Just by taking office, Barack Obama has already stimulated one segment of the economy: firearms. Much ink has been spilled about gun enthusiasts stocking up in anticipation of Democrats passing stricter gun control laws. So much so that Florida gun dealers are now expecting a shortage of bullets.
The Orlando Sentinel story on the matter at least presents another angle to the gun craze: The poor economy increases fear of crime. But some of the quotes reveal a deeper reason.
"The survivalist in all of us comes out," said John Ritz, manager of
East Orange Shooting Sports in Winter Park. "It's more about protecting
what you have."
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Meaning, we'll soon be living in a postapocalyptic world where we shoot each other for food and use the leftover entrails for warmth and human molars as currency. And those who fill their two-car garages wall to wall with boxes of ammo will be king.