I understand that there are about 310 million people living in the United States, and private citizens here own about 300 million firearms. If these figures are even roughly correct, then the gun industry faces the challenge of selling into a saturated market. They clearly have a motive for promoting repeat and multiple sales while repressing any regulations that would slow down the process or discourage the buyer.
In November of 2012, a barbaric mass human sacrifice was performed in Newtown, Conn.
We were predictably appalled by this, and our representatives in state and federal legislatures rushed to enact new regulations aimed at forestalling further tragedies of this kind. Right on cue, the gun industry's client apologists in the
To nobody's surprise, the gun industry has since proudly posted and unprecedented surge in sales. Recently,
While the gun industry can well gloat, "mission accomplished," I say, "Rest in peace, children."