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“She’s a Pistol” – Gun Sales Skyrocket

President Barack Obama, according to Fox News’s article, is trying to undercut the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the gun control debate.

Meanwhile, McClatchy has reported that the sale of guns has hit “a record high” since his re-election.

After Obama was elected in 2008, “an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States. That’s more than were sold in almost seven years before his first election.”

The year 2012 set new records for gun sales, “with more than 19 million background checks conducted.”

“Demand went crazy and people bought up everything that was there,” said Becky Bieker, owner of She’s A Pistol gun shop in Shawnee. (From McClatchy)

CAPTION: Obama tries to undercut NRA in gun control debate
President takes pitch on the road
Ann Coulter with Sean Hannity on Fox News, February 4, 2013

On Monday, President Obama “tried to undercut National Rifle Association leaders” and spoke directly to NRA members, “claiming gun owners support the ‘common-sense’ gun control measures he’s proposed — and urging those supporters to ‘keep the pressure’ on Congress.”

The president spoke in Minnesota, in his first campaign-style stop as part of a second-term push for new firearms laws.

On the other side of that debate, the NRA has aggressively argued against Democrats’ call for a new and stronger assault-weapons ban, a ban on high-capacity magazines and universal background checks. But in a risky move, the president used his speech Monday to try and sideline America’s most powerful gun lobby. (From Fox News.)

Here’s Chris Wallace interviewing Wayne LaPierre of the NRA on his Sunday Fox program:

Chris Wallace’s site reports that it is Wayne LaPierre’s “contention that criminals will not subject themselves to expanded back ground checks, only law-abiding citizens will.”

LaPierre argued that criminals will find a way to get the weapon they want, they will not be deterred by an expanded check.

Another proposal gaining some steam in Congress is banning high-capacity magazines.

Read more at Chris Wallace’s site.

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  • JJ Birk

    “President Barack Obama, according to Fox News’s article, is trying to undercut the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the gun control debate.”

    The NRA is doing a pretty good job at undercutting themselves. LaPierre was for universal background checks with no exceptions before he was against it. The people of America are finally fed up with this two bit redneck organization. Any moron who goes out and buys assault rifles because they are paranoid should be put on a list of nuts who could potentially go out and do a mass shooting.

    You gun nuts are just ridiculous and a danger to the people of this country with you reckless behavior.

    If Fox and Coulter are your intellectual leaders then you right-wing nuts are going to keep losing elections. Keep living in your bubble.

  • HELENK2
    • getfitnow

      Excuse me, but when is this lazy fool going to come up with a budget? It won’t get passed, but still..

  • HELENK2

    http://co-ironwill.blogspot.com/2013/02/bama-gives-interpol-police-powers-and.html

    from the site that getfitnow posted

    backtrack executive order gives interpol unlimited police power in this country

  • DianaLC

    Bronwyn,
    I aske this once, but it didn’t sem to go through. I keep getting a script error message that takes a while for me to get through whenever you post something. Has anyone else had tis problem.

    • KenoshaMarge

      I’ve had it several times today and several times yesterday. Only on NQ. Sometimes if locks my computer up and I have to do a restart.

  • getfitnow
    • DianaLC

      Those are hilarious. I love the American spirit. Tell us we can’t do something. We don’t see any logical reason that we shouldn’t do it, so, by golly, we go ahead and do it even if we hadn’t thought of doing it before, just because we can in a free country.
      I am so happy we are still free enough that people can do this. How sad if it would get to the point that we couldn’t.