The gun buy scare is officially over….back to normal trends everyone

Yahoo/Wire discuss a drop in gun sales.

FBI background checks hit the lowest level since 2011.  Down 54% from December 2012 (month after President Obama became re-elected and launched his war on guns).

They propose 4 reasons:
– Obama
– Seasons
– Gun Control
– Physics
I’d propose…
– we beat back some gun control legislation
– we all bought high capacity magazines and ammo
– we’re broke and our spouses said enough
– it’s summertime and money is going to vacations and blockbuster movies

But the summary is “the gun scare” sales are over, we’ve gone back to the steady gun growth trend “mean”. And yes, I hope this means we’ll see ammunition re-appear on shelves in a few more months.
“In short, then, the spike in gun background checks over the winter was a bubble, inflated by concerns about the reelection of Obama, about a push for gun control, and due to the normal increase we see for the holidays. The decline is all of that dissipating, and settling back to normal levels. Normal levels, we’ll note, which keep climbing higher and higher.”
WOW, just facts, in a Yahoo article to boot. Amazing…

Published in: on July 25, 2013 at 6:25 pm  Comments (2)  
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8 out of 10

“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.

Published in: on January 28, 2013 at 9:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
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