As expected, gun and ammunition sales have skyrocketed after Obama on the presidential election, portending possible shortages, delays, and price increases.
From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Michael Hill has been stockpiling guns and ammunition for almost a decade.
But he’s not done — not since President Barack Obama was re-elected this month.
In a continuing trend that alarms gun control proponents, Hill and thousands of other Americans are buying up ammo, handguns and other firearms, citing concerns that Obama might push new regulations in his second term or that U.N. agreements might infringe on the U.S. gun market.
“I have purchased more since the election,” said Hill, 49, of Watauga. “I hear a lot of buzz about … putting more restrictions in place.
“There’s a lot of paranoia out there,” he said. “But [Obama] has nothing to lose now because he won’t be re-elected again.”
Gun and ammo sales locally are on the rise — about twice as high as they were this time last year — even though sales can’t match the mad rush that cleared out many gun stores after Obama was elected in 2008.
Weapon and ammunition shortages could be on the horizon if gun lovers keep up this pace.
Gun control advocates say they don’t understand the rush to stock up on firearms, ammunition, magazines and more.
“I personally think it’s very silly,” said Marsha McCartney, a spokeswoman for the Texas chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “The president has not done anything in four years to make them think he’s coming to get their guns.