Infographic On The Greatest Gun Salesman In America: President Obama

Tyler Durden's picture

American firearm sales and concealed handgun permit applications are at all-time highs since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama. President Obama's perceived hostility towards gun owners has been one of the key factors behind the multi-year financial boom the firearms industry continues to enjoy. In fact, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is actively preparing to work to defeat President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, according to Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the NRA, who recently said the following at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.:

"Lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term. We see the president's strategy crystal clear: Get re-elected and, with no more elections to worry about, get busy dismantling and destroying our firearms' freedom, erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights and excise it from the U.S. Constitution...When the sun goes down on election day Barack Obama will have America’s gun owners to thank for his defeat.” -

Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the NRA, February 10th, 2012

Ironically, the perceived hostility towards gun owners by President Obama has actually helped the firearms industry tremendously. Since the 2008 election, more Americans than ever before are purchasing firearms & ammunition. This has meant massive increases in sales by firearm & ammunition makers, billions more in federal and state tax collections related to guns & ammo, increased membership in the NRA, and hundreds of thousands of new Americans carrying concealed handguns.  Therefore, should the firearms industry support President Obama for a second term or not?

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The Greatest Gun Salesman In America: President Barack Obama [INFOGRAPHIC]

As for why this may be the case, perhaps it has something to do with the death of the legal system under the current president, very much like Greece, and Robogate killed contract law.

courtesy of Chris Martenson

Are ever more Americans simply preparing to take "the law" into their own hands?

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taniquetil's picture

I am proud to call myself the owner of a Glock 30, M1911, Mosin, and M1 Garand.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Thanks for "self identifying".  Wish I had the funds to replace everything I lost in those canoe/hunting trips.

BliptoP3's picture

yes, I will never load all of my gold/silver/ammunition/guns all on the same end of the canoe again - that shit is heavy.

TuesdayBen's picture


trav7777's picture

damn there are some arsenals sitting at the bottom of lakes along with a lot of bullion

Coast Watcher's picture

Bays and estuaries, too. Penobscot Bay alone has an amazing number of firearms and PMs resting among the lobster traps.

Dave Thomas's picture

I'll believe all this bottom of the lake malarkey when I see a chart just like this gun statistic, except for Mini-Subs!

flacon's picture

Why buy the cow when the milk is free. Rent a Russian:


Sexy Sacha With Her Suchka (Krinkov)

macholatte's picture

 speaking of Ruskies ........





AA-12 Fully Automatic Shotgun!!!

chindit13's picture

Always looking for opportunity, I bought a couple spare SCUBA tanks.  Didn't find a single coin or a single gun.  I did, however, find stacks of residential home deeds, each and every one signed:  Linda Green.

FEDbuster's picture

Soon the banksters will be sleeping with the fishes.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

trav7777 said:

damn there are some arsenals sitting at the bottom of lakes along with a lot of bullion

Bullish for dredging.


nope-1004's picture

That word is too fancy for me.  I just call him what he is:  A prick!

I firmly believe his intentions are to ruin America.


GernB's picture

Careful now it's not politically correct to say ruin. The correct term is "fundamentally tranform."

Calmyourself's picture

Actually I suffer from realisticophobia; an abnormal grasp on reality, its a cross I bear..

You on the other hand suffer from hoplophobia, makes sense as I assume your from Moscow on the lake; Madison WI, cheesy turd..

Cheesy Bastard's picture

Admit it.  The only abnormal grasp you suffer from is the one your mouth has on Barack's penis.

Calmyourself's picture

Ooo, too much realistico for me.. ha, I let the honorable Reggie Love handle those duties, I am in charge of Moochelles makeup, those trowels are heavy..

Cheesy Bastard's picture

Your comment down thread about fast and furious and this comment, which made me smile, forces my hand.  I will give you a greenie and send a blessing your way.  God bless and good evening.

JW n FL's picture



Calm and Chessy?


you 2?

I mean its fight club and all.. but not you two?

Cheesy Bastard's picture

A simple misunderstanding, I believe.  My reference to baracknophobia was intended to make a comparison to the movie where a bunch of venemous, deadly insects invades the U.S.  I believe Calm saw it as a defense of Barack, ie an irrational fear of him.  Nothing could be further from the truth. A small scuffle ensued, but no harm done.  At least on my end.

