Gun Sales Boom In Expectation Of Obama Re-election

FORT WORTH (AP) – Gun sales are booming across Texas, and some buyers say their growing belief that President Barack Obama’s re-election is inevitable is fueling their race to bear more arms.

So brisk have sales been that the rush has created a nationwide shortage of firearms and ammunition, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Fort Worth gun shop owner DeWayne Irwin says the rush is similar to one seen shortly after the president’s 2008 election.

Alan Korwin, author of nine books on gun laws and operator of a gun laws website, tells the Star-Telegram that some are worried that Obama’s re-election would embolden a major gun control push. Irwin says the belief is fueled by perceived disarray in the field of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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  • Bob

    We’re likely to lose a great deal more than our second amendment rights if Obama is reelected and his leftist agenda unrestrained by not having to campaign again.

    • max

      Obama is not merely a marxist but worse he is a Radical ‘Wahhabite Islamic who hates Christians and work toward a purging/purification of even moderate Islamics..

    • Chris K

      I know I for one will be very happy to cast my vote for the man who ended the Iraq war, killed Osama Bin Laden and saved the US auto industry. All that and the Health Care bill to put the cherry on top.

      Obama/Biden 2012

      • Bob Cooper

        GWB already set the timeline for the war. The Navy Seals killed BinLaden and the auto industry was given to appease the unions. GM paid NO taxes on the income last year and has not paid back the bailout money. Keep your blinders on, idiot…

      • gayden white

        Obama had absolutely NOTHING to do with the elimination of Bin Laden, and he did NOT save the Auto industry– taxpayers money did that. Obama will always take credit when credit is not due him. If you elect to vote for him for these reasons, then it is obvious to me that you are a few bricks short of a load.

      • JMA

        – Dead Bin Laden – Thank you for waterboarding KSM, President Bush, which led to Bin Laden. Oh, how brave Obama was to order the strike that killed him.
        – “Saved” the auto industry – Allowing them to go into bankruptcy and emerging stronger, more viable companies would have actually solved the problem. Can you say $125,000 in taxpayer dollars for each Chevy Volt produced? How many tens of billions were flushed down the toilet?
        – Obamacare – The most corrupt piece of legislation in American history. 2300 pages of infinite government bureaucracy in your life. Wait until you need a heart transplant, but are too old to be considered.

      • Anthony

        Chris your a liberal sheep! Do you realize that he had nothing to do with the acculades you profess other than being in office when they happened! The reason we got Bin Laden was steps put in place years before Obama was elected he was just a benefactor thats it!! Shut up and drink your kool-aide!!

      • NiteNurse

        I agree Chris. President Obama has shown he has the guts and intelligence to do what need to be done. All these gun nuts have not noticed that NOT ONE change has happened to the gun laws since he has been president. Most of the gun nuts have paranoid personalities and use guns as their personal teddy bears to help them feel safe. Most are white and most are from the south. Just admit you don’t like having a man of color in charge.

  • Chris K

    Most rational people know that President Obama is a strong supporter of the second amendment and has expanded gun rights in the US. With that said I am glad that all the nut jobs are out spending money and boosting the economy.

    • JAY


    • Nanjing03

      ChrisK, this whole Fast and Furious Fiasco was initiated by the Obama Administration via the Holder led Justice Department to funnel as many guns into Mexico as possible to create the illusion that American guns were leaving Jim Bob’s Sporting Goods Store on the border and going straight into Mexico. Remember, Hillary Clinton and the president of Mexico tried and failed to show that it was American weapons that were fueling the war with the drug cartels, so Fast and Furious was engineered to salvage that false claim with phony evidence. In reality, the cartels were armed with weapons that corrupt Mexican soldiers and police had sold to them, as well as fully automatic weapons from Venezuela. The DOJ/BATFE guns were just more guns in the mix south of the border. Now we know that two of these guns were used to kill two U.S. federal officers and others used to kill hundreds or thousands of Mexican soldiers, police, court and civic officials, and uninvolved bystanders.

      Not surprisingly, Holder gets caught lying to the House sub-committee and senior BATFE officials are showing up at the hearings with their own lawyers in tow. I guess they won’t be “falling on their own swords” like they were asked to do for Janet “Waco” Reno 15 years ago.

      Yet, the Obama thugs in Washington are starting a series of highly publicized gun control actions. I guess they didn’t learn anything from Bill Clinton’s warning to steer clear of the issue of gun control — or pay the terrible consequences on Election Day.

