Second Amendment Under Threat: Americans Hoard Guns

Last Thursday, Michael Fifer, CEO of Sturm Ruger & Co., announced, “Despite the company’s continuing successful efforts to increase production rates, the incoming order rate exceeds our capacity to rapidly fulfill these orders. Consequently, the company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders.” Sturm Ruger is selling guns faster than it can keep up with new orders. The question is why.

As our chart shows, background checks performed before gun sales are hitting all-time highs. In fact, you can make out an upward trend starting in 2006 when liberals took over the House and Senate. Americans are afraid President Obama does not have their best interests at heart. In public, President Obama has said, “I’m not going to take away your guns.’’ But the media has quoted the president as saying in private that he’s working on gun control “under the radar.” Americans smell a rat and are loading up on guns and ammo to get ahead of any 2nd Amendment-curbing legislation coming their way in the event of an Obama second term.

The president made it obvious that he has no qualms about concealing his true intentions for America when he told Russian President Medvedev, “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” (VIDEO BELOW) Given statements like this, it’s no wonder Americans are stocking up on firearms. They simply have no faith in President Barack Obama’s public statements.