This is to thank the NRA for yet another boost to America’s economic recovery. Since a lot of people don’t understand satire or sarcasm, let me be clear: I am being as sarcastic as I can be.
Those of us dedicated to totally doing away with the Second Amendment (in the minds of paranoid gun owners) understand that the NRA has never been about protecting Second Amendment rights. It uses that ruse to build its membership and collect the fees that give it enormous political clout. The NRA’s real motivation is boosting gun sales and profits for those who manufacture and/or sell guns.
The ruse has worked beautifully. Last Christmas, for the second year running, guns were the most popular gift. They now come in children’s models and pink for girls.
We “hopey change” people were sure that the murder of 20 little children in Newtown, Conn., would result in public demand for some common sense gun regulations that the NRA puppets in Congress could not ignore. But, that hasn’t happened. There have now been 74 school shootings since Newtown on December 14, 2012 and not one tiny item of gun control has been passed.
Ergo, the NRA has spawned a whole new gun related industry, bullet proof gear for children. The CEO of Bullet Blocker, which makes bullet proof back packs for children, reports that his business is growing and that interest spikes with each new school shooting. A new start up is offering bullet proof cover up mats that go for around $1,000.
That price is out of sight for most parents but there is a buzz about schools picking up the tab. The NRA has now done its “duty” in creating a whole new gun product. School contracts would send profits through the roof.