Gun sales are up. NICS background checks are up. Firearms carry permit applications are up. TTAG’s readership numbers are up. The whole damn firearms industry is experiencing unprecedented priapism, a trend that started just before President Obama’s election and continued right through to 20 minutes ago. In previous posts we’ve suggested a perfect storm of reasons: the post-Heller decision rollback of gun restrictions, an resurgent gun culture (aided and abetted by the Internet and videogames), common sense and ye olde fear of gun grabbing. Here’s one I missed. “The biggest new group of buyers now are senior citizens,” Larry Hyatt, owner of a North Carolina gun shop, said on CNBC’s Closing Bell [above]. “Ten thousand Baby Boomers a day are turning 65; they can’t run, they can’t fight, they got to shoot.” Shooting is fighting but point taken: talking about my g-g-g-g-eneration.
- Open Carry vs. Concealed in The Truth About Guns Polls on LockerDome
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