Over 1,000,000 Guns Purchased in April 2009 in the USA – A Discussion of Firearms
Executive Summary – The USA citizens are not secure and something has then concerned about the safety and security of their life and property. Guess what? For the month of April there were 1.2 million Fbi Criminal Background Checks performed at the request of licensed gun dealers regarding a firearms sale. If a person were buying 12 guns there would only be one check. This means the figure could represent more than 1.2 million guns sold for the month. There is also the possibility that the person was turned down and thus no .357 Magnum Ammo For Salegun was sold, just a check performed. In the previous year for the month of April 2008 940,000 checks were performed. This is a 30% increase. How about next year?
Discussion – The people are scared. Ammo sales are also soaring creating shortages in ammo. We all know it’s their own government the people are fearful of. How long can a country last with a worthless currency, failed businesses, high unemployment, millions of homeless people, and to top it off a President who cannot prove he is qualified to hold the office as a person born in the USA? Not long and the people seem to be aware of this. Seems like they a re waiting for a trigger before it all breaks loose.
Why Guns – A government cannot occupy a country if the general population is armed. The USA is acutely aware of this. During the German occupation of France the USA was dropping firearms into France and the Philippines for the use of the resistance fighters and anyone else who wished to use the guns against the occupying army. This is of course terrorism but since the USA did it, it is never called that.
During WWII, a gun called the Liberator was dropped in the tens of thousands into enemy terrority by the USA. Over one million of these nifty little pistols were made at a cost of $2.10 each adjusted to the USD today it was probably $150.00 each. The pistols were single shot and came with I believe ten rounds of ammo. They shot the heavy hitting, slow moving .45 ACP with full jacket ball ammo. The gun was perfect for someone to walk up on a German or Japanese soldier and execute them with a round through the head. The rounds would penetrate the helmets used at the time.
They were smooth bore, free of serial numbers (shocking) short barreled and good for no more than 20 feet in distance, but more realistically 3-5 feet would be the practical range. These guns scared the enemy big time. They had to view every person as a potential threat. The psychological value of these guns was important. It put the occupying troops on edge. They would not be safe wondering around the towns drunk doing their occupying army thing. The gun came with instructions called comic book instructions.
Now lets jump forward to the Vietnam era. The CIA wanted something similar to be used in Vietnam. They developed a similar but a bit more sophisticated gun called the “Deer Gun”.The US government knows that a country cannot easily be occupied if the population is armed. They also knew extremely simple “Saturday Night Special” type guns were enough to thwart the occupying army big time. Now mind you the people in the USA do not have junk pot metal liberator guns that look like Mattel Toy Company made them. They have sophisticated guns in many cases better than what the military has except for maybe the crack units like Navy Seals. The people in the USA also know how to use these guns.