Democrats Made AR-15 Popular: Gun Sales “Driven By The Ban Concept”
Ever wonder if all the anti-gun rhetoric isn’t just a grand reverse-psychology trick?
After all, perhaps there is a reason that Barack Obama has been branded the world’s greatest gun salesman.
That’s the feeling that gun dealer, historian and author Martin KA Morgan has developed – after watching Americans turn feverishly towards buying up semi-automatic “assault weapons” in the wake of Clinton’s 1994 assault weapons ban.
Before that? Hardly anybody was focused on or buying these guns, and there wasn’t much to say about them.
via the London Guardian:
US author and historian says allure of the taboo may explain why measures such as the 1994 assault weapon ban led to an explosion in popularity
When Martin KA Morgan was a kid in the 1970s, military-style rifles were only a “small sliver” of the firearms market in the United States.
More than twenty years later, Morgan said, American firearm ownership has been radically transformed. “Semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles – they dominate the market,” he said.
By 1994, the Clinton administration was close to passing a federal assault weapon ban… In the months before the 1994 crime bill, which included an assault weapon ban, passed, “there was a mad scramble among the shooting public”
“I believe that we can assign Freudian psychology to it,” he said… Today, Morgan believes, the popularity of military-style guns “continues to be driven by the ban concept”.
Of course, that doesn’t change the fact that many of the worst villains in government are indeed dead set on stripping down the 2nd Amendment until is has no real meaning.