“‘Obama Is The Greatest Gun Salesman Of All Time,’ Texas Gun Store Owner Says”
And here you right wing nutjobs insisted Obama would kill private industry. Meanwhile, that shit is booming!
It was reported that Black Friday saw a surge in gun sales with the FBI reporting a record one day background check total of 154,873, breaking last year’s record of 129,166. Gun sales were so overwhelming that the FBI’s Instant Background Check center crashed twice as the requests poured in.
Jim Pruett, owner of Pruett’s Guns and Ammo in Texas commented on the recent surge saying, “Obama is the greatest gun salesman of all time. Every time he talks about guns, sales go through the roof.”
Since Obama was elected in 2008, gun sales have skyrocketed. Many Americans believe now that Obama has been reelected to a second term, he will tighten regulations on assault weapons and other guns, even try to ban them outright. Others are preparing for civil unrest should the U.S. economy continue to decline.
A customer of Pruett’s said that he has been loading up on guns for the last four years:
“I called it my Obama hedge fund and we invested substantially into some firearms, some of my co-workers and I,” said Patrick Mendenhall.
Mendenhall said that firearms are a prudent investment and essential for a “worse case” scenario. “As the economy gets tougher and as the country grows its debt, people are going to become desperate and when they become desperate and they are not feeding their families, they will turn to stealing and robbing and violence,” he said.
It’s the law of unintentional consequences: as Obama and the left work to create a client-state nation by destroying individual sovereignty and private property rights, building a permanent constituency of government dependents, more and more people are discovering the prudence and virtue in preparedness and self-sufficiency.
Now, certainly, these people are being sneered at and cast as fringe kooks — preppers, survivalists, militia nut jobs, etc. — by those who hope to shame them into accepting their new evolved role as subject to the benevolent State, which among other things will institute a cradle to grave “fairness” and “tolerance” and “equality” that, though the results of which look an awful lot like enforced conformity run by a burgeoning police state, is really not that at all. In fact, what it is is Utopia! With a vast political and bureaucratic apparatus in place to administer the perfectly evolved society it controls (for the Greater Good, naturally)!
But at a certain point, when you can survive the loss of heat or the shutdown of an electrical grid for two weeks — when you can provide for your family and keep them safe and protected while all those who rely on government run about confused, carping, demanding, frustrated, only to be met with the whims of politicians, who pick and choose who gets relief first and why — all attempts to ironize away the concept of self-reliance and rugged individualism in favor of the glories of an overarching and protective federal government, a campaign the left has for years carried forth in the academy, in government, and through popular culture, dissipate like the insubstantial rhetorical mists they’ve always been.
And once that fog lifts, people may once again choose liberty over tyranny.
The fact that so many are already signaling, by way of their purchasing habits, that they’ve made the choice, must be cause for at least some concern among the technocrats and managers, the governmental elite who seem to think that we will always and forever follow their rules, even as it is they who are supposed to represent us.
And no bit of snickering by a bunch of feckless snobs is going to change that, it appears.