Calmyourself's picture

I do enjoy this place.. 

All we need to know is that this government took "linebacker" a Bush era program to track guns into Mexico and transformed it into Fast and furious where straw buyers were implictly encouraged to purchase guns here and bring them to Mexico and arm the cartels.  MOST IMPORTANTLY, the individual honorable street agents were forbidden by their superiors from tracking these guns.  One of these guns was found at the mujrder site of federal Agent Brian Terry (whose family filed suit for 25M) and these street agents blew the whistle on their higher ups at risk or their lives, freedom and careers. These agents are still paying the price for their bravery. 

Memo's released as a result of the Darrell Issa investigation and exemplary work done by Mike Vanderbough and David Codrea of respectively Sipsey street irregulars blog and show this entoire operation as a plate setting exercise for the final course of restricting the 2nd amendment. 

All of you, do the research, hell log onto sipsey street Mike has done all of it already.. 

Ha, I really like this place.  No harm, no foul CB

Cheesy Bastard's picture

+1.  From.My.Cold.Dead.Hand.

JW n FL's picture



at the risk of sounding unlike myself.. I really like you guys. So? please take care of each other.. if anything.. we have enough loud mouths (me) around here.. and the only reason I can get away with being me is the other 99% of us here are so civil..

I mean if you guys want to be the loud guy who catches the Flack! I will take a break! LULZ!

My Very, Very Best to You Both.

JW n FL's picture



at the risk of sounding unlike myself.. I really like you guys. So? please take care of each other.. if anything.. we have enough loud mouths (me) around here.. and the only reason I can get away with being me is the other 99% of us here are so civil..

I mean if you guys want to be the loud guy who catches the Flack! I will take a break! LULZ!

My Very, Very Best to You Both.

nmewn's picture

"I do enjoy this place.."

As do I.

A little something on some cat named El Jaguar ;-)

"Torres Marrufo, also known as "the Jaguar," has been identified by U.S. authorities as the enforcer for Sinaloa cartel chieftain Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman. The Fast and Furious weapons were found at one of Torres Marrufo's homes April 30 when Mexican police inspected the property. It was unoccupied but "showed signs of recent activity," they said.

The basement had been converted into a gym with a wall covered with built-in mirrors. Behind the mirrors they found a hidden room with the Fast and Furious weapons and dozens more, including an antiaircraft machine gun, a sniper rifle and a grenade launcher.

"We have seized the most important cache of weapons in the history of Ciudad Juarez," Chihuahua state Gov. Cesar Duarte said at the time, though he did not know that many of the weapons came from the U.S. and Fast and Furious.

Torres Marrufo has been indicted in El Paso, but authorities have been unable to locate and arrest him."

The Sinaloa cartel, buying guns from Mom & Pop gun stores along the Mexican border is, I believe what we were told at the time what the problem was.

It wasn't, as I said at that time...Mom & Pop gun stores along the Mexican border don't sell grenade launchers and anti aircraft guns.

JW n FL's picture




It wasn't, as I said at that time...Mom & Pop gun stores along the Mexican border don't sell grenade launchers and anti aircraft guns


You are going to get us in real trouble for telling the truth!

You know the Rules!

We can say whatever we want as long as it is a lie!

If you start telling the truth they will come after us!




hamurobby's picture

I think that would make a great bumper sticker.

BLOTTO's picture

He eventually wants us to use them on each other.

It is sad to see that we may have to potentially shoot at another human being because they're mind is posioned.

The mind is warped due to heavy conditioning among other things.

nmewn's picture

Hard to read to him when every other word that comes out of his mouth is a lie.

But I don't think so.

What he really wanted (IMHO) was for Fast & Furious to work out, to where public opinion might be shifted against gun possession/ownership and people would voluntarily disarm or make the process so onerous many would take their chances dialing 911.

Of course, now they are trapped in that whole mountain of bullshit (F&F) of their own making so public opinion will stay right where it is.

That is, no trust in anything they say.

A Lunatic's picture

So I guess it will be "the hard way".

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Damn straight - everyone dies, but not everyone gets to influence the manner. I shit you not, while I am typing this my music queue served up "The Hard Way" by Point Blank. Southern rock at its finest.

