The Simpsonville Gun & Pawn shop in Simpsonville, S.C. is tapping into anger over President Obama’s endless calls for gun control with a unique marketing strategy: “Want to piss off Obama? Buy a gun!”
— WCBD (@WCBD) December 9, 2015
Pawn shop owner Mark Teal told WDBD:
“It’s mainly just to sell guns, but there’s a little bit of political connotation to it also,” said Mark Teal, owner of Simpsonville Gun and Pawn.
It’s a political connotation, according to Teal, stemming from President Obama’s address to the country Sunday night regarding terrorism and gun control.
“Congress should act to make sure that no one on a no-fly list should be able to buy a gun,” said President Obama in his thirteen minute address to the nation.
Teal also commented on how the president gets Secret Service protection for his family, but he wants to deny that same protection to ordinary Americans:
“I just think it’s strange that he has 24 hour security, his children and wife have 24 hour security with armed guards everywhere they go [and] it’s ok for them to have armed guards, but it’s not ok for us to protect ourselves.”
Well said, Mr. Teal.
President Obama really has been good news for gun manufacturers. Shares in gun stocks have soared in the past 7 years:
When Obama was inaugurated in 2009, a share of Smith & Wesson stock was $2.57. It's currently trading above $20. https://t.co/prSfIQ7dkH
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 7, 2015
And gun sales are booming since the terrorist attack in San Bernardino:
— CNNMoney (@CNNMoney) December 9, 2015
Kind of the opposite of what President Obama wanted to happen.