Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Anecdotes of The Great Obama Gun Rush
Reality TV: A One Act Play in the Age of Obama. (Suspension of belief is not required as it actually happened.)
Scene: Gun shop in northern Colorado, earlier today.
Scenery: On the counter, a thousand round case of Winchester .45 ACP ball, full metal jacket.
Actors: An over-worked counter man; an interested observer off to the side; a tall, well-dressed middle aged man who looks like a college professor and appears very much out of place; his friend who looks not-so-much out of place.
What is happening: The credit card transaction is almost complete.
Dialogue: The "professor" turns to his friend and asks, "What does 'FMJ' mean?"
Counter help arches his eyebrow and exchanges significant glance with interested observer. Both stifle a chortle.
Exit stage right, one "professor" grunting under the load of a thousand "FMJs". His friend gets the door.
Related: In the basement of a certain government agency thousands of miles to the east, an analyst shifts nervously in his chair looking at the latest firearms and ammunition sales statistics. His report will not be well-received by his superiors.