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October 30, 2008

Gun Sales Increase Could Predict Election


We’re utterly fascinated by this.

In 2004, we don’t remember hearing about anyone scared Kerry was going to take their guns away - and we worked Pennsylvania for Kerry (Pittsburgh area). There were a lot of gun shops and firing ranges there, and we never heard anything about people stocking up on guns because they were scared Kerry was going to try to take them away.

Obama is perceived as more liberal than Kerry, and in fact the most liberal Democrat that’s run for president in as long as anyone can remember. Biden as VP makes this the most liberal ticket that Democrats have ever fielded. There is nothing about it that puts the bitter, gun-and-relgion-people-who-are-apathetic-to-those-not-like-them living in Pennsylvania at ease.

Absolutely nothing.

In fact, the thought of Obama becoming president freaks these people out. So much so that they’re stocking up on firearms.

We just don’t see how this can bode well for Obama. These are “Reagan Democrats” and Republicans. They’re Clinton Democrats too. And they recoil at the thought of an Obama administration.

Have you ever heard of anything like this? We checked, and can’t see any evidence of this in past elections — where the Democrat so freaked rural, working class, sportsman types out that they felt compelled to stock up on weapons to protect themselves.

We think this is a piece of a larger puzzle…one that’s becoming much more clear as we inch closer to November 4th:

(1) Democrats like us at HillBuzz are working with Republicans for the first time in our lives to elect John McCain/Sarah Palin because we do not like or trust Obama/Biden.

(2) Hillary Democrats not openly working for McCain are silently voting for him — and voting Republican for the first time in their lives in most cases.

(3) Early voting has not met Obama’s expectations — Republicans are tied or ahead in most states, and nowhere is Obama enjoying blowout advantages he claimed he’d have.

(4) In all states, there is a marked “enthusiasm gap” between support for Obama and support remembered for Kerry in 2004 or Gore in 2000…lack of yard signs, stickers, posters, and excitement to vote for Obama, despite what the media claims.

(5) Gun owners afraid of Obama, and stocking up on weapons because they are that freaked out by the thought of anyone voting for him.

We’d love your thoughts on that last one, as we think it could be a cultural barometer like the Family Circle cookie baking contest or Halloween mask sales — something that shows a large scale cultural like or dislike of a candidate.

All of these anecdotal signs point to a McCain win…with those gun sales being the most fascinating of all.

Because those gun owners are the heart of the country. If Obama hasn’t won them over, and instead seems to have driven them away, screaming, then we just don’t see how he wins.

Wild Thing's comment.........

Well yes, what does the left expect when they nominate a Marxist Barack Hussein Obama. Like the article from Hillary's Buzz says even some Democrats as well don't want their guns taken away and not all of them are as left as Obama, Pelosi, Reid and others pushing the communist, Marxist agenda on our country. Add in all the Democrats that are upset, rightly so about their vote literally being stolen from them by Obama and the DNC.

Look at this below, it is very telling of how people on the left (Democrats) have reacted to Obama as the candidate.

....Thank you 2ndDivisionVet, for the link to this article and the following links and information below as well.

Here’s several millions (minimum) of PUMAs, etc..

Hillary Clinton Supporters For John McCain:

Party Unity My A$$ PAC/People United Means Action PAC:

Democrats Against Obama/Nobama ever!

Just Say No Deal:

Take a look around these sites for a half hour or 45 minutes....(there are hundreds more linked to these, just look for links)

... this is a VERY SHORT, PARTIAL LIST!!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at October 30, 2008 04:55 AM


If Obama wins, I'm buying a couple more firearms of the semi-auto type.

Obama and his minions in congress may not ban firearms but they may make them so expensive to own that hunting will become a rich man's sport, like in Europe. They may put a tax on ammo to where a box of shotgun shells cost $75 or more.

Posted by: BobF at October 30, 2008 07:30 AM

The link to the Texas Hill Country blog answered my big question that I woke up with this morning. How could ________ vote for Obama?

Please download the Adobe file, "Obama's use of hidden hypnosis techniques in his speeches." All is explained.

I think I'll flee Denver and go to the Texas Hill Country to celbrate Halloween, Election Day, and Guy Fawkes Day. Strange that those three come in the same week, what?

Chrissie, you continue to brighten these dark days.

Posted by: horace at October 30, 2008 11:15 AM

I bought several more firearms and loaded up on ammo as soon as Obama and Clinton became front runners in the Dem primary. I knew both were anti gun zealots. Obama especially worried me as I knew he has little respect for The Constitution except when it serves his purpose.

