Wednesday, May 6, 2009
A San Francisco Chronicle report about a gun show in Daly City notes that when the doors were opened, people came running in and immediately started panic buying ammo, again emphasizing fears about shortages and the Obama gun ban agenda.
“Everybody’s panic buying,” said a wholesale ammunition dealer, who also requested anonymity. “When the doors opened (on Saturday), people we’re running in,” according to the report.
Gun dealers across the country are reporting a virtual run on ammo as prices soar.
Semiautomatic firearms “are going fast,” according to a dealer quoted in the report. “People are afraid the Obama administration will ban assault weapons.”
Gun owners are also concerned that Obama, despite claiming before the election that he wouldn’t target the second amendment, recently bemoaned the fact that he didn’t have the political power to ban semi-automatic weapons, falsely blaming U.S. gun shops for the violence in Mexico.
Obama is also pushing a treaty that would ban “illicit” manufacture of firearms and reloading.
According to Gun Owners of America,”Illicit manufacturing includes reloading and modifying or assembling a firearm in any way. This would mean that the Obama administration could promulgate regulations banning reloading on the basis of this treaty — just as it is currently circumventing Congress to write legislation taxing greenhouse gases.”
Despite Obama promising that he was not interested in going after the second amendment before his election, one of his first actions was to appoint the rabidly anti-gun Eric Holder as his Attorney General.
The leaked Obama gun ban list would make millions of Americans criminals for owning weapons such certain types of rifles or pistols. Anti-gun legislation has found its way into stimulus and other unrelated bills as pork barrel. The first steps of the Obama administration with regard to gun control have resulted in record firearm and ammunition purchases across the country.