Gun Popularity Grows
The lamestream media told you:
Nothing, absolutely nothing.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Background checks for retail gun sales hit 1,243,211 in February, up 22% from 2008, but down just slightly (1.3%) from the vast Obama sales boom in 2009. A Harris poll conducted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that 43% of respondents showed interest in participating in the shooting sports or hunting, which calculates out to 98 million people nationwide.
As to why Americans bought their most recent gun, 40% said home protection, 36% said personal protection, 30% responded target shooting, and 28% said hunting (categories overlap).
Enormously important, 45% of respondents said the biggest motivator to go to a range and get involved would be a personal invitation from a friend or family member. You want to boost support for the right to keep and bear arms? Invite someone to the range.
Based on dollars spent, the shooting sports are the number two participant (as opposed to spectator) sport in the nation, just ahead of third-place golf -- which the unbiased "news" media swamps with so much coverage that no space at all remains for the number two sport Americans enjoy. Vast numbers of reporters reportedly have never heard the phrase "shooting sports" and have no clue what that is.