JW n FL's picture




Hard to read to him when every other word that comes out of his mouth is a lie.
You Lie! He is has followed thru on Everything he told Wall Street he would do (behind closed doors)! Obama has put No! One!! Not! ONE!! (1)!!! Fucking Scumbag Behind Bars! Obama to Bankers: I’m Standing ‘Between You and the Pitchforks’
Lets review the Facts! The Sourced and Sited Facts!! Shall We? for the Stiupid Fucks who still dont get it that are reading this! Increase the capital gains and dividends taxes for higher-income taxpayers


Increase capital gains and dividends taxes from 15 to 20 percent for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)


>> More

  Expand the child and dependent care credit


Expand and make refundable the child and dependent care credit.


>> More

  Create a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners


Create a $10 billion fund to help homeowners refinance or sell their homes. "The Fund will not help speculators, people who bought vacation homes or people who falsely represented their incomes."


>> More

  Require automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans


Automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans for workers whose employers offer retirement plans.


>> More

  Require automatic enrollment in IRA plans


Require employers who do not offer retirement plans to offer their workers access to automatic IRAs and contribute via payroll deduction.


>> More

  End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000

"Will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This will eliminate taxes for 7 million seniors -- saving them an average of $1,400 a year-- and will also mean that 27 million seniors will not need to file an income tax return at all."

>> More

  End no-bid contracts above $25,000


"Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid."


>> More

  Repeal the Bush tax cuts for higher incomes


Repeal the Bush tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)


>> More

  Phase out exemptions and deductions for higher earners


Restore the phaseouts of personal exemptions and itemized deductions for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single), with threshholds indexed for inflation.


>> More

  Sign the Employee Free Choice Act, making it easier for workers to unionize


"Obama is a cosponsor and strong advocate of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a bipartisan effort to make the unionization process more transparent and increase penalties on companies that violate employee rights. He will sign EFCA into law as president."


>> More

  Forbid companies in bankruptcy from giving executives bonuses


"Protect the jobs and benefits of workers and retirees when corporations file for bankruptcy by telling companies that they cannot issue bonuses for executives during bankruptcy while their workers watch their pensions disappear."


>> More

  Allow workers to claim more in unpaid wages and benefits in bankruptcy court


"Increase the amount of unpaid wages and benefits workers can claim in bankruptcy court against their employer."


>> More

  Allow imported prescription drugs


"Allow Americans to buy their medicines from other developed countries if the drugs are safe and prices are lower outside the U.S."


>> More

  Appoint federal-level coordinator to oversee all federal autism efforts


"They will appoint a Federal ASD Coordinator to oversee federal ASD research and federal efforts to improve awareness of ASD and improve the training of medical professionals to identify and treat ASD. By establishing one top-level point person to coordinate ASD efforts in the White House, they will ensure that ASD receives the recognition and priority it deserves in the federal government. The Federal ASD Coordinator will also be tasked with eliminating bureaucratic obstacles that may be delaying implementation of important ASD measures and ensuring that all federal ASD dollars are being spent in a manner that prioritizes results. The Coordinator will work with state task forces on ASD to ensure effective communication and collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies."


>> More

  Double federal funding for cancer research


"Will double federal funding for cancer research within 5 years, focusing on NIH (National Institutes of Health) and NCI (National Cancer Institute)."


>> More

  Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study of federal cancer initiatives

"As president, Barack Obama will immediately direct his Secretary of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with agency officials, academic researchers, cancer survivors and advocates for people with cancer, and state public health officials, to comprehensively examine the various cancer-related efforts of federal agencies, and provide recommendations to eliminate barriers to effective coordination across federal agencies and between the federal government and other stakeholders."

>> More

  Provide the CDC $50 million in new funding to determine the most effective approaches for cancer patient care


"Will provide the CDC $50 million in new funding to determine the most effective approaches that assist not only navigation of cancer patients through diagnosis and treatment processes, but also provide easy-to-understand information on the necessary follow-up steps to ensure continued lifelong health."


>> More

  Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)


"Barack Obama has been a strong and consistent advocate for fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Congress promised to shoulder 40 percent of each state's "excess cost" of educating children with disabilities, but it has never lived up to this obligation. Currently, the federal government provides less than half of the promised funding (17 percent)."


