Skip to comments.Many Gun Owners Think Obama Will Try to Ban Gun Sales
Posted on 10/21/2009 7:54:13 PM PDT by neverdem
Fifty-five percent of this group, and 41% of all Americans, hold this belief
PRINCETON, NJ -- A new Gallup poll may explain recent reports of increased gun and ammunition sales in the U.S. Majorities of those who personally own a gun (55%) and of those with a gun in the household (53%), as well as 41% of all Americans, believe that President Obama "will attempt to ban the sale of guns in the United States while he is president."
"Gallup's question documents that for a majority of gun owners, the belief that the president intends to try to ban the sale of guns is apparently quite real."
The issue of Obama's intentions relating to guns has particular relevance given the widespread news reports of sharply increased sales of guns and ammunition. Many of these reports suggest that the reason behind these increased sales is the belief -- right or wrong -- that the president intends to severely curtail the legal availability of guns and ammunition. A recent National Public Radio news story, for example, reported: "Gun dealers and bullet-makers are straining to keep up with record demand for ammunition. Some dealers think it's because of fear that President Obama might limit gun use. Although the president has made no specific proposal, bullets for sportsmen have been scarce for months."
And similar themes were struck in an Associated Press report: "American bullet-makers are working around the clock, seven days a week, and still cannot keep up with the nation's demand for ammunition. Shooting ranges, gun dealers, and bullet manufacturers say they have never seen such shortages. Bullets, especially for handguns, have been scarce for...
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People are not buying guns because they fear bans.
they are trying to control ammunition.. a gun is useless without it. People are buying guns because people know something stinks and that things just dont feel right.
quite a lot of them did.
I suppose that's possible, but a lot of people already bought the guns they want, and in this economy, who can afford to buy yet another one?
Drugs are illegal, so are invaders from other countries, and they haven't really slowed any of that down, do they really think they can stop guns?
Earle Stanley Gardner, the author of all the old Perry Mason novels was reputed to have a collection of homemade firearms, some rather sophisticated (not your average zip gun).
They going to start regulating machine tools and metal stock next?
Obama is not going to ban guns.
That what his panel of Czars is for. :)
I have bought six since May.
Guns are for banning Czars.
“That would only create a thriving black market”
It would create the second American Revoltion.
If Maurice Hinchey votes for a ban, look for an exemption for members of Congress!
That’s why my 27 July ammo order from Cabela’s hasn’t filled yet....
No worries....I’m full up in 7 calibers.
The backorder is just to cover my practice needs.
Because he’s a Liberal, and all our recent Liberal Presidents have instituted gun bans: Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush...
I bought a 45 beretta in January because of a fear of bans. Great gun!
I am getting a Colt Delta Elite 10-mm. The rounds from this baby hit like a truck.
A Sig-Sauer 5.56-mm to compliment it.
They’ll NEVER take away our guns.
“Theyll NEVER take away our guns.”
Any rational person who realizes that an estimated 300-million guns are owned by our citizens and that trying to take them away is suicide.
You are a very rich man! /ggg
And more are to come. I believe in peace through superior firepower.
>> Theyll NEVER take away our guns.
Don’t be so sure - a whole bunch of us will run down to the Po-lice station like wussy-men and stand in line. (Uh, not me, though.)
Armas? Por qué? El gobierno los protegerá. (Guns? Why? The government will protect you) Fidel Castro
I believe he will create a situation where guns are confiscated.
Sorry, we are not Cuban. Our laws are derived from the constitution, which is my law book. Civil disobedience will be normal. Look at who showed up at the Mall on 9-12, better yet, look who didn’t show up.
Are you going to participate?
I’ve read stories, this is the MAIN reason we haven’t been invaded.
There is no situation where that will happen and there are over 300-million guns that are privately owned in this country. The situation you talk about will lead to Civil War II faster than you can take a crap.
I purchased my last gun a couple of days ago.
I’m working on food for all of the kids......
That is 100% correct. For example the Utah state militias brag that they can make it 20-times worse than Iraq or Afghanistan for any invading force.
