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46 Million New Firearms Manufactured Under Gun Salesman-In-Chief Obama

Domestically, manufacturers have reported producing about 21,000 guns a day, or more than 46 million in Obama's first six years in office. And should Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton continue to best Republican Donald Trump in the polls, sales could hit new highs, according to industry experts.

Justin Anderson of Hyatt Guns in Charlotte, N.C. said Obama has been great for sales.

"Our sales have doubled across the board, not just in AR-style rifles, but also in small frame handguns and home defense shotguns. We saw this just after the San Bernardino shooting, as well. More and more people are coming to realize that their personal safety is at risk and their government cannot protect them," he said, adding:

"This is likely the beginning of a long rise in gun sales leading up the election. Should Hillary Clinton take a significant lead, it will only boost these sales."

What's more, gun stores are seeing a surge in sales to members of the LGBT community after the Orlando attack. Anderson said they were always customers, but there are more now than ever.

"We have always been known to be an LGBT-friendly gun shop, and we've seen a huge spike in LGBT folks buying guns. The LGBT community has long been a staple of the gun business," he said.
 link to www.washingtonexaminer.com

Gun salesman-in-chief: 52,600 a day under Obama, more seen under Hillary

By Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) 6/27/16 7:46 AM

Gun sales are on a pace to break last year's record of more than 23 million, a boon to the U.S. industry and gun stores thanks to election-year worries about gun control and recent terror attacks, according to government figures and experts.

Under Obama, background checks for guns reached 141.4 million through the end of May, amounting to sales of about 52,600 a day, according to the FBI. Last year, the FBI conducted more than 23 million background checks, which are generally used to figure sales of new and used weapons.

Domestically, manufacturers have reported producing about 21,000 guns a day, or more than 46 million in Obama's first six years in office.

And should Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton continue to best Republican Donald Trump in the polls, sales could hit new highs, according to industry experts.

Justin Anderson, marketing director for Hyatt Guns in Charlotte, N.C., one of the nation's biggest gun shops, said Obama has been great for sales.

"The recent surge in gun buying is based on two variables: fear of government intrusion on Second Amendment rights, and, more importantly, people interested in personal protection," Anderson told Secrets.

"Our sales have doubled across the board, not just in AR-style rifles, but also in small frame handguns and home defense shotguns. We saw this just after the San Bernardino shooting, as well. More and more people are coming to realize that their personal safety is at risk and their government cannot protect them," he said, adding:

"This is likely the beginning of a long rise in gun sales leading up the election. Should Hillary Clinton take a significant lead, it will only boost these sales."

Concerns about gun laws may be what helped one gun store sell 30,000 AR-15-style rifles in a week following the Orlando shooting.

Hyatt's Anderson suggested that the record sales under Obama actually could be higher because of how background checks are done and by which authority.

"For example, in North Carolina, the background checks for handguns are performed by the county sheriff offices and not by direct instant background check. So this data is likely left out. However, it's a yardstick that shows the overall health of the industry. When NICS checks spike, it can be used a good measure of overall gun sales."

What's more, gun stores are seeing a surge in sales to members of the LGBT community after the Orlando attack. Anderson said they were always customers, but there are more now than ever.

"We have always been known to be an LGBT-friendly gun shop, and we've seen a huge spike in LGBT folks buying guns. The LGBT community has long been a staple of the gun business. These folks are targeted every day and they know it. Those that didn't get a wakeup call after the Orlando shooting. In the end, people are afraid," he said.

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This Is Simply A Whole Article From An Envassaled Mass Media Outlet 27.Jun.2016 08:08

blues

It's simply cut-and-paste from a major newspaper, in this case The Washington Examiner. Who are they?

{Quote} About The Washington Examiner

The Washington Examiner brings its readers the best in breaking news and analysis on politics. With in-depth news coverage, diligent investigative reporting and thoughtful commentary, we'll make sure you're always in the know about Washington's latest exploits.

The Washington Examiner is published by MediaDC, a subsidiary of Clarity Media. {Unquote} -- Website:
 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/about

What is "Clarity Media"?

{Quote} Clarity Media Group is the holding company for media properties owned by Philip F. Anschutz. These include the San Francisco Examiner and the Washington Examiner. An Examiner newspaper in Baltimore was shut down in February 2009.[1]

Clarity Media has trademarked the name "Examiner" for possible future newspapers in dozens of other U.S. cities.[2] The company also operates news portal websites in numerous cities under the "examiner.com" name, and is seeking editors to oversee regional and local content for those websites.[3][4]

On June 17, 2009, Clarity Media Group acquired The Weekly Standard, a conservative opinion journal, from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.[5] {Unquote} -- Website:
 http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Clarity_Media_Group

Who is Philip F. Anschutz, who owns Clarity Media, which in turn owns The Washington Examiner?

{Quote} Philip F. Anschutz is the billionaire co-founder of Qwest Communications, among the largest land-owners in Colorado, a major player in the oil, railroad, and media markets, and according to Forbes, he is the 42nd wealthiest man in America.[1] He also has large and plentiful investments in sports teams (such as several soccer teams[2], the LA Lakers and the LA Kings), stadiums and newspapers (San Francisco Examiner and the SF Independent).[3]

As of March 2016, Anschutz's estimated net worth is $10.6 billion.[1] {Unquote} -- Website:
 http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Philip_F._Anschutz

Is it not just a bit strange that Portland Indymedia is now posting whole articles cut straight from media outlets wholly owned by folks who own 10.6 billion dollars?

So LGBT people are buying guns? What else is new?

missing the Newswire context (now that PDX IMC composted it) 27.Jun.2016 18:35

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hey blues, in case you were wondering :

I was well aware of the Examiner's publishing origins prior to having reposted it here.

they're definitely not a source of information or opinion, that I rely on or favor whatsoever.

Despite this, the article had some good information. It is also (apart from blues' griping/dismissal) worth noting, and re-noting here that LGBT folks comprise a notable number of American firearm owners.


But, this article bookended nicely with the one that (formerly) followed it on the Newswire:

President Obama's Lesser-Known Legacy: "Arms Dealer In Chief"
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/06/432599.shtml


( note to self: remember, even if the information is germane, worthwhile and worth passing along, that any Examiner-sourced article ist Verboten at PDX IMC by virtue of its platform with no regard whatsoever to its content .... )