Biggest Winner From Obama Reelection? "Guns And Ammo"

Tyler Durden's picture

Whether greed-prone, fear-stricken, or full-prepper; the post-election performance of both gun-and-ammo 'makers' and gun-and-ammo 'searches' on-line has been remarkable...

Search Volume goes limit-up...


With the massive majority of searches coming from the US...


and Stock Prices surge...


Charts: Bloomberg and Google Trends


(h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer)

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MillionDollarBogus_'s picture

So, the prudent investor buys farmland, and a gun shop...???


Long-John-Silver's picture

They buy Gold, Silver, and Lead. You can't hide Farmland or avoid paying taxes on it or keeping the government from simply taking it away from you and handing it over to someone else.

zuuma's picture

RULE .308:


Leave me and my stuff alone, and I'll leave you and your stuff alone.

XitSam's picture

Get a shot off fast. This upsets him long enough to let you make your second shot perfect. -- Robert Heinlein

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Heinlein wrote that when the fist shot was usually a long DA trigger pull that most shooters never master.

Today, your own bullets are still frequently the best cover, but the pros teach us to make every shot count, especially the first one, then second sight and keep pressing the trigger until the threat is stopped.  If the bad guy keeps coming, maybe he is wearing body armor and it is time to move to the Bravo zone. 

Can you get the hit to the cranial vault, while both you and the target are moving, under stress, in low light, before he kills you or your loved one?

Item 7

Complete the following courses in this order:

1. One half-day tactical folding knife class; $150.

2. 2-3 weekends of Tactical Pistol Courses; $1,000.

3. 2-3 weekends of Tactical Rifle Courses; $1,000.

4. One day of Self and Family Emergency Medical Aid/Trauma Kit Course; $150.

5. A series of several two-hour self-defense classes (not martial arts classes); $200.

6. Fulfillment of requirements for concealed handgun permit; $250.

You should learn in these classes how to safely conduct dry-fire training with your firearms and a dummy knife. Do this on a regular basis, such as once per week for at least 5 minutes.

Abiotic Oil's picture

I can't believe Dianne (I have a conceal carry permit and carry a gun but you can't, slave) Feinstein's new Assault Weapons Ban has a no-grandfather-clause, i.e. turn in your semi-auto's or they come and get them.

Will Dianne be coming to my residence to personally pick them up?

hedgeless_horseman's picture



I am not exactly sure what an "assault weapon" is, but when your home is being assaulted by four armed men do you not want an assault weapon to defend your self, family, and property?


Chump's picture

An assault weapon is a scary-looking gun and is usually black.  That's all you need to know.

DosZap's picture


I am not exactly sure what an "assault weapon" is.


Well, one more time, I will post what it MUST BE EXACTLY to qualify as an ASSAULT WEAPON.


TWO- IT MUST use an Intermediate powered rifle round( lower power)

( NOT a full powered round, like 30-'06, 300WM, or 308, 7Rem Mag etc,etc,etc.

All these news reports about sales of AK 47's going thru the roof are BS.(50% is done thru MSM Stupidity, and the rest is disinformation).

It may LOOK like an AK 47, BUT it is not, because it cannot be fired FULLY AUTOMATICALLY.(It's a Clone).

Just like ALL copies of the M16's, semi/fully auto, or 3 round bursts.(and ammo must be the INTERMEDIATE round.

Same  criteria goes for handguns,( Semi/FA) there are NO FULLY AUTOMATIC handguns for sale or in use by civilians in the USA.

Only one company I know of even makes one, and that is GLOCK, a model 18.(not avail in this country except to special individuals/agencies).

NOT available for sale to ANY private  individual.

Just LE, Mil, and certain Dealers as samples.( and damn few LE can carry them.)

NO NEW MACHINE GUNS< or PISTOLS have been allowed into the USA since 1986, nor are they legal to be produced(except by Special Dealers).

Overfed's picture

Unfortunately, Americans aren't allowed to have real assault weapons anymore.

Fuck you, FDR, William Hughes, and Charlie Rangel! I hope you three rot in hell!

joemayo's picture

No, she will hire someone else's kid (paid with stolen money) to die for her ideas; same as all the other gutless, freedom-hating control-freaks have done through the centuries.

The Butchers Dog's picture

I am really surprised to not have already seen this quote on here by now, so I will provide.....

"Not only ought the people be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a state of independence from any who might choose to abuse them, which would include their own government."  George Washington

"Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of the tyrant and the creed of the slave." - William Pitt, 1763

I think the founding fathers really did say all that was needed in this regard.  And for the idiots in our midst, they said it over and over again in different ways.

Final Thought:

“Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?” –  Henry David Thoreau

aerojet's picture

Yeah, the 'pros,' lol.

