“Gun Ho: Firearm Sales Rise In 48 States In First 11 Months Of 2012″
Probably because people trust so much in an efficient and generous federal nannystate to protect them and their children and their private property rights — while creating a stable currency, reducing massive borrowing and spending, and loosening onerous regulations and lowering taxes on businesses in order to spur growth and really revitalize the economy. Meaning the guns are just kinda a silly hobby, and these sales are mostly to collectors, who have a ton of disposable income given the number or recovery summers we’ve had since Obama took office.
Either that, or because they’re racist bitterclingers who should probably be categorized as potential domestic terrorists subsumed with darkie / beaner hatred, a condition easily identified by checking voter registration roles and NRA memberships: Republicans / libertarians who belong to the NRA are the new Bircher KKKers, and need to be monitored.
My advice to all of you who’ve been buying up firearms: stock up on ammo and additional high capacity magazines. In addition to “assault rifles” and high capacity mag restrictions, I suspect the next political move by the left, which will peel off enough votes on the right to pass as legislation, will be some sort of onerous ammunition tax or tariff on imports that will necessarily drive up the price of ammo and make high capacity mags scarce and expensive.
For those of you with a little extra money, you might want to invest in reloading equipment and materials, too.
It’s all about choices right now. Because what’s coming is coming. It is inevitable, given the trajectory of spending in this country — and the absence of political will by the GOP leadership. Unfortunately, not everyone has the resources to set up all the conditions for extended self-sufficiency. So network. Look for barter partners: someone who reloads but may be in need of freeze-dried food, for instance. Or else form a kind of co-op.
I know it seems silly and paranoiac. But just as nobody wants to die because they chose political correctness over prudence, nobody wants to watch their kids go hungry or unprotected because they didn’t want to be sneered at by the very same would-be fascists who, when the monetary collapse hits, will be the latest to understand that there are no atheists in foxholes — even if only metaphorically.
I still need to pick up a longer-range rifle scope, some night vision equipment, a few surveillance cameras, a shotgun, and a rifle chambered in 5.56. I also want to pick up a crossbow, a child’s crossbow, a machete, and a battle hatchet.
It’s difficult being patient, knowing what we know is likely to happen.
My wife and son both know how to shoot, th