In 2009 Americans bought enough guns in the first 3 months of the year to outfit the entire Chinese and Indian armies combined. Due to unprecedented demand in firearms since the November election, Barack Obama was awarded the “Gun Salesman of the Year” by Outdoor Wire earlier that year.
Last Christmas a record number of guns were sold in the United States. And, over 1.5 million background checks on customers were requested by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in December. It was the highest number ever in a single month.
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The trend continues…
Barack Obama is now regarded as the greatest gun salesman in US history.
Zero Hedge reported”
American firearm sales and concealed handgun permit applications are at all-time highs since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama. President Obama’s perceived hostility towards gun owners has been one of the key factors behind the multi-year financial boom the firearms industry continues to enjoy. In fact, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is actively preparing to work to defeat President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, according to Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the NRA, who recently said the following at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.:
“Lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term. We see the president’s strategy crystal clear: Get re-elected and, with no more elections to worry about, get busy dismantling and destroying our firearms’ freedom, erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights and excise it from the U.S. Constitution…When the sun goes down on election day Barack Obama will have America’s gun owners to thank for his defeat.” –
Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the NRA, February 10th, 2012
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