Between Cam and I, we’ve probably slaughtered an unknowable number of electrons writing about how gun sales have skyrocketed this year. It seems like every month, one of us is obligated to write about how we’ve just set yet another record on firearm sales. It happens so much, people are getting bored with it.
However, a recent story on the trend had a bit that made me smile. It also brings up a broader point about firearm ownership.
“I had an old lady that wanted me to strap a holster to her walker,” West said.
Now, the information about gun sales is interesting, but far more interesting is the quote I bolded above. I honestly couldn’t help but smile when I read that one.
I don’t think Grandma is interested in being easy prey.
And that’s kind of the thing about these increased gun sales that make me most happy. See, these background checks represent good, law-abiding people buying guns. There’s no way to track black-market sales, but white-market? We have the NICS checks as a proxy. We can see that a lot of guns are sold.
Many of those are going to those little old ladies, and that’s a win.
Does anyone really think that an old lady with a walker is going to take up martial arts and learn how to defeat a home invader like she’s Bruce Lee? Of course not. It’s simply not going to happen. It can’t happen. It’s not physically possible.
But you know what is possible? She can muster the few pounds of pressure necessary to pull a trigger if needed. Hell, she may not even need to. After all, if a bad guy sees a gun, more times than not, they haul tail. Yet if they don’t, she’s still able to resist.
The Second Amendment gives these little old ladies and anyone else who needs it a way to resist the tyranny of the thug. They can fight back, protecting themselves from all manner of depravity at the hands of the vile scum of the Earth. All they need is a firearm.
That’s what’s currently in jeopardy right now, and it’s why our fight is more important than ever.