Monday, November 3, 2008

Hysteria At At Least One Waukesha Gun Shop

One gun store owner in Waukesha may be seeing an increase in gun sales because of fear about Barack Obama's election.

That's what happens when you get to believing those anti-Obama ads and literature that the GOP has let loose in the state.

I've been out of town for ten days and the crap that piled up when I was gone from the state GOP is really stunning. Three pieces of foreboding literature designed to frighten people.

Looks like it's working out Waukesha way, made famous with that unruly McCain rally featuring "Mr. Angry" and a throng of full-throated back-up singers..

I'm hoping that the onslaught of neagativity and fear-mongering from the right and the McCain=Palin campaign - - calling Obama a socialist, a communist, dangerous...the repetitive theme that he is hiding something sinister and that we don't know the "real Obama - - sways few voters and turns off a lot more.

But let's be clear about one thing: buying a handgun won't help, but might someday get you shot by accident or by intention in your own home.

Data back that up.

So to the irrationally-fearful victims of the GOP's ugly 2008 campaign, try a less expensive, potentially-lethal, lower-caliber solution.

Go see a funny movie. Take a long walk. Turn off the TV, and if the symptoms persist, call a therapist.


Jim Bouman said...

Obama took a lot of heat, including heat from Democratic stalwarts, when he uttered these words back in April:

“It's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations...".

The gun counter gomers who are stocking up on weaponry at Fletcher's are perhaps prematurely bitter, working on an as-yet-unproven assumption that their candidate and his crack-shot running mate are already toast.

They might be right; but I'd think would want to wait until the votes are counted before spending the rent and the grocery money on guns and ammo. "How much they gettin' for one a 'em bazookas?"

They should probably price them now, but put them on layaway. Just in case the need money for the kids' shoes or a tank of gas.

capper said...

The thing I find annoying about that level of paranoia is that it is so unrealistic. Even if Obama was as anti-gun as the NRA claims, there is no way in heck that he, even with a supermajority in both houses, would get a gun ban passed.

It would be political suicide for one thing, and unconstitutional for another. Just more of the usual fear and smear from the right. The sad part is that people actually feed into it.

Ammo said...

In my opinion, Gun sales would increase after election.