Monday, January 07, 2013

Oath of office...

Obama's inauguration is on 21st January: normally it would be Jan 20th but this year that's a Sunday so for the seventh time, and following historical precedent, the public ceremony will be on the Monday. The 2013 Inaugural Ceremonies theme is 'Faith in America’s Future'. As you've probably heard, gun sales set a record last year - as they did last time Obama was elected - however, all is not what it seems, sales have been increasing since before anyone had heard of Obama; as Frank Miniter, contributing to Forbes writes:
"So attributing this entire trend to President Obama’s anti-gun reputation is disingenuous, yet many in the media like this explanation because by saying the increase in gun sales is only about President Obama they can then write the whole thing off as a simple-minded fear from those who 'cling to guns and religion.'"
The final paragraph (page 2) is interesting. Anyway, this year the inauguration is sure to be a goody as gun rights activists have called for a 'Gun Appreciation Day' on Jan 19th: they are urging gun owners to turn 'out en masse at gun stores, ranges and shows from coast to coast'...sure to go with a bang. Oh bam agh...

Update: sign of the times? 'Bank of America has reportedly frozen the account of gun manufacturer': [Link], hat-tip: Weasel Zippers.

"After countless hours on the phone with Bank of America, I finally got a manager in the right department that told me the reason that the deposits were on hold for further review -- her exact words were -- ‘We believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the Internet.'"


Highland Cooncil said...

WE are interested in purchasing for ca$h:
AK-47 Assault Rifles
Car Bombing
Dirty Bomb
IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices)
Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs)
Suicide Attacks
Suicide Bomber
Surface-to-Air Missiles

About 2000 of each. COD.
Used notes.

More info here

Span Ows said...

Go for it. Read it - as suggested - whilst listening to Mars, the Bringer of War (Holst The Planets).

Paul said...

Watched the 'gun debate' on FOX over Christmas and I have to say that Americans don't help their general reputation as being complete barking when it comes to guns. Anybody who is anti-guns is seen as a left wing, pinkie commie, gay, yoghurt knitting enemy of the American constitution. Surely Piers Morgan's only crime is being a Gooner?

Span Ows said...

LOL, I would say piers also talks too much saying the wrong things...however HERE (note my comments) he didn't say much at all...and your point about pro-gunners (as against gooners!) often don't help themselves.