I heard and read several reports about the drastic increase in CCP applications, in several states... and the number of firearm purchases has also increased DESPITE the bad economy and all the doom and gloom.
Just today I stopped by my fav gun shop (Adventure Outdoors in South Cobb), and I figured that the placed would be seeing poor busness due to the recession... what I saw was the total opposite, the place actually very busy.
Since firearms are expensive, has anyone here wandered why these things noted would be the case? Despite money being tight with so many people today, why are more people investing in guns, especially handguns to go along with a CCP?
IMHO it's probably a result of people knowing that they had better not depend on a lacking 911 system (here in Metro Atlanta, there are SEVERAL bad cases of people's houses on fire etc and they were placed on hold while their houses burned to the ground), now correlate this to the fact that less LEO are on the streets in some areas because politicians and administrates are cutting budgets (hell, the city can't even pay a WATER BILL!), along with resent cases of violent crime where the victims were savagely murdered WHILE THEY FULLY COMPLIED with the demands of criminals (Just some weeks ago, a well known bartender was shot execution style by 4 armed men around the Memorial Drive area, AFTER he had give up all the money and layed flat on his face, DEFENSELESS
Robbers shoot, kill bartender execution-style | ajc.com
And some have also suggested that the increase in CCP and firearms is tied to the fact that many people who are open to firearm ownership and it's value as a viable self defense tool fear America's newest president's view on the 2nd Amendment... IMHO, this has some truth to it but I think it's more tied to the other reasons I listed above... what do you guys think?