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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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  • Bob Nekosar... 2012/04/12 03:01:14
    Bob
    +1
    Hmmm.......
  • lcky9 2012/04/12 02:46:05
    Other
    lcky9
    +3
    I am so proud of my son in law who took my 13 year old grand daughter and my daughter to the gun range.. the reason I said OTHER was ALWAYS BE PREPARED.. BTW also we learned to shoot bow and arrows..covering all bases
  • wilsonmja 2012/04/12 02:40:07
    Other
    wilsonmja
    +2
    Mass hysteria.
  • MiaBella 2012/04/12 02:35:08
    Obama
    MiaBella
    +3
    Obama and the Liberalistic gun right views are threatening the rights we have to arm ourselves as named in the constitution. The pressure of losing that Constitutional right is what is increasing the need to own a personal gun for protection before that right is "shot" to pieces. we all can understand why they would threaten to take away the right with the whole Gabrielle Giffords case, but nonetheless, the right is in the Constitution which i believe as a strict constructionist of the document that it should not be ammended to strip us of our rightful protection. aka i blame Obama.
  • Daniel ... MiaBella 2012/04/12 02:50:41
    Daniel Escalona
    +1
    In no way has Obama infringed on your right to own a gun. You're just a paranoid little twerp.
  • MiaBella Daniel ... 2012/04/12 03:07:20
    MiaBella
    +3
    THanks for the compliment :) But if you can't tell, My answer is most supported by facts and the majority. twerp or not, My voice is being heard and supported. more than you can say im sure. Plus Ofcourse Obama is against the second Amendment. He endorsed Illinois handgun Ban and opposed a bill okaying the use of guns in a home robbery. He limits the amount of guns sold bans semi automatics and says its okay to sue gun manufacterers. Plus he supports local cities to create their individual gun laws which is so against the Constitution and then turns around and says, quote " I have no intentions of taking away folks's guns". yeah.... hmmmmmmmm just a little twerp i am :)
  • The Ele... MiaBella 2012/04/29 13:35:27
    The Electrician
    You don't know the difference between "banning" and "control" of certain weapons. Local laws "trump" the Constitution. If you're municipality doesn't want you to have a gun, the Constitution doesn't apply. Obama has been very clear on that. Do you legally own a gun ?
  • SoD Daniel ... 2012/04/17 18:29:49
    SoD
    +1
    You're the twerp.

    I just gave MiaBella two thumbs up and a friend request ;)
  • The Ele... MiaBella 2012/04/29 13:27:25
    The Electrician
    The Constitution does not give you the right to own a gun, it seems you're quoating the last 14 words of the 2ND, read and understand the first 13 words.
  • MiaBella The Ele... 2012/04/29 20:57:35
    MiaBella
    I think the difference between you and i is our interpretation sir. I am a strict constructionist and it seems to me that you are more liberal in your views of the constitution.
  • McCate 2012/04/12 02:33:04
    Obama
    McCate
    +2
    zombies or Obama are they not the same....LOL

    Obama zombie
    Obama zombie
  • joe mauro 2012/04/12 02:22:56
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    joe mauro
    +2
    Just general fear and uncertainty,also the fact that the local police can no lomger protect you,here in florida the public wants to change the slogan protect and serve to annony and destroy!
  • Nica24 2012/04/12 02:13:09
    Other
    Nica24
    +3
    Because CURRENTLY we can...give it awhile...we soon won't have this privelege.
  • The Ele... Nica24 2012/04/29 13:39:23
    The Electrician
    It isn't a privelage, it's an individual right afforded to people that are legally qualified to own or posess a firearm.
  • Nica24 The Ele... 2012/04/29 23:52:10
    Nica24
    Dur, that's my point. Not even those who qualify won't be able to.carry a fire arm. I wasn't saying in general, its gradually changing in time. Before you didn't have restrictions.
  • TheNightFly 2012/04/12 02:12:50
    Other
    TheNightFly
    +2
    Just upgrading my hardware.
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/04/12 02:09:37
    Other
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    +4
    trouble times, fear, self protection and terror to name just a few!
  • Juliet 2012/04/12 02:07:42
    Zombies
    Juliet
  • 3052457 2012/04/12 02:04:58
  • Greenbay 2012/04/12 02:00:52
    Zombies
    Greenbay
    Damn zombie got people acting crazy
  • Frank 2012/04/12 01:53:02
    Obama
    Frank
    +6
    Give me one good reason to trust the Socialist.....
  • Vieuphoria Frank 2012/04/12 02:43:42
    Vieuphoria
    +1
    because they're cleverer than you?
  • Frank Vieuphoria 2012/04/12 02:52:40
    Frank
    +2
    Aw a true Socialist from accross the sea. Hows the weather over there???
  • Vieuphoria Frank 2012/04/12 03:16:40
    Vieuphoria
    +2
    I'm not a socialist. Don't think there are any 'true' socialists in moder society anyway.

