Gander Mountain is opening four new stores in Texas. The company describes itself as a “firearms super center.” Demand is high and growing.
The stores are for outdoorsmen, but these days, indoorsmen are walking in the stores’ doors too. Texas is gun-friendly.
The boom in ammunition sales shows no sign of tapering off. This marks a change in sentiment. Gun owners are responding to political threats in the Northeast, but in the West and South, there is no trace of gun control sentiment.
So, it’s the best of both worlds. Fear of gun control is driving people into gun emporiums like Gander Mountain. Yet this surge in buying has sent a message to Congress: “Don’t mess with our guns.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to meet with Vice President Biden next week to discuss re-introducing a background check bill. When you talk with someone with as little power or influence as Joe Biden has, you are grasping at straws. If Obama is keeping his distance, we can be sure that Reid is not about to put his reputation on the line again. He had his head handed to him on this issue. So did Obama. Reid is just going through the motions.