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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vato poco's picture

OK, Dolph, I'll bite. So I'm "mistaken if [I] think hoarding guns & ammo will save me, 'cuz it's 'pathetic', etc etc."

Just 2 quick questions. 1) We'll leave Hitler out of this for the sake of brevity. Why did Mugabe disarm the good people of Zimbabwe right before he turned the army loose on his political opposition? If guns/ammo are of no real use, why'd he even bother? 2) in re "you [gun nuts] have no Power at all". Strong words. And you know

You'll never hear me argue aginst your right to post your drivel here, Dolph. But beyond a certain point, it's quite pathetic. See, anyone who would type the words "[Obama] seems almost benign" is either an idiot, a troll, or a $6/hour DNC disinfo blog coment specialist. (DBS II) Oh, they ALL suck, to be sure. But Obama's the one who wakes up and asks himself, "How can I most fuck up the country today?" Unless you can point us to something he's done that's A) good for the country and B) good for the taxpayers. Hint: "can't fuck up the country while on vacation/playing golf" doesn't count.

Hugo Chavez's picture

Eric Holder was quoted as saying "of course" they were going to bring back the assault weapons ban to reporters asking the question. This was in the first three months of obamas term. Obama muzzled him, but it is obvious what obama and the socialists want to do.

Even if it is not possible for the dims to bring up any more gun rwgulation we know what they believe. We are just stupid rednecks clinging to guns and religion.. Any second amendment patriot must vote against obama.

A Lunatic's picture

The overlying long term agenda is for the 2nd amendment rights of American citizens to be abolished, be it under Obama or his successor(s). Here's how it will go down: Some mentally disturbed right-wing, terrorist, Ron Paul loving, gold standard embracing, homophobic, racist, fuck-job (pushed into service by the FBI) will take his Black rifle out and massacre thirty or so innocent civilians out on a missions trip to feed the mortgage victims and, POOF!, no more gun rights, by decree of President Whoever the Shit. The Majority (unemployed underwater basket weavers, entitlement junkies, and government employees) will most happily participate in purging America of those evil fucking guns and the Redneck sons o bitchez that want to own them. Clinton paved the road for this with the assault weapons ban.............there was 100% compliance within the industry, the NRA, and the majority of gun owners. Voting against Obama in order to save your Constitutional rights is a futile fucking joke. Our rights do not come from the Government, and until enough people understand this in their hearts and minds there is absolutely no hope for the continued freedom of mankind.

Lady Heather...UNCLE's picture

Obama grew up in the 60's (til the indonesian gig) ...a half-caste in America. Make no mistake, he remembers the hatred directed toward him and his mum...and he is going to get even. Barry O HATES America...psychology/sociology  101

lotsoffun's picture

except to the degree the banksters put the thumb on him.  he lied and lied and lied and the people bought it and they voted for all that hope and change.  and then the banksters via cia/fbi/secret service told him who's running the show.  he went for not the bullet to the head.


VelvetHog's picture

Long guns is for gettin' stuff to eat.  Short, black guns ain't.


I used to have quite a few shootin' irons, but I turned 'em all in to the "authorities" so I could be safe from myself.  I feel sooooo much better.

Nacho Libre III's picture

Something tells me the Obaminator will have bigger fish to fry than going after gun owners in the event that he wins re election.  In the meantime, I'd like to see demographic breakdowns accompany the fanciful charts.  In my little corner of the swamp, the rich folks have been stockpiling guns and ammo for a while now in anticipation of being robbed by the unwashed masses of filthy mortals, never once realizing with all of their immense intellect and power that they are already being robbed blind by others: from the banker who has bent their favorite son over the barrel to the point that mom and dad have to step in to pay student loans, to the help, the cleaning crew who know where all the bling resides, the carpenter who does crap work for a small fortune, the mechanic who does the same, etc. 

It's quite a visual actually... mansions bristling with armor, and barely a soul who could actually wield a weapon in the event that the ghetto did actually empty out and come after their treasure.  Not to worry... aint gonna happen.  Everyone needs their boogy man though. 

