The good news is, soon, perhaps within weeks, you will no longer to buy assault rifles or massive cannisters of ammo in America. The most remarkable thing is, all this was accomplished without legislation or a repeal of the Second Amendment.
The bad news is, the reason for this is that ARs and AKs are litterally jumping off the shelves of the nation’s gunshops and gunshows, faster than the weapons industry can keep up with their production. In the same panic that, in advance of a blizzard or hurricane, people rush out to the nearest supermarket to clear the shelves of anything edible, people terrified that Obama is finally going to do something about gun control are paying up to $2,000 for weaponsahmassdestrukshun that can wipe out an entire pre-school, church congregation, or mall full of shoppers returning unwanted Christmas presents.
And many of these are “first time buyers”. That’s right: people are not only buying more guns, but they are buying Wayne LaPierre’s assertion that the only way to be safe in a nation awash with guns is to buy one — or two, or three or a baker’s dozen — yourself.
In other words, if you can’t beat ’em, shoot ’em. Er, that’s join ’em.
So, a tipping point has been reached. The NRA has won. Soon, every glovebox of every car on the road will contain a Glock. Every time you open a closet at home, you will bonked on the head by a stack of 50 round cannisters. The gunfire you hear coming from the Big Screen will not be Dirty Harry but the guy in the seat next to you opening up on the audience.
I can almost hear Santa saying: “I told you, Rupert. Be careful what you wish for.”