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Saturday, November 10, 2012

It’s official: Republican voters have absolutely no memory at all

Raw Story:

In the days after the election, gun sales apparently spiked, according to WITN in North Carolina.

Fears of strengthened gun control laws apparently instigated the buying frenzy.

“They’re worried about tax increases on ammunition, and then of course the second thing probably going to be the assault weapons,” which are typically the target of government control, said one gun store employee.

An assault weapons ban expired years ago, but last month President Obama said legislation should be revisited.

While gun owners may worry about Obama’s reelection, a political science professor from Eastern Carolina University said, “The president doesn’t have the ability to strengthen any law beyond what Congress has already authorized.”

Sound familiar? There’s a reason for that.

CNN (2008):

Bernie Conatser has never seen business this good.

The owner of a gun shop in the Washington suburb of Manassas, Virginia, Conatser said sales have doubled or tripled since this time last year.

On Saturday, he said, he did as much business as he would normally do in a week.

“I have been in business for 12 years, and I was here for Y2K, September 11, Katrina,” Conatser said, as a steady stream of customers browsed what remained of his stock. “And all of those were big events, and we did notice a spike in business, but nothing on the order of what we are seeing right now.”

Weapons dealers in much of the United States are reporting sharply higher sales since Barack Obama won the presidency a week ago.

Apparently, this is why it’s so easy for obvious charlatans like Glenn Beck or Sean Hannity to lead these people around by their noses; they never remember how wrong they were the last time.

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