I think it took the spectre of an Obama administration to make a lot of folks wake up and realize that this may very well be the end of the Second Ammendment, and the Republic as well.
I am sure I speak for a lot of us here when I say that those of us with a survival mindset have had their "primary battle rifle" and ammo for a long time already.
Maybe the rest of America will wake up and those that normally do not own guns are finnaly exercising their right to do so.
I think Obama pushed a lot of people over the fence, and on to the "Right" side.
It may be too little too late, but the up side is I think they are getting the message in D.C.