Struggling for ideas for that perfect gift this Christmas? This past “Black Friday” gun sales broke the previous sales record by 1/3. (Read the comments at the link and weigh the tone … and at an MSNBC link, of all places!) “We are the 47%”. The last gun sales record was set in late summer-early fall of 2008. I remember that statistic, but I’m trying to recall the significance of 2008… I really cannot, for the life of me, understand the reasoning behind 2008’s gun sales surge, or even think of a reason why citizens would lawfully exercise our US Constitutional 2nd Amendment right to own guns … can you?
The beginning of the week the U.S. Senate passed a bill, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – Senate Bill 1867, saying the government can detain citizens indefinitely under suspicion of being terrorists. (Imagine if this same Bill had been even considered, let alone passed, under a republican administration or held Senate. Wait … Why, the vote was a staggering 97-3!)
Republican Senators that did vote for the bill assured there were no worries for American citizens. Yeah, because our US Constitution’s 4th Amendment has been protecting us so far against the DHS’s outrageous searches at the airport with the TSA. I have yet to hear/see any reports where any terror attempt has been thwarted by these invasions on children, housewives, and our walkered-elderly. But maybe we can all just chill with a DHS snow cone, eh? April 2009 a (then) newly unclassified Department of Homeland Security report outlined additions to the “terror watch list”. The document’s title: “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment”. Included in this report, aside from the obvious according to the title, are our returning Iraq/Afghanistan veterans. Yet, we are not permitted to say or even think the identity of this nation’s real terrorist enemies.
The MSM is trying to spin and sugar-coat the reasons behind this record-breaking surge in gun sales as it is now somehow cool and socially accepted trendiness to own them … guns, that is, not Min Pin Chis.
The American people aren’t stupid and ignorant. The MSM is stupid and ignorant for believing that we are.
I think it pretty much tells you where the nation is right now … and Gov. Chris Christie has some thoughts on that as well, while confronting a recent OWS heckling (emphisis mine):
Here’s the way I feel about it: They represent an anger in our country that Barack Obama has caused,” he said, drawing cheers from the crowd. “He’s a typical cynical Chicago… politician who runs for office and promises everything and then comes to office and disappoints, and so their anger is rooted not in me or Mitt Romney, their anger is rooted in the fact that they believed in this hope and change garbage.
And they are the ones that are eagerly awaiting the promised fundamental transformation they believe has not come about soon enough. Then there are those of us, we “bitter clingers“, that fully understand all of this, and will not be bought-off with DHS snow cones while standing in search queues.
Cross-posted @ CW