I’m heartened to see that the Supreme Court agreed this summer with the plain English interpretation of the right to bear arms, i.e. “It means citizens have the right to bear arms.” (Note that it took 200 years before there was even any question about this.) But the decision didn’t spark any real passion for 2nd amendment rights. That required…. Barack Obama!
In case you didn’t notice, every red-blooded American has apparently been stocking up on guns and ammo ever since his election last month. According to GunBroker.com, handgun sales in Wisconsin have jumped 82%. One dealership in North Carolina reports he sold more guns and ammo in the first 10 days after the election than he normally sells in 6 months. (Here’s the exact statistics: Normal 3 month quarter: 243 guns, 361 boxes of ammo. Post-Election 10-day results: 572 guns, 1218 boxes of ammo. (Did I mention these are only AK-47 guns and ammo?)
Conventional wisdom holds that an Obama administration will force all firearm sales to go through a registered dealer, or that he will limit sales of ammunition, as that’s not covered by the 2nd amendment. So, if you’re thinking of selling a gun, better do it now before government adds another layer of democracy. Better yet, just give me a call 🙂
And for those of you who disagree with the Supreme Court interpretation of the 2nd amendment, and are still reading, I give you this quote from Thomas Jefferson (thanks Liberty Crabapple): “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
Where’s my “Charlton Heston is my President” bumper sticker?