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By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Barack Obama, Gun Salesman of the Year

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Time reported today that many people in the gun and ammo industry call our Commander-in-Chief “the gun salesman of the year.” He is semi-jokingly referred to this in the gun industry because of the spike in gun and ammunition sales leading up to and immediately following the presidential elections he has won.

In October, background checks rose by by 18.4%, reported to be related to the election. Gun buyers are concerned that President Obama will support legislation to ban assault rifles during his four years. This is unlikely, because Reuters reports that President Obama has done very little to interfere with gun use and purchase during his first four years in office.

A believed contributing factor to the paranoia surrounding gun purchases is perhaps the presence of shows like “Doomsday Preppers”, bringing awareness that there are a select group of people in the United States who are preparing for the worst case scenarios, as well as the abundance of information on the internet highlighting the “end of times” and how we will recognize it and protect ourselves when it happens.


According to Reuters, gun buyers have no need to worry. But many people feel they need to be stocked with a gun and ammunition, not just to protect themselves from intruders, but to protect themselves from the government as well. 

Per Reuters:

“The administration has not really lifted a finger in the last four years to tighten gun control legislation,” said Wedbush Securities analyst Rommel Dionisio, who covers the gunmakers. “There is a consumer fear that Obama will tighten gun control legislation, but whether or not they will do it this time I don’t know,” Dionisio said.

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Written by lindasolley

November 13, 2012 at 1:36 am

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  1. Very interesting. You may also have read that people in 20 states (including Mississippi) have filed petitions to secede from the United States since Obama’s election. Most have only a few thousand signatures, so it really won’t go far. But Louisiana and Texas have enough to warrant a response from the federal government.


    November 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

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