As noted here on this blog, and picked up as a cliche across the internet and even a few MSM outlets Barack Obama is Gun Salesman of the year. Now, we are happy to tag him as “Ammunition Salesman of the Year” as well. For all the destruction of the American economy that he has heaped onto this nation there are two portions of the economy that are doing quite well. Firearms sales, and ammunition! Now, that is economic stimulus that really has meaning!
NEW ORLEANS — Bullet-makers are working around the clock, seven days a week, and still can’t keep up with the nation’s demand for ammunition.
Shooting ranges, gun dealers and bullet manufacturers say they have never seen such shortages. Bullets, especially for handguns, have been scarce for months because gun enthusiasts are stocking up on ammo, in part because they fear President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress will pass antigun legislation – even though nothing specific has been proposed and the president last month signed a law allowing people to carry loaded guns in national parks.
Gun sales spiked when it became clear Obama would be elected a year ago and purchases continued to rise in his first few months of office. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System reported that 6.1 million background checks for gun sales were issued from January to May, an increase of 25.6 percent from the same period the year before.