Gun show sales reach record highs as Obama revs up control rhetoric
The first day of the Florida Gun Shows’ exhibition attracted record breaking crowds of nearly 8,000 people on Saturday in Orlando, according to event organizers. WKMG TV 6 has the video here.
The same scene was repeated in California, as gun owners flocked to the Ontario Convention Center this past weekend to stock up on ammunition. Over 6,000 people filled the center by Saturday afternoon, and more than double that number was expected to attend the event by the end of the weekend. The massive turnout is something even the Crossroads of the West Gun Show promoter didn’t expect. NBC TV 4 News has this report and video.
Around the country, gun store owners are finding it difficult to replenish their supply because most nationwide distributors are also out of stock. Many are reporting ammunition is becoming scarce.
Here was presidential candidate Barack Obama at a campaign event in Lebanon, Virginia in 2008, declaring he will not take Americans’ guns away:
“When you all go home and you’re talking to your buddies and you say, ah ‘He wants to take my gun away.’ You’ve heard it here; I’m on television so everybody knows it. I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people’s lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won’t take your handgun away.”
Over this past weekend, while nervous Americans were standing in long lines to purchase firearms and ammo, the Washington Post ran this report, detailing Obama’s plans for curbing gun ownership in the wake of the horrific school shooting perpetrated by a crazed killer, in Newtown, Connecticut.
Remember this. According to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with annually with hammers and clubs far outnumbers the number of murders committed with a rifle. For example, in 2011, there were 323 murders committed with a rifle but 496 murders committed with hammers and clubs. Another startling fact according to the FBI, nearly twice as many people are killed by hands and fists each year than are killed by murderers who use rifles.
White House aides have been in regular contact with advisers to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a committed gun control advocate (video) who is being positioned to emerge as a powerful surrogate for the Obama administration’s agenda — taking the heat off of Barack Obama, who as a candidate in 2008 vowed his unwavering support of the Second Amendment.
Did you believe him then? Do you now?