'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Thursday, December 29, 2011

We Owe These People So Much

Without them ...

... this would never have come to pass:
Gun sales at record levels, according to FBI background checks
By Carol Cratty, CNN

December holiday shoppers were not just interested in buying the hottest electronics and toys -- they also were purchasing record numbers of guns, according to the latest FBI figures on background checks required to buy firearms.

With a few days left in December, the FBI reports the number of background checks has already topped the previous one-month record -- set only in November -- of 1,534,414 inquiries by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System also known as NICS. Almost half a million checks were done in just the last six days before Christmas. [link]

Thanks, Barry.  And Harry.  And Bubbles.  Without your active efforts to make us all slaves, this wondrous feat would never have been accomplished.

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It's a phenomenon brought about, in part, by this:

More and more women embracing gun ownership

As my petite little daughter might say:

Weaponry.  The great equalizer.