Another increase in gun sale story...out of Chicago

This is a discussion on Another increase in gun sale story...out of Chicago within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Truth In Politics: Gun Sales Boom After Election Emphasis is mine. CHICAGO (CBS) ― Gun sellers say the election of Barack Obama is helping them ...

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Another increase in gun sale story...out of Chicago

  1. #1
    VIP Member Array ExactlyMyPoint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    2,961

    Another increase in gun sale story...out of Chicago

    Truth In Politics: Gun Sales Boom After Election

    Emphasis is mine.

    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Gun sellers say the election of Barack Obama is helping them avoid the recession. Sales of new guns are booming - up an estimated 50 percent in the suburbs.

    In Wednesday's Truth in Politics, CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery reports the gun lobby spent big trying to defeat Obama this year, outraged by his promise to reinstate a ban on military-style assault weapons. On talk radio, he was denounced as a "gun grabber." Now, as Obama heads to the White House, millions are rushing to reload.

    Business has rarely been better for certified arms instructor Jan Gofron.

    He's teaching a flood of new students about semi-automatic handguns as well as tactical shot guns some call "street sweepers."

    The most powerful weapons are disappearing fastest from local gun shops. At Elmwood Park's Illinois Gun Works, sales started soaring as it became apparent Barack Obama would win the White House.

    "Once people started to realize that the Democrats had a better chance, or seemed to have a better chance, they started getting nervous about certain gun regulations," said Illinois Gun Works' Owner Dan Mastrianni.

    Recent gun sales are up nationally 42 percent. In Illinois, they are up 38 percent; and in Chicago's suburbs 50 percent.

    "It's simply paranoia," said Thomas Mannard of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. "And it's irresponsible, from my point of view, to be touting how wonderful this is. More guns definitely equal more death."

    Mannard worked with then-state Sen. Barack Obama to pass Illinois' ban on assault weapons. Obama also helped close a loophole that allowed gun shows to sell weapons without doing background checks on buyers. Mannard now hopes for a national law.

    Gun dealers say the threat of new rules will keep their sales booming.

    "I don't expect this to slow down anytime soon," Mastrianni said. "What happened during Prohibition? Whatever people can't have, that's what they want. They can't get enough of it."

    Like many, Mastrianni does not believe gun issues are anywhere near top of the president-elect's political agenda. Senior Advisor David Axelrod declined to discuss what, if any, gun-related legislation the administration might propose, nor when. He noted they are busy picking people for top jobs.
    Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Moderator
    Array Rock and Glock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Colorado at 11,650'
    Posts
    12,434
    Hizzoner Daley must be livid!

  4. #3
    VIP Member Array hogdaddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    N/E Florida
    Posts
    3,291
    I'm not helping the cause I have one on layaway

  5. #4
    jfl
    jfl is offline
    Distinguished Member Array jfl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Palm Beach County, FL
    Posts
    1,485
    Even in Illannoy ... does that mean something ???
    The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
    The second rule: "Bring enough gun"

    jfl
    (NRA Life Member/Instructor - GOA - IDPA - GSSF - ex-IHMSA)

  6. #5
    Senior Member Array BeefyBeefo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    954
    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Hizzoner Daley must be livid!

  7. #6
    Senior Member Array gilraen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    668
    I hope Illinois gets its [deleted] together. I have a sister-in-law there who is very afraid of her ex. I want her to be able to carry so she can defend herself against him.
    "I pledge allegiance to the war banner of the united states of Totalitaria. And to the Republic, which no longer stands, several bankers, who are now god, indivisible, with Bernanke bucks and credit for all."

  8. #7
    Member Array artemis28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    145
    Quote Originally Posted by gilraen View Post
    I hope Illinois gets its [deleted] together. I have a sister-in-law there who is very afraid of her ex. I want her to be able to carry so she can defend herself against him.
    +1 I have a step daughter there, who we just found out is being stalked by her ex.

  9. #8
    Distinguished Member Array AutoFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Arid Zone A
    Posts
    1,561
    As long as the Daleys' have one ounce of power or influence in Chicago, there will never be legal concealed carry in Illinois. Even if all the Daleys disappeared tomorrow, Chicago is still run by the Democratic machine, which is as liberal as our President Elect. And since Chicago dominates the rest of the state, the reality is the (corrupt) Democratic machine pretty much runs the state.

  10. #9
    Senior Member Array walvord's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    St. Charles County Missouri
    Posts
    991
    War on guns - more gun sales. War on booze - more booze sales. War on drugs - more drug sales. The politicos just never learn to leave well enough alone.
    The most exhilarating thing in life is getting shot at with no results.
    - Winston Churchill
    Endowment Life Member - NRA
    Life Member - GOA
    Member - Oath Keepers, SAF, CCRKBA
    U.S. Army (72G) 1975-1980

  11. #10
    VIP Member Array dukalmighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    15,179
    I plan on buying a S&W M&P 40c and 9c at the funshow next weekend,plus I got 4 AR15 stripped lowers ordered
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

  12. #11
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,689
    If people understand the anti's future possible actions and race to buy guns? Why don't they race to 'vote' these anti politicians out of office?
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  13. #12
    Senior Member Array Ragin Cajun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    809
    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    If people understand the anti's future possible actions and race to buy guns? Why don't they race to 'vote' these anti politicians out of office?
    You hit the nail on the head there. A lot of the same people who voted for BHO are the ones buying guns right. They can't blame anyone but themselves. Their vote was free to them, paid for with the price of blood by others and they could have saved themselves a lot of money.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. SC CWP Increase
    By foots402 in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: July 12th, 2010, 08:43 PM
  2. Chicago Code of Silence - Beating the Bullets in Chicago
    By scott625 in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: May 8th, 2010, 04:56 PM
  3. Ohio CHL Increase
    By GTOGuy in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 3rd, 2010, 03:22 PM
  4. Chicago files brief in McDonald v City of Chicago
    By ming in forum The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: January 1st, 2010, 05:54 PM
  5. N.C. CC applications increase
    By Blue in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: July 17th, 2008, 10:57 AM