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Monday, October 27, 2008

Gun Sales Still Brisk in Slow Economy

This from the Washington Post:

Americans have cut back on buying cars, furniture and clothes in a tough economy, but there's one consumer item that's still enjoying healthy sales: guns. Purchases of firearms and ammunition have risen 8 to 10 percent this year, according to state and federal data.

This on top of the increase in concealed handgun permit applications (in Virginia and nationwide).

Post reporter Frederick Kunkle writes that more than three dozen interviews with gun dealers and buyers in Virginia and Maryland and with experts nationwide indicated that the increase in gun sales appears to be driven predominantly by concerns about the presidential election and the economy..

Can't say that I disagree. It's likely that the fear that Obama may end up in the White House is driving both sales and concealed handgun permit applications.

Gun owners can do something about this in the next eight days - do whatever you can to get your friends, family and fellow gun owners to defeat Obama.

Hat tip to John J. Miller.

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