Skip to comments.Gun sales expected to jump with Obama’s reelection, background checks rose 18.4% in October
Posted on 11/10/2012 3:20:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Gun sales are headed for a boom following President Barack Obamas reelection.
In October, the number offirearms background checks performed on potential gun buyers across the U.S. jumped 18.4%, according to data released by the FBI. The number of applications for gun ownership is considered a leading indicator for future gun sales.
Experts believe the spike is linked to jitters that a Democratic administration might try to tighten gun control laws.
Gun sales also rose in 2008 after Obama was first elected. The FBI conducted 12.7 million background checks that year, compared to 11.2 million the year before, a 13.4% increase.
"Sales are up," John Kielbasa, owner of Fernwood Firearms in Hankins, N.Y. told CNN. I had a guy waiting here first thing in the morning (Wednesday). He came in, bought two AK-47s."(continued)
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Local gun show was pretty crowded today. However, several empty exhibitor booths, too. I can’t explain that. Personally, I went to Academy Wednesday at lunch and spent $1200 on.....fishing supplies I’ve had my eyes on. Figure they will either not be available or the price will go through the roof soon. I took one of my new fishing rods to the indoor fly fishing range today; it casts very nice.
You do realize with all legal ownership of guns they know who has the guns.
You mean the ones I sold, or the ones that fell out of my deep water fishing boat this past summer?
When did we start having to register rifles and shotguns? And if you buy a pistol privately they have no idea you own it.
Didn’t think of that. I been meaning to get a license for years. My brother in law has many guns and is always buying new ones.
I do admit I know nothing about gun purchasing. I was just thinking of gun permits only.
Sorry. Commented on something I didn’t have little knowledge on , but no knowledge on.
Was just thinking of permit registrations .
“You do realize with all legal ownership of guns they know who has the guns.”
They do? Good. I won’t have to go find them.
“Was just thinking of permit registrations .”
Only in backwards-assed liberal States are there permits to buy a gun. So much for liberals being “progressive”. We freedom loving States don’t have that problem.
No, I was just asking if there were some new rules.
My brother in laws in a blue state.
Don’t know where he gets all if his guns from. None of my business .
Not as bad as NYC but close enough.
Have relatives all over country so that’s one way to get them I’m guessing.
Right. I do remember my brother in law buying many guns at shows. Some nice old ones.
Went in to my local gunshop today to pick up a Mosin and it was wall to wall customers. I even noticed they had some extra people working the counter I had never seen before.
Spoke to one the sales guys who said they are selling out of 5.56 AP as soon as it comes in.
Folks is gearin up.
I will be purchasing another 2nd amendment device this weekend.
Not sure. Trying to decide on a gun but am all over the map on models.
From my brother in law I know I have 60 days to buy one after getting permit. Want to decide before getting permit. There a very tough laws here for transporting them also .
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