“Since 1998, eight of the 10 highest days for gun background checks have taken place since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, according to the FBI.”
I was thinking today, that a large part of this is that WE DON’T TRUST YOU (you = .gov). People are pointing to a YouTube video of a joint police and military exercise in which a Blackhawk helicopter is firing blanks from it’s machine gun. Wondering, just why are our police and military doing exercises?
Terrorism you say? Really, how will such an exercise help in dealing with a terrorist? If terrorists make a successful attack, simple police should be sufficient to apprehend. And there’d be no reason for military level combat – it’s not like the terrorists are going to have tanks and such. Speaking of which, why does the little rinky dink city of York, PA need an armored personnel carrier. “According to police, there is a reason for the secrecy, citing security concerns.” (Isn’t there ALWAYS a reason for the secrecy?)
These come across to many as rattlings for, prepping for, a potential declaration of martial law. Not saying it’s coming, they’re planning to do it. Just that some analysts somewhere in the bowels of DC consider it a likely enough possibility that they are prepping for it.
I think that darker prospect of the Great Recession, bank bailouts, less trust in the government, are leading many to feel that there is more reason to fear.