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?

Courtesy of Ammo.net

The Greatest Gun Salesman In America: President Barack Obama [INFOGRAPHIC]
Via: Ammo.net

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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El Gordo's picture

The old saying still applies - when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

tim73's picture

So is ambulance...should we all become doctors and surgeons then?

Oldwood's picture

Ever hear of CPR? Knowledge and skills are power over your environment. Do you live naked in the woods?

Mr Vepr Vyatskie's picture

No dummy. The gubmint gave tim his house and money to buy clothes.

Calmyourself's picture

Good point Tim.  "Honey, throw out the bandaids, cough syrup, ipecac, everything..  Tim the tool says so..  What country you from Tim, guessing Singapore, where daddy government wil l cane you if your a bad boy.

HungrySeagull's picture

I have done some doctoring, and know enough when to leave it alone and wait for EMT to come.

I carry a trauma kit in my vehicle. Galls dot com is where you get em. You as a Civilian may not have access to any meds, but you make do with what you can have.

Even a little bottle and a few strongs to hold you down while I get you patched up is better than nothing. You can punch me later.

Hospitals? HAH. Those will be stripped out first.

Then the Pharmacy.

Outlaw Of The Wasteland's picture

Every thinking White Man knows what this dusky harbinger son of a communist whore represents.

Hugo Chavez's picture

Every thinking man.

Race is irrelevant. I really do think there are dem operatives who go to libertarian and right leaning websites and plant false flag racial rants suxh as this.

Outlaw Of The Wasteland's picture

shut the fuck up, bitch.

demographics is destiny.  Ask any South Afrikaan

VelvetHog's picture

demographis is destiny.  Ask any Nazi.

 

There.  Now it's fixed for you.  Weakling.

Outlaw Of The Wasteland's picture

jew faggot.  we're going after your jew daughters in your segregated neighborhoods and schools.

 

And dont think for one second that we aren't routing for Russia, China, and/or Iran/Syria/Egypt/Lebanon to nuke the fuck out of that khazarian hellhole once and for all. Hopefully dc and londonistan are hit as well.

 

OMG's picture

Go long scuba gear!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnuVopkGgpI

Damn sand bars & boats don't mix even at 200 miles off shore

chirobliss's picture

What an effing stupid country!!

Hugo Chavez's picture

I guess the europeans have proven themselves smarter?

tim73's picture

Governments always have bigger and better guns than citizens. Even in the USA. Your Glock or M16 is still "small arms" compared to their arsenal. Europeans own a lot of guns but gun ownership is strickly regulated to sort out the psychos and gun nuts. Guns are bought for specific purpose, hunting being the number one reason, not personal safety. If a normal middle class citizen really has to buy a gun for personal safety something is seriously wrong with your country. 

DosZap's picture

tim73,

you didn't answer my question in a prior post........scroll back up, and fess up.(Man Up dude)

The more you post the more ignorance you display,either on purpose as a TROLL, or just a tool..

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

"If a normal middle class citizen really has to buy a gun for personal safety something is seriously wrong with your country."

The "country" is fine. It is the alphabet soup of former Americans running our governmental agencies that are the problem! There are 25,000,000 veterans in the U. S. and unlike the alphabet soup traitors they are still Americans. Choose wisely alphabet soup traitors. Remember Nuremberg!

chirobliss's picture

Well, Switzerland for one, has a more heavily militarised and armed populace than you do and they don't shoot each other and their children day in and day out. One reason is that they are not scared little pussies frightened of everything that exists outside their front door.

The fact that you, as a nation of gun owners would celebrate a presidential candidate who was so scared of snakes and coyotes that he had to carry a gun when he walked his dog says everything about your warped understanding of courage and bravery. Stanley Park in Vancouver has heaps of coyotes but I don't see 12 year-old girls here carrying when they walk their collies.  As a kid growing up in Australia we had snakes that would eat anything you have in Texas for breakfast but we didn't load up a sawed off pump action before we went to play in the bush.

You have becoming a nation of fraidy cats, feasting on inane conspiracy theories and duped by a pig-headed, greedy, power hungry Australian fool who fills your heads with Faux News fantasies while he fills his pockets with your money. Wake up and smell the coffee, join the rest of us out here in the real world and once again be the America that we all grew up admiring and rooting for.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Ha, I picked up a Glock 27 subcompact .40 to complement my Glock 23 .40 just last Thursday.  The mags are compatible.  Now, to buy a KelTec Sub2000 and the armament portion of my BOB will be complete.

mendolover's picture

Rule #1.  Never talk about Fight Club!

