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Since Obama’s Election, Gun Sales SkyRocket

March 15, 2009
Customers at a gun shop: Barack Obama fuels gun buying boom with pledge to tighten laws
Firearms sales have soared across America after US President Barack Obama pledged to tighten gun control laws Photo: AP

THE TALIBAN leader, Mullah Omar, has given his approval for talks aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan and has allowed his representatives to attend Saudi-sponsored peace negotiations.

“Mullah Omar has given the green light to talks,” said one of the mediators, Abdullah Anas, a former friend of Osama Bin Laden who used to fight in Afghanistan but now lives in London.

One of those negotiating for the Afghan government confirmed: “It’s extremely sensitive but we have been in contact both with Mullah Omar’s direct representatives and commanders from the front line.”

The breakthrough emerged after President Barack Obama admitted that US-led forces are not winning the war in Afghanistan and called for negotiations with “moderate Taliban”.

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Since Obama’s Election; Guns, Ammo Running Out in Stores

Since Obama’s Election; Guns, Ammo Running Out in Stores

March 13, 2009

We first heard about this from friends in Texas, then Oklahoma….

You decide what it may mean….


By Kelly Bostian

One shop says the “hoarding” of ammunition since Obama’s election has created a shortage.

Four months after the election of President Barack Obama, firearms and ammunition sales in Tulsa remain at a fever pitch.

Popular self-protection ammunition is often sold out at local stores, weapons are flying off shelves and the state reports an 87 percent increase in concealed carry permit applications for February 2008 over February 2009.

“People are hoarding. They’re creating a shortage,” Jim Prall at Sports World on 41st Street said of ammunition sales. “We’ve sold more ammunition in the last three months than we sold last year.”

Gun sales spiked in November with the election of Barack Obama and Democrats adding to their majority in Congress. But local gun dealers say the spike is turning into a steady climb with political worries about gun rights as well as worries about the economy and potential for increased crime.

Prall said his store planned ahead for the increase, having seen a similar spike after Bill….

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