By Tom Knighton
The British Broadcasting Company, AKA the BBC, was curious. I guess being British and all, they didn’t seem to understand why gun sales seem to spike at Christmas time. Maybe they figured “peace on Earth, goodwill to men” meant people would trust in the holiday season more than in Glock, Ruger, and Remington or something.
Either way, they were curious. What did they find out?
For Mark Warner, the sales rep, the reason is obvious. “It’s holiday giving,” he says.
Giving someone a gun for Christmas may seem strange to non-Americans. But here, it’s the equivalent of…?
“Diamonds,” interjects Mark.
“I got customers who are husband and wife. She gets Louis Vuitton bags, he gets firearms.
“That’s their gift giving to each other.”
Patrick Hudgens is planning to buy his 16-year-old son a hunting rifle for Christmas.
He’s looking at a lever-action 357, price $525. If he goes ahead, it will be the “fourth or fifth” time he has bought his son a gun at Christmas or birthday time.
Patrick taught his son to shoot with a BB gun, aged six. After “really drilling the fundamentals of safe shooting”, he progressed to more powerful weapons, preaching caution all the way.
“It’s crawl, walk, run,” he says.
Now, he …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms