Gun sales up 8 – 10% despite poor economy.
Several variables drive sales, but many dealers, buyers and experts attribute the increase in part to concerns about the economy and fears that if Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois wins the presidency, he will join with fellow Democrats in Congress to enact new gun controls. Obama has said that he believes in an individual right to bear arms but that he also supports “common-sense safety measures.”
He also supported a ban on semiautomatic “assault weapons” and a limit on handgun purchases to one a month.
I guess those Sportsmen for Obama commercials are not helping. Gun owners and enthusiasts know how to read between the lines and are shopping now, while they still can.
My guess is that this number would be even higher in a better economy.
Hat tip: Alphecca