A Run On Guns

As a census worker is hanged in Kentucky and protestors come to Washington with posters that said "We Come Unarmed. This Time" and as Limbaugh warns of a war of blacks against whites, this is happening:

The amount of taxes the federal government took in from the manufacturers of all firearms and ammunition in the fourth quarter of 2008, the period between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, increased 31 percent over the same time period reported in 2007.

That's from the most recent Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax Collection Report released earlier this month by the Department of the Treasury. The average increase from 2007 in the previous three quarters of 2008 was 9.7 percent.

Clearly, something is happening.

"Demand for ammunition, across caliber lines, is outpacing supply. In order to keep up with demand, manufacturers are working at full capacity, 24 hours a day, seven days a week," said Ted Novin, the director of public affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

You think this will stop the inflammatory rhetoric on taik radio and Fox? Dream on.