Janet Shan, Hinterland Gazette :
Gun sales surge in U.S. for Christmas. According to the FBI, over 1.5 million background checks on customers were requested by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in December, the UK Telegraph reports . That was the highest number ever in a single month, even surpassing the record set in November. The Telegraph reports on December 23rd alone there were 102,222 background checks, making it the second busiest single day for buying guns in history. Why the surge? One reason is a knee-jerk reaction to the possibility the stalled economy will give rise to crime waves. Another reason is that people rushed to purchase guns because they believe tougher firearms laws will be introduced in the future .
Firearms in the hands of law abiding civilians are very safe. It is guns the hands of jack booted government thugs, see above, that pose the danger to the public.
We have witnessed angry mobs, read Occupy Wall Street, engaging in open violence while the police all too often stand by impotent.
We have a president who boasted that he was the only person standing between bankers and a mob armed with pitchforks.
Lastly, we have an attorney general arming drug cartels in Mexico as pretense for yet more gun control.
Free citizens have the right to carry arms wherever they may travel. Serfs do not. Are you a free citizen or a serf. We know Shan’s answer
Guns are safe. An unarmed society is not.