Why are Americans arming themselves?

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    Gun sales where up over a million compared to 2010. Why are more and more Americans arming themselves? Do you believe it is the fear of terrorism? That would not seem necessary as the choice of terrorists in regards to conflict is not hand to hand or guns rather bombs. Is it domestic crime? That would be more likely, or is it the uncertainty of your freedoms being stripped from you by the government? The latter is radical but that is my train of thought if you have read any of my other posts. I believe that more and more Americans are losing faith in the government in assuring they will remain free to move about, protect what privacy we have left and keep the military and other policing groups off our streets. What are your thoughts?
     
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    For me, two reasons:

    1. Obama will likely get re-elected and then probably try to restrict guns and bullets.

    2. If Obama finally destroys the economy like he wants to, there might be chaos. Best to be armed.
     
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    It's not a fear of terrorism. It's a fear of anarchy.
     
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    You know the democratic Governor and mayor disarmed law abiding citizens after Katrina?
     
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    I do. But I have a hard time thinking the federal government would get very far doing that throughout the nation. Maybe some states in the Northeast would try it, at least until they started losing cops in the effort.
     
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    Awesome movie. As far as the OP, probably a little of each with most of that being domestic crime.
     
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    Have you considered the possibility that more Americans are searching for cheaper, alternative means to put food on the table following the economic downturn? A lot of Europeans have. Indeed, I face much stiffer competiton in gaining permission to shoot/hunt on land than I did prior to 2008.
     
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    This is very true.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Backyard-Deer-Hunting-Converting-Pennies/dp/1438984189/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=IR5EXL0VMFELQ&colid=KU15E6YVC8I3"]I heard a guy interviewed a couple of years ago who had written a book on the subject[/ame], and he was paying something like 15¢ per pound for his meat, plus the deer meat he was harvesting is much healthier than your standard feedlot-raised beef.
     

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