There are 8 guns to every private citizen but that number might rise as thousands of people are buying guns fearing the government will ban guns and “assault” riffles. And I never thought I would say it because I hate the bloody things but with a department of homeland security (for internal anti terrorist “protection”) buying billions of rounds of ammunition, most notably hollow point bullets I can’t say I blame them.
In fact it is my contention that the government will never be able to disarm the Americans. Hitler disarmed the Germans in 1934, Stalin disarmed the Russians and so did most dictators before they started killing of their people but I reckon the US population is wising up to the strategies of their ruling elite and it could very well be the beginning of the second American revolution if they tried!
The phones at Red’s Trading Post wouldn’t stop ringing.
Would-be customers from as far away as New York wanted to know if the Twin Falls, Idaho gun shop had firearms in stock.
Others clamored to find out if their orders had been shipped.
Overwhelmed, gun store manager Ryan Horsley had to do what no employee would ever think of doing just days before Christmas: He disconnected the phone lines for three whole days.
‘We had to shut everything off,’ says Horsley, whose family has owned Red’s Trading Post, the state’s oldest gun shop, since 1936. ‘We were swamped in the store and online.’
Eager to buy: Gun collector and target shooter Roy Shanks paid $2,400 for a Smith and Wesson-made variation of the AR-15 rifle that would have cost about $1,300 a month ago in case Washington passes a weapons ban
The phones at gun shops across the country are ringing off the hook. Demand for firearms, ammunition and bulletproof gear has surged since the December 14 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, that took the lives of 20 schoolchildren and six teachers and administrators.
The shooting sparked calls for tighter gun control measures, especially for military-style assault weapons like the ones used in Newtown and in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting earlier this year.