There are several ways to know that it's an election year in the United States:
- the uptick in party rhetoric;
- the pervasiveness of political advertising; and
- a jump in the ammunition sales.
It seems that following the massive increase in gun sales during the 2008 election (when numbers went up almost 40%), the 2012 election may be triggering a rush by consumers on bullets. According to reports, the amount of people buying bullets in 2012 is up by 8% with an rise of 13% amongst civilians. Some of this actually makes sense -- people need to stock up on bullets for all the guns they bough four years ago.
But why are they buying more during an election year?
The theory with gun owners is that with President Obama possibly winning a second term as a lame duck,he'll be more politically inclined to introduce restrictive firearm laws that gun-rights activists have prognosticated he'd do since he first ran for the White House. So, people are running to buy as much ammo as possible before POTUS bans it.
It's gotten to the point where POTUS is referred to as "salesman of the year" within the firearms industry.
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