The Washington Times this morning has an article discussing “The Obama Factor” on the gun industry, a term used by gun sellers to describe the growth in business since Obama became president.
Employment is way up in the industry, and requests for background checks to purchase a gun are at record highs.
The article says a big part of the reason is that people are concerned President Obama will tighten gun control laws .
Either the author was cowed by political correctness, or he didn’t bother to talk to real people about why they are buying guns. If he did, he didn’t quote any.
I can tell you there are other reasons why people are buying guns. My evidence is only anecdotal, but as a blogger I hear from a lot of people, and I do understand some of their concerns.
And many of them are as polite or abstract as a concern about the Second Amendment.
People have a general feeling that the whole house of poker cards, built on mounds debt and a shaky domestic and international economy, could collapse at any time. They want a gun, and perhaps more than one of them, in case we revert to the law of nature.
Some are afraid there will be racial violence if Obama isn’t reelected.
And some are fearful Obama will, especially if reelected, move somehow to limit freedoms and even impose some kind of martial law, perhaps in the event of a crisis.
These are the concerns that I hear. I’m very interested in what you think.