Well this just warms the heart, doesn't it? From The Daily Beast:
Gun sellers say they are struggling to keep up as people have been rushing to buy firearms across the country. The sudden surge in rifle and handgun purchases has been driven by fears that the Obama administration may push for new restrictions on guns and ammunition after the killing of 26 people in a Newtown, Conn. elementary school last weekend, they said.That much I suppose we could have predicted...but this?
The AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, the model of weapon police say Adam Lanza used to carry out his rampage, has been among the most sought-after items, several gun sellers told The Daily Beast.IMO, I've said all along that if your first reaction to the slaughter of 20 small children and their teachers is to worry about your damn guns, you are probably a selfish asshole devoid of a soul.
“It’s absolutely ridiculous how many people are buying guns,” said Tim McFarland, an employee at K-5 Arms Exchange, less than 25 miles from Newtown. Customers have been packing the store since the weekend, he said. “It’s just astronomical. We sold out of assault rifles yesterday."
But if your second impulse is to rush out and purchase the same fucking weapon that was used to murder them? This is self-incriminating of a psychopathology that, as part of any meaningful gun control, should prevent you from ever possessing such a weapon in the first place.