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    The Right to Bear Arms: Over 10,800,000 Guns Sold in the USA in 2011

    The Right to Bear Arms: Over 10,800,000 Guns Sold in the USA in 2011

    Mac Slavo
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    The United Nations may think they’re weapons of mass destruction, but Americans seem to disagree.

    2011 was yet another record breaking year for gun sales, with Americans purchasing some 10.8 million firearms, a 14% increase over the previous year and up over 50% from ten years ago as reported by the National Shooting Sports Foundation:




    Many indicators, including a record-setting 2011, show the firearms industry continues to thrive in a down economy and that the potential exists for another strong sales year in 2012, reports the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry.

    Indicators such as background-check statistics, firearms production and importation, firearm-retailer surveys and on-the-ground reports from retailers nationwide reveal that interest in firearm ownership is high. “More and more Americans are choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights, and they are doing so in a safe and responsible manner,” said NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti.

    One of the best indicators of firearms sales is the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System, which federally licensed firearm retailers use to conduct the mandatory background check on purchasers of new and used firearms. NSSF downwardly adjusts the NICS data by subtracting checks related to non-purchasing activity, such as checks for concealed carry permits, in order to gain a more accurate picture of market activity.
    December marked an unprecedented 19th straight month of background check increases when compared to the same period in the previous year.Why are more Americans choosing to own firearms? Reasons range from citizens’ increased awareness of the Second Amendment protecting the individual right to own firearms that was reaffirmed in two recent Supreme Court decisions, to increased interest in personal and home protection that may be due to economic uncertainty, to increased interest in the shooting sports and hunting.

    Politics has played a role, too, with a surge in firearms sale beginning in October 2008, in part because supporters of the Second Amendment feared the election of less gun-friendly candidates, including Barack Obama, and new, restrictive gun laws they might advocate. Though such legislation has not happened, industry professionals at the SHOT Show believe a similar reaction this election year is possible that could ignite another surge in firearm sales.

    Related to the topic of gun sales is the public’s changing attitude toward ownership. A recent Gallop poll showed a record lack of support for gun control, with only 26 percent of Americans favoring a ban on the possession of handguns. When Gallup first asked Americans this question some 50 years ago, 60 percent favored banning handguns.

    As sales climb, recent FBI data shows violent crime continuing to fall in the United States, with homicides dropping out of the top 15 causes of death in the country. The statistics undermine a favorite argument of anti-gun groups that “more guns equal more crime.”
    “These statistics vividly demonstrate that the lawful possession and use of firearms by law-abiding Americans does not cause crime,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel. “There have never been more firearms in civilian possession in the history of the United States, and crime, including homicide, continues to decline throughout the country.”
    According to Ammoland, more guns were purchased last year in the United States than than there are active duty military members in the world’s fourteen largest armies combined:

    • Russian Federation 1,027,000
    • North Korea 1,106,000
    • South Korea 687,000
    • Vietnam 455,000
    • India 1,325,000
    • China 2,285,000
    • Iran 523,000
    • United States 1,468,364
    • Republic of China 290,000
    • Brazil 327,710
    • Pakistan 617,000
    • Egypt 468,500
    • Cuba 49,000
    • Ukraine 129,925
    • Above Total = 10,758,499
    If you assume an average length of each gun as two feet that would be 4090 miles of guns. That is fourteen times the length of the Grand Canyon and all most twice as long as the Mississippi River and 17,280 times higher than the Empire State Building.
    Japanese Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was once quoted during World War II as saying, ”you cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.

    Enemies of the people of the United States and our Constitution should take heed. We’ve got guns. Lots of them, so just back off.

    The Right to Bear Arms: Over 10,800,000 Guns Sold in USA in 2011

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    Obama Second Term Odds Spurs Rash Of Gun Buying

    Fears over assault on second amendment driving record Sales

    Steve Watson
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    March 5, 2012



    In the wake of reports suggesting that Obama is likely to win re-election, gun sales have rocketed, according to figures cited by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
    Enthusiasts are stocking up on guns and ammunition, and some in the industry are wondering whether sales are spiking as they did after Democrat Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008.

    That rush created a nationwide shortage.

    “We’re at the top of the roller coaster and we’re about to plummet down the side,” said DeWayne Irwin, owner of the Cheaper Than Dirt gun store in north Fort Worth, which set a sales record for the month of February.

    “It’s fixing to happen again. I don’t know if it will be to the same extent it was before, but I see it coming.

    “Look who the Republicans are trying to put against Obama,” he said. “It’s the Keystone Kops and people are getting scared. People are terrified he’s going to get re-elected and then he won’t care about getting votes next time. He’ll just pass whatever legislation he wants.”
    If Obama secures a second term in office, Americans fear that he will use a lame duck presidency to fulfil promises to gun control advocates to take a bite out of the second amendment.

    The report comes three weeks after a top official with the National Rifle Association warned that President Obama will move to “destroy” gun rights and “erase” the Second Amendment if he is re-elected in November.

    “While delivering one of the liveliest and best-received speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said the president’s low-key approach to gun rights during his first term was ‘a conspiracy to ensure re-election by lulling gun owners to sleep.’” reported the Washington Times.
    Last December gun sales hit an all time high for a single day on Black Friday.

    “Numbers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation show an all-time one-day high for background check requests from gun buyers last Friday,” reported ABC News. “There were 129,166 requests to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)–a third more than the previous record of 97,848 on Black Friday 2008, FBI spokesman Stephen Fischer said. On Black Friday last year, there were 87,061 requests.”

    “Managers from both Griggs and Wholesale Sport say the presidential elections have a big effect on sales,” reported KNDU. “Sales went up four years ago when Obama was elected into office and they say with the new elections around the corner, many fear the President will work on changing gun control laws during his second term in office.”

    Indeed, gun sales have been riding high every year since Obama took office, with a noticeable spike in first time gun buyers.

    Earlier this year, President Obama told gun control advocate Sarah Brady that his administration was working “under the radar” to sneak attack the second amendment rights of American citizens.

    Just over a month later it emerged that the administration had been sending guns to Mexican drug gangs via the “Fast and Furious” program while simultaneously blaming border violence on the second amendment.

    In addition to distrust of the Obama administration, number crunchers believe that fear of social breakdown is also driving gun sales to higher levels than previously seen.
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    Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.

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