There's something happening here.
This is not some Christmas buying frenzy for a Nintendo Wii or the latest Furby. There is a run on firearms and ammunition and its scope is beyond what the world has ever witnessed. In the last two months, American citizens have purchased enough guns to outfit the entire Chinese and Indian armies, combined.
Membership in the NRA grew by a quarter million in one month. (Join here.)
President Obama and the Democrats may mouth the words that they respect the Second Amendment of our Constitution. They may even say that they respect our entire Constitution but they say a lot of things and Americans just aren't buying it. The Democrats are hellbent on limiting the Second Amendment and citizens are responding with their feet and their wallets. With every gun and every box of ammunition Americans buy, they are declaring that they simply do not trust President Obama's commitment to our Constitution.
Here's my local Cabela's store last night:
Americans just witnessed the Democrats force the president's government health care takeover into law despite the unmistakable and unwavering fact that the majority of citizens opposed it. And what Democrats can't force through Congress, they simply force through executive order and avalanches of new bureaucratic regulations.
The Democrats' lust for power would be restrained only by our Constitution which, of course, strictly limits what our government can impose upon We The People, but only if we can back it up. Meanwhile, our rulers have declared how much water your toilet can flush and what light bulbs you are permitted to buy. They see no limits to their power.
Our right to own and bear arms, and if necessary, fire them with great precision and quantity, is the last line of defense against tyranny. The Second Amendment is the nearest guarantor we have of all of our other rights including our most fundamental of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
I urge all responsible, law-abiding Americans to purchase firearms and ammunition and to learn how to use them safely and effectively. And wisely.