Barack Obama Was Not Welcome at This Miami Gun Show
Inside the show, exhibitors like George Corbato and Rafael Franco Sr. had sold out on virtually their entire inventory of AR-15s and magazine clips. Still, the two Miami-based gun sellers were not very enthusiastic about business being so good. They explained Obama has made it harder for them to find parts and ammunition for the firearms they manufacture.
|Gun builders and sellers George Corbato and Rafael Franco Sr.|
What is available sells for an exorbitant amount of money, Corbato continues. "Some of the large distributors in the country have shut down their websites and they don't want to take new orders because they are backed up. The uncertainty is causing an inflated speculative panic."
That's not the worse part of Obama's plans, adds Franco, who owns Sabal Arms in Miami. "I am concerned about the freedom," he says. 'They are going to take the freedom away once they have control of the people with no weapons. That is why you see people in other countries throwing rocks at tanks. They have no weapons."
Even a college age freelance gun brokers were hating on Obama and his liberal cohorts in Congress, like U.S. Rep. Dianne Feinstein, who is authoring an assault rifle ban bill. "Feinstein is a joke because she's admitted to having a concealed weapons license," says 20-year-old Miami Lakes resident Eric Faden.
"The United States government was caught selling firearms to criminals in Mexico in the Fast and Furious case. It's really hypocritical that they want to disarm the American people and not themselves."
Asked if he was taking advantage of Obama's scare campaign against guns, Faden replied, "what's the old saying? Buy low, sell high?"
His asking price: $1,100 to $1,200. He declined to say how much he paid for the rifle.
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