Some say re-election fear is driving gun sales in Fort Worth, elsewhere.

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Enthusiasts are stocking up on guns and ammunition, and some in the industry are wondering whether sales are spiking as they did after Democrat Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008.

That rush created a nationwide shortage.

“We’re at the top of the roller coaster and we’re about to plummet down the side,” said DeWayne Irwin, owner of the Cheaper Than Dirt gun store in north Fort Worth, which set a sales record for the month of February. “It’s fixing to happen again. I don’t know if it will be to the same extent it was before, but I see it coming.

“Look who the Republicans are trying to put against Obama,” he said. “It’s the Keystone Kops and people are getting scared. People are terrified he’s going to get re-elected and then he won’t care about getting votes next time. He’ll just pass whatever legislation he wants.”

Source: Anna M. Tinsley for Star-Telegram.

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  • Rick

    I would rather have a keystone cop than Obama for 4 more. If he can, he wants 2 more picks for the Supreme Court during his next 4 years. If he gets that, America is screwed for years to come. Guns will be the least of our worries.

  • Matt in Oklahoma