Friday, November 7, 2008

Worried About Gun Control: Buy Your Guns Now

Much has been made about President-elect Barack Obama's views on gun control. During the campaign he mentioned more than once that he respects the 2nd amendment and the right to bear arms. Apparently many would be gun owners aren't convinced. Gun sales have been surging recently as customers decide that they better buy their guns before Obama takes office and tries to impose all kinds of limits on the 2nd amendment.

According to a story in the New York Times: " Sales of handguns, rifles and ammunition have surged in the last week, according to gun store owners around the nation who describe a wave of buyers concerned that an Obama administration will curtail their right to bear arms.
“He’s a gun-snatcher,” said Jim Pruett, owner of Jim Pruett’s Guns and Ammo in northwest Houston, which was packed with shoppers on Thursday."

The NY Times report continues: " In Colorado, would-be gun buyers set a one-day record last Saturday with the highest number of background check requests in a 24-hour period, according to figures from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
“We’re not really sure who is promoting the concept that a change in federal administrations might affect firearms possession rights,” said an agency spokesman, Lance Clem, “but we do know that it’s increased business considerably.”

Clearly gun store owners are stoking the flames of fear in order to increase sales. The question is Obama will keep his campaign pledge or whether he will move to the far left and justify the fears of those running to buy guns now.

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