Skip to comments.Gun sale surge driven by fear, Obama says
Posted on 01/15/2013 4:29:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
One month after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., President Obama attributed the recent surge of weapons sales to efforts by gun control foes to arouse fears that the federal government would seize firearms.
Obama said he would unveil details of his "sensible, common-sense" program for tighter gun controls later this week. The president, responding to questions at a White House news conference Monday, said those steps would include "an assault weapons ban that is meaningful," stronger background checks and measures to keep high-capacity magazine clips "out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them."
Asked at his news conference about the boom in weapons sales amid administration efforts to tighten gun rules, Obama said gun control opponents "have a pretty effective way of ginning up fear on the part of gun owners that somehow the federal government is about to take all your guns away."
The administration's gun control agenda is being fashioned by Vice President Joe Biden...
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Gee I wonder why Gun owners are worried..maybe because every day we hear more and more evidence that Obama wants total destruction of our 2nd Amendment..gee Obama, ya think maybe, just maybe THAT’S the reason
If he doesn’t really want to bankrupt America then why is he trying to shut down the only sector of the economy that is working. Guns
Fear of Government.
So the president said that we have an irrational fear that he is going to take our guns away, then says he’s going to propose banning guns?
What could possibly go wrong there?
Should have said, “Driven by fear OF Obama.”
Whaddya know, the idjit finally stumbled into a truth!
i wish he’d be forced to answer what the definition of the word “infringed” means.
i wish our lawmakers would shoot these eo’s down as unconstitutional. because they are.
yup, it’s totally rational. the dude needs impeachment and removal.
How can he even be trusted to enter this debate when he doesn’t even know the difference between a clip and a magazine?
Dr. Obvious speaks...
Response: True enough.
Comment: However, the mental incompetent fails to understand that a fear can be "reality based."
People who feel like they are no longer being heard are sending a message any way they can.
Just wait till gun owners hear about the Marxists’ gun-grabbing plans tomorrow. There will be such a stampede to gun shops that the shelves will be cleared by noon.
Gun manfacturers, gun shops, the NRA, gun shows, and the entire weapons industry owe Obastid a great big thank you.
The more he, Biden and other useful idiots piss and moan about those eeevil guns...
..the more sales go up.
I was just reading the NRA have gained 250,000 new members thanks to the leftists preening over gun control.
Well damn, the Kenyan told the truth for once.
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