Maos Dog's picture

There seems to be some problems with these figures. I know it's not a complete picture, just a sampling, but gun sales up 98% and ammo sales up only 33% means that multiple weapons are purchased and are not being fired, or, people are buying a lot of guns and not training with them (hence the low relative ammo sales).

Training is very important, please don't just buy a gun and leave in in a safe place until it's needed, cycle those rounds!

Zymurguy's picture

I think ammo was peaking a little earlier than the range used for the statistics shown.  Also... a lot of gun-folk re-load their own - these statistics may be only considering commercially produced ammo... not individual reloaded components (bullets, brass, powder, primers).

Also, the increase seen in some of the states concealed carry permit applications might also be in those states that most recently passed laws legalizing it... might not be but my guess is that it is.

That's the funny thing about statistics, etc.  They are all taken from some subset of data... it's always best to know from what perspective the information comes from that establishes the numbers.

HungrySeagull's picture

I have about 8000 rounds fired and counting.

I have rebuilt several weapons twice or three times. I have moved other weapons to swap//trade for newer weapons as barrel wear and other considerations set in.

It is not about me. It is about spending money here in America keeping the Leather People fed making you belts and holsters, ammo makers fed who know what they are doing and learning the laws and applying pressure to those in the Stae house who resist greater freedom.

My area is so totally armed anything from large dangerous game all the way down to home defense.

The LEO's know we are a good home and know who the other good guys are as well. The trick is, we as the People ARE the Government and the Government we sent to DC has not done their jobs in years and it's time to make some changes.

Indeed in a Class of 20 people a few are standouts and gain a interest in serving as a LEO or otherwise. Some go to teach others and assist in different ways.

Give it some time, America should be and WILL be a Free country with no fear of anything except criminals and a tyrant.

billsykes's picture

This is what I hate, an industry that is growing, promotes small manufacturing and is in the process of being banned.

When these small manufacturers could really go big time (I want to say b*ow up but homeland security..) and start trading with the rest of the world if it wasn't for ITAR- un-ban exports of a the small stuff, guns, parts, optics- its not like only America makes a gun. It would also help export inflation, promote jobs manufacturing- actually making stuff. Even the Private equity guys and the banks would benefit- loans, buyouts, fees- lawyers of course.

 

All this blah blah anti gun, gun kill BS - 50,000-100,000 people in the usa die from getting the wrong medication or from hospital error- Fix half of this problem and replace pharmacists with vending machines. 

When's the last time you got a wrong can of cola?

 

 

 

Zymurguy's picture

people don't kill people... doctors kill people!  HAH!

Socratic Dog's picture

Vending machines?  Good point.  Maybe that's why hospitals now use them for medications.  Unfortunatiely, a human comes between you and the vending machine, so guess what?  100,000 dead each year.

tim73's picture

Are Native Indians still such a threat in USA? They regularly attack suburbs and rape the womanfolk and kill the children?

Zymurguy's picture

No, they attack your home and rape your woman and kill your children... because you can't level the playing field and defend yourself.

Guns are the greatest force equalizer in history.  A feeble wheelchair bound elderly woman can defend herself from the most determined assault, simply by pulling a small .380 out from her purse.

In addition to that, our God given freedoms here in the United States of America provide us with the ability to keep tyranny in check.  This certainly hasn't kept them from trying and trying and trying... ever so slowly tightening the collar on our freedoms.  But it WILL reach a tipping point... and then.  Then we'll red-wash our Constitution clean of the corruption and the evil that we've let imbed itself into our great country.

tim73's picture

Sure, that grandmama with that .380 is going to take out a whole street gang with automatic weapons. BTW, you already FAILED, USA is a fascist state already. US President can order now any American citizens to be detained without pesky trials or even killed if he says so. Homeland security is already there and you do not stand a chance against those guys. 

Calmyourself's picture

Ha, he never jests fool.. Newly discovered video of Tim the Enchanter using his 2nd amendment..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTbrIo1p-So

whateverwhatever's picture

Hey Zymurguy, I heard that many of the most popular antipsychotics are now generic ... your GP will hook you up

Steel_Preacher's picture

NATIONAL BUY A GUN DAY-  ELECTION DAY 2012

 

http://www.kerodin.com/buy_a_gun_day.htm

tim73's picture

Even with those 200 million handguns and rifles USA is happily turning into a fascist state while these gun toting morons are cleaning their Glocks and dreaming of being great warriors...

DosZap's picture

 tim73

tim, I think your being a tad premature.Most weapons owners do not see themselves in that light.

IF they do, then they should not own any.

