I am starting to wonder whether President Obama is the personal, celebrity marketer for gun companies. Gun sales have skyrocketed since his election. Obviously this is from fear from Obama’s anti-gun history but, seriously, gun companies could not have picked a better marketing campaign. Though it may be low on his list of priorities, everyone has picked up on the fear that Obama will restrict and/or control the acquisition of guns, so everyone is buying them up like hotcakes.
I wish I could say I am not a sheep. But I totally am. I’m all over guns right now because I am totally afraid that if the Pres has his way, the only people who will be able to get guns will be the criminals.
There are studies that suggest that areas that have the most restrictions on people owning guns have the highest rates of gun related crime. But where guns are accessible to the public, gun crime is very low. It makes sense to me – if I were a criminal, I probably wouldn’t break into a house where I knew they had guns. Especially in Utah since it’s a “stand your ground state,” meaning you don’t have an obligation to retreat if you feel you’re being threatened on your property.
There’s something appealing to me about the Wild Wild West days; having people carry guns around to protect themselves and their family. There’s also something dangerous and frightening to me about that. I’m interested to know how other people feel about guns and gun control.
PS – the quote for the title is from my 2nd favorite show Life. Best detective show EVER!