Gun Makers Stand Up Against Oppression

I posted this article last Thursday, the 21st. Since then, the list of gun and accessory manufacturers has swelled over 700%.

This story has been updated to add two additional gun makers and sellers to the list of those no longer patronizing law enforcement in states that do not support the Second Amendment.

Oh Happy Day! Finally some businesses willing to stand up to the nanny government. I hope more will sign on to this. If your looking to purchase a weapon or related item, please consider patronizing these brave companies.

Group of Second Amendment-Supporting Gun Makers Now Refusing to Sell Arms to Law Enforcement in New York (And Other Gun-Restricting States)

Since New York State enacted its restrictive new gun laws, many manufacturers have sent that state (and others) a message: If local governments are going to severely restrict the ability of citizens to own guns, then these companies will not be selling to law enforcement in those areas.

Among the gun manufacturers sending that message:

 

Now the list has expanded to include:

Attribution: , Freedom Outpost

 

Say Aloha to My Little Friend

Hawaii, like many states, has seen a marked increase in the number of gun sales and registrations in the past twelve years.  Ever since Barack Obama moved into the White House, the state has seen record sales and registrations.

In 2011, 36,804 guns were registered in the state of Hawaii. This was a 17.2% increase over 2010 which was also a record year.  The state also saw a 20% increase in firearm permit applications over the 2010 which was also a record year.  Nearly 95% of 15,375 applications were approved.  Interestingly of the 4.5% that were not approved, 88.7% were for rifles or shotguns, not handguns.

According to the same report, firearm permit applications for Hawaii have increased a total of 136% since 2000.  There was a 170% increase in the number of firearms registered during the same period and a record 148% of all the firearms sold and registered since 2000 have been imported from outside the state.

That’s a lot of guns for such a small state (area and population).  But the trend seen in Hawaii is not unique.  The sales of firearms are setting record levels in many US states and most of the gun dealers attribute it to President Obama and the threat of the government collapsing under his leadership.

A close friend of mine is a gun dealer and he said that many people are buying guns because they believe the Republican candidates (now Mitt Romney) are not strong enough to defeat Obama in the November election. 

They are all saying that if Obama gets re-elected that he will force the economic collapse of the nation and throw the country into anarchy under martial law and they want to be well armed to protect themselves for lawless marauders and pro-Obama groups.  It is just so ironic that the one man who hates guns and wants to get them out of the hands of citizens is the very reason gun sales are spiking off the charts.

Attribution: Godfather Politics

Black Friday Boon, for Guns

USA Today reports that “Gun dealers flooded the FBI with background check requests for prospective buyers last Friday, smashing the single-day, all-time high by 32%, according to bureau records. Deputy Assistant FBI Director Jerry Pender said the checks, required by federal law, surged to 129,166 during the day, far surpassing the previous high of 97,848 on Black Friday of 2008.”

NICS Firearm Background Checks — Friday, November 25, 2011:

Total NICS Checks—129,166 (highest day ever) 32.01 percent over Friday, November 28, 2008

Federal Checks—81,609 (highest day ever) 26.69 percent over Friday, November 28, 2008

POC State Checks—47,557 (4th highest day)

Other Records:
NICS Contracted Call Centers—69,497 (highest day ever) 16.30 percent over Friday, November 28, 2008

NICS E-Check—11,953 (highest day ever) 119.76 percent over Friday, February 11, 2011

Some people have “attributed the unusual surge to a convergence of factors, including an increasing number of first-time buyers seeking firearms for protection and women who are being drawn to sport shooting and hunting.”

Yes, that’s it. It’s not due to the world on the brink of a meltdown or ever-increasing violence countrywide.

Wisconsin’s concealed carry law isn’t even a month old, but thousands already have permission to pack heat and they’re buying up the hardware to do it.

Yes, of course. Concealed carry permits for hunting & sport shooting. I know, when I’m out hunting, I want to conceal my firearm. That way, my prey can’t figure out what my intentions are until it’s too late. I walk up to the deer. “Hey how’s it going? I’m just here to talk.” Then, when he least expects it, I draw my concealed 45 & Blamo!

Reports confirm gun sales have increased across Wisconsin and the state Justice Department has been deluged with so many permit requests it’s already scrambling to keep up.

The Justice Department’s handgun hotline, a number gun sellers can call to initiate background checks on would-be gun buyers, had received 7,355 calls in the first weeks of November.

Roger Wendling, owner of Monsoor’s Sport Shop in La Crosse, estimates he’s seen a 25 percent to 30 percent increase in handgun sales this month. About 70 percent of the concealed carry clientele have been women, he said.

The nerve of some women, wanting to protect themselves.

In fact, it is not just the Black Friday phenomena that is the cause for the increase.

According to the FBI’s NICS records, from 2000 through most of 2006 the number of firearms purchases remained remarkably stable, averaging around 8.5 million transactions per year. But toward the close of 2006, gun sales began to rise dramatically, ending the year at over 10 million. The following year, 2007, sales again rose to over 11 million.

Why the increase after 2006? What happened that could effect such change?

The (what’s a second amendment?) Democrats took control of Congress and we all know how gun-friendly they are. Sheer coincidence, I assume.

It was the election of Barack Obama that really ignited the current sales frenzy. With Obama’s election, over 3 million guns were purchased in the last two months of 2008 alone, ending the year at 12.7 million. Then, in 2009, the very first year of the Obama administration, Americans bought a record, 14 million guns, a whopping 40% increase over the first year of George Bush’s presidency. Another coincidence.

If this business boon were happening in any other industry, the media talking heads would be all over it. But alas, they can’t, for it is counterintuitive to their worldview & is anathema to their gun control mantra.

John Caile states, “It is often said that what people actually do, especially with their money, is a far better indicator of what they are thinking than what they say. If that is true, then the growing number of Americans who are buying guns for the first time are showing quite clearly that they are increasingly distrustful of their government’s ability to protect them.” I couldn’t agree more.

Attribution: Godfather Politics, Postcrescent.com, Redstate.com