    • JMA

      You’re joking, right? Have you ever heard of Fast & Furious and what it’s goal was? Have you ever heard of Eric Holder? Have you ever heard his speeches on gun control?

      • NiteNurse

        Yeah right JMA. He’s been president for 4 years. The first 2 years he could have passed a ton of gun control laws with a democratic congress but he wasn’t concerned with that. Just hold on to your gun at night and maybe if we are all lucky you’ll shoot yourself in your sleep. The gun laws aren’t changing so everyone calm down. They’re so lax now kids can still grab a gun and shoot their school mates. You’re guns aren’t going anywhere. So just relax.

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  • Jefferson Davis

    Mexico, Mexico, and more Mexico. There is a war going down in Mexico .Most Americans know about the war. Yet these IDIOTS want to blame the WAR in Mexico on President Obama. GROW UP !

  • Anthony's daddy

    Anthony. YOU’RE not smart.

  • JMA

    And that base this on absolutely no statistical evidence or testimonials. Good to see CBSDFW upholds the same standards that their flagship station does.

  • willie

    All I can say is that everyone better hope that the president is reelected, because if he is not the U.S. is going to be in big trouble with one of those lying GOP. Don’t everyone realize they do not want to help middle class and the poor. Why are they trying so hard to keep you from voting. Give the president some credit. Bush left us in bad shape.Anyway there is someone behind him who is larger than us all. So keep on talking about him in a negative way. All rich people are behind the GOP. Cantor, Bohner, Romney, Newth. Santorium, and the rest are hating the man for no other reason than prejudice.

    • Bob Cooper

      YO Willie, who’s trying to keep you sheep from voting? Are you for voter fraud? If you want to have the priviledge to vote, you must at least have some form of ID to prove you’re a citizen of this country. What is it that you people don’t get? Are you that stupid? Have you seen the price of gas lately which has more than doubled since the One has been in office? Have you bought groceries lately? You’re free to blindly follow the one along with Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd, Holder, etc. You deserve all of them. If you’re going to criticize the Republicans, at least learn to spell their names. By the way, “All rich people are behind the GOP” ? I dare you to explain that one…

      • altha

        YO Bob Cooper Everybody know the price of gas today but, it’s not as high as in 2008 when your boy Bush Jr. was in office. Are you so stupid you can’t remember that? oh and no one for voter fraud the only one crying about it is the Republicans because they know they are the frauds. What is it that you people don’t understand about lying or maybe you don’t know what the truth is. You and your people deserve all of them-No money Newt, Out in space Ron, Don’t know which way is up Santorum and Mr. Flip Flop Romney. You said all RICH people behind the GOP, that leaves you out living in a TRAILER PARK want make the 1%.

  • comesahorseman

    hey Chris k~~ lets see the Irag war was over, just police action with O, soldiers got Osama not Obama, gave money to GM to pay Unions salaries, health care was a government grab at private industry, completely unconstitutional ~~ and he did all that with our money. Its easy to be generous when its not your money your handing out.

    • altha

      Everybody in their right mind know Obama gave the word to put BinLaden down. Now you people will say anything to try and make yourself feel better because Bush Jr. didn’t do his job when he was in office. President Obama don’t give a damn about you people giving him credit for what he is doing for our country. Let’s talk about you people buying GUNS it’s ok, we all know what going to happen you will leave them lying around and your kids will get them and take them to school and kill their class mates.

      • DDR

        Learn proper English before posting again, Sambo. You’re one of the clueless, mindless DRONES who would follow this guy even if he shot a puppy on live TV.

      • Ol' Black Altha

        Well hello dere. I sees dat a lot of dis stuff be goin on here abouts da way our country is goin. Now lookie here…

  • its me

    “Chicken Littles arming themselves against imaginary threat” would make a much more interesting and accurate title for this story. Obama has EXPANDED gun rights, you M0R0NS. Take some of that money you’re spending on your shiny new toys and buy a clue already.

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  • JAY


  • Tex


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  • PACO

    Obtención de toda mi familia a votar por Obama!

  • NiteNurse

    Really people??? You’re worried about losing your guns??? The president could care less. It’s the gun dealers who love to get you all worked up and paranoid because it mean big money for them. Joseph McCarthy is alive and well in 2012.

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  • BA

    It’s depressing to read that people are still fooled into thinking in terms of OhBummer Vs. a Republicrat snake.

  • max

    Homeland Security has recently imported(from China) 30,000 Guillotines, now how many Christians can you kill with 30,000 Guillotines(as Islam demands chopping Christian heads off) and how much $ can still sell their organs for cause the bodies are not damaged?

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