Saturday, December 24, 2016

I Guess Guns Aren't So Bad After All

12/20/16 BBC News:
Gun ownership has traditionally been associated with the right wing in America but the election of Donald Trump has prompted some left-wingers to join gun clubs - and even start preparing for the collapse of society.
"I really didn't expect to be thinking about purchasing a gun. It was something that my father did and I rolled my eyes at him."



Clara, a 28-year-old nursing student, grew up in the Mid-West, where "the folks that had guns were seen as hicks" or were just "culturally different", she says.


But since the election of Donald Trump in November she has started going to a gun range for the first time and is shopping around for a semi-automatic pistol.


"It's been seeing the way that Trump's election has mobilised a lot of the far right and given them hope," she says, citing a rise in reports of hate crimes and neo-Nazi activity.


As a transgender woman, she does not fear for her personal safety in the Californian city where she now lives but she says she knows people in rural areas "who woke up and found a bunch of swastikas and words like 'faggot' and 'trannie' scrawled all over their building".
I wonder if they will suddenly be surprised that they can't buy machine guns at the gun show.

Of course, some are "prepping" with food and water, convinced an economic collapse is coming.  For those who make their money looting the public trough, that may well be true.

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