Why Does it Seem Like People are “Gunning Up”?

guns signI bought my first gun only 11 months ago. I then purchased my second gun  4 months later.

I personally know a lot of people who didn’t previously own a firearm and have recently bought their first gun. I also personally know people who already owned guns and have bought more. Some have bought A LOT more.

There are a plethora of stories online that echo the same thing. Firearm sales in the country have been up quite a bit for the last several years or so They have simply soared over the last 6 months.

I’ve also met quite a few people who have just recently gone to get their permit to carry concealed just like me.

All of this points to the fact that there are more people thinking about guns today than there was 4 – 5 years ago. The question is……why?


One factor is that some people have simply become more aware of their right to bear arms which is provided through the Second Amendment. The right to be armed is precious and many are just discovering this.

Another reason is the political climate. Unfortunately there seems to be a mistrust that has coincided with the presidential election cycle.

Another factor has to do with the latest gun ban effort. As talk on the legislative landscape moved toward a ban, people went crazy. It seemed like there was a frantic feeling in the air as people rushed to beat any new law.

There are also a lot of people who just feel like the global economic climate is headed in a bad direction. If the economy would take a slide downward, chaos and violence may be a result. People naturally want to protect themselves in this environment.

Lastly, I must mention this. I’ve heard many people say that they feel something “in their gut”. I happen to agree with them. Something else in the world is changing.

If asked to explain it, I can’t really give detail to my feeling. I just know that I sense something. For those who are more spiritual in nature, you may know what I’m talking about.


Some see these things and choose to do nothing. There are others (like myself) who feel like they need to be prepared.

I’m not really planning on fighting the government or anything like that. I just want to make sure that my family is safe.

I have a feeling that there are a lot of other people “gunning up” for the same reasons.


Do you agree that people are “gunning up”? Why?

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