"The day after the election, I had many more calls than usual from people looking for semi-automatic rifles," said David Greenberg, the owner of the Second Amendment Family Gun Shop, in Bisbee, Arizona, who sold out of AR-15 rifles in recent days. "There seems to be a fear they will be banned, and it's fairly likely," he added. "Obama and Biden are driven to eliminate firearms from the face of the country."
Gun stores and trade groups have reported a spike in firearms sales in the run-up to the November 4 election victory of Democrat Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden, who many perceive as strongly pro-gun control.
Let's get one thing clear: unless you're a serious sportsman (I guess you're serious if you're sitting in a marsh at 5 AM and quacking like a duck) owning a gun means this: you want to shoot people. You don't want to just scare them away. You want to shoot people to harm them in a major way. And if you own an AK-47 you want to kill people. Period. Forget all the crap about defending your family while under attack from Al Queda or Outer Space aliens. For every NRA member, there's a conspiracy theory.
No average citizen NEEDS an AK-47. I heard too many of them when I lived in the toughest section of San Francisco. The only reason they were on the streets was so that a gang member or drug dealer could make sure he had a gun that would kill someone within range - anyone!
"But some people are gun collectors!" Bullshit. Then let's have the same law as Australia:
The collector must have a Firearm Collector's Licence and the firearm deactivated by having the rifle's action welded up and the barrel plugged.Of course, many NRA members already have their brains plugged and welded up. Sarah Palin is a lifetime member.
Just a thought.