We are in the midst of a gun sales surge within a gun sales surge. While there are plenty of reasons for the dramatic uptick, there’s no denying that the prospect of four more years of an Obama presidency gives millions of gun owners the heebie-jeebies. The thinking: a lame-duck Obama would do what he wanted to do all along re: firearms. Namely, champion gun control. Never mind legislative impotence. As the ATF’s court-delayed long gun registration scheme proves, the Prez could grab (i.e. restrict and regulate) guns by executive fiat. But is that actually true? Aside from the aforementioned illegal registry, the CIC has done nothing to roadblock this country’s move towards greater gun rights. If the President was going to crusade against guns, I reckon he would have done it in Phoenix [above]. Would a reinvigorated Obama dare touch what’s become the third rail in American politics? How realistic is the latest wave of gun-buying paranoia/wariness/common sense?