Buyers in record numbers are flooding into gun stores, retailers say. Ammo, too, is flying off the shelves. The reasons for the spike, last seen in 2009, include fears that a second Obama administration might restrict gun ownership and the popularity of TV shows devoted to doomsday preparation and killing zombies. _ABCNews
The boom in gun and ammunition sales actually began in 2008, when it looked as if Obama might win his first presidential election. Since Senator Obama became President-elect Obama, the boom has continued. Now with Americans looking at the dismal prospect of a second Obama administration, the urge to "arm up" is becoming simply irresistable for more and more.
FBI background checks on gun buyers - a key barometer of civilian firearm and ammunition sales - have grown dramatically since 2008. So have federal excise tax collections on guns and ammo, up 45 percent from 2008 to 2009, according to the Treasury Department.The news media is hesitant to credit Obama with the economic boom in this small segment of the American economy, but most ordinary people understand where the arrow of causation points.
Background checks through the end of February rose 12 percent from last year, according to figures from the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System. _Press-Herald
President Obama is single handedly responsible for the ongoing record setting avalanche of gun and ammunition sales all across America. This is because rank and file Americans do not trust the president and his clear and present anti-gun team. _Ted NugentObama has done almost everything he can to destroy the US private sector economy. It was not his fault that the shale oil & gas industries were beginning to boom at the same time he moved into the White House. The rising economic tide for the states rich in shale oil & gas production has helped keep the overall US economy from sinking underwater, but that occurred in spite of Obama's policies.
The boom in gun & ammunition sales, on the other hand, has been an accurate interpretation of Obama's underlying intent, by ordinary Americans. Obama sees strength in the private sector economy as a direct threat to total central control of the country. He likewise sees private sector armaments as a direct threat to total governmental administrative control of citizen activity.
Obama's team tried to use the recent shooting of thug-behaving Trayvon Martin as a cause celebre in the anti-gun crusade. But that mis-cue is slowly collapsing around the US Democratic Party overall, as the evidence increasingly points toward Trayvon himself as the cause of his own death.
Look closely for the Obama team to attempt to generate another incident which might work more effectively toward their ends.