panic has subsided, gun sales are back down. Look, Obama was bent on taking away your guns and Hillary was cut from the same cloth–and it appeared that she would win. Tons of people considered getting an AR-15.
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Don’t be a frickin’ dinosaur. This is the wave of the future. 13 state have already gone this direction, and many more will. I would expect only the backward CA, IL and NY to eventually be the only caught-in-a-timewarp holdouts.
heartwarming story! Tale as old as time: Little boy grows up to be the man that defends the family! Awww! <sniff> They grow up so fast!
article, but I won’t link it here because the guy interviewed has a massive foul mouth. But it was about how the Leftists are getting into guns. They interviewed the said foul-mouthed person who is a gun store owner and a hard Leftist (funny how those two things so often go together).
But the Left is facing an existential conflict. If a significant proportion of their voting base becomes pro-2nd Amendment or even just tolerant, they are well and truly hosed. To make matters worse, it is “counter-culture” to be both a shooter and a Leftist.
when you lose the best gun salesman in history and his protege you are bound to see a drop in gun sales. People are just not as panicked about their ability to buy a gun. The threat was indeed very real, but for the moment it is gone. We still need to be vigilant, but the immediate threat is gone.
The truth is that Obama paved the way and Hillary was quite open about taking your 2nd ammendment rights. And a recent academic study found 740,000 defensive gun uses per year. 740 thousand! Think about that for a moment. Even if it is half that, the number is still mind-blowing. But it is not half that.
Trump a threat to gun rights? Not so much. He looks like he will at least stop curtailing them. And states are getting more pro-gun all the time–I think eight states just joined Vermont in passing “Constitutional Carry” rules–you can carry concealed without a permit in these states (including my own). Nationwide reciprocty is gaining steam, and then what do you do with people whose states do not require a permit? Does this looke like national Constitutional Carry?
In my state there is an “enhanced” carry permit. Will I need that to carry in, say, California if there is reciprocity? And if so, what stops those who want to carry in CA from just getting an “enhanced” permit from my state (which would allow them to carry concealed in CA) now? I’m sure there are many states who would be happy to take your $30 bucks for a permit to carry in their state. Then CA has to honor it.
And then there’s the Equal Protection issue of when Joe Schmoe from Kentucky can legally carry in your state because he is visiting from Kentucky and has a Kentucky permit but your own citizens can’t because they live in CA. What the heck? And what if they were in the military and got a permit when they were at Camp Lejeune in NC and then were transferred to Camp Pendleton in CA?
So when it looked as though Hillary would win, the prudent thing was to buy as many guns and as much ammo as you could. But Trump is not a threat to gun rights, so there’s now no mad dash to get a gun while you can. Hence, gun sales decrease.
But here’s the “money” issue: At least some of these recent purchasers (and there are a TON of them) are first-time gun owners. So gun ownership has expanded in terms of the “footprint.” And many of those who were not first-time gun owners have historically been “casual” gun owners. But maybe not any longer. Now there are many new owners as well, and the number of gun owners per thousand has increased greatly.
And some of theses people from both groups will become avid gun hobbyists. And the overwhelming majority of all those new owners and “activated” previous owners will be, in the long term, quite sympathetic to gun rights issues, if not actual activists. All these people will be primed to defend the 2nd Amendment. And they will be less likely to have a knee-jerk accptance of Leftism–and to be sympthetic to Democrats in general.
So Obama’s anti-gun behaviors and Hillary’s anti-gun rhetoric have actually increased both gun ownership and 2nd Amendment boosterism, as well as latent support for gun ownership and use and a tendency toward Republicanism and against Democrats. Things have been (dare I say it?) fundamentally transformed.
And so perhaps for the first time I can say without bitter irony, “Thanks, Obama! Thanks Hillary!” Funny that when you “kick” something right and true in an effort to knock it down, you end up “kicking” it up the stairs.
very interesting. There are some very basic things that I didn’t know. There really has not been advertising.
But the trend is unmistakable. Concealed carry is becoming popular, and Constitutional carry is becoming increasingly more common. It is no longer inconceivable that there will be a national constitutional carry arrangement. Weird restrictive schemes like in CA just can’t survive for very long.
Here is the danger for Leftists: That Consitutional carry will not lead to a bloodbath. Don’t kid yourself, the gun controller nuts are rooting for carnage. Because if there is no carnage, then what? Will people start asking what else the Left was wrong about?
Now, we need to understand that there will always be isolated accidents. Even now many, many times more toddlers are killed by 5-gallon buckets than by guns. So there is indeed risk in life. That won’t change.
But it’s quite clear which way the wind is blowing–and it’s blowing toward rationality and science. From Constitutional carry to suppressors, we know where we are headed. And right now the wind is blowing toward freedom and good sense. It is only good sense to have suppressors (to preserve hearing). and Constitutional carry. That is a scary thing for the gun controller whack-jobs.
heartwarming story. I just wish everyone were so caring and protective of others.
Of course, the gun controller wackos wish he and his son were dead. Me, I find that immoral. But then again, unlike the gun controller nuts I actually care about things like morality and the well being of others.
warm my heart. A true feel-good story. I’m very glad that there are such Good Samaritans out there. I guess we’re just dang lucky the Good Samaritan had a gun! And that is no thanks to the gun controller nuts.
Good thing it wasn’t restricted by those gun-control wack-jobs, eh? They are totally irrational. They are just WRONG!
There is action on National concealed carry right now. Good sense would demand that it pass. Then again, people only too often do not have good sense…
But the truth is that we are much safer when we are armed and others of good intent around us are armed, too.
Don’t be snookered by the illogical and irrational rantings of the gun control doofuses!
You have to be a total idiot to not know how this works.
I had a sister-in-law hear me and my wife talk about going shooting and she was dumbfounded that “Someone could just walk into a gun range and use a gun–practice and get good.” She thought this was a real danger.
Hey, criminals don’t want to work to get skils–they are not going to spend the time, effort, and money to do so! They are criminals for a reason! Then my wife responded that she has never heard of a criminal holding up a gun range and that only a HUGE fool would do so. Yeah. The sister-in-law had just not thought this through.
Funny how no one does armed robbery to a gun range. Gee, I wonder why…
Hey, guns save lives. So if you care about other people, you are for gun rights. Plain and simple.