As the left has launched a multi-pronged crusade to enact “tighter gun laws” (en route to the ultimate goal of outlawing the private ownership of firearms), Americans have been responding by buying more guns than ever. In fact. 2015 looks like it will be another record year for gun sales.
The left is baffled and horrified by this phenomenon. They cannot understand why people are accelerating their purchases of a thing the left wishes to restrict and ultimately ban. “We’re trying to make it harder to buy guns, but people are just buying more. This must be the NRA’s fault.”
They like to claim that gun sales are based on “fear,” which is an underhanded way of calling gun owners cowards. Because, of course, they don’t have the cobblestones to say it to our faces.
If the left were able to appreciate cause and effect and basic economics, they would understand. The left has been on a roll with socialized medicine and gay marriage, and may one day succeed in imposing extreme gun control laws like New Jersey, New York, DC, Chicago and California nationwide. They deny this is their intent, but ten years ago, they were lying about their intentions vis-a-vis gay marriage, too. Nobody trusts the left to be honest about guns or anything else.
It’s only natural for people to horde in advance of an anticipated scarcity; that’s basic economics and human nature. The left is utterly clueless about both.
As for fear, there is nothing in the least cowardly or irrational about taking responsibility for one’s self-defense. What is irrational is expecting protection from a Government that cannot distinguish between a terror attack and “workplace violence.”