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What Will Obama’s Next Four Years Bring?

Barack Obama

Well folks, we have four more years of Barack H. Obama. Whatever your personal political views, the people have spoken, and a Democrat remains in the White House. As it pertains to our business, gun control was somewhat of back-burner issue during most of this election. However, the President gave brief glimpses into the future of firearms legislation during the second presidential debate. Unlike Bill Clinton, it would have been more difficult to deal with such a hot-button issue on Obama’s first term and expect to be re-elected, so the President seemed to avoid it as long as he could. The Federal Assault Weapons Ban from the past is likely to show its ugly head in the very near future, but this time it may be tougher. Diane Feinstein met with ATF members on October 2, 2012 to discuss a new ban that would lack the grandfather clause. This would effectively end the legal sale of scary guns for the entire country. Scary guns would include guns with characteristics like telescopic buttstocks, high capacity magazines, and pistol gripped carbines. In their mind, a collapsible buttstock and a comfortable grip make a firearm more of a public nuisance.

Barack Obama
Will Barack Obama Order a New Assault Weapons Ban?
What will these potential changes mean for the firearms industry? In the previous case, there was some warning that certain items would be illegal to sell to civilians. In preparation, manufacturers produced and stockpiled massive amounts of high-capacity magazines and other components it knew would be illegal to build. Once the ban began, selling your existing stockpile was still legal, and the resulting rise in prices made the dealers extremely profitable. Overall, demand for firearms and related products remained high throughout the 10-year prohibition. Ultimately, the law did little or nothing to curb violence.

Industry leaders expect demand to remain high during Barack Obama’s second term. Concern over gun bans fueled by less than stellar production capacity from manufacturers writes a recipe for an expensive future for firearms buyers. This will of course apply mainly on guns that the ban would potentially deem illegal. Since we have some idea about which guns the politicians are after, you may have noticed prices rising early.

High-capacity magazines will undoubtedly be a hot item, and anything that looks tactical will clear the shelves. We know all this from history, which unfortunately, may be destined to repeat itself. What happens when the supply dries up? Provided the new ban doesn’t turn gun owners into criminals overnight, prices will remain high and most owners of the firearms in question will hold on to what they have or sell at a very hefty profit.

To say the least, it is going to be an interesting four years. The last time the Washington implemented a firearms ban, it had an expiration date. According to Change.gov in 2008, the website of the office of then President-Elect Barack Obama, listed a detailed agenda for the forthcoming administration. The stated positions included “Making the expired Federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent.” This statement originally appeared on Barack Obama’s campaign website. The agenda statement later appeared on the administration’s website, WhiteHouse.gov, with its wording intact. As of October 9, 2012, the statement appeared within the Urban Policy section of Change.gov, under the heading “Address Gun Violence in Cities.”

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Comments (17)

  1. I am not worried, all I am waiting for is for that commie liberal african sob in the white house to implement the personal weapons ban and the first law enforcement, or military person tries that to enforce the ban, to raise a hand against an american citizen that owns personal firearms, and as far as I am concerned, they are traitors to this country should and will be shot. They will start the war and then lets see if the liberals have the courage for a real fight, I think not. Most liberals do not believe that nothing is worth fighting, or dying for, so they stand for nothing. Fool in the white house, just start something and find out what will happen to you and yours.

  2. A few things are now for certain:

    The next four years will see a constant stream of news about how the government is going to ban all guns, real soon, any day now, get ’em while you can.
    CtD will continue to make a lot of money from this. Thank God Romney wasn’t elected, they might go out of business. What would they use to advertise?

  3. “Address Gun Violence in Cities: Obama and Biden would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent.” http://change.gov/agenda/urbanpolicy_agenda/

    I don’t want to hear any more crap about how Obama is supposedly pro-gun. He’s not. Deal with it.

  4. A few things are now for certain:

    Our way of life is about to change and America is doomed because Obama is plotting it’s demise in secret meetings with Putin.

    Obama will send military troops and police squads out to collect your guns.

    Obama will seize power and no future Presidential elections will ever take place again. The Kracken will rise up from the sea and crush the Republican Party.

    We’ve re-elected the Devil himself.

  5. back@ AJ
    You raise a good point, and I agree with it. I think this may be our last president. America has so much financial debt the only way to go is down, and Obama going to take us as far down as he can.

