Wednesday, November 19, 2014

When Reality Hits: Fergusen Edition

So looming riots and violence?  People decide to protect themselves.
Gun dealers in parts of the St. Louis suburbs have reported brisk sales, especially among first-time buyers, as local residents wait for a grand jury decision on whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown this past August. 
One shop, Metro Shooting Supplies, located in an area near the city's main airport, reported selling two to three times more weapons than usual in recent weeks — an average of 30 to 50 guns each day.
The St. Louis County Police Department reports a sharp increase in the number of concealed-carry permits issued since Brown's death compared with a year ago.
Funny that.  When people are actually threatened, they don't call for more gun control, they call for more guns. 

Unorganized Militia Gear Unorganized Militia Gear
Follow TrailerDays on Twitter
Unorganized Militia Gear
Unorganized Militia Gear


Archer said...

"Gun control" is, and has always been, academic - and weakly so. Like any laboratory experiment, it works on paper and in highly-controlled environments with very strict and always-followed rules.

Like so many other academic solutions, though, get it out into the real world, and the results suddenly stop matching the expectations. Weak paper arguments and theories don't tend to hold up as well in environments that are highly-uncontrolled and where rules aren't always followed.

Robert Fowler said...

The rioters and looters had better learn one thing real quick. Not all of those gun buyers are white.