Gun Purchases Skyrocket: I Wonder Why?
USA Today reports that “Gun dealers flooded the FBI with background check requests for prospective buyers last Friday, smashing the single-day, all-time high by 32%, according to bureau records. Deputy Assistant FBI Director Jerry Pender said the checks, required by federal law, surged to 129,166 during the day, far surpassing the previous high of 97,848 on Black Friday of 2008.”
Some people have “attributed the unusual surge to a convergence of factors, including an increasing number of first-time buyers seeking firearms for protection and women who are being drawn to sport shooting and hunting.”
People have always bought guns for protection. Why the surge now? Because a lot of people are scared. When the government checks stop coming or if local and state governments start slashing budgets, we’re going to see riots in the streets. Once a mob mentality takes hold, there’s no telling what people might do.
There’s also the threat of violence from some high-profile liberals who have the ear of the discontented and disenfranchised. Cornel West, a professor of something at Princeton, called for another war on poverty and that the push for more entitlements “is going to be fought in the streets.”
Liberals get violent when they don’t get their way. Just look what happened in the 1960s when President Obama’s friend Bill Ayers, a co-founder of the radical Weather Underground, and his wife Bernardine Dohrn didn’t get their way. They blew up stuff.
The manifesto that Dohrn helped to write had as its goal a revolution that would lead to “the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism.” The same message is coming out of the Occupy Wall Street crowds.
In her famous December 1969 “War Council” speech Dohrn said the following about the Sharon Tate and retail store owners Leno and Rosemary LaBianca murders by the Charles Manson clan: “First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach! Wild!” In greeting each other, delegates to the war council often spread their fingers to signify the fork.
And what about Bill Ayers who spent years teaching in a major university?:
Ayers participated in the Days of Rage riot in Chicago in October 1969, and in December was at the “War Council” meeting in Flint, Michigan. Two major decisions came out of the “War Council.” The first was to immediately begin a violent, armed struggle (e.g., bombings and armed robberies) against the state without attempting to organize or mobilize a broad swath of the public. The second was to create underground collectives in major cities throughout the country. Larry Grathwohl, a Federal Bureau of Investigation informant in the Weatherman group from the fall of 1969 to the spring of 1970, stated that “Ayers, along with Bernardine Dohrn, probably had the most authority within the Weatherman.”
Dennis Henigan, acting president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, was “skeptical” of the Black Friday gun surge. “I think there may be no real significance at all,” Henigan said.
He’s dreaming. About 25% of the sales were first-time buyers, many of them women. People are scared.
This 1% versus the 99% percent has people worried. A 1 percenter is someone who has more than the other guy. That means that a family with kids who owns a house and two cars is a 1 percenter in the eyes of some 20-something living at home with mom and dad. The 99 percenters are being told that the rich aren’t paying their fair share. If that’s true, and President Obama is restrained by the law and the oath he took to uphold the law to do anything about it, maybe it’s time for “the people” to take action.
Background checks for gun purchases, required by federal law, surged to 129,166 on Black Friday, far surpassing the previous high of 97,848 on Black Friday of 2008. The people aren’t taking any chances.