Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Industry That Is Going Great Guns

If you missed this January 18, 2012 Forbes article about the one industry that is growing by leaps and bounds, it's guns:

According to the FBI, over 1.5 million background checks on customers looking to purchase a firearm were requested by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) last December. That’s a record. In fact, nearly 500,000 of those background checks occurred during the six days before Christmas....
My favorite example of whistling past the graveyard is this:
Indeed, this prolonged surge in gun sales has driven Sarah Brady’s group to some very creative spin; for example, Caroline Brewer, of the Brady Campaign, said, “The research we’ve seen indicates fewer and fewer people are owning more and more guns.”
Oh yeah, that has to be it!  I haven't bought a gun since 1994.  Someone is buying them--and it is pretty obviously not just paranoid sorts who keep having to rent more storage facilities in which to store their thousands of guns.

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