Press-Tribune: Increased Canyon County Gun Sales Linked to Obama Re-Election


Based on some self-manufactured logic, increased gun sales in Canyon County are being linked to the re-election of President Barack Obama.

This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that a number of Canyon County gun shop owners "tie the spike directly to the fear that Obama will enact stricter gun laws, if not confiscate guns outright."

“Everybody’s in a panic that the Obama administration will impose gun restrictions," R.J. Fox, manager of Al's Pawn and Sports, told the Press-Tribune. “I’m hearing from people that the U.N. is going to come and take their guns, which is preposterous. Everyone’s making sure they can get what they can get.”

Additionally, the owner of Alpha Omega Services reported that gun sales at the Nampa business were "up 100 percent this month over last." The manager of Alpha Omega said her customers "are preparing for economic upheaval."

Merchants added that Black Friday is expected to see "booming" sales.

"I think it's going to be a major gun-buying and ammo-buying day," said Fox.