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Obama Elected = Record Gun Sales

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by XD-40 Shooter, Nov 8, 2008.

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  1. XD-40 Shooter

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  2. Gun Slinger

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    Perhaps B.O. is a secret "shill" for the firearms industry...:D
     
  3. inSight-NEO

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    Heh..because of all this "Obama" business, I went out and bought my second pistol...behind my wifes back! Now, if she found out, she would probably divorce me (she hates my gun affliction). Personally, I hope that all of this hooplah concerning the new administration is unfounded. It is truly a scary thought if peoples concerns are validated.
     
  4. Treo

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    One of the interesting things in the "Nightline" report to night is one of the gunstore owners said that a significant percentage of the sales that he's making are to Obama supporters that are just as convinced as we are that he's goning to ban guns.

    Things that make you go hmmmm?
     
  5. MAGNUM44

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    obamA did not say anything about outlawing Bows & arrows yet did he ? Maby OBAMA knew that the gun owners would start buying guns like crazy and he bought stock in different gun MFG. would't that beat all
     
  6. CRITGIT

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    Could it be you've been manipulated? :D
    After all perception is always more effective than reality.
    Who do ya think these retailers we're pullin' for?

    CRITGIT
     
  7. ArfinGreebly

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    Smug?

    Thy smugness knows no bounds.

    Keep the punches above the belt.

     
  8. Treo

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    I don't think so. Too many sound bites of "The One" stating that he doesn't think private citizens should have guns. Too long Long of an anti voting record.

    Why don't you wait two years and let us ask you the same question?
     
  9. MD_Willington

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    I know I've asked this before, but just how much of a gun purchase is tax that goes to the government?

    With record gun sales .GOV must be making a lot of dough in firearms sales tax...
     
  10. CRITGIT

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    Win lose or draw he has yet to have an exec. track record. Most of the action is based on perception. Where's the concern for the branch of gov. that actually makes laws. I watched dealer friends of mine make serious money over little more than perception, fear and "what if's". We're better than that.
    Someone other than me said it best a few days ago. ..."Last I looked the sky hadn't fallen."
    I've never understood the mass capitulation that this election prompted.
    Many folks gave up months ago. Hopefully if there ever is a real attack on our guns it'll be met with more conviction and resistance than that.
    The truth is, not everyone, many gunners included sees Tue's events as the end of mankind as some have stated. Actually just the opposite seems to be the case.
    I have more faith in my fellow Americans than some perhaps.
    There's a lot of restoration work ahead of us all to bring this country back.
    I'm not sure the full weight of this econ and other concerns has fully sunk in with some. This is life and death for many Americans,. They're in the fight of their lives....we all may be.


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  11. barry960

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    I bought my AK Wednesday because I have been meaning to get one for several years now, but things kept coming up to make me decide to hold onto my money. I thought about how I would feel if I kept putting it off until some despotic legislation really was on the table, and they really jacked up the prices, and how I would be kicking myself then. I think I got a fair deal, the price wasn't jacked up since browsing a couple weeks before.
    I don't see any gun dealers rooting for Obama or any anti on the ticket because of possible short term profit gain, because in the long run, they might face being put out of business entirely through a sneaky back door idea called zoning. Imagine a restriction on gun stores within a 5 mile radius of any school or urban center, as has been suggested by the creepiest of the grabbers. It is estimated that would put most shops out of business, considering most businesses wouldn't find it cost effective to relocate outside the 'zones'.
     
  12. Blacksmoke

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    See! The Obama Miracle is already good for business.:eek:
    Perhaps many people took David Alan Grier's suggestion about Black people "running Buck wild" seriously. I seriously doubt that he is going to initiate much about firearms control unless there is another big massacre incident and the media stirs the public up for him to do something. Something being a ban on high capacity magazines for semiautos, long and short.
     
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    http://www.newsobserver.com/politics/story/1286786.html

     
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    BTW, I spoke to one of our local shooting range owners and although this
    is just before hunting season when people typically site in their weapons,
    he said the last three days were the busiest he's ever seen.
     
  15. John-Melb

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    found elswhere
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    http://change.gov/agenda/urbanpolicy/


    "Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would
    repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local
    law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and
    give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve
    gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also
    favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights
    of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from
    criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun
    show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also
    support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent,
    as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our
    streets."
     
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    Your local papers will be waking up to this phenomenon this weekend, so make sure that you contact the TV and Radio and Paper to remind them that the change.gov site has the above AWB "support" and that this stated support for a permanent AWB is exactly why people that never owned a gun in their lives are flocking to gun shops to purchase an AR.

    Emphasis that an "Assault Weapon" is a made up term for a simple semiauto rifle that only looks like the guns seen in news footage from Iraq and that they are not, NOT, machine guns.

    Let's see if we can make this "frenzy" work to spread the truth.
     
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    Good advise hso.

    Same thing happened with Clinton, sales went up, especially AK's and SKS's. Prices went up, and never came down. :(
     
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    Obama does like to give mixed messages on gun control doesn't he?

    Heis kind of like Ronald Reagan that way, though I guess Obama doesn't come with the history of actually doing anything to implement bans and did say he supported the last supreme court ruling that firearm ownership is an individual right.

    Either way its quite crazy to think it is an issue that is going to come up and see a reintroduction of the AWB. There simply is no where near the support of it anymore and they can't call in the former Presidents from both parties and so on to support it to force it through anymore.
     
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    Limeyfellow, I hope you're right, but I'll plan for the worst.
     
  20. Gun Slinger

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    That's almost hysterically funnny until you remember that this involves our 2A Right (as confirmed via the Heller v. D.C. case).



    What a conflicted lot, :banghead: these supporters of B.O. :banghead: who now find themselves rushing about (to buy the firearms that he will almost certainly attempt to ban) in order to counteract the potential result of what they themselves have chosen. :banghead:


    My head hurts now...:scrutiny:
     
  21. M&PVolk

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    In Southern Colorado, there is not a single AR-15 or AR-10 rifle for sale, and all local gun shops are declaring that they don't know when or IF they will get anymore as priority will go to large chain stores first.

    One thing is for certain, they will never be this cheap again...if and when the next shipments arrive, our local shop owners are discussing a minimum of a $400 price raise to DOUBLE what the prices were prior to the election.
     
  22. Just Jim

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    I think most of the people who voted for BHO did it because of the economy. They didn't like government socializing the banks ETC and useing socialism to bail out wallstreet. So they voted in a socialist to straighten things out.:banghead::scrutiny::banghead::banghead:

    Like another fellow said, it has to be like waking up from a drunk night and asking "what did I do".

    Gun sales will go crazy for a long time. First people will buy thinking "get it now while I still can" then they will sell thinking "OMG the government is going to come after me for owning this". Ammo is the only real problem, BHO will stop the imports soon.

    jj
     
  23. Gun Slinger

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    Jim,

    Perfect analogy. :)

     
  24. The_Shootist

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    I Wonder...

    ...if we WILL see an executive order banning import of Ruskie AK ammo? An act like that would infuriate gunowners and likely not please the Russians who probably view the US market as maybe as lucrative as sales of ammo to their client states.

    At least the Russians know they will get paid when they ship ammo to the US. Bet the Chinese wish they could cash in.
     
  25. Just Jim

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    I believe the Russians allready quit sending us ammo. It now comes from their old satalite countries, I think. Seems I read this when the Russians invaded Georgia or somewhere.

    jj
     
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