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Obama Is Still our Best Salesman

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

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  1. Ky Larry

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    Yes, there was a piece on Monday night's local news that gun sales have increased in the Knoxville area since the election.
     
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    No .223 or .308 at AIM this morning.
     
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    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. ;)
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    "MY EYES" .. you burned my retina gfanik
     
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    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... :)


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    Blaming Obama for gun sales is like blaming a calendar for the Y2K panic.
     
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    Incorrect.
     
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    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."
     
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    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.
     
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    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.)
     
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    Yup.

    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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    :rolleyes: So then in 2008 that was not why the same scenario was happening?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    All this time I thought gun sales were a GOOD THING.:eek:
     
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    Wow. This has all happened before. 4 years ago. Obama is not driving up gun sales, your paranoia is.
     
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