The shelves are nearly bare. Choices are limited. Prices are higher.David Mamet: Hands Off My Gun (this is a great essay by a former liberal who has seen the light)
A clerk told me the Colorado Instant Background check system is showing a statewide wait time of 7 to 8 days. In sane times the "instant" meant 1 to 2 hours. The system is overloaded because a lot of people are buying guns.
We entered the store early - about 20 minutes after it opened. Only one checkout station was staffed. Four men and one woman were in front of me. All of them were buying ammunition.
The police do not exist to protect the individual. They exist to cordon off the crime scene and attempt to apprehend the criminal. We individuals are guaranteed by the Constitution the right to self-defense. This right is not the Government’s to “award” us. They have never been granted it.Survey: Two-Thirds of American Gun Owners Would Defy a Federal Gun Ban
The individual is not only best qualified to provide his own personal defense, he is the only one qualified to do so: and his right to do so is guaranteed by the Constitution.