There has never been a time – in my lifetime at least – when there was so much BUZZ about guns.
Jon Stewart recently interviewed Bob Costas, TV sports announcer, on the Daily Show. Those of you who ‘Rock’ with me ‘On the Right Side’ may not know that comedian Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ on the Comedy Channel is the primary news source for the other (low-information) half of our population.
Did Stewart and Costas talk about sports? Not much. Mainly their conversation was about gun control. Costas was aghast that 75% of former NFL coach Tony Dungy’s players admitted they owned guns.
Yesterday I met a small-business owner who was alarmed that there is no ammunition available in the stores in his area. Even WalMart has bare shelves. His son asked him where he could get some .22 shells. “I told him to come on over,” he explained. “I have at least 25,000 rounds.”
Minutes later, I visited with a harmless-looking little old lady – an attorney, no less – who joked about being her husband’s “bodyguard”. I asked her if she was packing. “Every day!” she beamed. She explained that all of her female friends are either carrying guns now or working on getting their permits.
My employer’s personnel manual lays down the law: “Employees are not allowed to possess firearms on company property, and may not have firearms in their vehicles in company parking lots.” So I asked some other employees if this rule is actually enforced. “Oh, heck no,” one manager told me. “Even the CEO of our company carries a .45. Do you think we would work around here late at night with no protection?”
The Reverend Jesse Jackson (has anybody seen him in church lately?) beseeches President Obama to come “home” to Chicago and address the gun violence there, while the ruling party continues to talk-talk-talk about tougher gun laws.
It seems like the more the Democrats push gun control, the more guns and ammo are sold. Remember Prohibition? If you believe the old movies, when liquor was outlawed folks started spending every night in the “speakeasy” clubs getting blasted and doing that weird Charleston dance with the “flapper” girls.
Gun sales are skyrocketing now, when there is just a suggestion that they may soon be hard to get. If (when) our fearless leaders succeed at making the possession of firearms illegal, the gun business will really be booming. Those who have plenty of inventory to sell will be rolling in the dough. It’s supply and demand. People want to stay alive, and will spend their money to do so.
So if you are looking for the next big profit opportunity, you might consider being a firearms bootlegger in the coming Obama Gun Prohibition era.
Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side
Take you a glass of water,
Make it against the law,
See how good the water tastes
When you can’t have any at all!
Bootleg – John Fogerty
(Creedence Clearwater Revival)