Hugo Chavez's picture

I have term life insurance too, but i doubt an event will happen so i need it.

Weapons and weapons training are one very small part of protecting oneself from the tax eating non productive rabble.

whateverwhatever's picture

Astute points.  Also, it's more likely that a child might hurt or kill himself, herself, or others with a firearm instead of the firearm being used against putative invader(s).  While I agree with the NRA that there is no direct correlation between youth suicides, school shootings, and gun availability ("people kill people"), I'm not surprised that most incidences of school gun violence have taken place in the Home of the Brave. 

Mentally unstable kid + Mom 'n' Dad who don't properly secure their guns = tragedy.  Not an Obama problem.  A national problem. 

Calmyourself's picture

Pools are the real killers, it's a national problem..  No, actually its a Demoncrat problem because there are no, sob, pool police ..yet..

And according to the National Safety Council, the decline has continued as there were only 142 fatal gun accidents for children in that age group in 1997 0-14 "real children not gang banging 17-21 year olds"

Facts are your friend even when they make you look bad..

DosZap's picture


Roger that.

The Dems are always using the Chidddrens as their WOE is me ruse.

More children die in 5 Gallon buckets than by guns every year.

I always have said REMOVE the frigging gang bangers and drug dealers in the under 21 age bracket and the stats are a non issue.

DosZap's picture


Typical Democrat left wing BS.

The statistics on youth are skewed all to hell.

Take out the Gang bangers and drug dealers, the number drop OFF the charts.The death of death pushers do not count in my book, a criminal just because they are under a certain age, engaged in drug dealing deserves what comes with that turf.

How DARE we use these scumbags to skew the numbers to get legislation passed.And they are used by the Left every time.

As seen here, more children are killed by family pools,and 5 gallon buckets with liquid in them than with guns.

The reasons for the mass murders at our schools and colleges is where does a psychopath go to inflict the most carnage?.

WHERE there is no one to stop them. The threat of being shot while trying these heinous acts is non existent when they KNOW others are NOT armed at these institutions.

Shooting fish in a barrel is easy......................and our illustrious governments allow these mass murders to continue,by keeping the schools an open invitation to murder without fear.( NOT a NATIONAL problem, a disgrace not to allow them to be protected).

Also, without fail, have you ever noticed these events usually always happen JUST prior to a vote on the issue of the 2nd Amendment, and gun rights?.

Never seen it fail one time.

cristo's picture

In Toronto Canada so far this year the 86% of gun related deaths are from police shootings of citizens .

cristo's picture

In Toronto Canada so far this year the 86% of gun related deaths are from police shootings of citizens .

JD59's picture

I have own guns since 1966 when I was 7 years old.

Obama needs to voted out of office.


rguptatx's picture

In the spirit of making lemonade when you have lemons - is it too late to buy gun-makers' stocks?

kill switch's picture

The Amerikans,,

They have little training on how to use them against well trained federal maniacs!!! Their children are safe at home,,, while yours are standing behind you!!! BAD GAMBLE!!

Hey!! I'm with you, but realize that EX-PAT is the only answer because I will not rely on the Amerikan morons to wake up and be in collaboration with me.. Fuck them!! It's to late,,,football, baseball, hockey, basketball, dancing with the stars, celebrity apprentice,,,,,,,,,, Put your future in their hands,,,,not mine!!


HungrySeagull's picture

Well trained feds?

Excuse me... ahem...

More like 10 feds with rifles and 30 rounds each.

Kinda hard to advancing through that wall of incoming.

I can mentally process a certain amount but will have to have that "Click" in the head to go completely... beserker... not good. And I don't think it's the Fed we need to fear.

Just the unwashed masses collectively driven by starvation, thirst and anger sweeping through the city and farms like a Locust swarm.

