Gun Sales Increase Among Fears Of Weapon Bans

July 13, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – Gun sales have risen drastically in the US after the NRA launched a new campaign aimed at convincing members that President Barack Obama is on the verge of banning gun ownership.

The highest rise was predictably seen in Southern states where gun ownership has always been more prevalent. According to a report by the Telegraph it is directly related to the election of President Obama, and fears that he plans to reverse the Second Amendment.

“Obama’s a liberal socialist and I think he’s proven quickly how extreme he is. When they get through healthcare, guns are on the table. They’re not talking about it but it’s going to happen,” The Telegraph quoted a gun salesman from Tennessee.

Ammunition is also being sold much more quickly, with many people stockpiling weapons in what they perceive as a coming ‘fight for their rights’, a worrying phrase that has been used by the NRA in recent speeches to members, where they have encouraged people to buy more weapons.


6 Responses to “Gun Sales Increase Among Fears Of Weapon Bans”

  1. Old Man Dotes on July 13th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Sadly, I think the whole thing is being driven by gun salesmen on commission – and after the last 8 years of Bush and Cheney and their cronies, non-essential purchases of *everything* have fallen off drastically. Let’s face it, if you’re not a New York beat cop or a drug dealer, guns and ammo are non-essentials. Mind you, if there were a Bill before Congress to repeal the Second Amendment, I’g go out and buy an arsenal myself; but until that happens, just knowing that I have the right to do so is enough. I don’t trust my cats with firearms. Or bacon.

  2. Richard on July 14th, 2009 7:43 am

    The NRA had nothing to do with these dramatic sales increases. Obama’s legacy of anti-gun behavior was all that was needed to send sales higher. His socialization of banks and car companies has not reduced the fear that he intends to disarm us eventually. Just look at his choice for Attorney General, you can’t get much more anti-gun that Holder.

  3. Armed Geek on July 14th, 2009 7:54 am

    Well, we have Sen. Feinstein on record as saying that she will pick the time to bring new gun legislation up again. I think they are mostly waiting til after 2010 elections.

    Old Man Dotes:

    If there is a bill before Congress to repeal the 2nd Amendment, it is already too late. You don’t go out to buy fire extinguishers after you smell smoke. I completed my purchases back in Aug. 08, because I could see which way the wind was blowing. My practice is somewhat limited due to the ammo shortage, due to the fact that I don’t want to dip into my stockpile, but I’m slogging right along nonetheless.

  4. John Bates Thayer on July 15th, 2009 12:29 am

    Sotomayor, 55, told the Senate Judiciary Committee: “I understand how important the right to keep and bear arms is to many people; one of my godchildren is a member of the NRA. I have friends who hunt.”

    What a racist comment for a sitting judge to make!

    What if I were to say that, “I understand how important the right to non-discrimination is to many people; one of my godchildren is a member of the NAACP. I have friends who are Hispanic.”?

    Our rights are important to all of us. To imply that rights only apply to some who are directly affected by them or that having friends who belong to a certain group makes one open-minded is outmoded thinking and unacceptable for a Supreme Court justice today.

  5. Michael on July 22nd, 2009 2:09 pm

    While Obama and Sotomayor have definitely created a sense of urgency, I never felt able to exercise my Constitutional right to bear arms. My home State of Maryland has long been run by anti-gun extremists who restrict the ability to carry concealed guns.

    After being robbed at gunpoint for the third time, however, I am extremely motivated to exercise my right to own and carry a gun. I will soon find out if Maryland really won’t allow me to protect myself.

    By the way, I favor a concealed gun because I recognize that many people feel uneasy around guns. If they don’t attack me then they won’t have any need to know the gun is there. Further, openly carrying a firearm would show my hand(gun) to the criminals and help them to create a more thorough plan. If they see it and still want to jump me, they’ll know to go after my weapon first. I don’t believe in giving criminals any more advantage than they already have.

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