You know how I know you're a Walter Mitty type?  You use phrases like "press the trigger" and "cranial vault" which means you've been blowing money on stupid training classes taught by idiots who want to make a buck.  Of everything on the list, a real self-defense class might be the only thing worthwhile, but even that is pretty dubious.  And what makes you think that if society begins to break apart that concealed handgun permits will still be valid at all?  They're the first thing that will get revoked, but you'll still carry a handgun anyways.  As a rule, anything using the word 'tactical' is a complete waste of time and money, especially if you happen to be overweight. 

eatthebanksters's picture

Ormaybe he's a pro trying to help out those of us who care, Asshat.

SemperFord's picture

I somewhat agree but with a a well prepped .308, 30-06, 300 Winchester magnum, etc. you can take targets down vest or not and the best part is they can't see you ;)

HelluvaEngineer's picture

The plate in that picture is ceramic.  Multi-hit rated for 30-06 AP.  You can shoot it all day long and not break it.

DCFusor's picture

So I aim elsewhere, and you're still out of the fight right now.

pods's picture

Did you happen to notice how little that plate covers?

I think that is what he meant. 

Any decent rifleman could hit the Adam's Apple off of Ann Coulter from inside of 300 yards with a rest.


hedgeless_horseman's picture



The human brain naturally points/aims at center mass, and that is where most of the vital organs are located, but you know all of that pods.

pods's picture

Don't get me wrong, I would much rather be wearing that than not.  But every defense system has it's flaws.


aheady's picture

Coffee out of nose, pods

SemperFord's picture

That is why I said I somewhat agree...I can shoot almost anywhere I want depending on the weather and even if they are not taken down they will not get up after a well placed round.

aerojet's picture

Pretty sure that none of those plates can be shot "all day long" and not degrade.


Overfed's picture

Ceramic plates aren't rated for multiple hits, only steel (T-1 or A-715 or similar) is. But steel is heavy.

Gringo Viejo's picture

Can't afford it hedgeless. Guess I'll just hang a stolen manhole cover around my neck.

masterinchancery's picture

I bet it doesn't stop the .300 magnum.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Over 500 children every year are killed in firearm accidents. It is absolutely shameful that zerohedge commenters promote the distribution of dangerous weapons. We are living in the 21st century, and it's time that this country introduced a ban on firearms. There is simply NO NEED to carry a firearm when you have a well-trained professional police force ready to protect you on call 24/7. Why should the majority of sensible progressive Americans have to endure this danger of firearms just so silverbug rednecks and raving hillbillies can have some fun?

redpill's picture

You're too kind MDB, clearly these people are domestic terrorists and should be deeply investigated by Homeland Security with multiple fingers.

cbxer55's picture

I greened the both of you nutcases, because I recognize good sarcasm when I see it. Keep it up.

francis_sawyer's picture

 Over 500 children every year are killed in firearm accidents


I'm glad to see you now discourage the use of Predator Drones & Obama's "kill list"... Finally! a breakthrough...

jeff montanye's picture

now wait a minute.  that kill list is maintained by the commander in chief; in today's world the top law enforcement (well enforcement at any rate) officer in the country.  sometimes one has to destroy the village to save the village.  the gentleman taught constitutional law; he should know best.

SilverIsKing's picture

I'll take a 10 finger Happy Meal.

redpill's picture

And remind Janet not to take off her rings

Frozen IcQb's picture

And this year’s ZH Oscar for non-supporting actor is...envelope please...MDB.

Well done! You keep cracking us up!

Sokhmate's picture

MDB gets Oscar for top notch sarcastic actor, without knowing his true intention.

kliguy38's picture

Pedophiles need a good release of their pent up frustrations and Homeland Security and TSA provide them a nice healthy outlet for their needs.. I know that me AND my family are happy to assist these brave men and women

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

This silverbug redneck loves to snack on some tasty MDB before the evening meal.

Got ammo?


XitSam's picture

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. -- Unknown

akak's picture

Over 5000 children every year are killed in motor vehicle accidents. It is absolutely shameful that zerohedge commenters promote the widespread use of dangerous motor vehicles. We are living in the 21st century, and it's time that this country introduced a ban on personal motor vehicles. There is simply NO NEED to use a personal motor vehicle when you have well-trained professional public transportation ready to service you on call 24/7. Why should the majority of sensible progressive Americans have to endure this danger of motor vehicles just so soccer moms in gas-guzzling Escalades and cellphone-addicted idiots on (sporadic) autopilot can have some fun?

francis_sawyer's picture

I wouldn't worry about it "AK"... Pretty soon ~ the cars will just drive themselves... Instead, we're going to start outlawing rattlesnakes to save our teens...


cornedmutton's picture

24 vials of anti-venom! Wow!

I'm calling it:

Medical Bill (to the taxpayers) = $8 million

hamster wheel's picture

akak: Since you can only *legally* vote once, I did just so for your comment.

Still, in my heart I'd like to give you at least a +30.