Skip to comments.New Zealand View of United States 2013 Second Amendment Battle
Posted on 01/08/2014 8:10:51 PM PST by marktwain
The Blaze carried a story devoted to Mayor Bloomberg's intermingling of his private passion for infringing on the second amendment with his use of public funds to do so. Among the comments was this insightful reply from nzkiwi:
While we all believed that there were underhanded machinations afoot, it is never-the-less surprising to see clear proof.
American gun owners should take considerable satisfaction that the law of unintended consequences came to their aid, however.
Determined efforts to increase gun control by President Obama, supported by Mayor Bloomberg and others, caused such alarm in your nation that there are now more gun owners in America than at any time in your countrys history.
Gun ownership has increased a whopping 66% under this administrations watch. In 2013 alone, there were nearly 22 million FBI background checks.. Smith and Wessons sales increased by 25% over 2012 while Sturm, Rugers receipts jumped 45%. Demand strained gun manufacturers ability to supply.
The story gets worse for those who would disarm your citizens. Far more people than previously have made themselves aware of the 2nd Amendments vital importance. Piers Morgans bitter televised wrangles have brought the issue front and centre, causing previously uninformed people to examine the obvious facts and logic of the arguement.
Far from berating Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama, I think both should be presented with a gold-plated AR15 and a plaque expressing your nations gratitude for re-invigorating Americas Constitutional commitment to an armed citizenry.
Not to do so would be downright churlish
I didn’t realize that the push for gun control caused such a frenzy of gun purchases. Wow.
The only economic growth that this administration has stimulated is gun sales! Imagine that. The irony.
I know you just signed up a year ago, but you've really got to hang out here more often. Obama's been Gun Salesman of The Year for five years running now.
I have seen “gun salesman of the year” stuff before. I’m shocked at the AMOUNT.
Perhaps after Obama we’ll have worse, all those gun sales will be a boon!
Andrew Cuomo is a bigger fascist than Mussolini ever dreamed of being.
Take warning, paisano.
Oh yeah. When the Dems tried to push their last gun control package through Congress, it sent gun sales through the roof. There were multiple stories posted here about how the numbers of guns sold during that time, were enough to outfit the armies of China and India both!
The other irony is that the main thing keeping this economy afloat is fossil fuels.
If you like your guns and fossil fuels you’ll have to fight to keep them.
“I didnt realize that the push for gun control caused such a frenzy of gun purchases. Wow. The only economic growth that this administration has stimulated is gun sales! Imagine that. The irony.”.........
“Odumbo, the greatest gun salesman in American history”.
Now THAT is one positive thing he did accomplish.
It is also worth noting that ammo manufacturers still can’t keep up with demand. Visit your local Wal-Mart with someone firearms knowledgeable to see proof.
It’s getting better. The selection at the local WMT is improving week by week.
I got into an extended discussion on another forum the other day, pointing out that we have essentially won the battle for public opinion on the gun control issue. Others contended we on the contrary were fighting a desperate rear guard action against gun control forces about to win.
The chart at the head of the article proves my point better than anything I came up with. What an amazing turnaround! It’s difficult to get 75% of Americans to agree on anything.
Thanks for posting.
Hmmm, maybe it’s time to look again. It has been a month or so. Still no bulk .45 or .22.
“I got into an extended discussion on another forum the other day, pointing out that we have essentially won the battle for public opinion on the gun control issue. Others contended we on the contrary were fighting a desperate rear guard action against gun control forces about to win.”
I agree with you. If you want to talk about desperate rear guard actions against gun control forces about to win, remember the 1970s.
You can readily expect the gun grabbing socialist left is simply laying in wait until the next horrific tragedy they can exploit.
They have to know they are other like the nutcases of the past who want to up the ante on the butchers bill and make a name for themselves to which the National Socialist Media is only too willing to accommodate.
Why do you think that they refuse to protect school children or insist on those ridiculous gun-free zones?
The best we on the side of liberty can do is prepare for that eventuality just as we need to prepare for the upcoming debt crises and the governments attempts at wealth redistribution.