Irony Alert: Barack Obama, world’s greatest gun salesman

Posted by: Phineas on May 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Per Bob Owens, the effect Obama and the progressive agenda has had on firearms sales has been nothing short of phenomenal:

The United States is the most heavily armed nation in world history, and it seems we have President Barack Obama to thank for it.

Before you ask: we’re not talking about the U.S. military, we’re talking about the firearms owned by the general population. The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) estimates that there are roughly 300 million firearms in the United States — and of those, nearly 40 million new firearms have been sold just since Barack Obama came into office in 2009.

This is a staggering jump of more than 15 percent in just over four years, in a nation 237 years old.

Other estimates put the number of firearms in this nation much higher, such as the 310 million figure cited by the Congressional Research Service. An estimated 10 million firearms now enter the domestic market each year, and the majority of them are semi-automatics designed for personal defense.

To put these forty million new guns sold (along with up to 30 million used guns sold) in just over four years into context: the M1 Garand — the primary rifle of the U.S. military through the full mobilization of the country during World War II and the Korean War — saw just 6.25 million produced in its 21-year production run from 1936-1957.

Under Obama, Americans have purchased nearly seven times that number of new firearms — in just over four years.

There’s more: the numbers on ammunition sales are simply stunning. It seems people are stockpiling in fear of a ban.

The next time the firearms industry has their national convention, they should name Obama “salesman of the year.”

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “Irony Alert: Barack Obama, world’s greatest gun salesman”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    Ammo in all calibers is almost impossible to find. This is due to “panic buying” and hoarding. The reloading end of the market is no different. Dies, presses, and combination machines are advertising an eight week delay in delivery. Powder, bullets, and primers are tough to find as well. The industry predicts a date no sooner than October for the market to right itself.

    On a related note, gun control sure did a lot for the “domestic peace and tranquiity” of Britain this past week, didn’t it?

  2. Carlos says:

    I wonder if the phrase “…from my cold, dead hands” has any meaning to him, or Mr. My People, or Jan the Terrible (think “Ivan” here) Nap? Probably not – they’re too busy plotting.

  3. Lorica says:

    One of the gun stores around here has a picture of Obama in a frame with a plaque that says “Salesman of the Year”. LOL – Lorica