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Obama's anti-gun stance and fears of economic chaos fuel record gun sales
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Oct 27, 2008 7:47 AM CDT
A woman points a handgun with a laser sight on a wall display of other guns during the National Rifle Association convention Friday, April 13, 2007, in St. Louis.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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(Newser) – Fears of an anti-gun presidency and the threat of civil unrest in a worsening economic climate are fueling record sales of firearms and ammunition, the Washington Post reports. Sales have been climbing since 2006 and this year have shot past the average annual 5% increase to reach 10%, as gun advocates predict that some weapons may become illegal or heavily taxed under either presidential candidate.

Though Sarah Palin’s pro-gun stance has allayed some fears about a John McCain presidency, Barack Obama worries Second Amendment fans. "When the Democrats are in office, it seems like anti-gunners come out of the woodwork," says a Virginia gun owner. "A bullet will be a luxury.”