These posts are motivated by raw greed. Gun sellers are constantly trying to stir people up to buy guns and ammunition because Obama has made them rich and they want more. I tried to sell almost all of my guns on the secondary market and almost no one is willing to pay what appears to be market price for any of them. Only when I dropped the price a bit on two of them was I able to sell them for UNDER market value. The entire framework of this discussion is a lie and I am sick and tired of it being posted. I mean that directly and honestly.
Of bigger concern, I think Obama will try to ban or at least delay the Nov 2010 elections citing a disease outbreak. I think the current H1N1 scare is mostly a test market to see if he can scare the bejesus out of enough people so as to declare martial law in early November 2010 and delay elections “until the situation stabilizes” - i.e., never.
Which country under which ruler is now further left - Venezuela or the U.S.?
When John Lott and Obama were both on the same faculty in Chicago, Lott introduced himself to Obama. According to Lott, Obama said, “Lott? Your the gun guy, right?”.
Lott said, “Yeah, I guess I am.”
Obama said, “I don’t beleive people should be allowed to own guns”, turned around and walked away.
What else do you need to know?
I found a great place near me that sells dented food. I bought 196 of veggies last week for less than $30, our pantry is flourishing. We’re stocking up and preparing. We’re on a well and septic. Thank God, we’re ready. We’ve gone ‘galt’ a couple years ago and are doing minimal to contribute to this catastrophe.
I disagree. They are floating studies detailing the “heath risks” of gun ownership. Declare guns a “health” hazard and regulate them out of our hands. No act of congress required.
Imagine Utah and all of us outside Utah. This is Bambi’s fear. He knows we’re here.
Nope. There is far more “gun awareness” now than when Clintoon was pres. And Clintoon was a lot more popular.
Local and State authorities will balk at any confiscation attempt. We have an awful lot of folks on our side this time.
Us Bitter Clingers.
He doesn’t have to ban them. The California economy is so bad right now that a lot of younger gun owners are selling their guns to make make rent or car payments. I see more used guns for sale now and the asking prices are coming down all the time. I have taken advantage of it and picked up some I wanted but it does give me pause. He doesn’t have to ban guns, just tank the economy enough so people have to sell them. The prices dropping will just accelerate the selling.
You can sell your guns or not. I’m not willing to give up my freedom for your inability to sell your weapon, I’m not willing to take that chance, especially given our current anti-American governmnet. If our country is disarmed, then we fall. I’ll keep my guns, thank you.
Lots of them seem to have no problem with the idea that they are guaranteeing obama will be a one-term President. It doesn't seem to bother them that many of them will be voted out the very next time they're up for election. They are pushing has hard and fast for as much as they can.
Given that environment, any and every long-term wet dream of the radical socialists on the left are in play. I would not put it past them. They are pushing hard, maybe even trying to provoke a serious firearms related incident to give themselves an excuse. Heck, they may manufacture one here shortly if no-one obliges them. The state-run media gives them cover on any issue they want, truth be hanged. I think they'll try it, and it may get very, very ugly.
I think you are absolutely correct. I do not trust this government any further than I could throw the national debt. Never in the history of our Country have we the citizens need our firearms as much as we do now. The government is making unprecedented pushes to control our lives in numerous ways. Perhaps the only thing stopping them from a complete melt-down of our Constitution is the fear of the armed citizenry.
Zero can declare martial law a dozen times, and no one will give a shit.
Heh, if he declared martial law, instead of the military enforcing it, they’d probably arrest him and lock him up! :0). I have several friends with rank in the military, and I know how they feel about him.
* Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.
All we can hope for is conservatives to counter this. Sadly, it won’t happen with this current crop of rinos. This is why we’re stocking up. Most of our Republican reps are failing us. We’re all waiting for 2010. That is the make or break date of our Republic.
Yeh, but someone else will buy them, and when SHTF, they can be distributed to friends....
Once they get the health care bill passed, they'll go after guns, hammer and tongs. But within government health care, once they drive most people to the "government option", they'll deny care, or have ridiculously high rates, for those who own guns, including their dependents. Of course they'll dig into the transaction logs of the "instant check" system to find out who to deny or gouge.
I’d sell my car before my gun and take the bus. I’d figure it out. I’d never sell me weapon.
Anything like that will be the..go signal. I say bring it now. We need to bring this to a boil for a lancing. I want these fights ended so that my kids and their kids can live the American Dream.