Gun Sales Spike – Freedom Fighters Hit Gun Shops for a Reason
Fire arms caught the economic hike after the election due to implied tightening of rules governing the sale of guns. Do you have one? Gun laws appear to be tightening up on the sale of guns, due to changes in Government officials.
Can the Presidential Election have that much to do with national safety? Or is there panic in the streets?
According to Emberty, a local sports store owner, most purchases are semi-automatic weapons and accessories. The buying frenzy includes people Emberty isn’t used to seeing in the store. “They feel like ‘if I don’t buy it now, I may not be able to buy it later,’” says Emberty.
As sales increase, the increase in time to pass a background check also increases substantially. Time averaging fifteen to thirty minutes two weeks ago have increased to two hours. Last Saturday the processing times were over three hours.
The requirement to fill out a federal form, and then be checked by the Colorado Bureau of Investigations against the National Insta Check system operated by the FBI includes ALL Gun Buyers. No firearm may be purchased prior to passing this background check.
Current laws may change as Obama appoints new justices to the United States Supreme Court. While five current justices lean toward gun owner’s right to own and bare arms, four lean toward stricter regulation. Depending on which way the appointed justices’ lean, law changes could be eminent.
Democrats in the area assure us there will be no changes, stating the President-elect’s stance during his campaign, stating, “Don’t freak out.” Their reassurance includes memories of frequent frantic reactions in years past, proclaiming that Obama understands our rights and needs, preferring instead of restriction, education and responsibility of gun ownership and use.
Right or wrong, the opportunity for change is in the air.
Once elected, campaign promises mean little to the majority of politicians. Obama’s statements about gun ownership, personal freedom, and the rights of Americans tended to fall into this category.