Shock! Gun Sales Set to Soar if Obama’s Re-Elected

That crack about looking at an assault weapons ban in the presidential debate certainly did its part to stoke firearms sales. If the voters return Barack Obama to the White House for another term, fuhgeddaboutit. That said, there must be an upper limit to the number of firearms any given gun owner’s safe will keep and bear. That said, newbies may be fueling the current sales surge, as states liberalize concealed carry laws and gun culture 2.0 kicks in. In that sense, the firearms industry can’t lose. If Obama stays, so does Heller and McDonald (the Supreme Court decisions striking down handgun bans) and Call of Duty. If Romney replaces Obama as Commander-in-Chief, restrictive gun laws may fall even faster, with national reciprocity for concealed carry on the horizon. A couple of pro-gun Supreme Court nominees and Bob’s your gun-toting uncle. Good times.

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  1. avatar ensitu says:

    Gun Culture 2.o has already happened with the Butcher of Bengazi creating the Alamo in Libya with the intentional murder of US Govt assets, american citizens who could EASILY have been saved but help was denied 3 times!
    Tipping Point!

    1. avatar Chris says:

      I don’t see what connection or point you are trying to make.

      1. avatar AlphaGeek says:

        I believe I followed that.. Permit me to summarize for you:

        Black helicopters! UN treaties! Hide yo women, hide yo kids, hide yo guns!

  2. avatar USMCVeteran says:

    I have all the firearms I need, now it’s ammo, ammo, ammo.

    1. avatar Chris says:

      And 30 round magazines.

      1. avatar SD3 says:

        Exactly. It’s not the guns they’ll ban, but the high-cap mags. Buy the high-cap mags for the guns you want but can’t afford yet.

    2. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

      reload.. i’ve been doing it for years it’s custom tailored to your weapon, .it a fun hobby and they can’t control it…..but stock up on primers…that’s about the only thing they can control

    3. avatar John Jacob Jingleheimer Fritz says:

      Good point. I’m looking across the room at a newly acquired (as in an hour ago) but hardly necessary Vepr 7.62×39 and I’m thinking that I could’ve bought a bunch of Spam cans of ammo instead…

  3. avatar sanchanim says:

    Well this is sort of a DUH!
    One thing I can say is that people are certainly buying more. I think given the GOP’s additions to their platform we will see more liberal gun laws in the US as compared to if the DNC remains in control.

    The real issue I see here is the states reaction to any federal mandates with regard to gun regulation. Much of the laws we see here in California we done through interstate commerce. Like the gun approval list for sale within California. Those more than likely won’t change. You have a certain level of state sovereignty here, where individual states can either implement some sort of law to circumvent federal law, or may or may not except the laws passed.

    The up side is usually federal law could or should trump state law. This would fall to interpretation within the 9th circuit court. In this instance, lets say an Arizona resident is arrested in California for concealed carry. Arizona is a constitutional carry state. So he produces his Arizona license as his CCW. If Federal reciprocity is enacted, then if the Arizona resident is charged with anything there is a good chance of getting it thrown out.

    The fact that it would even come to this, is silly, and sad.

    1. avatar Taurus609 says:

      I keep asking this question, but no one seems to know….whatever happened to the National Reciprocity legislation that passed (I think) in the house?

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        It’s jammed up in committee in the Senate and will never see the light of day.

        1. avatar sanchanim says:

          Harry Reid can be thanked for that one..
          Almost everything that has passed the house is sitting in his inbox, never to go to the floor of the Senate.

        2. avatar Greg Camp says:

          Dianne Feinstein put a hold on the Senate bills, and there aren’t the votes right now to remove the hold.

    2. avatar Totenglocke says:

      Well they can use the bullshit they pulled with drinking and apply it to guns – sure, you have the legal authority to restrict what guns your citizens are allowed to buy, but if you do you can kiss federal funding for things such as roads goodbye.

  4. avatar Joe Grine says:

    Barring any October surprises, I think Romney may have this one in the bag. Voter Turnout is the key to getting Barry the Commie out of office.

    1. avatar island4diver says:

      According to the founder of the Heritage Foundation, the higher the turnout, the better it is for Democrats. BTW, Barry is at most an Eisenhower Republican. In many ways, he is to the right of Eisenhower. Obamacare is rehashed Heritage Foundation/Nixoncare reheated by a committee of three Republicans and three conservative Democrats.

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        Barry is at most an Eisenhower Republican.

        Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

        1. avatar Avid Reader says:

          +1

      2. avatar Anon in CT says:

        Thank you Mr. Talkingpointsbot

        I needed the chuckle.

