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Went to Walmart the other day, was stocking up on hollow points for my glock. The clerk asked if it was because “Obama won the election”. I got the distinct impression that the fellow wanted me to say yes, implying I was just another bigot.
I did not respond except to say that to me, it was a cheap form of insurance. I wish I had said what I really felt, - it did not matter who won the election, the state of the economy, and the mind set of some in the local community that what is yours is mine, makes keeping a full cupboard of defensive tools a necessity.
I hope my experience was an isolated occurrence.
I haven't had the question asked directly, but...there is a general consensus of gun owners, sports suppliers, and others - that the general undertone is the recent election.
However, that shouldn't be our empetus towards self-preservation. We should just use good common sense. Like learning how to talk away out of potentially explosive situations, and arming ourselves against those who would rather "sneak" in and take our liberties, our families or our life.
Trying to leave as large a carbon footprint as possible.
Shivering in the "heat"
Innocent as doves, wise as serpents, armed like wolves.
...or maybe the clerk was just making conversation and was like minded. Who knows? Why assume the worst?There are millions like him/her that mistakenly believe "firearms" to be weapons of evil and a political punching bag, instead of simple tools for which there are no good substitutes ...
Around here they'd be shocked if you didnt say it was because of the election.
Just tell them "It's cheaper then renting a cop, to be with me 24/7".
"Without fear there can be no Courage!"
I find myself in the local gun stores/gun shows with the large crowds. No one hardly says anything much about it, but we all know why each other is there.
Helpful hints on pushing back and strengthening the 2A:
" Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "
Just call me a pessimistic optimist !
U.S. Navy vet 1981-1992
Well I think that having a good supply of ammo is just as important as having a good supply of, beans, socks, underwear and working fire exstingushers
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.
Personally I don't feel that the question is bigoted.
Had McCain won or Joe Biden been Pres the sentiment largely would have been same and appropriate.
The concern is not that the President elect is not wholly white by race.
The issue is that of his and his VPs and his cabinet as well as his party and their very vocal supporters views, positions, and beliefs toward the Constitution and human rights. Which is the thing that panic buyers and buy now if not possible later suppliers have feeling toward.
- Janq has eight working fire extinguishers and a lot of socks
Or the clerk might of agreed with you.
"When the people fear the government you have tyranny...when the government fears the people you have liberty."
--Thomas Jefferson --
After reading the OP over and over, I'm still not sure how the clerk was implying you were a bigot.
As Janq alluded to, the panic buying is causing all the guns and ammo across the country to fly off the shelves. The clerk has no knowledge of your reason to purchase ammo, so his comment is just presumptive and ignorant, not necessarily a slight against you.
For me, yeah, I've bought into the hype a bit. Come on, I think most of us have to some degree. Why else are a lot of the popular online ammo sites backlogged for weeks, the pegboards of our local guns stores bare?