The Month of June topped all other months on record according to the FBI's gun background count. The total was 3.9 million. For comparison the months prior to the 2016 election when everyone was concerned about a Clinton election and maybe some sort of ban, the numbers were in the mid 2 millions. March is the only other month that has even topped 3 million. People are very worried.
I know that background checks on gun sales are backed up 4 days where they usually take a half hour at most, and it's reported that most purchases of firearms are people who've not owned a gun before, so I figured I'd put this out there, make of it what you will. Lot of first time gun owners, might be you.
It appears that a black guy wearing a "black guns matter" shirt was assaulted over his views on guns at the weekend Bernie Sanders rally in Denver. The shirt was hardly visible. https://nypost.com/2020/02/17/brawl-breaks-out-at-bernie-sanders-rally-o...
The other day I posted this on Facebook. I'm curious to see what C99ers have to say about it since you/we are a different sort of crowd.
maybe it *is* the "video games". Along with other sick weirdnesses of our national culture. Yes, there's the availability of guns, obviously. But then...so I was at the Hawthorne Hideaway last night to see the Zags.
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our "Protect the Beautiful Syrian Babies with Bombs" President addresses those whose soul joy in life appears to be salivating over the latest weapons designed purely to kill other human beings, you don't need the latest hardware designed for military use to shoot a stag.
Occupied Milwaukee is looking like a "war zone". People shooting people, cops shooting Black males running away from traffic stops.
All the marionettes of the corporate state can think of is "Less Guns." MSM ignoring protests unless cop cars and liquor stores are burned by Black or Brown folks. Its the same sort of dog-whistling bull shit that brought to us by those same Clinton manikans who invented "super-predators".
Ranty essay, folks. Just wanted to say a coupla things that have struck me in recent weeks and months.
(This leaves aside the fact that our national gov’t, as well as that of plenty of states, is run by assholes who think everybody should have guns and carry them everywhere…)