By Regis Giles of girlsjustwannahaveguns.com
The following is an article based off a phone interview between the author and Cameron Hopkins.
Gun store owner Cameron Hopkins of Westside Armory is causing the gun-control community to have a melt down. Why?
Well just read the title of his advertisement in the Las Vegas Review Journal, ‘Pre-Hillary Sale: Prices Will Skyrocket After Crooked Hillary Gets In’.
The inspiration for his ad came from a series of events, which started back in 2012 when Obama won his second term.
If Hillary gets elected we are going to see another wave of gun-control and we [gun store owners/manufacturers]are going to see another crazy spike in demand; just like we saw with Obama after his second election in 2012.
We had record numbers of background checks in November and December of 2012. In November there were 2.7 million and the month of December shattered that previous record.
There is no precedent for what happens when an anti-gun politician takes office.
So in anticipation for a ‘Pre-Hillary Sale’, I bought a large stock of guns in August. I thought people would realize what would happen if Hillary gets in.
But much to Cameron’s chagrin, people still seemed unable to read the ‘writing on the wall’.
August was our worst month of the year; September wasn’t much better and the first two weeks of October were also looking very, very slow.
Another gun dealer who has been in the business much longer than me said that his August was the slowest since 2009.
Summer sales have been dismal.
Shaking my head in realization I’m thinking, ‘Why aren’t people buying guns before Hillary gets in? Don’t they realize what’s going to happen?’
So I decided to take the bull by the horns and run an ad that directly addresses that.
So, that’s where the ‘Hillary Sale’ came from.
And my how the people have responded! Sales at his store have been very strong and on Monday, the very same day Hopkins’ ad went viral, there was a nationwide spike in firearms sales.
Looks like his ‘bull horn grabbing’ worked and people finally realized the dire situation a Hillary presidency would cause the gun-totting American.
I asked him if he thought Hillary’s bodyguards would take advantage of his gun sale, to which he laughingly replied, ‘No, because Hillary would never allow them to own more than one gun.’
SIDE NOTE: Maybe she will allow them to at least buy more than one bullet from Hopkins’ ammunition line, Super Vel Ammunition? But who knows, she isn’t exactly a ‘logical’ person when it comes to guns and such.
Ok, back to the interview…
Cameron has been running his sale ads with the Las Vegas Review Journal for roughly a year now. Never once have they rejected his adverts, until today. Just before our phone interview the newspaper informed him that they would not be running his ad.
So when I asked him how long this ‘Hillary Sale’ would be promoted he said:
Well it looks like only one week, because the newspaper that runs the ad are REFUSING to accept the ad again.
They are even refusing to add a substitute ad, which is also political in nature.
This current change in treatment is certainly none that Hopkins has seen before. One might be skeptical too, that the advertising department of this newspaper is being biased here.
Three women are running that department at the newspaper. So they work for a newspaper, they’re all female, and they’re rejecting the ad simply because it uses the phrase ‘crooked Hillary’ in it.
Can you say RED FLAG?
Someone should give the owner of the newspaper Sheldon Adelson–who is a staunch conservative–a call and notify him he has some liberals trying to block an anti-Hillary/pro-gun ad.
Cameron Hopkins has owned his gun store since June of 2014, but his career in the industry started back in 1984 as the Editor in Chief for the American Handgun Magazine. He has also worked with Surefire in sales and marketing, as well as played the role of consultant for major gun-manufacturers.
One could say he knows his sh-t on the ‘ins & outs’ of the firearms industry. Might even call him an expert, if you would be so bold.
All of this to say that his opinion on the political forecast for our second amendment right matters. Check out his response to a few of my questions below:
IN YOUR OPINION, WHO IS A BETTER GUN SALESMAN, OBAMA OR HILLARY?
Hillary will be a worse president and a better gun salesman.
After it is all said and done Obama is an ‘OBAMINATION’, but he is a weak abomination. He talks well, but he doesn’t act. Just look at what he did with that whole ‘line in the sand’ with Syria.
Just after Sandy Hook he came out with a tearful plea for more gun-control, so we can stop this senseless killing. But he didn’t do anything.
That’s what scares me about Hillary. She’s as every bit as bad as he is, but she is going to ram it through.
BECAUSE OF THE MOST RECENT ATTACKS ON OUR INALIENABLE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, DO YOU THINK THE GUN INDUSTRY WILL SUFFER IF POLITICIANS GOT THEIR WAY, LIKE HILLARY, AND PASSED THESE SUPPOSED ‘COMMON SENSE’ GUN LAWS?
Yes, I think she will chip away at it. She voted against the ‘Firearms Manufacturers Protection Act’.
There was a movement to be able to sue gun companies over any sort of tragedy that might have occurred. This movement wanted to sue Bushmaster for the Sandy Hook shootings; which is like suing Budwiser for getting a drunk driving ticket.
It’s not the fault of the manufacturer.
The ‘Firearms Manufacturers Protection Act’ [which would stop anyone from trying to sue a gun company due to a tragedy] did pass, but Hillary voted against it. So we know what she is going to do.
She is going to try and make gun-companies liable legally, bring back an assault rifle ban like her husband did and try to close what she refers to as the ‘online loop-hole’; which there is none.
IS HILLARY REALLY A PRO-WOMEN’S RIGHTS CANDIDATE IF SHE IS SO ANTI-GUN?
Well, with the way this question is phrased, no! She is trying to deny women the right of self protection.
DO YOU BELIEVE GUN CONTROL WILL SOLVE ANY OF OUR NATION’S GUN VIOLENCE PROBLEMS?
No, of course not. Criminals, by definition, don’t follow the law, so there are already criminals out there that possess guns. Convicted felons, domestic abusers, etc.
There are reasonable restrictions that everyone accepts; like felons not being able to own guns and we all agree that a 5yr-old should not be able to buy a gun either.
Beyond those most basic, reasonable, restrictions, NO! No further gun law will have any difference on crime.
Hopkins is right. Hillary is after our guns and to think it won’t affect us if she gets elected is pure ignorance. The liberals know it, which is why they’re trying to censor his ad.
Wake up, America! Take advantage of this ‘Pre-Hillary Sale‘ before it’s too late.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: The Las Vegas Review Journal has been contacted (the newspaper’s advertisement Vice President, Kimberly Parker) to which I have yet to receive a response. When and if I do, there will be an update.
(This article originally appeared at girlsjustwannahaveguns.com and is reprinted here with permission.)