Via somebody else, I see a couple of pleasing statistics at ZeroHedge (my emphasis):
Jurgen Brauer, chief economist at Small Arms Analytics, told Bloomberg News, that handgun sales increased 91.1% year-over-year, per Brauer’s analysis, and long-gun sales were up 73.6%.
Well, they’re pleasing statistics for me ; for some others, not so much:
Governor Ralph Northam (D) signed legislation Friday creating universal background checks in Virginia and limiting law-abiding Virginians to one handgun purchase per month.
Northam’s office announced his signature on Senate Bill 70 / House Bill 2, creating the universal checks and thereby outlawing private gun sales.
He signed Senate Bill 69 / House Bill 812 resurrecting Virginia’s “one-handgun-a-month rule to help curtail stockpiling of firearms and trafficking.”
So… let’s just say ad arguendum that this were to happen nationwide (I know, I know; but run with me on this one). Now we’d be faced with a situation where private gun sales are outlawed, you can’t buy more than one at a time, and if gun dealers were the only sales outlet, a simple order of mass denial at the poxy NICS would prevent any sales, at all.
But why Kim, you may ask, is government so afraid of all this? ZeroHedge gives this simple and succinct reason:
It’s only matter of time before this lockdown of American — leaving citizens jobless, broke, and without options — becomes the flashpoint that leads to an explosion of civil unrest and violent crime.
So as the title of this post suggests, it’s time to end this sanitation theater, and let Americans go back to work.
And it’s not just commerce I’m talking about. We also need to start dismantling the mechanisms that federal and state governments have installed (starting with this bunch of assholes) that have enabled them to deprive citizens of their liberty, their ability to work, and (in some places) their ability to gather the means of self-defense.
Here’s a quote from the late- and much-missed Joseph Sobran on just this topic:
“By today’s standards King George III was a very mild tyrant indeed. He taxed his American colonists at a rate of only pennies per annum. His actual impact on their personal lives was trivial. He had arbitrary power over them in law and in principle but in fact it was seldom exercised. If you compare his rule with that of today’s U.S. Government you have to wonder why we celebrate our independence…”
George III would never have contemplated arresting Americans for walking in parks, going out to dinner, selling the “wrong” merchandise or swimming alone in the ocean. Never in a million years would he have shut down fish markets, outlawed the sales of seed, or spied on our religious observances. Yet our post-Revolutionary government is doing all that to us — and, apparently, without much public resistance because “it’s for our own good”.
We need to get back to work, and tell the government to fuck off and leave us alone. Or else.
Hey wake up down there in the U S of A, you’re missing an opportunity.
One of George’s heirs is in California, with his charming and attractive wife, and the lad is currently unemployed and looking for work.
Bring back the Monarchy!
Oh gawd… that’s ALL we need.
While I deeply hope you were joking, In my estimation, Prance Hairy has no “saleable skills” which would allow him to attain a work permit to be employed in the US of A.
As to all this “we’re doing these things TO you for your own best interest,” I will repeat what I have said to and about the government for more years than I can remember: Go away, and leave me alone!
We quarantine the nation, destroy the biggest, best, strongest economy the world has ever known, shutter businesses of all manner and type, we allow government despots at all levels to trample the Constitution of the United States because 20,000 have died from Covid-19, but ignore the 80,000 who have dies from the Flu between October, 2019 and April, 2020, or the over 16,000 deaths last year from AIDS related causes, or the over 40,000 deaths from traffic accidents, or the tens of thousands who die from cardio-vascular disease every year.
Corona virus? Am I the only one who wonders about the fertilizer that’s being spread here?
“Prance Hairy has no “saleable skills”…”
Now to be fair, Capt. Wales seemed to have performed admirably as an Apache pilot and terminal controller. I’m sure the Army could find a use for him, and some nice long deployments away from that actress twit might remind him where he left his pair.
The good Prince Harry could probably get a decent job as a traffic helicopter pilot and spend day after day hanging around in the LA sky watching cars get bogged down, of course we have to get over the Chi-Com flu and start driving agains so for now he can carry his wife’s purse around and be a red head wuss.
I worked at on a NASA site that had a some division of the FDA that worked in the building adjacent to our offices. I tell you that to tell you that I have never before seen a bigger collection of worthless meat sacks in my life. Makes the DMV look like rocket surgeons. The FDA spent hours of their short day going outside to our loading dock to smoke and screw off. Im not sure they got 15 minutes of actual work done in a week. There is a reason there is a multiple year delay getting anything approved by these guys. We used to joke that the flock of buzzards that sat on the dumpster in the back were just FDA drones that had fully self realized.
Our ancestors were made of sterner stuff. As you point out, they went to war over a helluva lot less than this bullshit. “The tree of Liberty…” and all that.
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