"Buyers in record numbers are flooding into gun stores, retailers say. Ammo, too, is flying off the shelves. The reasons for the spike, last seen in 2009, include fears that a second Obama administration might restrict gun ownership and the popularity of TV shows devoted to doomsday preparation and killing zombies.
"He's never been pro-gun," says Cris Parsons of President Obama. Parsons, 31, owns a Texas gun purveyor called the Houston Armory. So far, Parsons insists, Obama has been "pretty coy" about his antipathy toward guns--and he likely will remain so during the campaign. To do otherwise would "upset a lot of people."
But if Obama wins a second term, he'll have "nothing to lose," says Parsons.
Alan Korwin, author of nine books on gun laws, including "Gun Laws of America," says gun owners are worried that the president, as a lame duck, will clamp down as never before on gun ownership.
Parsons says about 40 percent of Armory customers cite this fear as their reason for stocking up on guns and ammo now, before the election.
"Frenzy" is the word he uses to describe their buying. Dollar sales for the Armory are up 30 to 40 percent this quarter compared to last. Parsons thinks his store's performance is indicative of sales nationally, based on what he hears from dealers, suppliers and other store owners.
Gun maker Sturm, Ruger says that in the first quarter it received orders for more than 1 million firearms--so many that it has now had to stop taking orders. Says a notice on its website: "Despite the company's continuing successful efforts to increase production rates, the incoming order rate exceeds our capacity to rapidly fulfill these orders. Consequently, the company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders." It expects to resume accepting orders, it says, at the end of May." [Source]
I bet the NRA folks are loving this. What are these folks thinking? Do they believe that Obama is going to order the New Black Panthers to go into their trailers and take their guns from their tobacco stained hands?
Anyway, A-merry-cans haven't been so merry these days. (Maybe I should change my spelling) Many of them believe that we are inching closer to the end of the line. Any day now, urban dwellers, like those zombies we have been seeing on television, will be roaming the countryside for food. Farmers and country dwellers will be forced to guard their domains with their newly purchased shotguns. "TRESPASSERS WILL BE SHOT"
All of this is enough to make me want to skip Good Friday. So we have one "good" day; what about the other 364? It's the day we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus. If he was around today, poor guy, we would have just shot him to death. No need for a crosses, nails and a crown of thorns. Too slow. Calvary would have been alive with the sounds of AK- 47s.
I know who won't think it's a Good Friday tomorrow; the family of Howard Morgan. (You remember Howard, right?) My man was just sentenced to 40 years in jail after he got shot 28 times by the po po. Apparently the Judge in the case wasn't moved by Mr. Howard's injuries, and he didn't believe his side of the story, either.
What is so reprehensible, Mr. Morgan, is that you have shown no remorse or accountability in regards to your actions and choices that night. In fact, you have done the opposite. You attempted to hide behind the racial fears of our community.
“After all the evidence and testimony was heard, you were rightfully convicted,” he continued. “You are a fraud, Mr. Morgan.”
Morgan made no apology, no plea for mercy to the judge. He spoke of his 21 years of work in law enforcement and insisted he was attacked.
“God bless my wife and family, and it’s all in God’s hands and I have nothing else to say, thank you.”
The judge did not believe Morgan’s account.
“I have no idea what possessed your actions that night,” he told Morgan.
The room’s silence held. Crane then delivered his sentence: Forty years. [Source]
Don't worry Mr. Morgan, maybe prison is the best place for you. At least you will be safe there.