December 28, 2005

I'm Shocked!

Why I am just stunned by this news. [/sarcasm]

The morning after Paul Martin campaigned in Toronto's crime-ridden Jane-Finch corridor and pledged to ban handguns, Frank Hiemstra walked in to work at Shooter's Choice gun store and range and got a surprising phone call.
“The guy says, ‘Get me two 1911s. They don't want me to have one gun, I'm going to buy two,'” Mr. Hiemstra said.
Mr. Hiemstra, whose store is in Waterloo, Ont., said the announced ban has had a noticeable effect on sales: “We're definitely selling more guns than normal.”
Gun shop owners and distributors across the country say handgun sales have increased since the Liberal Leader promised to ban them if his party wins the next election.
“People are saying, ‘Piss off a Liberal: buy a handgun,'” said Len Kucey, owner of Phoenix Indoor Range and Gun Shop in Edmonton, who has also seen a boost in sales.
He said the people who come to his shop are tired of politicians making threats against the sport and not explaining any of it.
I hate to say it, but many gun owners only give a damn when they are under some kind of threat.

(Cross posted at The Bitch Girls.)

Posted by Bitter at December 28, 2005 10:22 AM | TrackBack

Remember when Clinton signed the AWB? Every gun shop in the country that carried eeeeville assault weapons was selling them about as fast as they could take them out of the crates.

Posted by: Mark at December 31, 2005 09:19 PM

Actually, I don't remember that. I was only 13 and blissfully unaware that guns were even up for debate because I lived in gun friendly Oklahoma.

Posted by: Bitter at January 1, 2006 10:03 AM

I'm in OK too, but I was, oh, a bit older at that time.

Posted by: Mark at January 9, 2006 10:12 PM
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