06/22/2009 04:10 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama: The Gun Industry's Best Friend?

Cross-posted at Scoop44 by political contributor Diane Kahng.

A solidly reported story on a vastly under-reported issue, where the Fourth Estate has been derelict of duty and not kept the Obama White House honest.

President Obama has accomplished the amazing: his administration has seized gun owners by the throat with terror without lifting a finger for gun control advocates. Even non-gun owners are running for the gun shops.


The "Change for America" President has demonstrated timidity bordering inertia in spearheading gun control since taking office.

In the meantime, shop owners across American are selling or sold out of "literally everything" these days and distributors don't have anything left on their shelves. Many new faces are surfacing their stores ranging from ages 21 to 70 according to an owner in Surprise, AZ.

A number of factors have led to this ironic scenario. For starters, many gun owners fear guns will disappear under the Obama administration...