Managed to get out for a bit today. It was nice to get away from the house after being sequestered for the past few days due to Christmas. I’m like most men. I love my family, but do sometimes need a bit of air on my own.
Dropped by a local prepper store and found that they had sold all 600 of their stock of P-Mags in an afternoon last week. All the ammo as well.
Made a point to stop by my two semi-favorite gun shops and saw a man pay $2900 for an AR. It did have close to $1000 of optics on it, but even with that, he was way outside the norm.
The display walls were almost bare and they were stacked 3 deep to the counter. Range wait times were over an hour at both.
That law of unintended consequences hits like a hammer around here eh Diane?
The real reason for the gun control talk — in my opinion — is to take the pressure off the administration on the economic front. Everyone has been very concerned about the depression, the coming higher taxes, the massive budget deficits and the attendant defaults on government obligations that they just had to counter-strike somewhere. Just like the Brusilov offensive designed to relieve the French at Verdun, this strategic foray into gun control might accomplish the short-term goal at the cost of squandering much political capital the Democrats have.
Though, he might be wrong. We have had the new Republican Golden Boy, Cuomo saying that, “…registration/confiscation is on the table…“. They are getting a might brazen with that there rhetoric. I wonder if brother Mario has armed security? His kids & wife must be more equal than mine.