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and guns, often goes together. Sometimes used for the protection of cash, other times made on the sales and use of guns and
ammo. Manufactured and sold openly, weapons of every description are a stable in the marketplace. Yet, firearms seem especially
targeted for ownership extinction by law-abiding citizens. Ironically, the public purchases of personal pistols, rifles and
shotguns are systematically restricted and regulated, while law enforcement officials add the latest in advanced ordinances
to their arsenals. The obvious message is that the government is preparing for war against their own citizens.The distinguished sage, Murray Rothbard, in The Economics of Gun Control, offers a historic example of government regulation for intentional consolidation
designed to eliminate the mom and pop neighborhood gunsmith.
"The latest gun control proposals from the Clinton administration
provide an instructive, if unwitting, lesson in the economics of government intervention. Until this year, if you wanted to
become a federally licensed gun dealer, you only needed to pay $10 a year. But the "Brady Bill" raised the federal
license fee to $66 a year a more than 500% increase at one blow. Even this is not enough for Secretary of the Treasury Lloyd
Bentsen, who proposes to raise fees by no less than another tenfold, to $600 a year.
fascinating aspect of this drastic rise in license fees is that Bentsen actually proclaims and welcomes its effect as a device
to cartelize the retail gun industry. Thus, Bentsen, in the non sequitur of the year, complains that there are 284,000 gun
dealers in the country, "31 times more gun dealers than there are McDonald's restaurants."
That bastion of self-defense docility, the New York Times in Gun Control as Economic
Stimulus, describes the inflow of federal receipts since the selection of Barack
Obama to be the head gun grabber. Well, before the Sandy Hook false flag self-justification excuse for banning numerous small
arms, the trend to hoard guns and ammo became a growth industry.
In the consistent statist tradition of disarming the public, the haters of the Second Amendment
look to curtail sales to individuals. The economics behind
the U.S. gun control debate illustrates the trends for sales to government agencies as the future
market for the gun industry.
"Here's a chart showing millions of dollars
of firearms and ammunition excise taxes collected at the federal level over the last decade:
and ammunition tax revenues skyrocketed for a different reason: These went up because people were simply buying more guns
and ammunition, apparently because they feared Barack Obama would curb their access to deadly weapons upon taking office."
a time when the U.S. economy is fragile, it's more difficult to clamp down on an industry that posts annual sales of $12 billion
and has been generating new, high-paying, high-skill jobs at an impressive pace. In fact, over the past two years - as U.S.
unemployment has surged over eight per cent - the gun industry has created 26,000 new jobs that pay an average of $47,000
a year in salaries and benefits.
Furthermore, rather than suffering through
the recession, gun sales have climbed as Americans have become more fearful of police budget cuts, rising crime, general civil
unrest and, post-9/11, terrorist threats.
The fact that U.S. government
agencies, spurred by new counterterrorism measures, account for 40 per cent of gun industry revenues is also a crucial consideration
. . ."
Keepers of the peace have become predators of
the Homeland Security society. The neutering of local authority for federal jurisdiction is the hidden result of all the latest
legislation intended to unarm the public. By now, you probably heard the
account of Feds Buy Two Billion
Rounds of Ammunition, as reported in Breitbart.
The operational economics of gun control legislation has the purpose of maintaining a state
controlled monopoly for firearms. One such example seen in the bill, known as the NY SAFE Act, included is a ban on any semi-automatic rifles or shotguns with "military-style"
features, such as a pistol grip or a folding stock, has the goal of disarming the public. Such draconian methods drive the
trade in guns underground. The black market in arms becomes the defiant mart for the new criminalization of self-protection
"It's not the number of bullets we need to worry about but the number of feds with
guns it takes to use those bullets. There are currently more than 70 different federal law enforcement agencies employing
over 120,000 officers with arrest and firearms authority . . . That's an increase of nearly 30 percent between 2004 and 2008.
If the trends have continued upward at a relatively steady rate, that would put the total number of federal law enforcement
officers at somewhere between 135,000 and 145,000. That's a pretty staggering number, especially when you consider that there
are only an estimated 765,000 state and local law enforcement officers. That means that about one in seven law enforcement
officers in the country works directly for the federal government, not a local jurisdiction."
The natural response from gun manufacturers, which are in the liberty survival business, is to
boycott sales of their products to the very tyrannical government that wants to stamp out constitutional rights. Companies
like Olympic Arms, LaRue Tactical, York Arms, Templar Custom and EFI, are cutting off sales to law enforcement agencies within
jurisdictions that enact unconstitutional laws and regulations. A more complete list can be found in, Gun Companies Boycotting Law Enforcement In Anti-Gun
federal SWAT shooters follow bureaucratic orders, as they tear down the last vestige of a free people. Curtailing or driving
out of business, legitimate firearm manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, is a part of the plan to eliminate resistance
to the gun grabbing despotic regime. Just look how far the anti
gun culture politicos have gone since the Clinton era to tax gun sales out of business. Today your very own Inherent Autonomy existence is at stake from state governments as well as the federal
James Hall – March 6, 2013
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