Obama’s Push for Gun Control backfires in a BIG Way

Obama’s Push for Gun Control backfires in a BIG Way

President Obama is no fan of the Second Amendment. He has gruesomely capitalized upon murders in order to advance an illegal agenda dedicated to undermining the Second Amendment but has, so far, failed across the board. Not a single piece of federal anti-Second Amendment legislation has been able to pass on his watch, but that’s from a lack of trying. According to a new report from Western Journalism, Obama’s push against the Second Amendment has utterly backfired as more and more Americans support the Second Amendment.

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It’s certainly no secret that President Obama has been a strong and consistent advocate for greater gun control. In a just-aired interview with ABC News, Obama said it’s “heart-breaking” that he hasn’t been able to push more stringent gun restrictions through Congress.

“…we’re going to keep chipping away at this, but until you get intense public demands for this, it’s probably not going to happen….”

Well, talk about “intense public demands” — they may not be so great when it comes to gun control, but they certainly are for gun ownership.

The Washington Times reports that the public’s demand for firearms has led to an “unprecedented surge” in gun manufacturing in America.

According to just-released government figures, in 2013 — the latest year for which records are available — the U.S. firearms industry was firing on all chambers, producing more than 10.8 million guns. That’s “double the total of just three years earlier.”

Even in California, which is an increasingly liberal state under tight Democrat control for the most part, the surge in gun purchases appears to be at an all-time high, according to the Times article.

“The surge in firearms sales in 2013 reflects both a long-term upward trend in shooting sports participation and [a] particular concern that year that law-abiding gun owners and those interested in purchasing a firearm for the first time could face tougher restrictions affecting access to and selection of firearms,” said Mike Bazinet, spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, an industry group.

Obama’s presidency and personal appeals for tighter restrictions on gun sales and ownership have actually proven to be extremely positive for the firearms industry. The Times report notes that the most significant changes in the U.S. manufacturing of guns for purchase by the public have come during the Obama administration.

From 2001 to 2007, gun production held steady at between 3 million and 4 million units a year. It topped 4 million in 2008 but shot to 5.6 million in 2009, held steady in 2010 and then spiked to 8.6 million guns in 2012 and a record 10.8 million in 2013, according to ATF data.

Curiously, along with the reported increases in gun production and sales has come a contrary poll indicating the number of U.S. homes with a gun has declined dramatically. Industry observers suggest that this inconsistency can be explained by the public’s unwillingness to acknowledge gun possession in light of the government’s perceived hostility to private gun ownership.

And given what the president has just vowed to ABC News — that he hasn’t given up on gun control and will “keep chipping away” at resistance to tighter restrictions — firearms makers could be looking at even better times ahead.

President Obama is supposed to be a legal scholar, so perhaps it is time for a refresher on the Bill of Rights: the words “shall not be infringed” means exactly that and it seems that more and more Americans understand the meaning that appears to elude our supposed enforcer of laws.

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