  6. Dan, I see your point and agree that we have made positive strides, but I respectfully disagree. Remember the movie Gladiator? I think of the left as that sea creature that lies in wait, even letting its prey nibble on its flesh in order to lure it in. Obama has shown a solid history of anti 2A legislation, yet promised during his first run he would not touch 2A. Now the truth has come out that he will support a new AWB (fact). Second, he will most likely appoint 1 or 2 justices to the Supreme Court. Remember, Heller was decided by only a single vote (fact). If he can change the current balance the future of the Constitution is in jeopardy for generations (fact, plus Justice Ginsburg does not like our Constitution). And third, only the House is controlled by the opposition. This could swing in his favor during the next mid term election. Combined with the notion that the left rides on “fear” and misinformation instead of “facts”, I’d say we’re on a very slippery slope. I hope that I am not fear mongering, it is not my intention. I do hope for the best, but realize that we might have been invited to the dance, but they might be escorting us to the exit door.

  7. @jack,
    I am sure many will say I am fear mongering but, you are assuming Hussein will actually, as some point in time, leave office. I, my good man, believe he is there to stay or until he is forcefully removed.

  8. The fact of the matter is, that this is his last term and he doesn’t give a hoot about what the people think about him when he leaves office. He will do everything in his power to ruin America.

    And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever:
    Thomas Jefferson (Notes on the State of Virginia)

    May God have mercy on America.

  9. Whats next golf clubs, kitchen knifes, fishing hooks, hammers,screw drivers, Why are they alway,s after us. All the gun people I know are good people. Why don,t the news media keep these Gun tragedy,s, restricted to the area where they happen instead of spreading it across the nation, that way if someone thats a little loose in the head won,t play copycat. Why not ban everything cars, trains, airplanes, toilet paper, or whatever, that way nobody is left out.

  10. I understand that this is part of the fear mongering that is the daily news for gun owners. That said, nothing changed with the election results that hadn’t been true for four years. What happened in the past four years? Less restrictive gun laws and the opening of the national parks to open carry.

    Paul, your concern about the AWB is the paper tiger used to work people up. The AWB passed in 1994 and was openly credited with being the single biggest factor in the Gingrich Revolution. That lesson, costing the Democrats the House after over 60 years in power turned gun control into the third rail of politics for almost all Democratic candidates.

    The reality on the ground is that there are too many gun owners (in both parties) and that the bigger fight is at the state level – that’s where the real threats will come.

    There’s a great article about it at: http://easybakegunclub.com/blog/1123/Whos-afraid-of-the-big-bad-NRA%3F.html

    Take a look and it will even give you a little more ammo for arguments with the gun control nuts

  11. @Paul,
    It has never been shown that the antis are getting stronger. 49 states have concealed carry laws now as opppsed to less than 5or so in 1994 when the AWB was enacted. In 1994 about 76 percent of Americans were for tougher gun laws, now it’s about 40. BHO may be itching for ban or not, but he will not be able to pass it through congress or even the senate as some democratic senators are not anti gun. Any EO can be overruled by congress or the scotus, or don’t you remember the three branches of government.

    I can understand your vigilance but please, let’s not exaggerate the opposition. It’s needless fearmongering.

  12. Edward, I’m usually the last to defend these guys. Their shipping costs are out of control, but what did you want them to say? Relax and please don’t buy more firearms? It’s a free market economy driven by supply and demand…LOL! I’m guessing you voted blue…

  13. Edward, if they were able to pass an AWB before, shouldn’t we learn from history instead of repeating it? While there is an argument to be made against price gouging, it could be very short lived while the firearms industry is circling the bowl. The anti’s have become increasingly stronger as clearly shown through the re-election of Obama, and his clear stance on 2A during the debates. The past 4 years have sucked for my family, and continues to do so, but now I have to weigh purchasing rifles before they are banned vs trying to pay some bills off. I think it is foolhardy to blow off 4 years of “them” lying in wait, and refer to the author’s stance as just fear mongering.

  14. Fear mongering, self serving for sales of guns and ammo. Facts are in the last 4 years Obama made NO new restrictions at all. Calm down and quit making drama, it dilutes your credibility.

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