I love this so much.
And they are right. Back in the early 90s, the most popular rifle in the US was the venerable lever action in 30-30. But America has one inherent “problem” in our cultural DNA and that is The Forbidden Fruit Effect:
The forbidden fruit effect describes just this – that items become more attractive simply because they have been forbidden. People are known to be curious about unpleasant or risky stimuli (Hsee & Ruan, 2016; Oosterwijk, 2017).
It was the Clinton’s Administration and Democrat congress who forced upon the country the so-called (and badly designed) Assault Weapons Ban which made gun owners everywhere go”Hey, if DC hates them that much, there has to be something about them I may like about them.”
And thus, suddenly millions of Americans became enamored of the AR platform. It now stands as the most popular rifle in the country and probably with more units floating around than over a century worth of production of lever action rifles.
Every time the Gun Control Clique in Government comes with announcements about how this time, they will pass the final legislation to ban AR 15 and other rifles, more ARs and components suddenly invade the shipping system on their way to private hands, to Citizens’ hands.
I really don’t see an issues with that.