Imagine the following headline on MSNBC or CNN: Gun Owners Arrested After Ammunition-Shopping Brawl. And now imagine how Michael Bloomberg and Michael Moore would salivate over the spectacle of gun owners behaving exactly like the violent, irresponsible and paranoid sociopaths they already believe us to be. An astute member of the Armed Intelligentsia was tipped off to an angry confrontation that recently occurred at a northwest Dick’s Sporting Goods store. Here’s what went down . . .
A crowd of ammo shoppers arrived twenty minutes before the store opened, hoping to buy up that morning’s anticipated shipment of ammo. This sounds a little extreme, but dozens of bricks of .22 ammo can sell out in minutes these days, and clever People of the Gun are learning which stores get their ammo shipments on which day.
The queue degenerated into shouts and name-calling, and we’re all goddamn lucky that Dick’s managers didn’t call the police in response to the near-brawl in their parking lot. They only let one ammo customer into the store at a time, and they only allowed limited individual purchases until their shipment of 7,000 rounds of .22 was sold out. Which only took ten minutes.
This isn’t the only near-brawl to break out between frustrated ammo shoppers (other area stores have seen actual shoving matches) and this kind of bullshit is starting to turn into a major embarrassment for us People Of The Gun. If it keeps up, this has the potential to turn from an ’embarrassment’ into a self-inflicted PR disaster. If these cro-mag ammo shoppers had been just a little more infantile, or if the Dick’s managers had been just a little less awesome, the cops would have showed up and taken somebody to jail. And those somebodies would have been gun owners (who else waits in line for ammo?) and probably CCW holders as well.
Do I need to mention that this would have ended up plastered all over CNN and MSNBC? Didn’t think so.
Please, let’s not give Bloomberg and Biden any more ammo while we’re out shopping for ours. This is not us, and this is not the way we win.