Dec 14, 2012

Guns’n’gold on the up as Right takes fright from Obama

The Right in the US is reaching for guns and gold in reaction to the presidential election. Barack Obama's re-election has seen guns and gold sales hit record prices. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

A strange corollary of American politics is that the US small arms industry seems to prosper not when Republicans are in power but when there’s a Democrat in the White House. And when there’s a Kenyan-born Muslim socialist in the Oval Office, that’s especially the case.

Gun sales have soared in the US since the elections on November 6 and are running at their highest level for 14 years — in fact, since Bill Clinton was in the final years of his presidency.

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5 thoughts on “Guns’n’gold on the up as Right takes fright from Obama

  1. wilful

    Guns are more likely to be used on their owners, the people most likely to die from gunshot wounds are the people most likely to have a gun. So, horribly, the Democrats win from this… And the gold buyers keep our miners busy!

  2. zut alors

    The logic is somewhat obscure on how toting a gun can save a US citizen from the heinous threat of national health care.

  3. Microseris

    If republican gun owners end up using them on themselves, its clearly a win win. I’m all for improving the gene pool.

  4. Andybob

    Armed bears apparently keep the militia regular. It’s all very important for some reason, possibly because Elementary Schools are hotbeds of anti-revolutionary pro-monarchist fervour.

  5. Limited News

    The gold bugs will be vindicated in due course. If you can’t beat them (you can’t, fiat money is doomed), join them now while the price is reasonable.

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