It's Time For Obama To Pull The Trigger On Gun Control
2 months ago
The president's hints at change just drive more gun-lovers to load up on ammo.
There is probably one thing that Americans love more than their baseball and apple pie:
Guns. And more now than ever.
Over the last four years, gun sales have increased exponentially. Some of the trend can be attributed to Americans being fearful "the end of the world" is near. (Although if you're reading this today, obviously we're still here.) And with the social unrest that's taken the globe by storm over the last 24 months, not to mention the still high unemployment rate and the state of the U.S. economy, some Americans are feeling like the country could bottom out any day now, leaving every man to fend for himself.
Then you have the group of people who rush to gun stores whenever a mass shooting (usually with a gun just like the one they're planning to buy) takes place. Days after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre in Newton, Conn., three states reported historic spikes in gun sales. Five months prior, gun sales in Colorado jumped 41 percent after the "Dark Knight Rises" movie-theater massacre. Hey, you have to fight fire with fire, right?
And of course, you have the subsection of the population who are not only afraid of chaos and deranged gunmen, but also fear the man whom Esquire magazine labeled one of the most "lethal" men on the planet:
President Barack Obama.
But it's not because of the people he's actually had shot down, but for the threats he's made: threats against the almighty gun.
Since he's been in office, President Obama has hinted here and there about his interest in either re-introducing the Assault Weapons Ban that was valid from 1994 to 2004, or introducing new legislation altogether.
Whether he's saying so in a campaign speech...
...at a town hall debate...