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.