Michael Hill has been stockpiling guns and ammunition for almost a decade.
But he's not done - not since President Barack Obama was re-elected this month.
In a continuing trend that alarms gun control proponents, Hill and thousands of other Americans are buying up ammo, handguns and other firearms, citing concerns that Obama might push new regulations in his second term or that U.N. agreements might infringe on the U.S. gun market.
"I have purchased more since the election," said Hill, 49, of Watauga, Texas. "I hear a lot of buzz about ... putting more restrictions in place.
"There's a lot of paranoia out there," he said. "But (Obama) has nothing to lose now because he won't be re-elected again."
Gun and ammo sales locally are on the rise - about twice as high as they were this time last year - even though sales can't match the mad rush that cleared out many gun stores after Obama was elected in 2008.
Weapon and ammunition shortages could be on the horizon if gun lovers keep up this pace.
Gun control advocates say they don't understand the rush to stock up on firearms, ammunition, magazines and more.
"I personally think it's very silly," said Marsha McCartney, a spokeswoman for the Texas chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. "The president has not done anything in four years to make them think he's coming to get their guns.
"It's a sad commentary on what people are telling these people to keep them frightened."
Before taking office as a senator, Obama said he respected the constitutional right to bear arms. But after more than three dozen Chicago children were killed in 2007, he also said he wanted to restore the ban on assault weapons.
In the days after the 2008 election, people began stocking up on firearms and ammunition, eventually creating a shortage. It took nearly a year for supplies to become more plentiful and for prices to come down.
After this year's election, sales of ammunition and firearms again were pretty heavy, said DeWayne Irwin, owner of the Cheaper Than Dirt Outdoor Adventures gun store in north Fort Worth.
"Sales are well over twice as much as this time last year," he said, but he noted that "it's not even close to what we saw in '08."
Some shoppers have mentioned concerns that Obama might have held back during his first term to ensure that he would be re-elected. Now that he's won, big changes may lie ahead, they say.
While no shortages have occurred, demand for guns and ammo is strong.
Anticipating a sales rush after the election, Irwin himself stocked up on popular items, from all types of ammunition and magazines to AR-15s.
And he believes shortages loom in the not-too-distant future.
"I think all this will die down in the next six or eight months or maybe a year," Irwin said. "Then something will happen - maybe talk of an assault rifle ban - and it will all come up again.
"When it does, it will be bigger than in '08."
President Bill Clinton signed the last so-called assault weapons ban on Sept. 13, 1994. A couple of months later, voters went to the polls and the House and Senate flipped from Democratic to Republican control.
When the ban came up for reauthorization in Congress in 2004, the measure failed.
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