Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Luke 22:36 Christmas?

Or, All I want for Christmas is an AR-15...

(For those unfamiliar with Luke 22:36, here's the King James)
Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

Apparently the population is continuing to arm itself at record rates, and taking Jesus' recommendation to his disciples at face value (two versus later, the disciples, demonstrating that they're a 'heavily armed cult', display 2 assault weapons, to which Jesus replies, it is enough).

I've written on the record sales of guns, and in particular, ammunition before, but this is fairly noteworthy.

From the article
"Gun dealers flooded the FBI with background check requests from shoppers,  smashing the single day record with a 32% increase from last year." USA Today has more: "Deputy Assistant FBI Director Jerry Pender said the checks, required by federal law, surged to 129,166 during the day, far surpassing the previous high of 97,848 on Black Friday of 2008."

That's pretty hardcore, and the article notes that's just the number of checks, not the number of firearms sold (buying 10 guns for instance still results in only one check).

This speaks to a population that at least in its gut knows that something is very wrong.


Anonymous said...

In my state, Colorado, each gun is its own background check. Kinda dumb, but it's true. They usually only charge for the first one, $25, and it's free if you pull the trigger (not literall) and buy the gun.

Red said...

For every gun they run a check. It's basically a system to stealth tax guns. Worse in CA you have to fill out the paper forms for every gun as well.