Who’s Buying Guns? Housewives and Old Folks
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The anti-freedom coalition wants you to believe the gun owners of America are the militia types.
Not at all.
It’s people who want to be able to defend themselves:
when it comes to who’s seeking permits, it’s a variety of people.
“We’ve seen a lot of housewives and older people apply for permits,” she said. “We had an 83-year-old woman recently apply for a lifetime permit.”
Maj. Brian Seldon of the Kokomo Police Department said the numbers of gun permits have more than doubled in recent months compared to last year.
In December 2012, Seldon said the department processed 114 permits compared to 56 in December 2011.
“We have seen an increase in people applying for gun permits and we expect that to continue,” he said.
Miami County Sheriff Tim Miller said he saw whole families — moms, dads and kids —all come and submit applications at the same time.
“We literally had people waiting at the doors in the mornings sometimes to get their permits,” he said.
Officials said personal safety was the most prevalent reason applicants said they wanted to carry a firearm.
“Most said they were afraid,” Hodupp said.
The Michael Bloombergs of the world would prefer they live in fear.
“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
I’m with TJ.
Who are you with?