FORT WORTH, Texas — Gun sales are booming across Texas, and some buyers say their growing belief that President Barack Obama will inevitably be re-elected is fueling their race to bear more arms.
And sales haven’t just risen in Texas. There’s been a rush nationwide, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( reported in Sunday’s edition.
The Cheaper than Dirt gun store in Fort Worth set a sales record for February, said store owner DeWayne Irwin, who described the rush as similar to one seen shortly after Obama’s 2008 election.
“We’re at the top of the roller coaster, and we’re about to plummet down the side,” Irwin told the Star-Telegram. “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.”
Alan Korwin, author of nine books on gun laws and operator of a gun laws website, said people are worried that Obama’s re-election would embolden a major gun control push.

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