Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Election-related gun sales: a recession-proof business

I caught a news item today that I didn't expect, but which also doesn't surprise me: since Obama's election last Tuesday, gun stores have experienced a huge sales spike. One store owner was quoted: "you can't find an AK-47 from a distributor anywhere in the nation." Creeepy. I'm going to be nice and assume this is all about stocking up, under the assumption that our president-elect will ban them all as soon as he takes office. This is a bit short-sighted, but knee-jerk reactions are what the post-election season is all about. And it's a friendlier assumption than my first thought, which was that scary conservatives are arming themselves for the revolution....

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