Gun Store Reports 400% Surge In Sales After Obama Re-Election
Firearms dealers across the country say it’s “like Christmas”
Paul Joseph Watson
November 14, 2012
Gun shop owners are reporting a spike in sales of up to 400 per cent in the aftermath of President Obama’s re-election, with some celebrating all time one day record sales, as fears over a lame duck administration eviscerating second amendment rights continue to dominate.
Buds Gun shop in Lexington sells around 600 guns on a normal day but that figure leapt to 2,000 the day after Obama beat Romney.
“It was the largest day that we’ve ever had, ” Buds owner Joe Murphy told WKYT.
Murphy noted that the spike in sales wasn’t solely down to Obama’s re-election and concerns over gun control, but that it was also related to fears of social unrest caused by a stuttering economy as well as an increased number of break-ins.
“We’re seeing a lot more first time handgun owners,” he added.
There was a similar story in Lubbock Texas, where Sharp Shooters Knife & Gun owner Charles Blackwell said first time gun owners helped boost his sales to 400 per cent above normal sales volumes.
Blackwell attributed some of the sales to the Obama administration’s resolve to pursue the United Nations Small Arms Treaty, which many gun rights enthusiasts have pointed to as a backdoor attempt to regulate firearms at the global level.
Meanwhile, in East Texas, Guns & Ammo owner Stephen Bayazes told KLTV that sales “were like Christmas” thanks to Obama’s re-election.