Skip to comments.Gun sales boom in expectation of Obama re-election
Posted on 03/04/2012 5:19:01 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
FORT WORTH, Texas Gun sales are booming across Texas, and some buyers say their growing belief that President Barack Obama will inevitably be re-elected is fueling their race to bear more arms.
And sales haven't just risen in Texas. There's been a rush nationwide, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( http://bit.ly/y3YDO6) reported in Sunday's edition.
The Cheaper than Dirt gun store in Fort Worth set a sales record for February, said store owner DeWayne Irwin, who described the rush as similar to one seen shortly after Obama's 2008 election.
"We're at the top of the roller coaster, and we're about to plummet down the side," Irwin told the Star-Telegram. "It's fixing to happen again. I don't know if it will be to the same extent it was before, but I see it coming."
Alan Korwin, author of nine books on gun laws and operator of a gun laws website, said peopleare worried that Obama's re-election would embolden a major gun control push.
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Damn.. only to wait three days to get your prize..
Panic mongers. If the number of gun owners and believers in the second amendment would vote against Obama, he would lose in a landslide.
I expect him to lose in November. His popularity is a myth.
Pray that the Kenyan is defeated; Pray for America!
As a father of young children, I truly fear for their future should the usurper cling to power.
I think he is going to lose too, but will be buying guns in the comjng months I believe will be outlawed just in case.
No mention of the worry about the coming economic riots, eh?
That's what I'm hearing people say and worry about.
I did my share.
I’m in Texas, bought a Ruger hand gun early last week - there I was, a woman having a good time with the Texas Red Necks who were there, too, only they were buying ammo. A man came in a little later to buy a gun.
I was surprised there were that many men at one time buying ammo.
It takes 30-45 min. for all the paperwork, then you get the gun. I couldn’t believe one of the questions I had to answer: “Are you a wanted felon?” Yes or No. I laughed out loud at that one.
I recently joined a 2nd gun club. They had a mandatory safety class for all new members. There were about 60 people who signed up just that one month.
It's good these days to be in the firearms business.
I'm glad to see that 'the targeted' are starting to recognize that fact and are deciding not to become prey.
There was a guy just down the road from me ripping off bursts from (I believe) an AR-15 all afternoon.
The guy is doing his best to reshape America with his friends the MB and Ayers.... add in race based, religious con tent by the great divider.
Blackface as a destroyer.
I went to a show this weekend where you normally just pay and walk in. The parking lot was jammed and there was a line running for more than the length of the exhibition hall. Gun prices appeared to be ~$200 north of market on anything nice. There was a constant stream of people leaving with hand trucks and luggage carts stacked with ammo. Also noticed a lot of men looking to sell long guns and pistols. Most of the sales appeared to be handguns, though one guy did buy a mint sks before I got back to it. When entering the section of the hall where the big ammo dealer was, it was literally physical contact on all sides; it looked like one of those Japanese subway videos where they have “pusher” employees to cram the maximum number of riders into the cars. I go to just about every local show and I’ve never seen people buying ammo by the (multiple!) crate the way they were this weekend. It was actually a little spooky to see.
Mittens isn’t any better than Obammy. Don’t rest on your laurels if Mittens is the nominee. We better focus on the house and senate either way. I’m afraid what with Obammy’s leftist bent and Mittens NE liberal conceding approach to governing we’re screwed either way. The real danger is if either one of these bozos gets in the Supreme Court is lost. BOTH Obammy & Mittens are proven anti 2nd Amendment traitors.
I went to my gun shop to see what they had in trade in, the rack (one) had nine rifles. The place was packed and the Henry 22 mangum I wanted isn’t to had, it way over ordered.
And let’s face it, if we have a right to FREE birth control, we also have a right to FREE guns. It’s one of the few contemporary Rights that actually IS in the Constitution...
I will be getting in line for my FREE B.A.R. and a couple 1911 .45’s. Thank you very much...
It’s spring. We saw the unwashed occupiers during the winter, and fully expect them to pop on back up as the push to re-elect Obama gets into full swing.
It will be the summer of I Wants, I betcha, with dueling priests of the Gimme religion going against each other. High gas prices, high food prices, and a budget so blown to pieces that 2 trillion in debt will likely be racked up before the election.
It’s going to get dirty.
‘Behind every blade of grass’ bump.
Hubby and I went to a gun show in Georgia yesterday only to find the line to get in was all with way around the building- the show opened at 9 am and it was 1 pm!!! The was a line of cars to get to the parking lot and I figure the additional line of about 40-50 cars was waiting for unavailable parking spaces.
Went today instead and some vendors packed it up and had left- they sold everything yesterday!!
Agreed- it is nuts!!!!