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Oil company profits and gun sales booming. It must be that secret plot by President Obama!

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Via CNN.com

 

That evil commie Marxist socialist Barack Hussein Obama is ruining everything! He's clearly hurting gun sales with all those new anti-gun policies, and messing up Big Oil by  increasing the number of U.S. oil drilling rigs more than George Bush ever did, which is clearly ripping into their profits!

Oh wait:

AP: Firearms-related businesses in Wisconsin say they are having a difficult time meeting demand from rising gun sales in the state. Wisconsin’s gun sales follow a national trend, and businesses say the rising demand is being driven by various factors, from Wisconsin’s concealed carry law to presidential politics. [...]

This year, though, it’s off the charts. [...]

Wisconsin’s concealed carry law also is cited as a factor. The Wisconsin Department of Justice has issued more than 100,000 concealed weapons permits since the law took effect in November. In announcing the 100,000th permit, the department said it continues to receive hundreds of applications each day.

“We’re seeing a lot of new shooters and a lot of women shooters,” Nugent said.

I'm sure Trayvon Martin would have been thrilled by such good news.

Everyone knows every bit of this boom is due to that secret plan President Obama has to take no steps to infringe upon gun ownership THIS term, because he's been waiting around, tapping his foot, looking at his watch, until his second term... during which he's going to abruptly switch gears and TAKE EVERYONE'S GUNS AWAY.

He's the cleverest president ever!

It's obviously the same plan he has for Big Oil. Why, the president is simply giddy over the prospect of taking them down! The Hill:

Exxon Mobil Corp. topped this year’s Fortune 500 list of the country’s largest corporations, with two other oil companies rounding out the top five. [...]

Two other major oil companies, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, were ranked third and fourth, respectively.

The list gives President Obama and liberal Democrats more political ammunition in their long-time fight to kill tax breaks for the largest oil companies.

Of course, Republicans will fight any new legislation like that tooth and nail, because, see, the poor oil companies are hurting, and we need to give them a few more handouts.

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