikingly tendentious.
“...I doubt any gun control would be on the agenda during the first 100 days...”
If they have a fillibuster-proof majority and a willing President, we’ll find out real quick what the “tyranny of the majority” really is.
“if they are going to do it.”
Oh they’d do it, except Obastard is gunna loose.
But we should stock up anyway.
"MS-13 will follow the Hispanic community wherever it goes," he says. "The person you hire that's illegal doesn't look like a gang member to you. So you hire him. But then he brings along his cousin, his in-laws and then his children. And those people may have gang backgrounds. Plus, Charlotte is very unusual right now because you guys are growing. If there's construction in Charlotte, that's where they're going."
Only in America!
Homes get robbed often too.
There could be trouble starting next week.
I wouldn't wait too long if I were you. Prices are already starting to go up. My favorite gun dealer told me that at the gun show last weekend he completely sold out of all pistols for sale under $500. I decided not to wait and purchased another KAHR PM9 and another Bushmater AR. Was looking at the Rock River AR this time but several dealers told me I would have to order one and it was 8 to 10 weeks. I didn't want anything fancey, just a basic M4 type.
Ammo is also getting hard to find and damn expensive.
A couple weeks ago a picked up a Remington UMC Mega Pack (250 rounds) at Gander mountain for $79.
Both of those are brass cased, seem to shoot well through my 1911.
If you shop around you can do a little better that $18. Not much though! Makes me wish I had got more last year. Good luck.
Shop said they can hardly keep up with demand the last month or so. In one three day stretch last week they sold almost 700 guns!
I hear that they shoot well.
Hmmm.... I may have to go AR shopping this weekend. I’ve got a good excuse now, “Honey, I need to get it while I still can”.
“nonsense”, according to the Senators’ website???
Ok, I’m convinced...
So what is everyone upset about again???
Saw that too...
“Nonsense”, according to my website...
All of you have to join the NRA and send some money to them to stop this nonsense. It’s better to send the money to the NRA instead of bragging how many guns and ammunition you have stored up.
Fight them at the ballot box instead of wishing for the ammo box.
I just picked up a Baretta Storm in .40 S&W. I think I'll sell it at a gun show, too.
They will not take your guns from you. too risky.
Instead, their stealth maneuver will be to tax the ammo - will have same effect and they will not blamed for violating second amendment.
How much ammo will you buy if the tax is say $5 per shell.
Stock up now.
“I see Grannys stocking up on ammo”
What concerns me is the more aggressive measures that the Obama will take. He’s talking about a civilian defense force that is as big and well funded as our military.
I would not be suprised if he enlists a hoard of “brown shirts” from the inner cities of the blue states to help him enforce his “mandates”, which would likely include door-to-door illegal gun and ammo checks nation wide.
This would surely launch a civil war in this country, which is what the marxists want.
It’s still unclear who will be sworn in January 20.
Next Wednesday, either there will be a big sigh of relief and sales will plummet, or stores will be empty by the end of the week.
Here is a pic of training the anticipated Barack Hussein Obama "civilian defense force".
I thought so too. They had 5 left and debated getting two but didn't. I may just go back and get another today.
“They’re buying self defense guns and military type guns because they feel like they’ll be the first one’s to have anti gun legislation passed on them.”
I’m 44 years old. I have never owned a gun in my life, I’m not anti-gun (spent 8 years in the Army) but never saw a reason to own one. But obama scares me and if he wins (God forbid) I think I’ll need one.
So you folks out there in-the-know about guns, What do you think would be my best choice for home defense without going overboard?
I'm going to probably pick up another SKS or AK-47 this weekend.