Gun Sales Boom, Liberal Blames Scared White Males

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While brick-and-mortar retailers saw 11% declines over Black Friday weekend, gun purchases on Black Friday were the second highest in recorded history with 175,000 background checks conducted.

December 21, 2012, seven days after Adam Lanza went on a shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut, remains the leader with 177,000 checks completed.

Politically capitalizing on the tragedy, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and Barack Obama setup a buying spree with calls to ban firearms and ammunition.

At the time, Pelosi pushed for stronger gun control laws stating, “There’s a small window of time here to get something done.

The politicians’ intent to pass new legislation triggered a national buying spree that lasted nearly two years causing ammunition shortages in the most popular calibers.

This holiday season, with Republicans to control both houses of congress in 2015, there is no political instigator for firearms popularity.

Earlier in the year, publications from Newsweek to the Huffington Post ran stories on the decline of gun sales in 2014 and the public’s lack of interest in firearms.

Their speculation was incorrect as it turns out that gun shoppers, like most shoppers, were simply waiting for the best deals and ideal times to buy.

However, one San Francisco columnist, Mark Morford, chalks up the increased gun sales to “scared white guys” who are deciding to pack heat in the wake of Ferguson.

Morford even went so far to profile the current gun buyer:

You’re a scared white person, almost certainly male. You do not live in a major city, or near a university or intellectual hub of any note, nor have you ever traveled very far from your home town, much less out of state or anywhere further than, say, Mexico. Once. And that was enough.

You do not read complicated books. You do not like new or weird things. You watch lots of TV, mostly Fox News, which rejoices in showing you endless images of angry foreigners and minorities in pain: tear gas explosions, fights in the streets, looting, this time involving sad, small-town black people in Ferguson, all of them protesting the acquittal of that murderous white cop.

Morford, a Yoga teacher who doubles as a freelance writer and columnist will likely have to fabricate another excuse for gun popularity in 2015.

  • KayO

    It’s called “being prepared”-not scared. They just say white men are scared to flatter themselves.

    • Doug

      Agreed, the is NOTHING in this world that scares me.

      • Abel

        I agree Doug, only the criminals In Washington DC have made me angry, however their time to leave that city is coming as soon as we can remove them using various legal remedies.

    • bill

      Just preparing for the fed brown shirts. All you libs are pussies. So just hide in the fema camps until us scared Armed white men restore liberty. We will let you know when it’s safe to come out again. I have been to over 34 countries and I know what you lib pussies are talking for granted. Stay safe and let the real men carry battle. we are used to it.

      • Grunion

        Hey, hey I’m ready to go, stand ’em up, we’ll knock ’em down. I presume the 2 Bachelors’ degrees and my traveling 40K miles per year is a construct of my imagination. So, if I am that slow, I can probably follow orders or become a democrat congressman.

    • Tami Q


      “Morford even went so far to profile the current gun buyer:”

      Try this profile. Patriotic Americans of all races, and be it male or female, most have served or have family serving in the military. We have traveled extensively to 3rd world countries at the risk of our own safety, besides Mexico. All of the countries have gun bans, are militarized and have men with high velocity weapons and/or shotguns at their toll booths, convenience stores, hardware and grocery stores. The reason we travel to these countries is for personal reasons like mission trips to help with water projects, construction or medical services or maybe, a rare family vacation, where we feel we have the ability to educate our children on real hospitality of wonderful people, regardless of the poverty and the corruption the locals are immersed in.

      We feel comfortable in our intellect, many have I.Q.s of a member of Mensa and are constantly looking to improve our minds anyway possible. We also have n amazingly rare commodity, it is called common sense. We read the Bible yes, most of us know it is an instruction manual for living and helps us become who we are ethically and morally. However we really enjoy Hemingway, Tolstoy, and C.S. Lewis and many others. We can hardly wait for our favorite author to release the next new motivational, detective financial or romance novel. We also enjoy various varieties of music. My personal mp-3 has Yani, AC/DC, Abba, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Metalica, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, so much Motown its a wonder I can sit still. Also a little bit of Alan Jackson, George Strait and Garth Brooks and of course the Boston Philharmonic, including a kick butt rendition of Pink Floyd.

      A majority of us do not watch a lot of T.V. We do not have time. WE are too busy running our companies or being care givers to family or friends. We do watch FOX news occasionally, but we get the majority of our information from the net. This is because have been lied to for so long we do not trust too many news outlets can investigate the sources of our information.

      Ferguson does not scare us. We know why is is going on and who perpetuates the violence and know the true perpetrator of the crimes going on there now will never be jailed. That makes us feel bad for the people of Ferguson. We pray for them and even donate money or time to the community to put it back together.

      We are business owners with 1 to 10,000 employees. We are house wives, nurses, firefighters, teachers, Dr.s, football players, college students, truck drivers, janitors, etc. We are all Patriotic Americans of all races, male or female and we love the foundation of beliefs this country was founded on.

  • Gene Ralno

    For a professional columnist, Morford reveals exceptional ignorance and might want to learn the difference between further and farther. He might also consider a bit of education before he insults a wildly dissimilar, heterogeneous group that includes women as well as men, all American ethnicities, gays & lesbians, rich & poor, doctors & chicken sexers, liberals & conservatives, well-traveled & home bodies and on and on. Clearly, his profile missed the target by miles. Seems he’s not only ignorant but characterized by poor judgement too. Between the typical firearms owner and a yoga teacher, I wonder who’s more likely to be scared when confronted by an armed bad guy.

    • Chuck

      He’s a dimwit for sure. In my case he got the white male part right, but he missed so badly on the rest that I’d have to say it was an accident. I have a degree, lived in the Republic of Korea for a year courtesy of Uncle Sam, and plan on going back as a civilian. Lived in 7 states, from Washington State to the Florida Keys. I’ve been to Canada often enough that I don’t recall how many times. At 54, I’ve owned firearms for 42 years, yet I have never aimed at a person, not even in the military, nor have I had an accidental discharge. Between my dad and the military, I live and breathe weapon safety.

      I understand wanting to keep an open mind, we learn things that way. Just don’t open it so far your brain falls out.

  • WE ARE! BUT WAIT, Someone will organize a backup for our CITY and County Police and Firemen that are not being helped Quell INSURRECTION AND RAMPANT DESTRUCTION. GET some GUTS State Heads and Tell the President to do something QUICK or The State Guard will UTILIZED to the Fullest extent to overcome INSURRECTION AND RAMPAGE!

  • Lee

    They are the scared ones or they would not have made this statement!! We ARE prepared. They will find this out once they get so bold that they think it is all about them. They are right about that it will be ALL about them!!!! LOL

  • Doug

    One other thing that cracks me up about yoga “teacher” Morford, “You do not live in a major city, or near a university or intellectual hub of any note”. “He” seems to think that to be smart, or at least intellectual, you absolutely HAVE to live in a city or near a University. When in all reality, intellectuals eschew cities and prefer the wide open spaces of the country. I live 3 miles away from the city of Manassas, VA and I am 12.9 miles away from George Mason University.
    So…..done and done.
    Oh, wait, he’s probably talking about HUGE liberal Universities, right? And BIG cities like New York, well to satiate his desire for that, I also live 31.7 miles from that liberal bastion of DC.
    Insofaras complicated books, I’ve read (but didn’t enjoy) “Being and Nothingness” by Jean Paul Sartre’ and am currently reading “Critique of Pure Reason” by Immanuel Kant, so there goes his liberal theory on at least ONE “scared White male”.

  • tuffyb

    Typical lib tactic attempting to pigeon hole and denigrate. But then gain you need to consider the source: He is a San Francisco resident and most likely a Nancy Pelosi supporter. With that said you probably seen him flying around the Wicked One’s castle monkey style.

