First a side note. I was wandering through Wal-Mart on Thursday and asked the gentleman behind the sporting goods counter about the Bushmaster AR-15/M-4 rifles (a civilian version of the military M-16) that he had locked up in the showcase. For those not familiar, that would be this bad boy:
At by-God Wal-Mart.
I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the world's leading retailer wasn't shying away from this potentially lucrative business for "political" reasons.
I asked the employee if he was selling any. He replied, "Sold two Saturday."
(In case you're grabbing your car keys with the intention of running down there and grabbing up a couple for yourself and the little missus, they are priced at something north of 1200 bucks.)
I was pleasantly surprised.
That goes the same for this related news:
Gun sales explode as election loomsObama doing his level best to bring about the disintegration of American society will have that effect. People stockpiling ammunition. Along with water, corn meal, rice, batteries, first aid kits, MRE's, water filtration systems, generators, winter clothing, sleeping bags, plastic cans, compasses, binoculars, hand tools, fishing equipment, rope, gloves, lighters, knives, soap, medicines, etc.
By Perry Chiaramonte, Fox News
Sales of handguns and ammunition are booming across the country, and retailers say it’s all about the November election.
Gun shop owners around the nation told FoxNews.com that sales, brisk ever since President Obama was elected, have spiked upward in recent months. And manufacturers are having so much trouble keeping up with the demand that one, Sturm, Ruger & Co., can’t keep up with demand. The Southport, Conn.-based company has had to suspend new orders after taking orders for more than 1 million guns in the first three months of the year. Smith & Wesson sales are way up, as well.
“Sales usually increase this time of year with tax returns, but this year has been higher than most,” Mike Weeks, owner of Georgia Gun Store in Gainesville told FoxNews.com. “People are scared their gun rights are going to be curtailed after the election."
Weeks said his sales are up around 30 percent, and that he now sells ammo by the case. “Usually people come in to buy three or four boxes for target practice. Now they are coming in asking what kind of deals they could get on a case,” he said. [link]
Everything a guy would want or need so as to enjoy to the fullest the End Times.
Who would have thought that this would be Barack Obama's legacy: An American citizenry facing a scarcity of health care but with a plethora of assault weaponry.
I don't think that's what he had intended when he descended from his heavenly throne to turn back the tides and set the world right.
But we are where we are. Keep that powder dry ...
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In a related story, these fools will be the first to get swept away come Armageddon:
Hippies head for Noah’s Ark: Thousands of New Agers descend on mountain they see as haven from December's apocalypse
There'll be no saving the weak of mind. Alas. They shall perish.