The more I think on it, it would be likely the LEO's will ask us to assist if the Governor requires it under the State Constitution.

krispkritter's picture

Agree to a point. Remember, the bulk of LEO's are used to kicking in the doors of people who don't expect a full out assault because they have an outstanding warrant for a old charge, are minor drug users/possessors, or may be at an incorrect address.  What happens when EVERY gunowner is expecting this and is fully armed?  How many LEO's go charging in when there is an armed and aware perp in a building? Almost never.  They bomb or tear gas it, piddle about negotiating, and maybe hope the guy makes a mistake they can take them out with a lucky shot. Now when that person is wired to his neighbors for backup, LEO's show up, can they afford to sit around and wait it out. Never. Did you see them crashing the LA riots? No, they cordoned off the area and let it burn itself out. I was in Philly when the MOVE assault took place and you couldn't get anywhere near it and they just let it burn. We sat at an outdoor bar at UoP and watched the smoke fill the sky. Didn't realize the implications then sadly. Lately you have LEO's killed trying to arrest vet's for CHILD SUPPORT. Vet's taking on fully armed police squads and surviving while killing LEO's. I posted before that I think LEO's are going to be targets in the scenario you suggest. Why? Because they know there are guns and ammo there. Park your cruiser in the driveway? It's like a neon sign saying 'Guns and Ammo'. I have neighbors who are retired LEO's and they don't think the outlook is good for uniforms if things go downside-up. Military are probably the best off since most of the one's I know and train with think the Popo are just cannon fodder when things go bad. Look at Greece, those crazy black hats throw molotovs in the police ranks like they're beads at Gasparilla. I hope and pray the military sides with the populace in any active roles in-country. In that case Fed or local, LEO's had better respect the armed populace or they won't last a month in a full blown SHTF collapse. My .02, .014 after taxes...

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

"All we ask is for current police and military to stand aside.  Pull up a chair, grab a beer and watch the show as patriots take care of business!?                 

Stewart Rhodes Founder of Oath Keepers on Alex Jones Nightly News

Uchtdorf's picture

The problem is too many combat vets are stationed at bases overseas. Obama, or the next guy (assuming Ron Paul does not win) will keep them there because they are "fighting for democracy" or some such nonsense, and that's when the UN will be called upon to supply the peace-keeping forces necessary for our "security" in the US. We'll have Congolese and Pakistanis spraying their lead and seed all over the place. The good thing is that they will be readily identifiable.

DosZap's picture

A Lunatic,

will most happily participate in purging America of those evil fucking guns and the Redneck sons o bitchez that want to own them

Your posting fits your handle.

Evidently you have not been in any of the local ranges and seen who is buying, and taking these classes, and the BULK of them I guarantee are not REDNECK SOB's.

Around my neck of the woods most are in the 100k+ range, and are white collar, and cover the rainbow in ethnicities.

A Lunatic's picture

Read it as sarc, for that is the intent. I am A Lunatic for other reasons.

cooperbry's picture

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


That's the basic idea according to the US founders and is why the second amendment to the constitution exists.  When law and order aren't provided by the government, people will do the job.  Or, if the government itself becomes criminal, the people will do the job.

HungrySeagull's picture

Yes and punishments were handed out back then the same day or by sunrise the next.

Simple crimes were either in stocks or a dunking in the river. More serious crimes against the People probably were executed or other longer lasting price exacted.

Back then people did not live much beyond 30 anyway and those big old horse pistols were very dangerous in hand to hand.

Cone of Uncertainty's picture

There is no more important asset to own today than a firearm.

For you family, for your protection, for your freedom, for the muther fucking principle of the matter.

justsayin2u's picture

One could also include his supporters from the financial world

cranky-old-geezer's picture



And not one of those 100 million (200, 300, 400, whatever) guns will be used in any sort of armed revolution against our corrupt government.

I wonder, how may of you gun owners out there stand idly by watching TSA goons sexually grope your wife and kids, then you make sheepish wimpy excuses for not doing anything about it?

