The greatest gun salesman in the history of world, Barack Hussein Obama, has worked his magic yet again:
US gun sales have soared following the mass-shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, which killed 10 people and injured seven others.
Larry Hyatt, owner of Hyatt Guns in North Carolina, told the Financial Times that business had picked up radically since the shooting, adding “the store is crowded”.
The spike in sales follows long-set trends in the US, which has experienced rocketing gun sales after many major mass-shootings.
A sharp upturn in sales was reported in the wake of 2012’s Aurora cinema shootings, the Tucson gun massacre in 2011 and the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, according toThe Wire.
Gun sales this year could exceed record sales reached in 2013, after the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which left 27 people dead including 20 children.
In the first nine months of this year 15.6 million background checks to buy guns from federally licensed sellers have been undertaken, compared to 15.5 million in the same period in 2013, according to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
It almost seems like big-government, anti-gun, urban corridor limousine liberals Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and their allies in the media simply cannot help themselves.
Despite crushing losses in the 2014 elections—due in no small part to liberal attempts to push gun control laws through on the federal, state, and local levels—Democrats are again attempting to use a horrific incident to push for liberty-crushing gun control laws that won’t have any impact at all on the crime that was just committed or stop similar incidents in the future, but will make it that much harder for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.
They view incidents like Sandy Hook and the Umpqua Community College shooting as opportunities to push forward with an agenda that uses fear to transfer power from the citizenry to the government, where they feel all power belongs.
Unfortunately for anti-gun Democrats, Americans have more than a “common core” understanding of world history.
Americans understand that the right to bear arms is a pre-existing natural right of all humans for armed self-defense. They also understand that when governments control the people, tyranny and mass murder inevitably follow as governments attempt to crush opposition to their rule.
In the 20th century alone, 262 million people were killed not in wars, but in mass slaughters conducted by their own governments, called democides. These 20th century mega-murders had two prerequisites: a government that ceaselessly thirsted for complete power, and stringent prohibition of firearms that would have enabled the citizenry to contest the slaughter and keep the government in check.
We will not surrender our right of rebellion to those so desperate to see us disarmed for their own bold benefit.
We will be armed.
We will be well-regulated (smoothly functioning, skilled at arms) as the Founders intended.
Woe be unto those who would usurp the power of the citizenry, and enslave them under false appeals for a little temporary safety.