Load up on guns, bring your friends

November 9, 2008

The Raleigh News & Observer reports that gun enthusiasts are stocking up out of fear that increased gun control will make buying guns harder under a new Democratic administration:

“It’s been an absolute madhouse,” said Trey Pugh, a manager at Jim’s Pawn Shop in Fayetteville, which is selling 15 to 20 AR-15 assault rifles a day. “I’m getting guys come in and say I always wanted that gun, and give me that one too and that one and, oh, I need a gun safe, too.”

Distributors are running out of assault rifles, he said, and prices are rising.

On the stump, Obama didn’t discuss sweeping changes to gun laws. But his stance that local authorities should be able to make “sensible” laws has worried some, as has the fact that many Democrats in Congress favor additional restrictions. The NRA, among others, stoked these fears during the election.

Yes, having local authorities make sensible laws worries these people. God forbid we should have those sensible laws! Despite this, Obama did manage to win North Carolina somehow.