OK Corral that is...where the famous gunfight was (link through image) One industry seems to be cocking a snook at the recession: "A pledge by US President Barack Obama to tighten gun control laws has led to firearms sales soaring across America."[Daily Telegraph] Yep, gun sales. "His pledge has proved a potent catalyst, with manufacturers recording soaring profits since his election." The legal personal background checks that under federal law are essential for people purchasing rifles and handguns - "jumped 42 per cent at gun stores to a record 1.5 million in November after Mr Obama was elected. Since then, they have risen by an average of 25 per cent each month"... that's a major increase. Smith and Wesson pistol sales leapt 46 per cent and tactical rifle sales more than tripled (Oh Jeez!). Sturm Ruger & Co.'s takings jumped 81 per cent. It's helping unemployment too, imagine the shop staff needed but also Florida state authorities hired an 61 extra staff just to help process the gun permits. I foresee many news reports of Americans kissing goodbye to their toes as well as giving intruders something to think about.