My thoughts follow below. First though I must offer a huge thanks to friend and contributor, Gary Fouse. Thanks to Gary's diligence, efforts but most of all his kindness, this simple blog has kept going and solely due to his efforts. Thank you Gary. It is because of a very few people like you who have helped me out through some extremely dark times the last three plus years that I am slowly gathering up my marbles, what few I seem to have left and returning to the front line. It has not been easy learning to live with demons, accept that not all of them are bad and yes, yours truly is from another time in so many ways. There are very, very few who can understand me or even want to try. I am totally OK with this. Where I 'live' is extremely dark and violent much of the time. I am very comfortable of who and what I am. I am not here to please you or grovel for anyone's attention or love. Been there, done that. Better to leave this here and to another post, perhaps, most likely not. Thanks again Gary. I owe you many beers.
Gun Sales Surge in Chattanooga after Shooting
It’s interesting to see how people respond differently to tragedies. In the wake of the Chattanooga mass murder, we heard the predictable calls by politicians to crack down on guns. They think that an inanimate object needs to be under more stringent controls so that it’s harder for people to have access to them. This is supposed to be a deterrent for criminals.
Other people see the tragedy as a reminder to better protect themselves and their families by stocking up on guns and ammo. They seem to understand better that criminals are always going to be able to get their hands on guns. And since that’s just the way it is, innocent people had better be able to defend themselves. Incidents like the one in Chattanooga where four Marines and a Sailor were murdered could happen at any time. It’s best to be prepared for such an incident.
In Chattanooga, gun sales have spiked following the shooting on July 16th:
According to News Channel 9, the buying spree began just hours after news of the Chattanooga attack broke. Carter Shooting Supply co-owner Kristi Manning said, “Thursday night, it immediately changed. It was honestly insane. I’ve seen it before. I’ve been doing this for 16 years, so I’ve seen it in the past where something tragic happens and people kind of panic and want to feel secure. And that’s what happened.”
Manning said the attack caught everyone unaware and renewed a focus on personal safety. She said, “We’re gun carriers, we’re the South, we’re Tennessee. We tote guns, we carry guns, we carry several guns. You’d never think it would happen here, but it caught us off guard.”
In addition to personal safety, New Channel 9 reported fears that the attack will be used to justify more gun control also contributed to higher sales.
Over the past weekend alone, Carter Shooting Supply sold “15 AR-15 rifles, 40 guns and 70 to 80 people signed up for the permit class.” Shooters Depot “sold 89 guns in two days, and 289 people signed up for the handgun carry permit class.”
Tennessee resident Michael Brown said, “You’re never going to take the guns out of the bad people’s hands no matter what you do, so I feel like we need to arm ourselves, and be prepared. I feel like if there were more people that had arms, there would be less crime. I may be wrong but that’s what I think.”
Link to article is here
Gun sales are increasing again after being a bit flat for a few months. Obama and his gun hating regime have been the best thing that ever happened to those of us who like guns, sells guns, manufacture guns, ammo, enjoy shooting and see guns as a way to protect ourselves, those we love and our possessions. The latter of which I have less and less of due to having to downsize with changes in my life. I am OK with this but guns and ammo are not one thing I am ever to going to reduce. Quite the opposite. However, whenever and by whatever means works for me. I am far from alone in this worthy cause.
Remember, your freedom does not come from other men or women, nor does your freedom come from the Bill of Rights or our Constitution. At the end of the day your freedom comes from yourself. If you let anyone take this away from you, especially the government, that responsibility truly lies with you and me.
When tragic events like this occur, be they caused by some mental whack job or someone who just goes berserk or it is a planted and planned false flag event, people react in a common sense way. You do not see the majority of people screaming for more gun free zones(a great way to advertise to criminals and crazies that your business, home etc. is easy pickings), no you see the opposite. Especially when we talk about those nasty, evil guns. Obama has lamented, mourned, railed on and on how his gun grabbing agenda has failed at almost every turn. There are no 'common sense' guns laws or regulations' simply because they always lead to registration and confiscation. This is the ultimate goal of those who hate guns or are supposedly level headed, clear thinking gun owners who are willing to surrender my rights, your rights to own weapons and protect ourselves. Think England, Australia, Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, East Germany and the picture becomes crystal clear. Any such event as Chattanooga will be used, immediately used by those who want to take our right to keep and bear arms away from us. Bit by bit, piece by piece and this is what they have been doing. The ass backwards gun registration laws that were recently passed by Oregon and Washington perfectly illuminate this point. Oregon went even further down the collective rabbit hole than Washington did. I will not go into this here but one can research for themselves and I suggest you do. These two states are now the 'models' of what Bloomberg, Obama and such ilk will do more of. I have no love for the NRA and canceled my membership last year. While the NRA has done many good things for gun owners, the NRA has also been in cahoots with back door legislation to appease the TPTB under the guise of compromise. The problem with this is that such compromise never works as intended and only serves an agenda. I do not need to explain to anyone here about such agendas. There are others as well that sold us down the river, Second Amendment Foundation, National Association for Gun Rights have foundered in some way. Gun Owners Of America is one organization that has stayed the course, so far. The left has thrown big dollars into this fight and too many people fall for these 'feel good, we are doing something' bad gun regulations that always start with more strict registration.
I do not have all the answers nor am I the smartest tool in the toolbox. I would urge any and all of us to become active in some way. One of the most effective ways is to start locally within your own community, county and go forward from there. One thing the left and their collectivist friends do is get active and loud. Next year is an election year and another liberal or pablum RINO in the White House may be the fatal torpedo in the magazine of the ship. We voted in a Republican majority and they have done squat for us. It is going to get much darker before sunlight washes this liberal filth away.
Increasing gun sales?? Always a good thing unless you are Obama, Clinton, Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Reid, you get the picture.
Remember; you never have enough lead or firepower..............EVER!
Your most obedient and humble servant.
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