Go Team Freedom!

I’d previously noted that Americans bought a record number of guns in November.

Why did Americans buy so many guns?  Because we’re awesome, that’s why!

But wait!  There’s more!

Having bought a record number of guns in November, what did Americans do?  They bought more!

How much more were bought in December?  Another record!

“It was the highest number ever in a single month, surpassing the previous record set in November.”

“On Dec 23 alone there were 102,222 background checks, making it the second busiest single day for buying guns in history.”

Considering only the big days, that’s 129,000 the day after Thanksgiving (record!) and 102,000 the day before Christmas eve (runner up).  Just about a quarter million in two days alone.  Go team freedom!

It makes my Curmudgeonly heart swell with pride.  Free citizens voluntarily plunking down their own cash to legally arm themselves to the teeth.  I don’t care if it’s deer guns, plinkers, bird guns, cheap mil-surp, chromed cowboy wallhangers, pistols, rifles, shotguns, or even a metric ton of tiny derringers.  Any gun in the hands of a free citizen is a good one.  It’s good to do things that free citizens can do.  Rights must be recognized or they’re just words in a book.

Of course it’s all voluntary; whiny people who dislike (or are terrified of) guns can choose to sit this one out (maybe buy an iPad of some shit?).  Anyone can stay home from the party but gun buyers are having the party with or without them.

It’s just icing on the cake that it makes hippies, socialists, busybodies, and other cretins exceedingly nervous.  People who boss others around should be nervous…always.

Speaking of socialist yahoos, I picked up this piece of news from the Telegraph, a paper out of the UK.  I’m not sure if the US media buried the story or I missed it because I live under a rock.  Either way the Telegraph reflexively ran through the usual playbook of media bias.  There was the usual hand wringing that this was all a symptom of what fearful unwashed redneck jackoffs do when they’re not “clinging” to religion.  (They phrased it slightly differently.)

I’m also highly amused by the Brady Campaign which did it’s best Baghdad Bob impression:

“But anti-gun campaigners said those who already owned weapons were simply hoarding more of them due to ‘fear-mongering’ by the NRA.

A spokeswoman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said: ‘The research we’ve seen indicates fewer and fewer people are owning more and more guns.'”

Got that?  Two record months, a quarter million in two particularly lively days, and that means “fewer and fewer people are owning guns“.  Isn’t that precious?  Isn’t that sweet?  Sales in the millions and that means fewer owners.

I live in reality and more guns means more gun owners (and more support for gun rights).  All of this came about because of citizens using actual cash and acting of their own volition.  Lets see the Chevy Volt match that performance!


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9 Responses to Go Team Freedom!

  1. Pakkinpoppa says:

    There are a few cash sales I’m sure, so that number, in reality, is probably a bit larger.
    Been “cash only” a few years, I’ll let somebody else pay full price for something and then find out it’s not for them. That, and I’m sure I’m on a list having filled out…mumble something…. yellow forms from 18 to…mumble something…. when I stopped.
    Not that I’m opposed to buying from a store, I just haven’t found anything I feel the need to make a notification to the convenience store owners that I own, know what I mean?

  2. I keep running into people who make it a point of pride to NOT VOTE. They tell me that voting doesn’t change anything. Yet I can remember a time, not all that long ago, when it was widely accepted that the Powers The Be were going to push Gun Control to the point of banning pistols in most states. And now the same self-selected political elite is fighting a desperate rearguard action against the apparently unstoppable spread of legal concealed carry.

    If voting does no good, how did this state of affairs come about?

  3. MSgt B says:

    Hell yes.

    Guns are good. Mmkay?

  4. MAJMike says:

    We did we buy all those firearms? Because we can, baby!!!!!

    Some people play golf. Some people own motorcycles, sports cars, or airplanes. Don’t need or want an iPod. I like to shoot. Therefore I’ve bought firearms. Now to stockpile a sufficiency of ammunition and spare parts.

  5. Titan Mk6B says:

    Hoarding my ass!. I needed a varmint gun so I bought a .410 pump the day before Thanksgiving. Could not find one used anywhere for a decent price. There was at least four people waiting for the background check the whole time I was at the counter. The sales folks were being run ragged.

    It was a very good time!

  6. Sum Dood says:

    Awesomest typo of the week: “maybe buy an iPad of some shit?”

  7. Pakkinpoppa says:

    Jeff Cooper said, a golf course is a waste of a perfectly good rifle range.

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