>> More

  Create a National Commission on People with Disabilities, Employment, and Social Security


Create a national commission charged with "examining and proposing solutions to work disincentives in the SSDI, SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid," among other things.


>> More

  Change federal rules so small businesses owned by people with disabilities can get preferential treatment for federal contracts.


"Barack Obama and Joe Biden would direct the Small Business Administration to amend regulations under the Small Business Act that provide preferences in federal contracting to small businesses owned by members of socially and economically disadvantaged groups to include individuals with disabilities."


>> More

Lednbrass's picture

You know its funny how many people have learned this the hard way.  I lost about a dozen weapons like that. Who'd a thunk it?

Im planning on a sound suppressor or two this year so I dont disturb the neighbors while getting rid of varmints in my garden, hopefully when I take them in the canoe they arent lost the same way.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



I am not a cocksucker attorney, but as far as I know there is nothing to prevent you from selling your firearms to strangers at a yard sale.  Although you need not keep a record of these sales, you may want to keep a copy of the yardsale advertisment from your local newspaper that clearly says, "Gold coins, guns, books, etc."

GFKjunior's picture

Down here in Texas all you have to ask is "are you a US citizen?" 

hedgeless_horseman's picture



I can't find any law that burdens a private citizen with that requirment.

DosZap's picture


Down here in Texas all you have to ask is "are you a US citizen?" 

DUDE your either a liar, or a TROLL, or BOTH.

That's a lie, and you know it,IF your even from Texas.

Uncle Remus's picture

Stikethrough fixed?

Edit - guess not

Amish Hacker's picture

California-based ZH-ers should ignore this advice. Unless the seller has a valid COE (Certificate of Eligibility), and the buyer provides all the personal information required by the DROS (Dealer Record of Sale), the transfer is illegal. Tranfers from private party to private party (e.g. your yard sale example) require that a licensed dealer act as itermediary. He or she will fill out all the forms for the buyer and seller, as well as hold the gun for the required ten day waiting period. Only then does the buyer get his gun. Unless it's a handgun, in which case the buyer must also pass the test for the Handgun Safety Certificate first.

I think the buyer has to do some more paperwork within 30 days and send it in to the DOJ, but you get the idea. It's complicated. I remember an episode of the Simpsons where Homer is trying to buy a handgun, and the salesman informs him of the 10-day waiting period, and Homer says, (read this in your best Homer Simpson whine) "But I'm angry now."

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

"All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void."    --Marbury v. Madison    1803

TruthInSunshine's picture

Obligatory +1 to Tuco for citing such a relevant statement from the highest court in the land in one of the most important cases in U.S. history, even if "our" goverment (of the special interests, by the special interests and for the special interests) ignores it with incredible frequency.

Hacked Economy's picture

Unless the firearm is 50+ years old, in which case it's re-classified in CA as a "relic", and eligible for straight sale with no paperwork necessary.  You can go to a gun show with cash and pick up some Mosins no problemo (at least for now).

johnQpublic's picture

while you do not need to keep a record of private sale for the sake of the law, if your weapon is used in a shooting of any sort, you need to provide a documentation of chain of custody of the weapon....fact

so, you had better keep a personal record of transactions just in case

the form you need is available online in pdf format, so keep your own records

Ceteris paribus's picture

"yes, I will never load all of my gold/silver/ammunition/guns all on the same end of the canoe again - that shit is heavy."

So you are ready to roll over and make excuses and not stand up to the Government , call yourself an American how about chicken.

exi1ed0ne's picture

Go ahead - be the first across the minefield.

Strategically however the best option right now is to respond just like you are being violently raped by a larger and stronger attacker. Because you are. Your goal in that scenario is to endure what is happening and survive, all the while looking for options to escape or turn the tables on your attacker. Enduring is not surrendering, and the harder choice, since you CAN'T go into mental lala land. You HAVE to stay conscious and aware of what is going on.

Fighting a battle when you can't obtain victory makes no sense, since nothing is static. There are always moments when victory is attainable, and it does no good to tip your hand before the moment can arrive.

Ever wonder why everything always erupts at once? It's because there needs to be a critical mass of people who are aware they are being victimized before a spark can put them into motion. In any honest assessment, are there enough out there who realize what is going on?

Endure my brothers.