According to many news reports gun savy Americans are buying up firearms at alarming rates due to fear that the new President may issue bans on such weapons. Even in a town as liberal as the one I reside in are seeing record number of sales.
This paranoia seems to be generated by the NRA (surprise) and others of the same ilk. While it may be true that the long expired guidelines set under the Brady Bill will come back into effect I doubt much else will be done considering it was hardly mentioned in his campaign and Obama has far more pressing matters to deal with.
I've made my opinions about gun ownership and it's place in the bill of rights clear numerous times, but I find the paranoia on both sides of the issue kind of amusing. Those who own guns for reasons other than sport are living in constant fear of a criminal or their government doing them or their loved ones harm. People who are pro-gun control are hiding under their beds wondering if some trigger happy redneck will shoot up their local church of retail.
Some of these fears are well founded and I can't blame them too much. I can understand the philosophy of wanting to live under the safety of tyranny than the dangers of freedom. Maybe if I had a family my opinion may change on the Second Amendment. Still I believe if there comes a time where the constitution is amended to ban all firearm sales I will accept it as the process allows.
Would I like to see a world without guns? Sure I would. I would also like to see a world without American Idol, Larry the Cable Guy, and SUVs. I'd also be happy if random girls with the body of Scarlett Johansson would give me spontaneous lap dances.
This culture of fear that sweeps our nation on both sides is disturbing. Wait.......I live in fear of the fearful? I'm such a hypocrite. I should really stop posting about issues I'm ignorant about. Sucks being a dumb fat bastard.
"If you can't protect yourself with talk, you won't be alive to protect yourself with guns." - Arthur Boyd