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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Economic Impact Of Barack Obama On The Gun Market

Weapon sales rise. Gun show attendance soars.

Why? Perhaps it has something to do with our new president.

According to Gun Owners of America's December newsletter, "He will become the most anti-gun President this nation has ever seen. Obama's record shows that he:
-opposes concealed carry
-supports bans on many common shotguns and semi-automatic firearms
-wants to limit magazine capacities for semi-automatic firearms
-opposes guns being available and ready for self-defense (that is, he wants all guns locked up)
-wants gun shops banned within five miles of a school or park, making it virtually impossible to have any such store anywhere near your neighborhood; and favors prohibitive taxes on firearms and hunting ammunition.

So Americans have gone out to buy a lot of what will become a scarce resource. Here's an example:

In the third quarter of 2008 (July through October), a gun dealership in North Carolina sold:
-7.62x39 ammo- 361 cases
-30 round AK mags- 783
-AK rifles (all types)- 243

By comparison, in the ten days since the election, the firm sold:
-7.62x39 ammo-1218
-30 round AK mags-3855
-AK rifles (all types)- 572


The firm was unable to keep up with the demand.

History shows that tyrants will always take away the people's personal weapons because tyranny flourishes when the people can't resist it. Several examples:
How about the English banning the Scots from owning weapons after the "Rising of '45"? Or, more recently, Hitler's disarmament of the Jews just before hauling them all off to the concentration camps?

As Christians, we have a duty to resist all authority that resists Christ's ultimate authority. We are to be prepared to resist with carnal weapons, but only after all peaceful methods have been exhausted.

"At this defining moment, change has come to America."- Obama

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4 Comments:

Blogger Bria said...

I was worried before he became president..now I am really worried!!! But, I keep reminding myself that God is doing something by putting Obama head over our once Godly nation.

December 16, 2008 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger RGM said...

I went to Tulsa the weekend after the election with some buddies of mine for the worlds largest gun show, and it was encouraging for me to see 50,000 plus people there for the same reason. The SKSs,AKs, M-16s and handguns were flying off the shelves. The 7.62 ammo, and 5.56 ammo were sold out my 9AM.

When you can't defend freedom with the ballot box, you have to defend it with the bullet box. Not that I'm advocating violent revolution or anything.... just stating how events progress, and have progressed over history.

RG

December 21, 2008 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Samuel B. Turley said...

Stephen,

Great post, I can attest to the rise in gun sales. We went to the Nashville gun show and we were struggling to pass through the thousands of people flocking to exercise their God given, 2nd amendment confirmed right. In addition to firearms we were looking for 7.62x39, 7.62x54 and 223. and everyone was sold out. One guy had brought 60,000 rounds of AK ammo and sold it all in the first three hours of the show.

We have however more than adequately prepared as far as ammo goes even though the demand is so high making it difficult to obtain certain kinds of it. May God help us in these upcoming years.

Sic Semper Tyrannis!
Sam

December 22, 2008 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Gravelbelly said...

Great post. Preparedness is a great thing, but not limited to hardware. In addition, you need likeminded persons (also prepared) and a knowledge of tactics.

(A store of food & water is a given.)

December 23, 2008 at 5:16 PM  

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