After a week of relentless media propaganda and numerous politicians calling for an all-out ban on firearms, Americans are fighting back with their pocket books. According to the Denver Post, gun sales across the country have skyrocketed in the wake of the Colorado shootings. In fact, the state of Colorado seen a 40% jump in sales from the previous week.
The demand is so high in some stores that people are actually lining up in front of gun shops waiting for them to open their doors in the morning. Gun stores are also reporting a huge increase in people signing up for self-defense classes, and a number of stores are reporting ammunition shortages.
With so many politicians and people in the media calling for an all-out ban on firearms, many Americans have decided that now might be the time to stock up. Although it’s still highly unlikely that either of the presidential candidates will actually take a stand on the issue, what happens after the election has many gun owners worried.
The fact is, we have two of the most Anti-Gun Candidates in the country running for office. On one hand, it’s pretty easy to figure out where President Obama comes down on gun control issues. Most people are pretty certain, that should he be reelected, we will likely see a major clamp down on the right to bear arms.
But one not so talked about issue, is how Anti-Gun the Republican Candidate actually is. Although those in the conservative media would like the gloss over the issue; the fact is Mitt Romney has one of the worst gun records in the country.
When Governor of Massachusetts, he passed the nation’s first ban on so called “assault weapons” and then sharply increased fees on gun owners by over 400%. While campaigning for the Senate in 1994, Romney said he favored strong gun control laws, pushed for a five-day waiting period for gun purchases, and joked that his positions did not “line up with the NRA.”
I know this issue is pretty inconvenient for those who are entrenched in their political ideologies; I REALLY DON’T CARE! We have two Anti-Gun Candidates running for office and politics is what got us into this mess. Once election time rolls around, gun owners are going to have a lot to watch out for.