    Weather is fine, bit on the nippy side. How's the weather over your end?
  • Frank Vieuphoria 2012/04/13 22:25:30
    Frank
    True........... Beautiful here, been a beautiful spring so far here in Missouri.....
  • Turings... Vieuphoria 2012/04/12 04:57:07
    TuringsChild
    +1
    facepalm
    What's the opposite of trust?
  • Vieuphoria Turings... 2012/04/12 13:38:02
    Vieuphoria
    distrust.

    One would assume.
  • Couri 2012/04/12 01:49:30
    Other
    Couri
    +4
    The lack of gun regulations honestly. I found out recently that my ex's girlfriend has bought a rifle. Now normally this wouldn't be a problem but my ex has been convicted twice for domestic violence and they live together. You would think those living with convicted felons would not be allowed to buy a gun.

    Also, I thought Obama was trying to "abolish the right to bear arms" or at least that's what so many conservatives have told me, so why would he be to blame for the rise of gun sales? Fact of the matter is, whenever anything happens from someone spilling their milk to the economy, it always gets blamed on the president. You seriously could not pay me enough to have that job.
  • peggy 2012/04/12 01:48:45
    Obama
    peggy
    +3
    When you live under a dictator you need to prepare for Government take over.
  • mind-pilot 2012/04/12 01:43:59
    Other
    mind-pilot
    +1
    It's just a sales pitch. Let me ask you this: "how do you sell insurance?"....It's a simple sales technique...."You scare the hell out of who you are selling it to"! That's how. Basic sales 101
  • The Patriot RP 2012 2012/04/12 01:40:34
    Other
    The Patriot RP 2012
    +3
    I don't blame Obama, I don't think its doomsday, what I really think it is people are taking a serious look at the amount of liberty and freedom we have really lost, Republicans and Democrats are to blame.

    I would rather be armed and wrong, then dead and right.
  • Mack The Pat... 2012/04/12 03:48:28
    Mack
    Exactly!!!
  • Dan 2012/04/12 01:30:48
    Other
    Dan
    +3
    Maybe Eric Holder made another big purchase to send to the drug gangs in Mexico.
  • JP Dan 2012/04/12 23:23:10
  • Dan JP 2012/04/13 01:51:59
    Dan
    +2
    Laughter is the best medicine. That is the only medical contribution from this administration so far.
  • The Ele... Dan 2012/04/29 13:46:16
    The Electrician
    The Bush Administration put that program into affect, holder had nothing to do with it, had he know what the circumstances would be, he'd probably moved to shut the program down.
  • Dan The Ele... 2012/04/29 16:07:06 (edited)
    Dan
    Holder has been in charge for well over 3 years. He is either hiding information or he has no idea what is going on. Either is just as damning. The evidence seems to be pointing to the first.
  • Vieuphoria ☆The Ro... 2012/04/13 13:03:29
    Vieuphoria
    +1
    What is the issue with that?
  • LindaM 2012/04/12 01:09:06 (edited)
    Other
    LindaM
    +1
    The republicans over reacting. As always.. Always near doomsday, always dramatic always critical.. get the guns, going to be a revolution on and on and on.. The almighty powerful Obama did it all. Come on people. You just need an excuse and are using him because your bored OR you just like drama your all rednecks.

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