Why Are People Stocking Up On Guns? Fear Of Government

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    Why Are People Stocking Up On Guns? Fear Of Government​


    By Victor Davis Hanson

    A new-year stampede is developing that we have not seen for a long time. Gun stores are swamped with panicking customers. They are looking for handguns, semiautomatic rifles and as much ammunition as they can afford.

    But buyers are not just camouflaged hunters, conspiracy theorists and gun hoarders. Instead, many of those purchasing firearms and ammo are so-called ordinary people, convinced that this administration will soon begin to centrally register — then ban — far more than assault rifles.

    There were probably lots of reasons Adam Lanza shot 26 innocent children and adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    But so far the government and media are not focusing much on his prior obsessions with violent video games, on society's seeming inability to hospitalize the unstable or on the crude violence peddled in Hollywood and through popular music that portrays shooting people as a sort of cheap fantasy without consequences.

    Instead, the administration is zeroing in on the ability of Lanza's mother to legally buy semiautomatic weapons that her son then stole to murder her and the schoolchildren and employees.

    The result is a pandemic of fear that the Second Amendment will be reinterpreted and redefined as never before.

    With the resolution of the fiscal cliff, taxes on those who make more than $400,000 are going to rise considerably, as they will revert to the Clinton-era income tax rates. But this time the landscape is radically different.

    There will not be much deficit reduction and certainly no balanced budgets, adding insult to injury for those who must pay the government far more.

    The new, higher rates also come on top of state income-tax hikes in many states — all in addition to further increases in capital gains taxes and new ObamaCare taxes.

    The result is not just a 3% to 5% increase on the well-off, but also aggregate hikes of 7% to 8% or even more for some payers.


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    Civil war.
     
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    Good luck fighting the fucking marines.


    dumb asses.
     
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    People are stocking up on guns because the gun retailers of America have an excellent viral marketing campaign that goes something like this:

    OBAMAZ CUMMIN FER YER GUNZ!
     
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    I think you mean Obama's marketing campaign...I haven't heard boo from gun retailers...

    The government has banned these firearms before. It's not like it's a stretch that when Obama Says gun control, people believe him.

    So if you are looking to blame someone, it's not very difficult to find the ACTUAL culprit...and it ain't gun retailers.
     
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    Say what? Are you stupid?

    It is the right wing piss drinkers who keep posting all the "Obama's cummin fer yer gunz" topics, not the left.

    Since his first election. Gun sales skyrocketed in 2009 based on the right wing blogosphere's hysteria.
     
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    Stupid is as stupid does. I like the guy who has 2 arms but 50 rifles. Yeah...real smart.
     
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    What makes you think Marines would side with Unconstitutional tyranny? Dumb ass.
     
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    Not when you run out of ammunition for those two guns and have 48 more guns in different calibers with corresponding ammunition left to choose from. :lol: I'd say it's very smart.
     

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