Here we have a dispatch from the world of GUNS! GUNS! GUNS! A 66 year old man in Centereach, NY, on Long Island, was arrested for possessing more than 300 unlicensed guns. The gun owner had a federal license to sell firearms, which expired nine years ago. Many of the guns were loose and loaded.
Gun nuts like Mr Steiner of Centereach, illustrate recent trends in gun ownership- more guns are owned by fewer gun owners. Most people don't even own a gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack. An article posted at Think Progress about the decline of gun ownership and, extrapolating from this, the declining power of the National Rifle Association, attracted the attention of serial dumbass and Seeker of the Holy Gree-ul Bobo Wens, who just had to post his dumbassery in the comments... here's his opener:
This is one of the most unintentionally amusing things I've read in a long while. Do you actually believe your own propaganda?
In regards to your survey data, people have become especially sensitive to the threat of gun confiscation under an Administration that created a gun-walking plot that has claimed 300+ Mexican lives in hopes of further gun control. While the number of guns sold and number of shooters continues to grow, people are far less likely to tell outsiders the number of firearms they own, or even admit they own firearms, to a survey company.
Here in the real world, every gun shop I'm in contact with has added extra sales staff. Some have opened additional locations. Walmart has re-added firearms to many of their stores to capitalize on increased demand, and are now even carrying AR-15-based "modern sporting rifles."
Of course, the plural of anecdote is data. I wonder how many loaded, unsecured guns President Obama's "jack booted thugs" will find in his double wide.