Skip to comments.Gun sales, background checks soar after President Barack Obama re-election
Posted on 11/22/2012 3:01:20 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
NAPLES, Fla - Sleeping with a knife under her pillow wasn't enough anymore. Denise Barra needed a gun for protection.
Fearing more stringent gun laws could soon be enacted after the reelection of President Barack Obama, the single mother of two stopped by an East Naples gun shop to get educated and maybe purchase a new weapon for her bedside table.
"This is a right I have in this country," said Barra, 34, a Naples resident. "Why not take advantage of it and be safe and secure in my own home and not rely on calling 911 or the police if God forbid something should happen?"
Government officials confirm that gun sales and background checks have spiked in Florida and nationwide since Obama's reelection on Nov. 6. And local gun shop owners say they've noticed a curious trend more women like Barra are purchasing firearms for protection.
"There's quite a big jump from two weeks before versus two weeks after the election," said Eric Sandberg, owner of Centennial Arms in East Naples. "It's above and beyond snowbirds coming back into town and buying guns. It would have been a lot different if someone else was elected. There's a big fear of gun control."
On Election Day this year, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducted 2,227 background checks, up from 1,165 on the same day last year. On Nov. 7, the day after Obama was reelected, more than 3,000 people in Florida submitted requests to purchase firearms a number that's hovered around 2,700 since, the FDLE reported.
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Glock 17 Gen 4 was purchased 24 hours after the election.
Many of us sense something very sinister is about to occur.
Don’t forget. Fatass Mikey Moore’s 97 year old MorOn.org mistress is still out there somewhere. She’s gonna want to “burn this M!#@^#!F!#@$%! down when Barry Benghazi has to move out in 2017.
Ended up buying a Colt Python!
That's why I can't go to gun stores anymore.
Every gun you purchase is registered with the fed gov. What the heck makes you think that they will not take them away? They have every bit of info on you that they need.
Know the feeling well. My wife won’t even let me go to Scheels by myself any longer. If I didn’t buy a new gun, i’d trade up one of the older ones.
I’m thinking of another AR-15 in 300 Blackout and purchasing a suppressor for it.
I’d be wealthy if I could get my “just to look” money back. LOL
Saw the old Red Dawn the other night.
1st thing the Cuban Commander(think he was a Cuban) told his guys was to go to the sporting goods store and get the list of all who purchased weapons and go round them up.
Fine sir and where did this boat go down and did you file a claim with the insurance company and if so we need the documentation.
Good taste, and I’m a Smith fan.
I thought instant background checks were done by the NCIS.
With one hundred million gun owners, only one in a hundred has to resist and the government suffers horrible losses and even worse press. Government agents have families to go home to, also.
If your really concerned I would break a window,toss a few drawers etc,call the local boys in blue and file a report provided all are registered to start.
I got a great deal on it on the internet, the guy dropped it off & I paid cash.
First time I used it and never got around to insuring it, and that’s the real tragedy.
Why must you torment me as I deal with this terrible loss of my rowboat & all my firearms?
Spiked in Florida?
The state that went Obama?
Thanks. And I'm a Smith guy, too.
I have a healthy collection of K and J frames. Also just picked up a 19-3 that is an old police gun (just couldn't pass it up). The Python is my first Colt.
If it gets to that point a few PVC Tubes filled with some desicant capped and burried out back some place is a plan.
We need to have a Revolver porn thread sometime. If I post one I’ll ping you to it.
The 19 is a great gun, I’ve had several, but only one now. A 19-3 in 2.5”.