Without running the numbers, I don’t have statistical evidence that Obama’s increased chances of re-election are correlated with the rise in firearm sales. However, there is increasing anecdotal evidence to suggest that is the case. Not only are NSSF-adjusted NICS checks significantly higher for February 2012 versus February 2008 but local TV stations are starting to notice the trend. Case in point is this report from KCEN which covers Killeen, Temple, and Waco, Texas.
“They’re my freedom,” says Charles Smith, a gun enthusiast who knows a thing or two about guns. “We take a lot of people who have never shot to our gun range and they’re hooked,” says Smith.
Charles like many other gun owners, are weary of any laws that would restrict their pass time. And many who believe President Obama will be re-elected are not taking any chances. Buying up ammo and guns before it’s too late.