FishyJay sent us the link and this nifty graph. Why do you think there's been such a dramatic and sudden increase in Maine?
Concern about crime and personal safety is behind a sharp increase in the number of concealed firearms permits issued by the Maine State Police, firearms instructors and gun rights advocates say.
I don't think I agree with that. Things haven't changed enough in Maine to account for this. I'd say the reason for the increase is the tremendous effectiveness of that planned hysteria about Obama taking away the guns. The gun manufacturers and the gun dealers did that, and it worked. The NRA and everyday gun owners had their own stake in it too, but it was really about big business manipulating the gullible consumers by feeding them fear and paranoia.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.