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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Bansters-in-my- feces's picture

Hey Ceteris paribus...

Fuck off you little fucking weasel.....

And leave your moms computer alone,FuckTard.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Please share for the class, your whereabouts when you last remember having possession of said boat filled with said booty.

X marks the spot, right?

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

A friend of mine sponsors a Shootfest every year on his rural property, I will ask permission from the Boss at home (please?) to go next year...  Same guy the day after Obama was elected bought $12,000 of guns & ammo.  Were it not for Obama being elected, I would not have (whoops had, lost them in a boating accident, dang!) the AK-47 and 9 mm Beretta.

Matter of fact, there are two pictures of his Shootfest at my latest blog piece ("Dis and Dat" -- NOT Bruce K's "Dis and Dat"), drop me a gmail saying you will behave, and I will send you the link, or just search for it.  It's a holiday, so my piece is lighter than normal.  Hey, humor, history, conspiracy theories and gold all in one easy-to-digest piece!

krispkritter's picture

If all your stuff fit in a canoe, you needed more stuff to begin with...

bank guy in Brussels's picture

That is a GREAT song and video by Australian Steve Lee you link there ... some of the lyrics

« I like guns, I like the way they look
I like the shiny steel and the polished wood

I don't care if they're big or small
If they're for sale, Hell, I want 'em all ...

I ain't gonna shoot anyone
And no one shoots at me, 'cuz I got a gun ...

God made the animals, God made the trees,
God made you, Hell, He even made me

God gave me this voice, so I could be a singer
So you tell me why I got a trigger finger! »

* * *

Note to Americans: Surprise! We actually have lots of private civilian guns in Europe.

Germany: 25 million civilian privately owned handguns, shotguns, rifles.
France: 19 million civilian privately owned handguns, shotguns, rifles.
And so on.

We do not carry them around, or have as high gun ownership rates as in the US, but 100 million plus private guns in Europe is definitely significant.

Yes, the crazy UK Brit government that confiscated all privately owned handguns in the 1990s - But the Brit regime has crazy moments indeed. It is not like that on the Continent. Here we know the Nazis can come back, they were here before. Guns stay in European people's hands and homes.

Facts of gun ownership and policies in countries around the world:

Calmyourself's picture

As long as your expounding where exactly are those guns and ammunition required to be stored, not in your home, right.

CompassionateFascist's picture

Your problem isn't "Nazis". The White race in Europe is dieing out thanks to sub-replacement reproduction, and massive non-white/anti-white cheap labor immigration; when the Whites die out, Western Civilization dies with them.  Your problem is globalist capitalism + state socialism. Same as in America.

nmewn's picture

"As long as your expounding where exactly are those guns and ammunition required to be stored, not in your home, right?"

Saw right through it didn't you?

Plus .357 ;-)

Calmyourself's picture

A simple question and red, wtf.  Brussels (whose commentary I enjoy) ought to tell us that virtually all private arms are kept at shooting ranges (locked up) in Europe and there are virtually no militarily significant weapons among those allowed to be owned, except Switzerland.   If you think your shotgun is in most cases militarily significant lets pace off 500 meters between us and have a match, you shotty, me .308..

DosZap's picture

bank guy in Brussels

We do not carry them around


bank guy,great to know,and congrats on making sure you get to keep them.When any govt wants your birthright, you can rest assured you will sooner of later be a victim.

Police do great work, but they are 1st responders, and not PROactive. But, Reactive......................................I do not need them after my family or myself is shot dead by a scumbag.(no matter what he's wearing).

But here we do carry them the millions daily.

nmewn's picture

Its a great deterrent...crime rates are way down, murder, rape and robberies are at 50yr lows.

It would seem, an armed society really is a polite society.

And a tip o the hat to the NRA for standing in the breach, sometimes completely alone, for all those years.

DosZap's picture


10/4, and do not forget the GOA.

They are even more ardent than the NRA, just not as numerous.

They unlike the NRA(at times) do not believe in compromise with the devil.

nmewn's picture

I've sent them funds as well, along with ILA.

I'm a "Lifer" ever since Clinton, who I can thank (personally) for really opening my eyes to what they're all about.

"People should not fear their government. Government should fear their people."

V ;-)

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

+ 1s to my brothers nmewn and DosZap!

I Got Worms's picture

I just completed my Concealed Handgun License course on Saturday, and will be strapped as soon as I receive the card in the mail next month. God Bless Texas!

