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Gun Sales on the Rise: What's to Blame?

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Guns sales are up. According to Good Morning America, sales throughout the industry are up anywhere from 30 to 91 percent this quarter, depending on the seller. Cris Parson, who owns a Texas store called the Houston Armory, says part of the reason sales are up is that gun-owners fear the possibility of Obama's second term because "he's never been pro-gun" and will have "nothing to lose."

But that's not it. Parson also blames zombies and doomsday conspiracies, trends spawned by television shows like "Doomsday Preppers" and "The Walking Dead." Of a certain brand of ammunition called Zombie Max, Parsons says, "We can't keep it in stock. It comes in a cool, colorful box with a Zombie on it." What do you think the reason is for higher gun sales? Is it Obama, zombies, doomsday -- or just an increased desire to own a gun?

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  • Jamie Smith 2012/06/28 19:00:35
    Zombies
    Jamie Smith
    Obama, Obama zombies, Obama Doomsday zombies. Just plan on protecting your family as best you can, by whatever means. I believe God allows us to protect our own. I believe in being prepared for whatever emergency arises, whether it is from storms, civil unrest, whatever. Make sure you have a supply of water(and it is a lot more than you think you need), food(canned, boxed). Get some rain barrels; you pay for the barrels, but the rain is free!
    I do not trust that Obama will not think of some way of starting some National Emergency. We have to pray for God to give us all the wisdom to vote in the right person in November. If America does fail, it will be our own fault for turning away from God.
  • terrymac 2012/06/16 03:50:38
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    terrymac
    Partly it is simply awareness that "when seconds count, the police are minutes away."

    Partly it is the recognition that Obama, like several presidents before (including Bush) is promoting destructive economic policies which may lead to problems in the near future.
  • TayyabZERO 2012/06/10 16:55:41
    Other
    TayyabZERO
    Every one (above 18) should have a gun with them 24/7 you never know when a thief is going to break into your house or attacked by a serial killer or a terrorist (alright I know terrorists will just blow the entire place up) what I'm saying is everyone needs to be prepaired for the worst. I read in a local news paper that some countries are not following the universal law of "not experimenting on Humans" so you CAN also expect Zombies (though I don't know how much guns will be effective against zombies).
  • Royo 2012/05/13 19:42:06
    Zombies
    Royo
    Zombies. Always the Zombies. :D
  • BlueRepublican 2012/05/02 00:09:37
    Other
    BlueRepublican
    It's the economy. Unemployment leads to poverty and crime.
  • Greg 2012/05/01 19:06:42
    Obama
    Greg
    +1
    Who's to BLAME? That's like posing, "Condom sales are up--who's to blame?" Why are increased gun sales a BAD thing? Study after study prove that whereever gun control laws to NOT exist, that area is the SAFEST to live in. Only liberals disconnect from facts and fabricate their own "utopian fantasy" by asking questions like this.
  • Woots 2012/04/27 22:08:20
    Obama
    Woots
    Can't see a difference between Obama and zombies though.
  • Patric 2012/04/25 10:18:36
    Other
    Patric
    although obomma comes in a close second,
    for me ,, the gangsta, or in Pittsburgh the wanna be gangsta , robbing & mugging in the city . the suburbs are quite safe ( due to different social / economic make up ) but the city has our wanna be 's ..

    the police force carry firearms... TO PROTECT THEMSELVES... not you or I , but to protect them selves...

    the greater Pittsburgh area is one of the highest conceal carry permit counties .. and the suburbs are one of the safest areas , due to IMO , the high level of fire arm owners..

    so, is crime to " blame " for the gun sales ?

    is the liberal 's , obomma , in their attempt to disarm American's to blame ?

