There’s been a lot of ink spilled over the increase in gun and ammo sales. That’s not overly surprising, of course. It’s news and it’s something that a journalist is going to look at as an important data point that needs to be reported. Hell, that’s why I’ve written about it a few times.
The problem is, many of these reports, including ours, miss out on the big picture. We’ve all focused on the increased sales of guns, ammunition, and tactical equipment, but there’s only a cursory look at why many people are doing such.
Perhaps more importantly, though, is that these reports haven’t shown that people may not be wrong to be so concerned. For example, this is from a news report about the outbreak here in my backyard.