Skip to comments.Gun Sales Hinge on Obama Re-Election
Posted on 09/14/2012 3:28:35 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
As Cabela's Inc. CAB +0.45%prepares the selection of guns it will sell for the holiday season and winter hunting, the outdoor-gear retailer has two plans: one if President Barack Obama is re-elected, and one if he isn't.
The Sidney, Neb.-based retailer and other companies in the guns-and-ammo business say if Mr. Obama wins a second term they are preparing for a surge in salesthe same as they saw after he was elected in 2008from buyers fearful the president would back policies to make buying a gun more difficult. If Republican challenger Mitt Romney wins, though, the chain plans to stock more items such as waterproof boots and camouflage hunting gear.
"If Mitt Romney is elected and there's no perceived threat on the freedom to own guns, people might decide to spend disposable income on things like outerwear instead," said Joe Arterburn, a Cabela's spokesman.
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This country won’t survive another four years of Communism.
I know plenty of people who will buy more guns and ammo if Zippy wins. Very sensible.
You don’t need to stock up on bread and milk when there is no emergency. You can get them whenever needed. But if you think the supply will be cut off, you need to stock up ASAP.
If Romney wins the United States MIGHT survive.
I’m laying here with a torn ligament, hoping I can take my guns and outerware elk hunting come November. If they have to throw me in a wheelchair, and haul me in the back of the truck, I’m going.
I don’t think Obama has been the only reason for strong gun sales. There are a lot of other things going on, not the least of which is a general felling of uncertainty.
If 0baMao loses, there'll likely be rioting - at least in the short-term
Not everyone will be poor if O is re-elected.
The gun, booze and drug industries will be booming...
I recently sold some non-performing technolgy stocks and moved the money into gun, ammo, and oil stocks.
Of course this is all hypothetical since I own no guns.
one to an elderly couple/next door neighbors, one for my EX, and the rest for trade/barter
I would also advise people to learn to reload for an emergency. Loading your own ammunition will prove to be one of the most valuable skills in a SHTF scenario. I took up reloading this year and just passed my 4000th round.
Also bought a furnace to cast my own bullets should the need ever arise.
Given the state of adrenalin overload the American public has been subjected to over the past decade, the overall sales of personal sidearms, from small pistols (and corollary self-protections items like stun guns or pepper spray), to rifles and shotguns suited to home defense, might not be much affected at all. The elevation of Barack Hussein Obama to national office did provide some additional boost, but the growing lawlessness, and the critical limitations placed on police in exercising their authority, has contributed greatly to the search for personal body defense.
Once the possession of personal sidearms and concealed carry reaches a critical level, personal assaults and home invasions become very rare occurrences.
Particularly if the “stand your ground” or “castle doctrine” defense is recognized and applied in court.
I wouldn’t even demand registration with any government body. But I would demand universal training in the use, care, safety and proficiency concerning such handguns, and absolutely before taking possession of a weapon of any kind.
The Swiss have the right idea concerning possession of sidearms. No army would EVER invade Switzerland.
Obama had a rectum transplant and the rectum rejected him.
“The last test of truth is ridicule.” H. L. Mencken
When considering reloading, I look at which items are most critical and which I can make myself if necessary. Casting bullets is fairly easy. You can scrounge discarded brass casings. I think primers would be the most difficult “do it yourself” item. You could substitute black powder for smokeless powder in an emergency.
I think a persons primary priority should be primers followed by smokeless powder.
Make sure you get your bullet molds NOW. Elec furnace is nice and convenient but you can melt wheel weights and lead on an open fire. Finding the bullet molds you need when the SHTF problematic. Oh, and snag the wheel weights when you can. Check reload forums for various alloy qualities and lubes.
“This country wont survive another four years of Communism.”
Au contraire, wastedyears. That opens the table to a discussion about what to do with a few thousand of these upper echelon commie bastards infesting the United States.
We know a few facts about them:
* They’re cowards.
* They can’t fight for crap.
* They’re desperately trying to recruit 30-IQ Muslim goat-humpers as a surrogate army because they don’t have the guts to face us.
* The FBI has declared war against the Marine Corps and the CIA political brass did the same against the Navy Seals.
Best wishes to you and yours.
DITTO. Feds printing to 40 billion per month. If unemployment does not drop we may end up like Japan, sluggish and low employment. Japan began her lost decade with a gov surplus, trade surplus and high savings rate. US began hers with gov deficit, trade deficit, and high consumer debt. Good news if Romney wins is gun prices will drop because gun makers over produced. If demand drops, prices will drop drastically due to over capacity. Will be a good time to pick up more guns. I am a prepper who intends to have a cache (sizable number of the same type of weapons) to organize my street.
When Obama gets his BIG WISH and declares marshal law, he will supend the Constitution and declare that ALL private guns must be turned in to his police force that will over run the country and do as they want without ANY controls. Your rights, liberty and property will BELONG to the dictator in charge.
I am buying primers.....but I also have contingency plans. There is a Kindle edition of “Improvised Munitions” which ahows how to make your own primers. After the katrina confiscation, it is a must have book.
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