Monday, October 27, 2008

The Guns and Ammo Economy

There's an unintended consequence to Barack Obama's strong showing in the polls. Gun and ammo sales are soaring.

Purchases of firearms and ammunition have risen 8 to 10 percent this year, according to state and federal data, reports WaPo.

Gun purchases have been climbing because of the worsening economy, which fuels fears of crime and civil disorder, but Obama is another reason.

WaPo again:

"Even though [Obama] has a lot going for him, he's not very pro-gun," said Paul Pluff, a spokesman for Massachusetts-based Smith & Wesson, which has reported higher sales. Gun enthusiasts are "going to go out and get [firearms] while they still can."

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