The headlines say: Gun sales are up after election!
Gun buyers have apparently hit the stores due to concerns that an Obama administration will curtail their right to bear arms – and much ado has been made of the (still statistically unquantified) increase.
Yeah so? As a state senator, Obama did favor a ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic firearms and increasing restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms. Americans are reacting. This isn’t irrational or unusual. We’ve always been a nation of disaster-avoiding, doom-averting “what if…” prevention-type people: the same ones who emptied the stores of duct tape, tried to stockpile Cipro and have been updating the same End of the World As We Know It Emergency Kit since y2K.
It’s just what we do.
And I’m sure after Bush was first elected, there was a similar increase in sales of poster board, paint and the “How to Prevent Election Fraud For/By (Pick Your Own) Dummies” book. The left-wing liberal media just didn’t report it. 🙂