From Agence France-Presse Via Gawker:
According to America's official gun-counting officials, prospective gun buyers registered 129,166 background check requests on Black Friday 2011—more than on any other Black Friday in American history, and a 32 percent increase from the last all-time high. What provoked all these gun sales?
The officials don't really know, actually! Neither do the gun industry analysts, though they at least noticed that many prospective purchasers were first-time buyers and women. Hmm, so we can assume that some people suddenly got turned on to the idea of owning a gun, and some ladies wanted a firearm for self-defense. Other possible reasons why shoppers contributed to this year's gun-buying frenzy:
They were tired of feeling left out every time a gun battle broke out in their neighborhood. They thought it would help them achieve a raise in their annual performance review at work. They're moving to Arizona and wanted to fit in with the locals. They woke up one morning with the soul of a cowboy inhabiting their body. Now they are better prepared to save those people in the Colorado mining town from the company bigwigs. They woke up one morning with the soul of a violent drug dealer inhabiting their body. Now they are better prepared to consolidate their power and become a company bigwig...MORE