I think I’ve asked that question before.
Thanks to a President and his Party who’ve made their dislike of American gun owners quite clear, gun sales are booming. This past “Black Friday” saw guns flying out of gun stores at a rate of at least 3 per second…
The staggering number of checks — an average of almost three per second, nearly three times the daily average — falls on the shoulders of 600 FBI and contract call center employees who will endure 17-hour workdays in an attempt to complete the background reviews in three business days, as required by law, FBI spokesman Stephen Fischer said.
Mind you, that’s 3 checks per second. In places that aren’t called “California”, each check could have had more than one firearm involved. Allegedly, the “gun boom” is winding down, but you can’t tell it from sales stats like these.
Which leads me to the President and his anti-gun pals. For a bunch of people who want to reduce gun ownership, they certainly have done a lot to promote it. The more they threaten to ban this or that, the more the dreaded items become coveted by the American People. Before the passage of the Roberti-Roos gun ban in California, or the Clinton gun ban in Washington D.C., AR-15 and AK-47 style rifles weren’t all that common. In fact, “Black guns” in general weren’t all that common. But tell an American that he can’t have something, and he’ll instantly want it. Now the AR-15 is “America’s Gun”. For all the howling DiFi or Chucky Schumer do about guns in America, there are few who haven’t done more to promote gun ownership than these people have.
This writer saw evidence of this at a recent Toys-for-Tots fun shoot hosted by NRA Members’ Councils of Orange County. There were three things at the range that day that must terrify people like this President. The first was all of the “Black guns” on display. Nearly everyone had brought an AR or AK platform rifle to shoot. These have become commonplace firearms; despite the best efforts of the gun banners. The next terrifying thing for the gun banners: There were lots of new shooters there that day. We had a lot of first timers there and they really enjoyed shooting. They may or may not become gun owners, but they won’t accept the Media’s lies about gun owners anymore.
The final, and probably most horrifying thing that was there that day, horrifying to Bloomberg and his mommies, that is: Children. There were families there, all shooting, and all teaching their children about guns and gun safety. The long game for the anti-gun side is to change the American culture. In 1994, Dr. Mark Rosenberg, the head of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, told the New York Times:
“We need to revolutionize the way we look at guns, like what we did with cigarettes… it used to be that smoking was a glamour symbol, cool, sexy, macho. Now it is dirty, deadly and banned.”
While his world view is incorrect, Dr. Rosenberg was correct about one thing: The only way to disarm the American People is to change their culture; to make them stop being Americans. But since he uttered those words, Dr. Rosenberg’s side has been losing their battle. Guns are more common, not less. Black guns are more common, not less. There are more younger shooters. There are more female shooters. There are more minority shooters. They were waiting for all of us old, White guys to die off, but we’re being replaced by a new generation of gun owners.
For all of their efforts, all they’ve done is to ensure that Americans will always be armed.
So who’s side are they on?!