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Do yourself a huge favor and take Tactical Pistol, I, II, and III before you start to carry.  You need not have received your CHL to attend.


Dr.Vannostrand's picture

HH, taking the TP I next weekend!

I Got Worms's picture

Already signed up for such a class next month.

Dave Thomas's picture

Waving them four fingers and a thumb from H-Town!

Ceteris paribus's picture

"The 2nd amendment shall not be infringed"  Thats right wait unill you have permmision from your masters

logically possible's picture

Those of you that don't agree with Ceteris, you need to re-think what he has said. The conceal carry is the first step. Wake up!!

Gringo Viejo's picture

Just finished reading an article on MSN.COM titled "The 15 Richest Counties In America". Ten of the Fifteen are in the DC Metropolitan area.

I was born and raised there over 60 years ago.

Are you awake yet?

vast-dom's picture

to protect against the gov and the police state.

billsykes's picture

Thats a pretty good collection.

hondaicivic's picture

Glock 19, Sig 556 classic, AR-15 here.

sgorem's picture

another proud owner of a glock 36 +++++. "guns don't kill ! but one of my 45 cal hollow points ripping through your fucking torso will probably do the trick!" Love is a warm gun, or is it happiness, sorry John.

sgorem's picture

for all you gun and gold lovers out there, check me out on just type in sgorem1949 and find that ONE particular item I run occassionaly. you owe me tyler:)

falak pema's picture

collective death wish.

CH1's picture

Collective survival wish.

JohnG's picture

Depends on who/what gets dead.

mr. mirbach's picture

The "Death Wish" movies were all about ridding the streets of lawless scum. Time to show the lawless scum how their bad behavior should be properly rewarded.


Too bad the "are you feeling lucky, punk" line was already used in another movie, I'd have enjoyed hearing Bronson say that line.

bob_dabolina's picture

This is a racist post. 

Just 'cause he's black let's start making jokes about food stamps and guns. 

Right wing Republican radicals. 

Floordawg's picture

Black guns are the best. No joke.

covsire's picture

Yeah i'm not racist, I own a color TV and black guns.

ExpendableOne's picture

"Scary" black rifles for the win!

Gold N Glocks's picture

My JHP's don't care if you're black, white, yellow or brown.


Neither do I.

navy62802's picture

Well, I'm not so sure about that. Let's think back a little bit to the 2008 period. People were scared shitless at that point. We were in the middle of what could have been a total collapse of the US (and possibly the world) financial system. I think people are still frightened of the possibility. And while some of this increase can certainly be attributed to the fear of an Obama presidency, I have a hard time attributing it entirely to his election. I think it's just a real-world expression of general fear. People are scared that the socio-economic system is going to collapse and they'll be left to fend for themselves. It's a concern for me, and I'm sure I'm not alone.

SgtSchultz's picture

As the Eurozone unravels we may learn a great deal.

TuesdayBen's picture

Potential for socioeconomic collapse worries me not. Gubmint 'solutions' worry me. Gubmints squander, pervert, ruin, and slaughter.

MachoMan's picture

You do not have your ear close enough to the ground...  I can state, without a doubt, president obama's election was 95% of the impetus for gun sales. 

Transformer's picture

I remember walking by the gun department at a local department store the week after the election.  I noticed that there were a whole bunch of empty shelves.  I asked the clerk what was going on and she said that after the election the week before, they had sold out of all ammo, and as soon as they got more in, it instantly sold out.

I shook my head and thought about those foolish right wing kooks.  I voted for Obama and I knew he was going to bring about change and make things much better.  I went away seriously worried about tea partiers and right wingers starting a revolution and ruining this great country.

DosZap's picture


Ok, So now what is your opinion of yourself, and of your choice you made to vote for him?.

You think the same, or have you seen the results( or lack therof).

I think a lot of folks know who is ruining this country at this time and date.(subject to change next election, if there is one).

Tea Party, and Right Wingers are the backbone of this country,the small business folks, and blue collars, the farmers,the construction people,mostly from the Red states, and many from the Blue.

( name ONE incedent that either have stirred the pot, or started any violence, YOU CANNOT.)


When real danger is obvious, enemies can come together for a common good.

UP Forester's picture

How's that working out for you?

You were worried about a bunch of Bostonians dressed up as Indians and dumping British tea into the Cape starting a revolution?

Or are you just a clairvoyant future-teller?