Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Americans not drinking the Kool-Aid
After the terrorist attack by Radical Islamists in San Bernardino California, liberals responded by calling for radical changes to America's gun laws, from the sort of "common sense" regulations that already existed in California prior to the shooting to an outright ban on the Second Amendment. For them, pretending the problem is law abiding gun owners is easier than admitting that Radical Muslims want to kill us all. With that in mind, they've tried to convince Americans that this is a gun problem, and not a terror problem.
Thankfully, Americans aren't taking notice:
At a gun range in Atlanta on Sunday, four days after the deadliest Islamic State-inspired attack on American soil, Brandon Langley practiced firing his AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle.
“If people were armed, it would have changed the outcome totally,” Langley said of Wednesday’s assault by a heavily armed husband and wife that killed 14 people and wounded 21 in San Bernardino, California. “Instead of 14 victims, there would have been zero, except for those two (attackers).”
Many Americans agree and are stocking up on weapons after the country’s worst mass shooting in three years. Gun retailers are reporting surging sales, with customers saying they want to keep handguns and rifles at hand for self-defense in the event of another attack.
“Everyone is reporting up, every store, every salesman, every distributor,” said Ray Peters, manager of Range, Guns & Safes, a company that sells firearms and safes in Atlanta with an indoor firing range. “People are more aware of the need to protect themselves.”
The message is clear: Obama is saying :"give up your guns," and inventing an imaginary controversy to support a position he's always held somewhat transparently. The response? everywhere, law abiding gun owners who want to protect themselves and recognize a government unwilling to address the real problems are saying "come and take it."