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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DosZap's picture

Sat 800,

You know there is only one manufacturer of powder left in the US?.

Alliant is not one, but they makle damn fine powder.

tim73's picture

The 2nd Ammendment is actually a perfect tool for fascist and for American rich elite! Most Americans will sign up and give up everything else as long as you allow them to own small arms.

No-fly list, TSA Nazis, Homeland security, the right to detain indefinitely and even kill own citizens and more and more militarized police. All those are now a nice set of tools for fascists in charge in the USA. Wake up, idiots. You are already living the kind of police state you so much wanted to fight against!


PR Guy's picture

I couldn't agree more> I'm from Ireland and every time I go to the US it is really striking how much of a police state it is gradually becoming. Maybe people don't notice gradual change if they live with it daily.

On the topic, I worked in Texas once and there was a notice in the office that basically asked people not to bring their guns and drugs into work. I jokingly asked a colleague what they did with their guns then and she told me they left them in the glove box in their car in the public car park. Amazing.

I won't tell you where they put the drugs ... you don't want to go there.

MobBarley's picture

The hopi said that just before the 5th world (sonance) arrived upon mankind, people

would notice odd new animals and plants around them. I personally have

now seen 5 totally new and amazing insect and animal life forms.

I will not desribe these as you would find them too fantastic to beleive,

but the time is now. Planet Mbooboo, the red death star of the Hopi

has passed us by, followig the Blue Star Kachina which danced in the

plaza two years ago. They have wondered at it's passing, 7 times.

then the tail of the dragon did snap against the earth. Woe unto mankind!

Soon multitudes of Isreali settlers shall destroy the Al Aqsa mosque

with the blessing of Israeli government, then shall you run and hide

anywhere you can as the entire world descends into complete war

and chaos everywhere. It is then that you will fire all of your guns

at once and fly into space...born to be wild.

I will be the comet and you will be the earth

I will be the fire and you will be the hearth

this love is a sure thing


ClassicalLib17's picture

  I bought a shitload of reloading supplies in the early part of the 00's when I was still gainfully employed and today I have enough .45, 9mm, .38 spcl, 77grn .223 to shoot the rest of my life, and I figure I got at least 20 more good years left. I can reload .45 a.c.p. for 6 cents a piece( sitting on 40,000 large).  More than half of my supply is lead, but I caught a good deal from my shooting range and bought out the rest of Star Bullets jacketed rounds when they went out of business for .07 cents a piece for 230 grain jacketed.  I bought 10,000  that cost me 730.00 with cartage.  Find a deal like that today.   Bitchezz   

blueridgeviews's picture

The answer to your question is simple.

If it's all about the money, then Yes.

If it's all about saving this country and the ideals our fouding fathers gave us, then No.

AchtungAffen's picture

Guns at home, bombs abroad. The American way.


“Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.” 
Robert A. Heinlein

The man had it right. THEY ALL BLOW ! Politics is a lie. How about accountable representation instead. You fuck up while in office, you get hard labor, or hung. Problem solved. Representation justifies taxation in that case. What we got right now ? Bread and circuses. Just need a guy in a toga to play the violin to set the stage for Rome to burn. Decline and fall of the American empire.

Blue Horshoe Loves Annacott Steel's picture

When the president campaigned as being for "change", what he meant is that after he was finished f*cking things up & running his offense with Bush's playbook, all U would have left is "change".  

The "change" in your pockets.

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monad's picture

When we are trading bullets, gold loses its value.