Gun and ammo sales in my area(N. Texas) have been very brisk. Ammo has gone up in price, partly due to commodity prices of lead and brass, but also due to increased demand. A lot of citizens do not believe Obama's claim of respecting the Second Amendment.

I am glad to see how many disatisfied Dems are actively working against Obama. Maybe this election will see a return of the Reagan Democrats to the polls.

Posted by: TomR at October 30, 2008 11:41 AM

We all know obama is a crook, a thief and just an all around, comon turd. He has taken money from anyone willing to give it to him, probably something to do with his DNA.

He blew a bundle last night on that half-hour info-mercial and for what he keeps repeating the same socialist crap. Yesterday he is trying to deny he is a Socialist. The word is getting out that he is a pure Socialist and wants to redistrubute everybody elses wealth, but not his of course.

At first he said he would only take matching funds like McCain, until he realized how many in the middle east wanted him president, then he Changed his mind. That is what his change is all about and if elected that will be all anyone has left, is change.

This whole idea that slipped out because of Joe the plumber, 'spread the wealth', this will be his demise. The American People will not tolerate a Socialist. FDR tried the same idea in 1944 and it didn't fly not at all.

I want a White House not a Bleak House. (For all those Libs reading, this is in reference to Dickens' 20 installments of the Book by the same name.)

Take heart people we are going to win... We will have McCain and his Super Conservative Vice President, who by the way, will also be President of the Senate. A little known fact to the democrats, especially Joe 'the Loin Girder' Biden.

Posted by: Mark at October 30, 2008 11:50 AM

I'm a one-issue voter and the issue is 2nd Amendment. Today's Denver Post has a picture on the front page of a woman looking up at her little kid on the floor above. A nutcase criminal is holed up in the apartment below hers and her husband is guarding their door with a KNIFE. Seriously.

An unarmed people live in a Bleak House indeed. Thanks, Mark. An armed voter is a citizen. An unarmed voter is a subject. Obama would make us all subjects after he empties my cold, dead hands. Molon Labe.

All freedom loving Americans should already own all the guns they can shoot and have enough low-tax ammo to see them through the coming days. Ammo up! Tanner Gun Show at Denver this weekend. Any PC Free Zone fan is welcome at my house to go with me to the show and to Cherry Creek Park Shooting Range to practice.

If the Great Hypnotizer is elected we can kiss gun shows and shooting ranges goodbye.

Posted by: horace at October 30, 2008 12:21 PM

You can count on the taxes increasing on ammo an firearms. Even if cost of collection exceeds revenue, congress will increase the tax just because it feels good. The rich will continue be able to afford to shoot and the poor...well they really didn't need them anyway besides they be standing in line for medical care anyway and won't have the time to go to the range.

Local Second Amendment Acccessory Store told me that they were entirely out of large capacity clips and are down to very few EBRs. We just got our energy rebate -God Bless You, Sarah- and the PFD checks which probably account for a part of the sales. I'll turn down the thermostat and drive a little bit less in exchange for ammo any day!!!

Posted by: yatalli at October 30, 2008 01:54 PM

Obama and his supporters have earned this reputation by words and deeds.

“If Obama loses it will spark the second American Civil War”

The sad fact is that if Obama wins there will still be a civil war as blacks are the dominant racists in the country. It is Barack Hussein Obama and his supporters who have been playing the race card through out this whole election process.

Posted by: Les at October 30, 2008 03:33 PM

I don't often trust what the Alex Jones truthers have to say but like in any fire, if there is smoke there ususlly is a flame. All this feeling of unease oozing from our Congress, remember they have the majority and that their CPC members hold key positions. Pelosi is their mouthpiece. Remember too that the CPC members all bow to UN mandates, they and the UN want to totally disarm the United States. The war on terror, is a prime tool to exercise the suspension of Posse Comitatus and institute Marshall Law, any civil unrest can trigger the response, including the financial crisis they have created. Checkpoints and shakedowns, ask any veteran who has served in a battlezone about checkpoints, or about search missions, ask them too about riot control. It's ugly, unpleasant and dangerous for both sides. If it can happen elsewhere it can happen here, all they need is the right leader to give the order and as we've all seen there are too many sycophants(die Kristallnacht) eagerly awaiting that order. It's the law. As demonstrated through media silence and censorship, Obama is all too willing to use it!!!

