Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Smelling the Coffee

As much as it must have pained them to run this story, the Boston Globe reports that gun sales in Baton Rouge, and much of the Gulf Coast area are booming (pun intended), despite the recent announcement by Wal-Mart to discontinue gun sales in the area.

Spillway Sportsman, near Baton Rouge, sold 172 guns in one three-day period after the hurricane, when normally it might sell 15. One mother came in to buy her first gun after she and her two children, ages 9 and 12, witnessed a slaying on the streets of New Orleans, said Scott Roe, Spillway's owner.

"Her comment was, 'I was a card-carrying, antigun liberal -- not anymore,' "Roe said. "She said, 'I'm going back home, and I am not going back unarmed.' "

There's one more parent who has realized that she alone is ultimately responsible for the safety and well-being of her children. It's a shame Senator Barrios, Mayor Menino, and the rest of the gun-grabbing "progressives" that run this state would rather see her children orphaned by a looter looking for crack money.

But, hey...crackheads vote too!

Sadly, there are some people, even in the region impacted by Hurricane Katrina, who still don't get it. It's as if they've been living in their own little fantasy worlds devoid of all sense of reality for the last week and a half (though likely much longer).

Wal-Mart's decision to stop gun sales also earned it praise from several customers, who said police would protect them from any trouble.

"Why can't we get along? This is a time of crisis," said Mike White of Kenner, La. He said people who need guns for legitimate reasons, such as hunting, would not be buying now.

Mike White of Kenner, Louisiana is an idiot of the highest order.

(link via Smallest Minority - how did I miss this one?)