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Obama Is Still our Best Salesman

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

  1. GlockFan

    GlockFan Well-Known Member

    :rolleyes: So then in 2008 that was not why the same scenario was happening?
  2. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    I think it made a lot more sense in 2008, since the Democrats had control of all three. This time they don't even have that.
  3. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    JustinJ writes:

    I disagree. I never heard a calendar quoted as supporting a ban on the right of the people and their infrastructure to continue to function and survive after any specific date.
  4. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

    All this time I thought gun sales were a GOOD THING.:eek:
  5. silicosys4

    silicosys4 Well-Known Member

    Wow. This has all happened before. 4 years ago. Obama is not driving up gun sales, your paranoia is.
  6. radiotom

    radiotom Well-Known Member

    I bought another 2k of pistol ammo last week at pre-election prices. The only reason NOT to buy is if you think prices are staying the same or going down(or no money). Does anybody who understands supply and demand seriously think that is the case for the foreseeable future?

    I mean there is barely any downside risk to ammo prices and PLENTY of upside. Current market conditions are cementing this prediction whether you agree with them or not.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  7. DougW

    DougW Well-Known Member

    I'm still using the stuff I got during the Slime Bill days! remember the SA .308 battle packs for $19.95?
  8. Scuba_Steve

    Scuba_Steve Well-Known Member

    As said in post 25, Obama isn't driving the gun sales. It is the paranoid gun owners fueled by certain 3 letter acronym firearm non profit agencies.
  9. ExTank

    ExTank Well-Known Member

  10. r1derbike

    r1derbike Well-Known Member

    I don't understand the "blame game". Blame is used as a negative connotation? Sales are up, shops/manufacturers are dancing in the streets. We saw whatever we saw (or not) coming months ago. I took the opportunity to purchase "stuff" I needed...really needed, at great prices, long ago.

    BHO, salesman extraordinaire, and I didn't vote for him, and will deal with whatever comes down the pike, whenever it shows its ugly head.

    Meantime, I'm having fun plinking, ranging, and cannot wipe this smile off my face, although that may come later.
  11. gunnutery

    gunnutery Well-Known Member

    I think the President is probably mostly to blame/thank for this increased popularity in guns. I think in a smaller way, the "fiscal cliff" is also to blame. I think few people really fear falling off of that cliff, but the people that do fear it, are the type to prepare with a vengence. Thus only adding to the demand.

    I've had friends lately are basically saying "I'm going to buy while I can." Meanwhile I'm not really concerned about the supply and demand in the long run. I expect things to be backlogged for a bit, but once the hype dies down it'll return to normal, and the plus side is that there will be even more people armed than before.

    I'm one of those people that's more concerned about the fiscal cliff. I see more reason to stock up for that event than any legislative action. The "conservatives" control the House, and even in the Senate, they're quite aware that gun-control is a potential career ender. The President may not fear re-election time, but the rest of the legislative branch is.
  12. CharlieDeltaJuliet

    CharlieDeltaJuliet Well-Known Member

    Firearms and ammunition is a huge business in this country. Maybe this will help the economy (doubt it but oh well). I don't blame the POTUS for the spike in prices, I like a few others , blame people who are panicking. I had stocked up on most things I needed over the past two years. I understand people's fear on the subject, but most do not understand how difficult it is to pass new legislation such as an AWB. that is where we, as gun owners, have stood up, paid our dues, contacted our representatives, and said no more. We actually have more pull than most realize. As long as we keep doing this we can keep up the good fight. It is one we will not win, but we can prevent from worsening.
  13. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

    Well...that's what I thought in 1994. I got burned, badly.

    The thing is, you were able to buy what you wanted some time ago, but for someone struggling financially, buying a $1K rifle might ordinarily be well down the priority list. If someone assesses that the threat environment re: new legislation has changed enough to reorganize those priorities, then that's not "panicking," it's rational reassessment on their part, even if you or I feel the absolute risk of new legislation is very low.
  14. jim243

    jim243 Well-Known Member

    Same thing.

  15. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Were we paranoid in 1994 when a ten year AWB and mag capaciyt ban was enacted?

    We have a sitting President indicating in the second Presidential debate that called for another AWB and more restrictions on "cheap handguns".

    So without the worry of re-election what do you think his motivation to not move forward with further restrictions on legal guns will be?


  16. gfanikf

    gfanikf Well-Known Member

    Keep in mind there are elections for House and Senate member still.

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  17. Andrew Leigh

    Andrew Leigh Well-Known Member


    From afar I would say Obama is a poor salesman and some gun fanatics are poor buyers.

    If I were American there is precious little Mr. Obama could sell me, so for me he is a great orator but a poor salesman.

    From last month to this month what has has changed that you need another 1000 rounds?

    Sorry, probably don't understand the dynamic!
  18. Ky Larry

    Ky Larry Well-Known Member

    When you get right down to it, Nobammo can't really do anything without Congress. He can only sign or veto laws that Congress puts on his desk. Congress is a collection of geeks, perverts, thieves, morons and sideshow freaks but,they all understand one concept.To keep their snouts in the public trough, they have to get reelected. They learned in the elections of 1996 and 1998 that an AWB will get them put out the door.
  19. sansone

    sansone Well-Known Member

    4yrs ago I spent a fortune on ammo, I'm sitting this one out :p
  20. CharlieDeltaJuliet

    CharlieDeltaJuliet Well-Known Member

    BenEzra, I agree, I went through the AWB too. It simply is against the odds that it could be done again. I will not say it cannot be, but will say that any representative (other than the most a it's like Feinstein) would be signing their resignation by doing it. The AWB of 94 was the single worst and best thing to happen to semi auto sales. Post AWB we have more and better companies flooding the market with high quality firearms. I would expect to see an expansion of the Brady Bill before another AWB. Firearm laws can be passed with either party as President(Brady bill and AWB for example). Most POTUS including the previous administration said they would sign it if it made it to them. It is the nature of the beast. While some will argue that Bush only said that knowing it would not make it to him, the same can be said for this administration. It could have been to gather support from the anti's, who knows. We still have many representatives Republican,Democrat,and Independent that will stop any legislation from being enacted. We just need to stand strong, not panic(because we look desperate when we do) and keep supporting those that have our best interests at heart. I urge everyone to write their representatives and thank them for their work and let them know how we stand. What I worry about is the undecided people, the ones that are on the fence about firearms. It is our duty to educate them in the truth about the laws, violence, and firearm use. All it takes is one tragedy to change their minds against firearms. We can blame ALL media for that.

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