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Obama Is Still our Best Salesman

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ky Larry, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Ky Larry

    Ky Larry Well-Known Member

  2. accrhodes

    accrhodes Well-Known Member

    I was in our local gun shop yesterday and people had the same fear. I saw one guy drop 2 grand on 5.56 ammo.
  3. chevyman097

    chevyman097 Well-Known Member

    I was in Academy on Monday and about every 5 minutes it was a page over head for a gun counter carry out. People were lined up waiting in line to get to the gun case.
  4. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I think it's disingenuous to panic all at once over one event. Did the guy who bought the metric ton of 5.56 think that he didn't need it BEFORE this election?
  5. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Well-Known Member

    Yes, there was a piece on Monday night's local news that gun sales have increased in the Knoxville area since the election.
  6. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    No .223 or .308 at AIM this morning.
  7. MtnCreek

    MtnCreek Well-Known Member

    I’m stocking up for 2016. I have it from good authority that the dems are nominating Hugo Chavez in ’16. :) Buy now or regret latter. ;)
  8. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

  9. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

    He might have thought that prices were going to increase and availability was going to decrease, which at least in the near term is probably an accurate assessment.

    I have to disagree with the characterization of post-election buying as "panic." Many of us were burned badly in 1994, and while the likelihood of new restrictions is low, hedging against future restrictions, price increases, or reduced availability is not a "panic" response.
  10. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Well-Known Member

    Right, but why wait until after the election to hedge against future shortages. Would it not make sense to plan ahead?

    Maybe the current "panic" is not concern about gun control as much as it is worrying about cash shortages. With the status quo in Washington, the tax cuts are sure to expire and we will fall off the fiscal cliff. Nobody will have any cash to buy firearm related stuff.
  11. gfanikf

    gfanikf Well-Known Member

  12. CatManDo

    CatManDo Well-Known Member

    Thank the Lord that I have the ability and resources to reload ALL the different calibers and shotshells I will need in the foreseeable future. Last weekends gunshow in Tulsa was a "sell out" in terms of ammo and firearms. They had record numbers of visitors on both days of the show. Elbow room only. Ammo leaving by the pallet load.
    Barry is the best salesman the Firearms industry has ever had.
  13. sansone

    sansone Well-Known Member

    "MY EYES" .. you burned my retina gfanik
  14. JFrame

    JFrame Well-Known Member

    I went to my local Wally World on the day after the election. I feel pretty well "stocked," but I just wanted to get a snapshot take on the mood of gun/ammo buyers.

    While I was looking at the glass cases of ammo, a fellow came by and snatched up the last five bulk boxes of UMC .40 caliber ammo (250 rounds/box). I casually said to him, "Reacting to the election, eh?" and winked. He nodded, and said he had just bought up the same supply from the last Wall World he had visited an hour before.

    Just submitting this as a purely anecdotal reference of one... :)

  15. JustinJ

    JustinJ Well-Known Member

    Blaming Obama for gun sales is like blaming a calendar for the Y2K panic.
  16. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

  17. 481

    481 Well-Known Member

    I agree.

    Anyone who was around to experience the joys of the '94 AWB :rolleyes: is simply reacting to the very real potential for restrictive firearms/ammunition legislation- "Bite me once, shame on you. Bite me twice, shame on me."
  18. ManBearPig

    ManBearPig member

    Blaming Obama is justified because of his history on guns as a Senator. Just because he's done nothing to actively attack them as President doesn't mean that justifies completely ignoring his history.

    But of course the blame isn't entirely his, Dianne Feinstien and Carolyn "that shoulder thing that goes up" McCarthy do not help anything when they both constantly introduce ridiculous bills with no grandfather clause. So part of that salesmanship award should go to both of those insane, old, crazy beasts of women.
  19. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    Feinstein and McCarthy are not in play here. To drive up prices because of anything they say is opportunism. (They say it all the time.)
  20. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member


    Lots of gun/ammo/accessory salesman/owners/employees/etc beating their drums and driving business through the roof.

    Edit: And groups like the NRA, who get more money as they scare you more and more. Sensationalism.

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