Clinging To Their Guns
I heard a woman over the weekend say,”I’ve always clung to my religion. Now I cling to my guns, too.” Clearly, she’s not alone in her gun (and ammo) clinging. Says Confederate Yankee:
Many people are buying significant amounts of ammunition for their personal supply, from thousands to tens of thousands of rounds each, to one person who claims to have built a stockpile over the past decade of three-quarters of a million rounds that seems to fantastic to believe.
Most claim they are building a reserve in anticipation of ammunition prices continuing to rise. Another significant component are buying ammunition as a hedge against uncertain times, both as an investment, and as security measure.
But an increasing number of people are openly expressing that the reason they are stocking up on ammunition is that they fear the actions of our federal government. These are people who have never been radicals, most could generally care less about politics, and many have never even dreamed of owning guns until now.
I’ve never owned a gun. Going through the hurricanes unarmed frightened me and I’ve just been lazy about doing something. It’s been on my mind, though. I’m one of those people who never thought about having a gun. Well, the idea that the government is working toward limiting my freedom makes me feel rebellious. It also scares me more than a little. The Obama administration’s actions are not about safety, they’re about power and control. The government has enough of both. To arms!
Cross-posted at MelissaClouthier.com