How Average Americans React to a Crisis -- Hooray!
Common Defense: In Crisis, America Buys Guns, Hurray! - John Ransom - Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary - Page 1
Common Defense: In Crisis, America Buys Guns, Hurray!
Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2012 | John Ransom
Posted on July 25, 2012 9:29:14 AM EDT by Kaslin
While the Left looks for more reasons to restrict our right to self defense every time an infamous shooting occurs, the standard reaction of the general population in Colorado is to stock up on guns and ammo in self defense.
Itís a reaction thatís uniquely American, where every manís a captain. But itís also a reaction that has a long history in the West, a history we should be proud of.
And when I say the West I really mean everywhere in America. Because at one time or another in our history everywhere from the tidewater on the east coast to the tidewater on the west coast was the West, as civilization pushed further and further westerly. And so, I believe, everywhere remains the West- at least metaphorically.
As the establishment press (hat tip to Dan Mitchell) acts shocked! yes, shocked! that people are buying guns in record numbers in the Denver area as a reaction to last weekís shooting rampage in an Aurora, Colorado theater that killed or injured 70 people who were attending a screening of the newest Batman movie, Iím feeling, um, American about the sales.
I want to go out and salute the flag and say: ďThank God for average Americans.Ē