Gun Sales Sky High – Many Blame Obama Fears
Gun sales are booming everywhere in the country. Gun enthusiasts are stocking up on guns and ammunition, and most people in the firearms industry say it's because of who is in the White House.
Gun manufacturers and retailers say gun owners are afraid President Barack Obama will get re-elected, and continue his administration's perceived legal assault on the Second Amendment. They point to Obama's first campaign in 2008, when the same fears caused a rush to buy guns and a nationwide shortage that lasted for almost a year.
Last year, the FBI got more than 16 million inquiries from people running criminal background checks on potential gun buyers. That's up from 12.7 million in 2008 and 11.4 million in 2007. About a million of those inquiries came from Texas.
Some people say President Obama is "the greatest gun salesman in America." The website Ammo dot com says "American firearm sales and concealed handgun permit applications are at all-time highs since the 2008 election of President Obama."