Internet Tough Guy's picture

A few of them will shoot themselves accidentally, while showing off.

DosZap's picture


I wonder, how may of you gun owners out there stand idly by watching TSA goons sexually grope your wife and kids, then you make sheepish wimpy excuses for not doing anything about it?

Now your argument is really WEAK.

You have the right to fly or not fly.......................the rules are the rules, Hate them or not.

Now, lets readjust your little example, WHEN and if they do it on the street, or attempt to do this at our homes, you would see a totally different attitude,and outcome.

Don't want to be frisked?, don't fly.

Don't want a speeding ticket, don't speed.

A Lunatic's picture

.................Don't want to be whisked off to the gas chamber?, don't be a Jew..................

Dr. Engali's picture

Spoken like a true Nazi goon.

tim73's picture

Those guns are not against government! Those are in case the Native Indians attack!

BTW, what about the right to fly drones? Is that also covered in the US Constitution?!  

DosZap's picture


Do you even own a weapon?, or are you one of THEM.

tim73's picture

No, foreigners cannot own guns legally here except in very few cases where I live in Asia but I did have some experience with guns back home. Even natives cannot buy legally one so easily and it is a good thing. This place would be OK Corral with widespread, easy access to guns. 

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

or are you one of THEM.


Dos, you have your answer!

cranky-old-geezer's picture



America will be remembered in history as THE nation where citizens had all the firepower needed to restore constitutional government yet they were too lazy / sheepish / apathetic (and pathetic) to do it.

Stop bitching about politicians and bankers.  Look in the mirror and see where the real problem is.

Stop talking about your "messiah" Ron Paul elected president and turning things around, it ain't gonna happen. 

Stop talking about a revolution that'll happen "when things get bad enough".  Bullshit.  Things are way past bad enough already.

Since there will NOT be any sort of revolution at ANY time, leaving America is the only practical way I can see to have anything resembling freedom & liberty in the years ahead.

Frankly I don't believe America has much longer.  I believe invading Iran will escalate to thermonuclear, and Iran has 4 nuclear powers on their side including the biggest one on the planet.

kill switch's picture

You sound like that guy kill switch

Tunga's picture

Why fuck around? Hit what you're aiming at.

Tunga's picture

Lawrence Livermore Laboratories (those guys what made the Hydrogen Bomb) tested the water in the hole that used to be building 6 of the World Trade Center complex after 9-11. They determined that even if every single cop gun equipped with Tritium sights and every single exit sign on every single airliner that got disappeared that day was vaporized and deposited into said hole then it would still not be enough to account for all the tritium they found there. 

Which helps to illuminate the target. Because not everyone has a thermo nuclear weapon on their nightstand.  

LucasATX's picture

If McCain were in office today - gun sales would have still been going through the roof. I think people are honestly scared about financial collapse in general and lets face it, it really does not matter who is president. So give the credit to Obama if you want to, but do you really think that you are going to start buying less ammo if Romney is elected, or Santorum or Gingrich? I doubt it.

DosZap's picture

LucasATX ,

Check the stats bro, they will go down...........................the GOP is wed to the 2nd, it's one of their major voting blocs.And campaign  contributors.

Yes SOME people are apprehensive about what MAY be coming, but most I come in contact with are clueless.

If MORE folks were buying PM's along with weapons, then I may be more inclined to agree,but my money is on fear or the Dem's.

They are an Anathema to this country, GOP close 2nd.

Look at every BLUE state and their gun laws...................need I say more?.

LucasATX's picture

Yeah. 44 of 47 Republican senators voted for NDAA. Yeah. The GOP totally has your back.

Dr. Engali's picture

I know a lot of people who voted obummer,and ,now that they see who he really is and the policies he is pursuing who are regretting their vote. A lot of them are arming up because they don't trust this government. My dad and mom are life long union democrates and when dad said he is voting for Ron Paul I about fell out of my chair. I personally believe it doesn't matter who is in office,but I can only tellyou what they are saying to me.