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Guns Stores Can’t Get Guns Fast Enough To Keep Up With Demand From Anti-Obama Paranoia

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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Guns Stores Can’t Get Guns Fast Enough To Keep Up With Demand From Anti-Obama Paranoia

Last year, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre made the odd claim that President Obama intentionally avoided gun regulation during his entire first term as part of a “massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment in our country.” While LaPierre’s claim that Obama is simply waiting for a second term so that he can “get busy dismantling and destroying our firearms’ freedom” is more than a little implausible, it’s also proved to be a bonanza for the gun industry. Thanks to gun owners who share LaPierre’s paranoia, gun manufacturers literally cannot produce guns fast enough to keep up with demand:

Royal Oak-based Target Sports normally sells about 10 guns a day, but that has increased to 30 a day this year, owner Ray Jihad said.

He’d be selling even more, if he could get them.

“I don’t have any Rugers. There are a few models we sell a lot of, but I can’t even get them,” he said. Southport, Conn.-based Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc., which makes rifles and handguns, has been so swamped with orders that it has stopped taking new requests until the end of May. . . .

Worries about stricter gun laws after the upcoming presidential election are the driving force behind the firearms sales surge, said Lawrence Keane, senior vice president and general counsel at the nonprofit Newtown, Conn-based National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry’s trade association.

“There is significant concern among the consumers that in a second term by the administration they will pivot on the gun issue and pursue policies that will restrict their Second Amendment rights,” Keane said.

Of course, many of the gun companies that benefit from LaPierre driving up anti-Obama paranoia are also many of the biggest funders of the NRA and its lobbying arm.

Thoughts?

by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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Carpy
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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My thoughts are comments from Obama coupled with his IL voting record and then the Fast and Furious debacle give reason to suspect he may move on guns in a second term.

jimbosmom
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:12 PM

 Or is it that they can't get enough guns to sell on e-Bay? It is a shame that US Gov't weapons are being sold on e-Bay. THIS has nothing to do with Obama, it has to do with corupt servicemen and women who want a quick buck and think the service owe them something, so why not sell arms on e-Bay? How disgusting!

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:18 PM
Who says Obama has beef bad for business?
Heh heh.
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shimamab
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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Yes and he's being so sneaky and clever that he actually expanded gun rights in his first term somehow knowing that he would win a second term amidst the continuing financial crisis....he's an evil genius. *sarcasm*
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lga1965
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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 Its a kind of paranoid sickness , thanks to this LaPierre guy and the NRA. The idea of Obama actually "coming after your guns" someday is nuts. I feel sorry for people who think that way.

Just looking at the photo with all of those ugly guns lined up in that dude's gun shop makes my stomach turn. These aren't your friendly neighborhood deer hunters we are talking about. We are talking about desperately misled and fearful people believing the lies and living their lives that way.

lga1965
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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Quoting shimamab:

Yes and he's being so sneaky and clever that he actually expanded gun rights in his first term somehow knowing that he would win a second term amidst the continuing financial crisis....he's an evil genius. *sarcasm*

 Oh I know.....

 the puppeteer.  Yah,sure.

Momniscient
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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So he's moving merchandise? Good for him. Thank god for President Obama. He's single handedly keeping the tin foil and gun industry alive.

LIMom1105
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 10:49 PM
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Just what we need, paranoid loons with guns.
29again
by Gold Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM
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Quoting jimbosmom:

 Or is it that they can't get enough guns to sell on e-Bay? It is a shame that US Gov't weapons are being sold on e-Bay. THIS has nothing to do with Obama, it has to do with corupt servicemen and women who want a quick buck and think the service owe them something, so why not sell arms on e-Bay? How disgusting!

Hmm.  I thought you were not allowed to sell guns on eBay.  Per their policy.

Firearms

Actual firearms can't be listed on eBay. However, many parts and accessories for firearms are OK to sell, but only under certain conditions. See the list below for more details.

Allowed

  • Caliber conversion information or blueprints

  • Magazine holders, speed loaders, stripper clips, or moon clips

  • Manuals or instruction materials about firearms

  • Non-pneumatic spear guns

Restricted

  • Accessories and parts for guns such as butt plates, cases, cleaning supplies, dies, grips, holsters, molds, racks, pistol grips, scopes, slings, stocks, storage cases, or trigger guards. The listing must include a description of the type of firearm the accessory or part is for and what it's used for. If it doesn't, the listing may be removed.

  • Muzzle loader or black powder gun parts or accessories, as long as each item is offered in one listing at a time. (However, having separate listings for items that can be used to build a gun is prohibited.)

  • The following gun parts and accessories are allowed on the eBay US site only. The seller must be in the US and offer domestic shipping only:

    • En bloc clips

    • Barrels

    • Bolts

    • Choke tubes

    • Cylinders

    • Firing pins

    • Hammers

    • Magazines with a capacity to accept 10 rounds or less (high-capacity magazines that can accept more than 10 rounds are not allowed)

    • Slides

    • Trigger assemblies

Not allowed

  • Firearms regardless of their ability to fire, how old they are, or their status as collectibles

  • Firearm frames, including grip frames

  • Firearm kits that are used to create a firearm

  • Firearm receivers, including parts, upper or lower, cut, or 80 percent receivers

  • Flash suppressors

  • High-capacity magazines with a capacity to accept more than 10 rounds—or magazine extenders

  • Pneumatic spear guns

  • Powerheads, stick guns, or their equivalents because they work like firearms

  • Sears

  • Silencers

  • Starter pistols or blank guns, regardless of their markings

  • Zip guns

jimbosmom
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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 When will people realize that the second ammendment was written to permit Americans to protect themselves from others who wanted to direct their religious beliefs to areas other than what they wanted. The right to bear arms does not mean you can collect as many weapons as you want, fill your house with as many as it can hold, get as many as you can that can fire 30-100 shots a second... It was written to protect your right to practice the faith you believe in and if anyone tried to make you believe in any other belief, you had the right to bear arms against them. duh.

 

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