02 January 2012

America Becoming More Southern

In gun ownership anyway.

According to the FBI, over 1.5 million background checks on customers were requested by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in December. Nearly 500,000 of those were in the six days before Christmas. It was the highest number ever in a single month, surpassing the previous record set in November.
Story here.

Guns in household Gallup poll here.

Could this increase in gun ownership have anything to do with this? Just asking.

Fear of government Gallup poll here. Academia promised just the opposite would happen four years ago. Draw your own conclusion.


Brock Townsend said...

Hell, yes!:)

Michael Lynch said...

Academia promised gun ownership would decrease?


Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hey Michael. Hmmm . . . you might have a point. The endorsement mentioned, among other things that: "a president can alter the mood of the nation . . . Barack Obama has the potential to be that kind of president."

The mood of the nation has certainly been altered. I concede your point.

Michael Lynch said...

That it has. As of right now, Paul is coming out pretty well in Iowa.

On the other hand, all the pundits say Iowa's not a good predictor. But they also said the '08 Democratic primary would be a virtual coronation for Hillary.


Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I agree. Things seem to be quite volatile. Romney just can't close the deal. He's way too "establishment." I don't think Iowa predicts much either; other than Santorum will now see a huge influx of cash. Paul is, perhaps, the most honest and open of any of them, which is why he doesn't have much of a chance - my opinion.

Hope you have a Happy and prosperous New Year.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

BTW Michael - I've been working on a line by line critique of that endorsement. Every time I get ready to publish it, another shoe drops showing how absolutely wrong those folks got it. That endorsement was a gift from God - it just keeps on giving. A text book example of what's wrong with much of academia - particularly academic historians.