Sunday, August 14, 2016
One of the big pride and joys of the Obama administration is that he saved General Motors and all of the jobs.
What he and Hillary won't tell you is that they want to destroy the entire firearm industry. Of course, they have no plan on replacing the job loss such a thing will create.
Let's look at a few things here.
A GM spokesman said GM employs 77,000 Americans. (Another figure puts GM as hiring 101,000 Americans) Obama busted his ass to save 77,000 (or 101,000) American jobs and heroically brags about it.
The American firearm industry employs 220,000 people. That's twice of what GM employs. That's the tip of the iceberg.
This does not cover he revenue generated by hunters and sportsmen which in the billions and some of it really isn't calculable.
For example, a hunter upgrades to a 4x4 truck he would not have bothered with if he didn't use the truck for hunting.
Hunters buy pretty big ticket items in pursuit of their game. They buy boats, and property and vehicles and a host of other things.
The president called GM the pillar of the American economy. If that is so, what is the firearm industry?
National Shooting Sports Foundation eatimates that in New York the firearms industry contributed over $1.2 billion and about 8000 jobs to the local economy.
However, since Cuomo signed the SAFE act there many of these jobs and a good part of the money are leaving New York. It would be interesting to find out how much revenue and how many jobs have left New York since Cuomo signed the SAFE act.
Remington opened their new factory in Alabama instead of New York.
In Maryland, Bereta has moved. Colorado lost Magpul when they moved to gun friendly Texas.
Of course, Obama and Hillary want the entire industry to disappear.
This is really the tip of the iceberg because the money lost by the collapse of the industry will cost all of us money when you look at it. People will not have money for things. They will not buy new cars, they will not vacation. They won't be able to aford nice things and the merchants will suffer.
The merchants will suffer and they won't have as much to spend. The round robin effect will hurt the entire economy.
As it stands now the economy probably can't absorb a hit like that.
Yet the Obama/Hillary team wants this to happen. My guess is they are afraid of the little people having arms. After all, Mao once said that power pours from the mouth of a gun and he didn't want any of them pointed his way. It's all about them.
A while ago a liberal confronted me over gun control and I pointed out how many jobs the firearm industry created.
She said she didn't give a damn.
I shot the classic liberal answer back at her.
"Do it for the children," I said. It felt pretty good throwing that classic liberal line back at one. "Are you so cruel that you will let your hatred of firearms make all those jobs disappear? Think of the poor babies that won't have milk. Think of how many people will have to go on welfare? How many women will be forced to become strippers and prostitutes to fed their children just so you can feel morally superior? Are you really that cruel as to do that to your fellow Americans?"
She didn't know what to say. I decided to bring this one home. I let my mouth run away from me.
"Do you have children?" I asked.
"A boy and a girl," she said.
"Picture YOUR daughter--your darling, sweet daughter who was once working at a respectable sporting firearms maker being laid off in this economy. Out of work jobless and trying to raise your grandchild," I said.
"Now picture her," I continued. "Picture your darling daughter underneath a drunken pig of a sailor in a fleabag motel trying to make enough for rent and to provide your granddaughter with milk and cereal to have. Are you so cruel as to want that?"
Of course, she made an uppity comment that it wouldn't happen to HER daughter.
"No, but it will certainly happen so SOMEONE ELSE'S daughter, so it's OK, right? What happens so someone Else's kids is OK, right?"
She didn't stick around and started to leave. "Lady, I'm just telling you the truth. I can't help it if you don't want to believe it." I said as she turned around and left looking about ready to explode.
The truth of the matter is that Hillary is promising more jobs yet she is planning on eliminating an awful lot more.
The number of manufacturing jobs in his country has dropped like a stone over the past couple of decades. It has certainly caused quite a drop in the middle class and hurt the country dramatically.
Yet as I sit here I watch the Hillary/Obama team getting ready to destroy an entire industry. It makes no sense when you look at the big picture. Attacking the firearm industry will probably lead to more poverty and more crime.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Our freedoms are protected by four boxes. The soap box, the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box.
The government is probably getting pretty scared now because they want to take the cartridge box away from the little people.
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