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Gun sales boom in expectation of Obama re-election
http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/03/04/3782747/gun-sales-boom-in-expectation.html ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloat; elections; newt4romney; obama; sourcetitlenoturl; youwillnotdisarmus
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To: blam
No mention of the worry about the coming economic riots, eh? That's what I'm hearing people say and worry about.

That's what I hear too...

21 posted on 03/04/2012 5:57:31 PM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-media complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew')
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To: SoFloFreeper
If the number of gun owners and believers in the second amendment would vote against Obama, he would lose in a landslide.

“It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes”

22 posted on 03/04/2012 6:01:53 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This country is going to head into communist culture.

They do not want you to have a life, period, because in their eyes you are taking the lifeless life of some Kenyan on the other side of this “Climate Changing” feeling world.

It is politicaly incorrect to be anything, let alone self defense and, golly, owning firearms.

This is the last bastion of our freedoms, folkes, and the Founders knew it.


23 posted on 03/04/2012 6:09:33 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: JudgemAll
MOLON LABE!
24 posted on 03/04/2012 6:13:15 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Paisan
Sorry, the Free Beer college constituency got in line ahead of you. From Politico:

College and study create a stressful environment. Nothing helps to ease that stress better than copious amounts of alcohol on the weekends. Sure, it's a choice, but it helps me in my day to day. And, hell, everyone drinks beer on the weekend at college, right? But alcohol is getting expensive. Inflation is making it almost unaffordable. It's not right. So, going forward, the government really should start subsidizing my need for a kegger on the weekend. Everyone KNOWS we're gonna drink and everyone knows the dangers and costs drinking might create on society. It only makes sense that my daily six-pack needs should be paid for by taxpayers. Everyone's doing it.

26 posted on 03/04/2012 6:19:12 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SoFloFreeper
>If the number of gun owners and believers in the second amendment would vote against Obama, he would lose in a landslide.<

If HALF the number of gun owners and believers in the second amendment would vote against Obama, he would lose in a landslide.

27 posted on 03/04/2012 6:20:42 PM PST by Jerrybob
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To: salander

If obama wins a 2nd term, look.for him to go after black rifles, 10+ round magazines, or both.


28 posted on 03/04/2012 6:26:12 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Don’t forget to stock up on ammunition.... hollow points for varmints.


29 posted on 03/04/2012 6:26:30 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Meant to say pistol magazines for the latter half of that post.


30 posted on 03/04/2012 6:26:59 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Ive seen the same thing. I bought an ar15 last weekend from a small gun store that just opened up, in a town of 13,000. While I was there he sold two more ar15’s and was completely out of. 223 ammo. I went back in this weekend to buy a few extra clips, and he had two more guys there looking at ar’s. And another 4 guys looking at other stuff. As for people who don’t think obama can be re-elected, remember 50% of the country is on some kind of welfare, and pay no taxes, those people don’t want to lose uncle sugar. We have an attorney general who will turn a blind eye to votor fraud and a media that will ignore it. Gas prices will fall shortly before the election. If we take any action on Iran, it will be around October, you can count on it.


31 posted on 03/04/2012 6:44:51 PM PST by Husker24
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To: Red in Blue PA
Bought my first pistol last week. Ruger SR9 with 17 round magazines. What a nice weapon. Fired 50 rounds through it yesterday.

Gotta get more ammo.

32 posted on 03/04/2012 6:47:28 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Husker24
Gas prices will fall shortly before the election. If we take any action on Iran, it will be around October, you can count on it.

Don't you see the contradiction between those two events?

33 posted on 03/04/2012 6:48:11 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This weekend there was a local gun show, 1/2 line of cars to get into the parking lot a couple of hours after it opened, skipped that and went to gun store and walmart for ammo.

I got the last few boxes of 00 buck shot at both places.


34 posted on 03/04/2012 6:50:12 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Red in Blue PA
Gun sales boom in expectation of Obama re-election,

Not expectation....FEAR.

35 posted on 03/04/2012 6:51:33 PM PST by digger48
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To: Red in Blue PA
Gun sales boom in expectation of Obama re-election,

Not expectation....FEAR.

36 posted on 03/04/2012 6:51:51 PM PST by digger48
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To: Husker24

Magazines. Not clips. You use clips on some revolvers and on fixed magazine semi automatic rifles. AR15s use magazines.


37 posted on 03/04/2012 6:53:42 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Vermont Lt

I know, I was just being lazy. I’m typing on a kindle.


38 posted on 03/04/2012 6:56:26 PM PST by Husker24
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To: SoFloFreeper

I expect him to lose in November. His popularity is a myth.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I agree. Its what happens between now and November as Obama calls out his activist thugs to terrorize America, that causes the gun rush.

Riots , just like Obama had Odinga do in Kenya in Nov. 2007. If you are a fascist in power like Obama, you terrorize the electorate to get your way.The people will shoot back.The question will be whether Obama will declare martial law and postpone the election? The guns being purchased right now may figure significantly in that equation.


39 posted on 03/04/2012 7:10:41 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I expect him to lose in November. His popularity is a myth.

I believe that this will be the nastiest campaign at the very least, since the civil war. And this will certainly be the most corrupt election in history, with rampant voter fraud and huge numbers of illegal aliens voting.

Mark

40 posted on 03/04/2012 7:15:57 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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