Thursday, January 17, 2013

Unlike Moochelle, I'm Regularly Proud of my Country

In the last two months, honest Americans bought enough guns to outfit the entire Chinese and Indian armies.

In the four years since Barack Obama was first elected president in November 2008, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States. In November a record 2 million guns were sold in America.  This was followed up by another record in December.  2.7 million guns were sold in America in the last month of 2012.
That's a 35% increase month over month.  Wow.  Of course, we realize this is the number of NICS checks, so the number of actual guns sold can be much more than that.  

America is a safer place, tonight.


2 comments:

RegT said...

As delightful as it is that so many guns have been purchased by so many people, I hope people see beyond the NICS check itself to understand a record is being made of those purchases, just as if you had actually registered them yourself. With every check on every firearm I have purchased through a dealer or store, they were given the make and serial number of each firearm.

If the purpose of the check was simply to make sure you were legally "allowed" to purchase a firearm, the make and serial number wouldn't matter, only properly identifying the buyer. But they get the info on each and every gun in a purchase that goes through an FFL, be it gun dealer or Walmart or Cabela's.

And, if you believe they don't keep that info in their records, I've got some wetlands I am willing to let go for a very low price. It even has a bridge across it.

Diogenes said...

I would say its a safe bet that there are more privately owned firearms than there are citizens.

Some serious thought needs applied by those that think they can force compliance across the board, over unconstitutional laws. And I am not even talking about the 'cold dead hands' types, of which there are many. People are sick of it and voting with wallets, and that kind of vote can't be co-opted like a rigged voting machine. (to paraphrase Rand, you can ignore realitym but you can not ignore the consequences of ignoring it.)