      3. avatar Accur81 says:

        I want what you’re smoking!

    2. avatar Aharon says:

      I hope that you are correct.

      1. avatar Chris says:

        Obama hasn’t been the hero of liberalism that the left was hoping for. If he is left of the average Republican, he is also right of the more vocal parts of the Democratic party.

    3. avatar sanchanim says:

      Never ASSUME. Get out and vote.

      1. avatar JoshinGA says:

        You know what they say happens when you assume…you make an a$$ out of U and me. Lets not have an a$$ back in the whitehouse because we all assumed he would lose.

  5. avatar Taurus609 says:

    At the two gun stores I frequent, their supply of AR’s seem to be holding steady (as in the same rifles are still on the rack) and the prices have not changed. Now I have seen an uptick in 223 prices online, but not by that much.

    1. avatar Totenglocke says:

      Lord, I want a 223 caliber weapon. 18.58 feet in diameter means you can definitely take out anything you hit with that sucker!

      1. avatar Taurus609 says:

        Sorry, I was talking about 5.56/223 ammo, if I misspoke or made an error, my bad.

        And why does my name and email address keep getting lost, and I have to redo them?

        1. avatar Totenglocke says:

          Oh, I knew what you meant, I was just having fun with the lack of a . – it’s 5.56 / .223. =)

          No idea about the name and email address. Browser cache settings maybe?

  6. avatar Aharon says:

    My initial priority is now on buying more ammo, study re-loading and buy gear and supplies, buy extra mags for my Buck Mark Pistol, holsters, survival gear and supplies, etc.

  7. avatar ensitu says:

    You better shake a leg

  8. avatar ensitu says:

    At the most he’s Frank Marshal Davis’s illegitimate son

  9. avatar Chris says:

    Where is all this Romney love – he’s the one who’s actually SIGNED weapons bans.

    1. avatar JoshinGA says:

      Except he didnt…educate yourself, from the mouths of the MA gun owners themselves: http://www.goal.org/newspages/romney.html

      1. avatar Totenglocke says:

        Yea, I’ve seen plenty of MA gun owners say the exact opposite of that. I’m going to trust average Joe over a political fund any day for what it’s like living under Duke Romney. We’ve already seen what it’s like living under the rule of King Obama.

        1. avatar JoshinGA says:

          You’re obviously entitled to think what you want…

          Im not a single issue voter, so Obama actually coming out and stating in the debate he wanted a new AWB was the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. And I dont live in MA, nor do I know anyone personally who does. What I do know is that Romney would not commit political suicide in his first term by pushing for increased gun control, no matter how he personally feels. Barry has nothing to lose.

          4 more years of increasing the number of gun owners in this country could help our cause a lot. 4 more years of not having to waste time and money fighting BS new antigun laws in court. 4 more years of federal politics swinging our way. Ill take that over a president that wouldnt even bat an eyelash at signing a new and improved (see tougher, no sunset clause) AWB.

        2. avatar Totenglocke says:

          Hey, you’re allowed to hope that Romney wouldn’t sign another Scary Looking Weapons Ban. I don’t trust the scumbag not to. With as idiotic as our political system is anymore, I could definitely see Republican congressmen / senators peeing their pants in their rush to support anything Romney wants, no matter how bad it is. Romney has a long record of being anti-gun and he “magically” changed his stance (as with every other issue) when he wanted to run for President. At best, he’s a liar who just says whatever he has to in order to get elected.

  10. avatar noby says:

    Never you mind Romney’s previous actions and positions. He’s doing and saying what we need to hear right now. Isn’t that all that matters?

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

      Noby,

      Then vote for Obama. When the UN Arms Treaty 2.0 hits, ammo taxes, Difi / Feinstein / Holder / Emmauel / Yee, etc. propose additional stupid gun laws, the you have yourself to blame. Quick gut check: which cities and states have the most restrictive gun laws? The blue ones. Where can you actually carry? The red states.

      Or you can vote for the candidate whose VP is a hunter and has a balanced budget ready to roll.

      1. avatar JoshinGA says:

        Shhhhhh. Obama wasnt really telling the truth about wanting to take your guns. Said every liberal everywhere.

        Barry and the gang want a disarmed populace to jump start the creation of their utopia. Step 1 is Barry’s re-election. God help us if they get beyond that.

  11. avatar frankgon4 says:

    I feel my choices for President are between Dumb and Dumber. Yeesh. Mitt has come out a time or 2 against guns as had Obama, both saying “not needed for hunting”. I don’t trust either one of them.

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