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Obama "Gun Salesman of the Year"

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from www.shootingwire.com

Outdoor Wire Names Obama "Gun Salesman of the Year"

In recognition of the unprecedented demand for firearms by nervous consumers, The Outdoor Wire has named President-elect Barack Obama its "Gun Salesman of the Year". For me, it was a simple fact of recognizing that without President-elect Obama's frightening consumers into action, the firearms industry might be suffering the same sort of business slumps that have befallen the automotive and housing industries.

It's credit where credit is due. Mr. Obama has consistently voted against individual rights to firearms, appointed a re-tread Clinton administration full of gun banners, and made it plain to anti-gun groups that despite what he might say to the contrary, he's on their side That history, along with the unquestioned support of anti-gun organizations has spooked consumers into a buying frenzy for firearms that could be outlawed in another Assault Weapons Ban.

Manufacturers are months behind on orders for semi-automatic pistols, AR-style rifles, and anything with so-called 'high-capacity magazines, buyers we've surveyed across the country seem to have a single explanation for their rush to purchase firearms - Obama.

The buying panic is not limited to people you might be described as aficionados or even 'gun nuts'. Recently, I was in a gun store when a gentleman came and said he'd never wanted to own a gun before, but wanted to get one while he still could."

Since the November Presidential election, firearms sales have been at unprecedented levels. For December 2008 the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) recorded a twenty-four percent increase in background checks for 2008 (1,523,426) over December 2007 (1,230,525).

This follows a forty-two percent (42%) increase in November 2008, the highest number of NICS checks in the system's history. Those FBI background checks are required under federal law for all individuals purchasing firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. In other words, gun sales have never been better.

Sales are so good that on Tuesday, January 6, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a notice to all federal firearms licensees that "an unprecedented increase in demand for ATF Form 4473 had run supplies low enough that dealers were temporarily given permission to photocopy the form until supplies caught up with demand. Completion of a form 4473 is required whenever a federal firearms licensee sells a firearm.

As a journalist with more than two decades of national newsgathering experience, I've never seen anything approaching what he calls the "Obama effect". In fact, gun and ammunition sales are at such frantic levels that they have surpassed the panic-buying of Y2K or anything during the Clinton years when the first Assault Weapons Ban was passed. This time, he says, concerned consumers are buying guns and ammunition in anticipation of Obama Administration actions to prohibit certain types of firearms.

In 1999, the fear was that computers would shut down, crippling the world. Those fears were unfounded. I don't think the fears of an Obama administration banning guns are unfounded. His record speaks for itself. He's never failed to support an anti-gun measure, despite saying he supports the Second Amendment.

Moves to prohibit firearms sales would drastically impact a billion-dollar industry that is not only healthy, but pours more than one hundred fifty million dollars annually into conservation programs through an eleven percent tax collected on guns and ammo.

The Pittman-Robertson Act provides the vast majority of funding for wildlife agencies at the federal, state and local levels and that money comes directly from the tax levied against gun owners. Damaging the firearms industry won't just put workers in the gun business out of work, it will severely impact wildlife and conservation efforts nationally. That damage could take decades to repair - if it can be undone."

Choosing President-elect Obama as the Gun Salesman of the Year is a lot like a good-news, bad-news joke.His election has driven gun sales into the stratosphere, but his opposition to guns and gun ownership may be the biggest threat the industry has ever faced. If he puts scoring political points with anti-gun groups ahead of economic realities, he will be deliberately putting thousands of people out of work. I don't see that as an economic stimulus plan with much of a future."

"Today, the facts are indisputable. Barack Obama has spurred gun sales in a time when the entire economy seems to be tanking. If that doesn't make him the gun salesman of the year - if not the decade - I don't know what would.

- Jim Shepherd << author of the piece

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Funny and absolutely true at the same time.

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I definitely believe it, just purchased my first gun this week.
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Since the November Presidential election, firearms sales have been at unprecedented levels. For December 2008 the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) recorded a twenty-four percent increase in background checks for 2008 (1,523,426) over December 2007 (1,230,525).
Florida doesn't use the NICS system.
Wonder what the numbers would be if they did.

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perhaps he forsees a marshal law day here and thinks all americans should arm themselves.
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I thought January 20th was National "Buy a Gun" day???
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There's a gun at Military Gun Supply I've been eyeballing.

If it's still there on Jan 20th, I'm buying it to spite Uncle Barry.
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I was told by a pretty reliable source that "Cheaper than Dirt" was doing $100k a DAY between election day and Xmas, and literally sold out of guns, magazines, and ammo several times.

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I was told by a pretty reliable source that "Cheaper than Dirt" was doing $100k a DAY between election day and Xmas, and literally sold out of guns, magazines, and ammo several times.
I'm not sure they hit $100k EVERY day, but I believe they had about a $180k day once.

I'll have to ask Dwayne or Cody next time I'm in there.
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There is always a swell in purchase before somehting is illegal.
Ammo is what you guys need to be stocking up on.

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There is always a swell in purchase before somehting is illegal.
Ammo is what you guys need to be stocking up on.

I think if Barry takes credit for the war ending (which is coming anyway), the ammo will be more in supply and the price will drop.

I'll stock up then and save money. I've bought some ammo in the last year, but not much. It's just too damn high.

Barry won't be able to make the ammo illegal very soon anyway. I'm betting I'll get the chance to buy some at least 75% of what it's going for now.

If it really takes a dive, I'll put about $5k on a credit card and store it. Ammo doesn't go bad.
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FKUC!

I called MSG and they don't have the Sig in P220 (.45 ACP). All they have left is the P226 in .357 Sig.

I may not be buying a gun on Barry Day after all...
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Bump in light of Obamas 100th day in office
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Anybody got any monthly figures on number of guns sold (preferably by type) for the last year or so? I'm kind of curious to see some hard stats on this.
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Anybody got any monthly figures on number of guns sold (preferably by type) for the last year or so? I'm kind of curious to see some hard stats on this.
I'd like to see the same for Ammo...
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On a related note, I suspect my AR rifle kit will be shipped early next week, but hey, I've been waiting since Thanksgiving. What's another couple of days?

BTW, it was ordered from Del Ton as a Lightweight chrome-lined rifle kit with the flat-top upper. Since the LW barrels are on significant backorder, I had them change it to an M4 upper (chrome moly barrel). They said everything was in stock for those and it would be sent to the shop to be built either today or tomorrow.

This one is NOT getting sold.

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I received an email from CDNN and they are selling CMMG carbines for $899... limit three per customer...

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