    or yes to all the above ????
  • Cubatista92 2012/04/23 22:38:07
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    Cubatista92
    I think it's up because they are being sold to people that cross them over the border into Mexico, where they are WAY more useful... people bitch about drugs, but they have great impact on the violence, as long as it benefits the american economy. Now, none of those gun shops are going to tell you "I sold 50 of them them to some guy for cash". It' has been proven that over 90% of the guns found in Mexico have been manufactured and purchased in the United States.
  • Jimbo 2012/04/23 21:28:52
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    Jimbo
    Gun laws in some states are more lenient than they were a few years back.
  • cddjmikey 2012/04/23 07:05:55
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    cddjmikey
    You need an "All of the Above" button ! The Obama Zombies that are going to try and bring on the Apocalypse !
  • little wings 2012/04/22 22:23:31
    Zombies
    little wings
    zombies of course that thing is coming
  • Valerie Howeth 2012/04/22 00:39:17
    Other
    Valerie Howeth
    Non working Police Officers that wait and prey on the innocent who finally have to defend themselves!
  • dick 2012/04/20 22:32:47
    Obama
    dick
    People have accepted the idea that they can not rely on their government to protect them or their families and as a matter of fact our government is part of what we can't trust and need to be protected from! evil big government cartoons
  • Super l... dick 2012/04/21 15:35:29
  • GERARD MARTIN 2012/04/20 20:17:37
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    GERARD MARTIN
    +2
    The question should be "What is the cause? Not "What's to blame?" Why should there be any blame? A cause may be that some may think the controversy over the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Florida may excite African Americans into unwarranted retaliation against other innocent people. But any steam behind that it seems was cooled off with charges being filed against Zimmerman. I don't know what took so long for that to take place. A hearing was certainly warranted to determine what took place - an unarmed and hardly dangerous person was killed. We must get to the bottom of it, which will be difficult since there were no witnesses to the shooting. One must question Zimmerman's motive, especially after the police told him, in so many words, to bug out! I have lived in quite a few states in this country and never found a one that permitted neighborhood watch organizations to be armed.
  • Mark Howard 2012/04/20 17:05:22
    Obama
    Mark Howard
    +1
    Americans need guns now more than ever before in history.
  • GERARD ... Mark Ho... 2012/04/20 20:19:28
    GERARD MARTIN
    Explain just why that is so?
  • Guido 2012/04/20 11:21:52
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    Guido
    Parents that raise kids to not think for themselves. Granted there are some odd people out there you can worry about...but out of billions of people were talking a hand full of loons.
  • SoCal71 2012/04/20 02:32:13
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    SoCal71
    +1
    We all have firearms where I live in SoCal. Safest neighborhood I have ever lived in.
  • GERARD ... SoCal71 2012/04/20 20:20:58
    GERARD MARTIN
    When did you inspect the homes of those "all" to discover that?
  • SoCal71 GERARD ... 2012/04/20 20:30:00
    SoCal71
    +2
    Only Nazi's and Liberals do that. The rest of us aren't so socially awkward. It's called communication. I know that's probably a foreign concept to you... socializing with your neighbors or anyone else in public... give it a try and let us know how that works out for you!
  • Super l... SoCal71 2012/04/21 04:23:17 (edited)
  • SoCal71 Super l... 2012/04/21 04:30:17 (edited)
    SoCal71
    +1
    Of course it would to a Canadian who doesn't have a clue. A girl scout troop could invade and take over Canada in a weekend. Don't tell me my business and how we live. Just put on a Hockey Game that'll stop crime in your area...
  • Super l... SoCal71 2012/04/21 15:23:28 (edited)
  • SoCal71 Super l... 2012/04/21 18:55:01
    SoCal71
    Aww did we hurt da little child's feelings... Boo Hoo!!!! LOL LOL... He He He He
    Just have a Molson... Eh! Why do you think the French are in Canada .. Because Canadians are cowards too LOL LOL HA HA HA....

    "he shoots-----------------------... does he ever score" Not unless it's your mother, then we all score.... LOL LOL LOL
  • Super l... SoCal71 2012/04/22 01:35:49 (edited)
  • Super l... SoCal71 2012/04/21 15:27:56
  • SoCal71 Super l... 2012/04/22 01:42:38
    SoCal71
    That's what your mother said... you should be more like her... bending over was her best position too.. LOL LOL
  • Super l... SoCal71 2012/04/22 02:04:41
  • SoCal71 Super l... 2012/04/22 02:06:52
    SoCal71
    You're mother was great at stopping the rolling ball right on her chin... God I miss her....
  • Super l... SoCal71 2012/04/22 02:14:51
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/04/19 07:50:23
    Other
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +2
    Our government is no longer concerned with our safety! Seems there is plenty of money for the next campaign but not enough for well trained police!
  • GERARD ... littleb... 2012/04/20 20:23:35
    GERARD MARTIN
    +1
    It is the responsibility of your city government to hire the police, but we seem to have too many greedy people now-a-days that do not want to pay taxes to hire the proper number of police, nor to build more prisons, nor schools.
  • Richard 2012/04/17 00:41:12
    Obama
    Richard
    +3
    Best gun saleman of the year for the last four years...
  • 4570GOVT 2012/04/16 19:38:26
    Obama
    4570GOVT
    +5
    Obama Is An " ENEMY " Of The Constitution Of The United States ! " IF " he is re-elected , it will be a FULL SCALE ASSUALT on the 1st. -AND- 2nd. Amendments !
    Obama's Picture hangs on the walls of Gun Shops across America ( it's true ) . Under his picture are the words " GUN SALESMAN OF THE CENTURY " ! More Guns have been sold As A Direct Result Of THIS President than at ANY time in HISTORY ! ( FACT )
  • GERARD ... 4570GOVT 2012/04/20 20:27:32
    GERARD MARTIN
    +1
    "More Guns have been sold As A Direct Result Of THIS President than at ANY time in HISTORY ! ( FACT )"

    So, how did you determine that was "fact". Tell us where we can find a copy of the study or investigation?
  • 4570GOVT GERARD ... 2012/04/21 00:45:47
    4570GOVT
    Retail Sales have gone through the roof since 2007 ( on the CHANCE Obama would be elected ) ........ Retail AMMO SALES " SKYROCKETED " also and most ammunition as well as guns were in SHORT SUPPLY ! The National Shooting Sports Foundation , The N.R.A. - I.L.A. , Federal BACKGROUND CHECKS are at " RECORD LEVELS " and are picking up more than ever before as the year goes on toward the election .
    You can LOOK at any of those sources and a dozen more ( if you can handle the TRUTH ! )
  • GERARD ... 4570GOVT 2012/04/20 20:30:27
    GERARD MARTIN
    +1
    "Obama's Picture hangs on the walls of Gun Shops across America ( it's true )"

    Just when did you visit those Gun Shops across the nation to determine that "it's true? How many shops were there?
  • 4570GOVT GERARD ... 2012/04/21 00:49:15
    4570GOVT
    I have seen it in several in the Tri-State Area where I live and this " FACT " has been written up in Magazines & Online for the LAST 3 YEARS !

    Just Like a Lazy Ass Liberal to refuse to see the forrest for the trees !
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