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Gun Sales Soar Following Obama Re-Election

Obama re-election sparks gun sales.Numerous news outlets report increased gun sales as firearms fly off shelves like “hotcakes” following Obama's re-election. Of course, Obama himself has said he intends to push for a reinstatement and expansion of the Clinton-era semi-auto ban during public debates. Those comments exasperated gun owner concerns.

“But I also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don’t belong on our streets. And so what I’m trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally. Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced. But part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence. Because frankly, in my home town of Chicago, there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s. They’re using cheap hand guns,” the President said.

From opposingviews.com:

Mel Bernstein, owner of Dragonman Arms in Colorado Springs, Colorado, told KOAA-TV: “We're going from normally six to eight guns a day, to 25. I stocked up, I got a stockpile of these AK-47s, we're selling these like hot cakes. Luckily I had an idea of what was going on because it happened with Clinton.”

John Kielbasa, owner of Fernwood Firearms in Hankins, New York, told CNN: “Sales are up. I had a guy waiting here first thing in the morning. He came in, bought two AK-47s. It's going to be good for me for business.”

Stock prices for gun makers Smith & Wesson and Sturm also went up after President Obama's re-election.

From The Telegraph:

Mel Bernstein, owner of Dragonman Arms in Colorado Springs, told KOAA-TV that sales of semi-automatic weapons had boomed in recent days.

He said: “We're going from normally six to eight guns a day, to 25. I stocked up, I got a stockpile of these AK-47s, we're selling these like hot cakes. Luckily I had an idea of what was going on because it happened with Clinton.”

Mr Bernstein said he normally orders up to 7,000 rounds a week from distributors but could now only get hold of 3,000 because of demand.

John Kielbasa, owner of Fernwood Firearms in Hankins, New York, told CNN: “Sales are up. I had a guy waiting here first thing in the morning (the day after the election.) He came in, bought two AK-47s. It's going to be good for me for business.”

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