If you simply take him at his word, then the answer to the above question is yes.
The President has explicitly said that the one thing he would like to tackle in his final year of office is gun control.
In the wake of the various mass shootings that have taken place since he took office, he has often advocated for stricter measures.
However, in the aftermath of last week’s shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood, he said that we have to keep weapons of war out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them, ending with:
“… period. Enough is enough.”
But it appears his words have always had a reverse effect on the sale of guns, and we have to wonder how the gun-owning community will react to Obama throwing down the gauntlet on guns.
A Rush on Sales
It never fails that with every comment President Obama makes on guns, more ammunition and more weapons fly off the shelves faster than if he had not said anything at all.
Long since he was elected, the gun-owning community has feared President Obama would take significant action to infringe on the Second Amendment.
The Internet is typically awash with everything from hypothesized executive action on ammunition to the full-fledged conspiracy that Obama will invite a United Nations force in to take our guns.
On behalf of fellow Military Veterans everywhere, good luck with that last one, buddy.
Regardless, it would seem that Obama has done more to drive gun sales than Charlton Heston himself.
Sorry, Moses. I’m sure you did your best.
And while it remains to be seen what this next phase of gun control will look like, something is most certainly going to happen.
Would now be the time to invest in gun manufacturers, predicting a rush on sales this final year?
Or would now be the time to run and jump ship for fear of how his actions will affect them?
Tough questions for what is sure to be an unpredictable last year.
Personally, I’ll just invest in owning more guns myself, as they never seem to lose value.
Nothing to Lose
As we approach this last year of Obama’s presidency, it remains to be seen whether he will view it as a moment to build his legacy or one to take as much executive action as possible, knowing he may not have to answer for it.
This President has made it clear that he is unafraid to go it alone without Congress — and that was when he still had to be accountable to the American public.
This is not conspiracy or fear-mongering; rather, it is an honest question that we have before us.
I am not one to think Obama will find some way to stay in power.
I simply believe him to be a liberal who wants to do what he says he wants to do — because at this point, there is no pandering left to be done, no unrealistic promises left to be made.
He is, unlike at any point in the past, free to rule and impose ideologies without the pressures of having to appease his voter base and Big Money at the same time.
So when he says he wants to take action on gun control in his final year as President, I believe him.
The rest of us are just left to interpret what that might mean and take our own course of action.
One of the tenets of the Second Amendment is that we as Americans opt not to outsource our personal safety to anyone, including the government.
So there is no reason we should treat this last year lightly and wait in a reactive mode to see what will happen.
What to do with investments and what to do with your own supply of Second Amendment freedom-inducing steel is up to you.
I’m just here to get you thinking about it.