Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Reason to Thank Obama

In his emotionally charged decision to pursue changes in America's gun control polices, President Obama unintentionally fueled a storm of firearms sales, largely AR-15s. Gun stores across America have been slammed with sales on firearms similar to that of the one used in the Sandy Hook shooting. The reason, because Obama and his minions want the guns banned along with high capacity magazines that hold more than 10 cartridges. Over the last week, I have vented on this blog about why guns shouldn't be restricted and how our government needs to work on enforcing existing laws on the books. I have talked about statistics, and case studies in other countries where stricter gun control has resulted in elevated violent crime rates. In the end though, all that matters is what politicians want and vote on. There are millions of Americans who are fed up with the gun violence as of late. They want something done, but what they are demanding will not solve the problem. In the last several days, how many AR-15s have been sold? The states run background checks for gun sales, but they don't all record what type of weapon was sold to who. So even if the government effectively bans these weapons, there is no way to track them down. The government doesn't have the man power, or the authority to go door to door and illegally search people's homes. This whole agenda, may well stop future sales of these firearms, but there is already existing firearms in American homes.

In closing, I find it appropriate to thank Mr. Obama for his single handed push of firearms sales. His lack of support for the firearms industry inadvertantly boosted the firearms economy and armed even more citizens. With more legal guns on the streets of America I feel safer knowing that Americans will have the ability to protect themselves and their families. I know this isn't the first time government threats of stricter gun control have sent panicked customers to guns shops nationwide. However I do find it ironic. A final note about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, the state of Connecticut has the 5th toughest gun control laws in the country, yet this still happened. Food for thought.

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