The PROPER catalyst has not yet shown up, I would wait to pass judgement until the gauntlet has been thrown down.

Every MAJOR event has a catalyst................we haven't heard the edict, or seen the whites yet.

HungrySeagull's picture

tim73

You need to spend some time at USCCA's Website. They will show you the light.

We carry and it is a absolutely serious business. It is my joy that nothing ever happens each day. Truly.

Until then I will thumb you down for this silly post you made.

There are warriors, only a damned few. Rest are sheep, sheepdogs or wolves.

It is the wolves with their sociopaths cunning and ruse you need to fear.

Jena's picture

Tim73, I know a number of gun owners and none of them are anything like that.  They own and train because they want to be able to defend themselves is the need ever comes.  Another example of two ways of looking at the world.

tim73's picture

So you are living in a 3rd world then. Like in a Brazilian favela except with more fancy housing and nicer neon lights. If you really cannot rely on police and security guards and you have to own a piece you are basically a 3rd worlder. 

Central Bankster's picture

  You are either a sheltered child or a complete shut in.  The real world, outside your gated community (your room which you never leave?), is a lot more dangerous than you know.  I live in the city in a middle class neighborhood and had a gun pulled on me once and was mugged once.  Never again.  I could go on all day about experiences I've had and friens have had-  ex girlfriend on a major university campus had her apartment broken into by typical ghetto trash, intruder had a gun, was going to rape her but the neighbors heard the noise kicked in her door and scared off intruder.  Saved the day.  Wake the fuck up.

tim73's picture

What you are describing is a typical 3rd world, failed or soon to be failing country. Gated communities, mentally ill and just plain old criminals out there in the streets, a lot of guns on both sides, politicians almost all corrupted populists and snake oil salesmen and you are not really safe anywhere. You do not even trust the police. I don't see much difference between Brazil/Argentina and USA anymore. Except those two are actually slowly improving...

Central Bankster's picture

OK I get it, funny trolling.  no one can be this stupid.

HungrySeagull's picture

Tim, I have decided you are no better than a Troll.

Therefore your posts now and in the future has no credibility with me.

Sorry, that is the way it has to be.

I grow tired of trying to make a School Circle for idiots like you.

Blue Horshoe Loves Annacott Steel's picture

We live in a 3rd world country with 1st world prices.  May as well be in a 3rd world country with 3rd world prices?

Jena's picture

No.  I live in a rural area, but it's a tightly knit small (not a gated) neighborhood where people are realistic about the response time of the police if any trouble should find its way to our doors.  The police are also realistic about how thinly stretched they are and given budget cutbacks that have already occurred and the ones yet to come, the ones we've spoken to say they're glad to know that some people are able to fend for themselves.

You'll either come to terms with reality or you won't.

Dr. Engali's picture

I personally don't think they are ineterested in taking our guns. It's much easier to play the politics of diviciveness and have us kill each other off.

Zymurguy's picture

Government:  If we don't like something and there's too much of it, we'll just tax it to death.

 

... watch for that to come "fast and furious" if this communist get's re-elected...

mayhem_korner's picture

 

 

Pb will become a de facto currency once the paper stuff fails.

Phillycheesesteak's picture

Now who the hell are we trying to kid here? Most of the increase in gun and ammo sales had nothing to do with Obama. I don't like him, but nevertheless let's have the truth. We had an economic meltdown in 2008 and that scared alot of people. It's been postponed, for the time being. But people were arming up massively for a societal meltdown. That had nothing to do with Obama. We also had a SUPPLY shortage of ammunition as Afghanistan ramped up after Obama got elected. That created a shortage at the ammo outlets, which of course pulls out all the conspiracy theorists and prompts them to stack up, creating an increase in demand. Laughable. It was hard getting certain calibers at the local Walmart but I got as much as I could buy online. Who the fuck are we bullshitting here?

Back to the silver "shortage" next?

Phillycheesesteak's picture

Now who the hell are we trying to kid here? Most of the increase in gun and ammo sales had nothing to do with Obama. I don't like him, but nevertheless let's have the truth. We had an economic meltdown in 2008 and that scared alot of people. It's been postponed, for the time being. But people were arming up massively for a societal meltdown. That had nothing to do with Obama. We also had a SUPPLY shortage of ammunition as Afghanistan ramped up after Obama got elected. That created a shortage at the ammo outlets, which of course pulls out all the conspiracy theorists and prompts them to stack up, creating an increase in demand. Laughable. It was hard getting certain calibers at the local Walmart but I got as much as I could buy online. Who the fuck are we bullshitting here?

Back to the silver "shortage" next?