Why gun sales are booming

Fears of crime, a potential crackdown on gun owners, a social collapse and even zombies have Americans loading up as never before. Here's why gun sales -- and gun stocks -- have taken off.

Story by Kim Peterson, MSN Money; Graphics by Ryan Jeffrey Smith for MSN Money

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Oct 19, 2012 11:06AM

It isn't just Obama. It is politicians in general. Look at what they are doing in Obamaville (Chicago) and Washington DC.

What is stupid about gun control is that it only stops law-biding citizens. If I am going to go into a school and shoot everyone, do you think I care about a gun law saying guns aren’t allowed at schools? Do you think I care about a gun law saying I can’t carry a concealed weapon? I read at one point several years ago (it is no doubt worse now) that the average person that commits murder with a gun breaks 17 gun laws in the process. Seriously they are going to murder someone!!! The last thing on their mind is gun laws. I can almost hear him thinking, “I really want to murder this guy but man I can’t carry a concealed weapon and I can’t have guns at school. I guess I won’t murder him.” You think gangs care that Chicago and DC are enacting ever stricter gun laws to the point they practically want them illegal in the city limits? You think they are going to give up their guns? Not a chance. But what they now have is a situation where they know they can break into any house they want and the owner of that house can’t legally have a gun to protect himself. IDIOTS!!! My kindergartner has more common sense than that. Gun laws only stop good citizens from carrying guns and thus being able to defend themselves. People that are willing to commit murder don’t care about gun laws and will find away to get guns no matter what just like people find away to get illegal drugs. The fact that Chicago and DC have some of the strictest gun laws yet also have some of the worst gun violence should be proof of that but some people can't stand facts.

Oct 19, 2012 1:31PM

Remember what history has taught us:


Politicians prefer unarmed peasants.


An armed society is a polite society.

Oct 19, 2012 1:09PM
Does anybody really believe that criminals will give up their guns ? That black female politician from Chicago and her idea to heavily tax guns and ammo shows what they really want ,MORE MONEY.
Oct 19, 2012 1:46PM

The right to own a gun is in the second amendment of the United States Constitution. It is a right not a privilege. To drive a car is a privilege and not a right.

Any gun owner must respect the law and take all available methods in securing the weapon in a safe place and out of reach of children.

The criminals can always get guns.

When you disarm the people you are helping the criminals.

YJ Draiman

Oct 19, 2012 12:31PM
It really is pretty simple WHY Americans continue to arm themselves...

FEAR or SOCIALISM and the confiscation of private property are the two main reasons.

Read Marx' Das Capital or Hitler's Mein Kampf.   Socialism starts with disarming the middle class and then destroying them.  Socialists must seize the wealth of one group to distribute to others.  Those that pay the taxes now fear those that leech off society and contribute nothing to the greater good.

That is  what is driving gun sales.   FEAR of Socialism.  Fear of Economic collapse that Obama's policies have brought upon us.  We can see Greece and Spain riot over seizing less from those that work.  We can see the violence of the far left throughout history.  Stalin, Mao, Chevas, Castro, Hitler, etc...  

Oct 18, 2012 8:15PM
As an American---I cling to my (guns)--(religion) -(bible)--The ONLY way I'll give up is to have  OBUMMER  pry my guns from my  COLD DEAD HANDS!!!!!!!!
Oct 19, 2012 1:23PM

The thing to fear is not my guns.

But Politicians who want to take away our "Rights".

Most people don't realize that "Governments" have killed more people that individual idiots.


Freedom exists only when the Government "fears" the reprisals that it's own citizens will exact on it's politicians if they go too far.

But that is "lost" on those that believe the leftest media, and have no idea about what history has taught those that know it.

To all you "leftists", ask yourself this one question:

During the Second World War, when Hitler was invading all the Countries around him. Why didn't he invade Switzerland????

Because they could defend themselves.

(And they still have that "Right")

In all the other Countries surounding them, the nazi's just went to the local Government's and asked for all the names of those that had "registered" their guns.  SEE HOW IT WORKS!!!!!!


I will defend my "rights" . PERIOD.

Oct 19, 2012 1:05PM
The gun industry is the only one industry Obama had any success in during the last four years and he didn't give them any Govt dollars?  Funny!
Oct 19, 2012 1:26PM

You cant blame folks for gearing up for the inevitable rioting and cival wars that are coming in the wake of the Federal Govt collapse.

Oct 18, 2012 8:20PM
If-(FAST AND FURIOUS)----would have succeeded-----that would have enabled OBUMMER to try and  tear away at the 2nd Amendment to the Constitiution!!!!--Google it!!!
Oct 19, 2012 1:26PM

Guns are a good commodity to own. They resale well, fun entertainment and practical for self defense. On the more extreme side, guns and ammo will hold better value and trade easier than the toilet paper fiat currency we have now.

I think a well rounded ownership of guns, ammo, money, precious metals and food/water is a good investment if you can afford it.

Oct 19, 2012 1:56PM
Gun sales are rising because we have a nut job in the White House.
Oct 19, 2012 1:24PM

Ironically, the gun industry is the only one that has really prospered under the Obama administration.

Oct 19, 2012 1:45PM
Except for a few deluded city populations and their elected officials, the quickest way to the exit door for most politicians is to screw with the right of Americans to own and keep firearms. That's why few even mention the subject. Stay the hell away from my constitutional rights.
Oct 19, 2012 1:55PM
If you want an investment that is Bullet Proof, buy GUNS !!!   They almost never loose there value and if everything should turn BAD you are protected.
Oct 18, 2012 8:35PM
Fast and furious was the ticket in by their thought. Thank goodness that failed. MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 19, 2012 1:18PM
coontail: I recently was priviledge to meet a young at heart mature woman of 90 yrs old. She has 5 sons. 4 of which are veterans. The conversation turned to gun control at a social event a short time ago. The elderly woman said she cannot believe how her sons and people in general are so pro gun and support of things like conceal carry. She fears that at every corner block she comes around someone will be there to rob her at gun point. My response was: Would you rather have me or one of your sons there to protect you with a stick or a gun?
Oct 19, 2012 11:49AM
Natural Blonde: How many of the people in prison for commiting gun crimes do you think are right wingers. I guarantee you there are no right wingers.
Oct 19, 2012 1:07PM
The gun industry is the only industry Obama had success in during the last four years, and he didn't give them any Govt dollars?   FUNNY!
Oct 19, 2012 1:27PM
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