Camp Leleune
Military Preparing for Martial Law

From the Communist Amy Goodman

Posted by: Jack at October 30, 2008 03:56 PM

Hey all, long time no comment, many hugs to our hostess Chrissie.
As a lifelong and current registered Democrat, let me toss in my two cents.
As for guns, I have four at the house including the one my wife wears due to her job and enough ammo to play for a long long time. The majority of gun owners I know have the same. I think alot of the noise you hear on this subject is just that, noise, gotta spread fear, but its a fact, gun and ammo sales are up.
The Obambi is going to try but fail to outlaw guns but he will make it near impossible to use them such as restricting CCWs and mandating gun locks at all time and seperate storage of ammo. Sorry but when mr. scumbag comes calling at 3 in the morning, I want a sig ready to go and when it comes to the safety of my girls I can guarantee I will stand by 'tried by 12 vice carried by 6'.
The democratic party is turning into a socialist joke. WTF!!! Joe Lieberman used to be considered a typical Democrat and kind of a weak liberal one at that. The Reagan Democrats are all gone from Congress it seems and not only is it a shame but it makes our country weaker.
Also, Palin is killing my bank account! My wife sees a new pair of heels or God save me boots and off to the store she goes!
Rant over! GO BEARS!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at October 30, 2008 04:27 PM

BobF, thanks for the information about what has happened in other places, we need to know it could happen here too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 30, 2008 06:04 PM

Horace, thanks for telling me, I wish I had more time, but I have not checked the various links to all those websites so thank you.

Also wow that is very interesting about "hidden hypnosis techniques in his speeches". I believe that is possible when dealing with people easily lead. Thank you so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 30, 2008 06:09 PM

Tom thank you so much for sharing about that. I am so glad so many realize what Obama is all about. I hope it will show in the voting too. There really is nothing about him that is good for our country.

I agree too, I was actually shocked to see so many sites against Obama. I did not click on most of them, only 3 or 4 but the list sure is a long one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 30, 2008 06:14 PM

Mark, you nailed it and this is good too....

"At first he said he would only take matching funds like McCain, until he realized how many in the middle east wanted him president, then he Changed his mind. That is what his change is all about and if elected that will be all anyone has left, is change."....

In the last couple of weeks I get stronger and stronger in feeling like we really have a good chance to win.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 30, 2008 06:17 PM

Horace, thank you. The Tanner Gun Show at Denver sounds great. I used to go to them when we lived in Calif.
I agree this is so important to be able to protect ourselves. Just knowing I would be able to and have the guns and knowledge how to use them makes me feel a lot safer. I grew up being taught this since I was a small child it was important to my Dad too as it is Nick as well.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 30, 2008 06:23 PM

yatalli, I feel the same way and you said it better then I could. Thanks yatalli.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 30, 2008 06:26 PM

Les, so true and thanks for the links.

If Obama had been a better man, he would have stayed clear of the race card he played and even demaned it not be an issue. Instead he played it from the start with his attack of Bill Clinton for saying " fairytale", that was just sooooo stupid and made no sense at all. Talk about taking one innocent word and making it a racial word, sheesh.

I agree with you, Obama has encouraged racial tension and taken it back many years and it sure didn't need to be pushed there.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 30, 2008 06:30 PM

Jack, thanks for the links and information. One thing I know for sure, to say it can never happen is only kidding ourselves. I won't blame our miltiary they do what they have to do, but I would sure as heck blame those making them like a President or Congress etc.

Being prepared for every citizen that loves America is so important and being informed goes hand in hand with that too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 30, 2008 06:42 PM

HI navycopjoe, it is really good to see you.
That is funny about your bank account and Palin. heh heh I can understand though. Big smile.

I agree with you, the Democrat party has changed so much it is nothing like it used to be. I wonder if Zell Miller is OK. I don't hear about him anymore and he made such an awesome speech about his disgust with the Democrats in leadership. Then they did a horrible attack on him after that.

Thanks for stopping by and it is always good to see you.

giggle....yessss GO BEARS!

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 30, 2008 06:47 PM

I want my 357 back!!!
But where will it stop?
Let's ban baseball bats, butter knifes, plastic forks, ice picks, rolling pins, skillets, cinder blocks, cement and asphalt, chain saws, wood chippers, cars, hands teeth, feet, shoes and boots, backhoes, jump ropes, fishing nets, anything that can be used as a weapon. see how silly it all sounds?

Posted by: Lynn at October 30, 2008 08:21 PM

Lynn, that sure is a great gun. Your right Lynn, where does it stop, all those things you listed good point!!

I feel stronger every day that we just might win.I have nothing to go on except a feeling, and lots of prayers. It is just too hard to think so many Americans would turn our country over to Obama.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 31, 2008 12:41 PM