Saturday, November 15, 2008
Obama Sells Guns
WorldNetDaily reported Thursday on the rise in gun sales since the election.
Gun sales have skyrocketed since Barack Obama was elected, and many gun owners say they are concerned the nation's next president and a Democratic-controlled Congress will impose a ban on assault rifles and firearm ownership.
From Nov. 3 to Nov. 9, the FBI reported 374,000 background checks on people purchasing guns – a 49 percent jump from last year. Dealers are reporting larger-than-usual sales since Election Day, according to the Chicago Tribune. The rush to buy weapons is more intense than in the days following Y2K and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Dallas, Texas, gun shop owner DeWayne Irwin said the election, combined with an unstable economy, triggered a firearms dash at his store.
"People are terrified of losing their right to protect themselves," Irwin told the Tribune. "The volume is 10 times what we ever expected. It started with assault rifles, but at this point people are buying ammunition, high-capacity magazines, Glocks – it's all flying off the shelf. With the economy the way it is, people are worried about instability. They are scared of civil unrest."
One of the newer advertisers on the talk radio station here is a gun shop in the San Diego area. Since the election, one of their ads has the gun shop manager saying he voted for Obama--not for President, but for Employee of the Month. "Gun Ban Obama, you see, has sold more guns in the last few months than all the Gun Exchange employees combined."
And I thought Obama was going to be bad for the economy...