Skip to comments.Obama's re-election drives gun sales
Posted on 11/13/2012 1:08:28 PM PST by neverdem
Gun sales are up in the wake of Barack Obama's re-election on Tuesday, driven by fears of tighter regulations under a Democratic president, especially for firearms that might be classified as assault weapons.
"Sales are up," said John Kielbasa, owner of Fernwood Firearms in Hankins, N.Y. "I had a guy waiting here first thing in the morning [after the election.] He came in, bought two AK-47s."
Kielbasa said that he sells semiautomatic versions of the fully automatic Kalashnikov rifles, as is permitted by law. He said the demand for semiautomatic rifles is being stoked by memories of the assault weapon ban pioneered by another Democrat, former President Bill Clinton.
That ban, which expired in 2004, didn't eliminate the weapons entirely, but restricted their features, limiting magazine capacity to 10 rounds and regulating pistol grips, bayonet attachments and flash suppressors.
Lawrence Keane, vice president of gun industry group National Shooting Sports Foundation, says that modern sporting rifles -- a term that he prefers to assault weapons -- are "the most popular type of rifles being bought today by Americans." He says they're used by hunters, target shooters, veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and citizens who want to protect their property from looters in the wake of recent storms.
Fears that a ban on the weapons might come back under Democratic leadership drove gun enthusiasts to buy firearms when Obama was first elected in 2008. The most reliable way to track the number of gun sales is via background checks, and they spiked after the last election.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted 97,848 firearms background checks on Nov. 28, 2008, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. That's the third-highest number of background checks ever recorded in a single day. The FBI conducted 12.7 million background checks during all of...
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John Kielbasa? Cool name of the year, hands down.
Bitter clingers united.
if Holder stays on, there will be another 4 years without justice in America
Kielbasa? seriously? the guys name is sausage?
Only in America, however, given the source is CNN, does this business really exist?
What a beautiful statistic, that must scare the administration sh@tless! More guns sold to citizens in only one year than in the hands of the entire federal government, and that's not even counting the other 235 years the country has been in existence.
Gun sales are up in the wake of Barack Obama’s re-election on Tuesday, driven by fears of tighter regulations under a Democratic president, especially for firearms that might be classified as assault weapons.
But gun ownership is down . Right . If you believe that anyone want to buy a bridge?
I imagine that a lot of people are going to sell their guns if theyre likely to be banned they wont want to lose money on the deal.
Word has it a friend of a friend sold all of his guns the other day for this reason it was some guy name Art Vandalay or something for cash with an ad he stuck up on a bulletin board.
I’ve never owned one. What would be a good starter handgun?
I intend to purchase at least one more rifle and another handgun. Havent made up my mind yet what caliber.
Of Vandelay Industries?
The guy's a total meatball
Does a background check mean that it is registered that you actually have the gun ?
Others may have more thoughts, but I just bought my first (besides a shotgun): a Smith and Wesson 38 revolver. Revolvers are simple, don’t jam, and in general are very easy to use. A 38 has plenty of stopping power and it’s 5 round capacity is plenty for most situations.
I have shot it at the range a couple of times and I really like it.
If it didn't before, you can bet it does now.
Thanks for your suggestion!
Thanks for your suggestion!
This is why I have been reluctant to add more
I bought my first weapon today - a Ruger 380.....I asked the clerk if gun sales had gone up since last Tuesday and he replied “you’d better believe it”......
Yeah . Guns are only a hobby with him, apparently he sells latex or something..
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