The first federal Chinese virus stimulus payments went out yesterday and already our friends in the media are recoiling in horror at how Americans are choosing to use their own money. The urban sophisticates at the New York Post silently shake their heads in disgust while relaying the news that some people are using their cash on stripper poles, dildos, tigers and — GASP! — guns.
Americans began receiving the first batch of coronavirus relief funds this week, and now many are taking to social media to brag about the assortment of purchases — both strange and savvy — they’ve already made with them.
While many are using the emergency cash to pay bills for necessities and living expenses, others are putting the money toward wild splurges.
The great thing about America — at least for now — is that no one has to give a damn what anyone else thinks about how we choose to spend our money, particularly during a national emergency.
If you’re fortunate enough to be among those who are financially unaffected so far by the shut-downs and don’t have to use your $1200 to pay for food or rent, a firearm is a perfectly rational use for the money, particularly if you don’t already own one.
@AOC and @SpeakerPelosi Our family received $3400 of stimulus money. We plan on buying guns and ammo with it. I’m thinking 3 or 4 AR15s and a few pistols. Thank you for the extra cash! #coronavirus #Stimuluscheck #stimuluspayment #Covid_19 #guns #ammo #nra #goa #2A
— phillip (@phillip98868154) April 16, 2020
The firearms industry has a $60 billion impact on the economy and employs well over 300,000 people. Supporting those businesses is just as important to the economy as buying a new dryer, a lawn mower, or yes, a stripper pole (people are employed to design, produce, and sell those, too).
Guns and butter.#Stimuluscheck
— IG:HoopTalk365 🎙🏀 (@Hooptalk365) March 25, 2020
So the question at hand is, if you don’t have to dedicate (all) of your money to feeding your family and keeping a roof over your head, what gun or gear are you planning to buy with your coronavirus cash?