  • Many years ago when I was in the Marines, race riots happened not only on Marine bases and Army posts, but also on board US Navy ships. Sad, but true. One of the many things I did learn was I never had to fear any person – white, black, Chicano, or anyone. Though I grew up in rural America (ND), I have traveled extensively. Early in life I was taught the value of an education and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. I don’t own guns because I’m scared – I own them to put me on equal footing with the criminal element which has been allowed to flourish in this country. My M400, Glock, and Beretta are ready when they are. Morford is a rabble rousing piece of garbage that should be ignored anytime he opens his mouth. His self-righteous blathering garbage is an affront to all of us. But, he does have the right to freedom of speech. I say let him say whatever he wants to say in order to show us just how inane and insignificant he is.

  • J_R_K

    There’s a difference between being scared and being pissed off (I won’t bother to elaborate). But then, liberals never could call a shot and get it right.

  • J_R_K

    There is a difference between being scared and being pissed off (I won’t elaborate since liberals think the Constitution is toilet paper and anything I say is nothing to them) Liberals never could call a shot and get it right.

  • PJ

    I would like to know how this person could ever sell a story to any paper. I am a retired professional female and I carry, I have traveled extensively, I live forty minutes from a major university and a smaller university, two hours from two other major university and three hours from another major university. I wonder how many people in that theater in Colorado could have been saved if just one person would have had a gun. Do you think the big Hollywood liberals are without protection, they have bodyguards, and How about Capital Hill, do you think they are without protection, you sir are a fool to think you don’t need protection. As far as Fox news goes if I want the truth about what is going on in this world then that is the network for me, the others just give their liberal views and border on lies. All you liberals are a bunch of intellectual phony bleeding hearts without an ounce of common since, you can’t even think for yourselves. So much for your profiling abilities, you better leave that to the pros and don’t quit your day job.

  • jyuma

    I not scared or pissed. I will not be abused. I will not have my property taken, nor my family harmed. I have carried for years, there is not a day that I do not. I ask Libs. How will they defend their families,they say call a Cop. I figure a Firearm in my hand, trumps a Cop on the way. In 10 to 20 minutes.

  • Gary D Flatt

    What that last said.

  • Alicia Williams

    I grew-up in NYC and would not go back if someone paid me! Excuse me, but I am a Woman (and proud of it), I have been to the theater, the ballet, the opera, and traveled extensively. I now live in New Mexico (which you might not recognize, but is actually a STATE – oh Obuma said there were 57 – no actually there are 50 and NM was 47), and I’d venture to say this state is more diverse than NYC, Chicago, or LA. We do not want the diseases brought in by the ILLEGAL ‘children’ or the Terrorists that are coming through our borders, SO, yes, I proudly own guns and know how to use them! You, “Mr” Morford (and the Mr was sarcastic) are an absolute fool! A typical east or west coast elitist who thinks they are better than anyone else! You idiot! LOL!

  • westlander

    Morford, your education far exceeds your intelligence and living near a university won’t fix it. When a Trayvon or Michael Brown latch onto you try yoga for self defense.


    The truth is New Progressive Socialists are hoping Americans will all give up our firearms because we want to prove we are not scared. Oh, but law enforcement officers, active and retired, they must be pretty scared because they have a cow over ANY gun control at all applying to THEM! IT WOULD PUT THEIR LIFE IN DANGER! Oh, so giving up your gun rights puts your life in danger – so why would anyone give up their gun rights? Or let anyone take it from you? Truth is many citizens like this San Fran Progressive affiliate with naive helpless moms with candles and just want to make all the bad things go away and just as childishly think if guns are illegal peace and harmony will flourish. We should remind them that the world, before guns were invented, was such a brutal scary place that the Roman Legions were comprised of such scared white males who in a day before guns, actually carried fearsome short swords and shields. The truth is that New Progressive Socialists (San Fran is full of them) are the scared ones! They are not only scared of our firearms – but the individual freedoms we exercise as guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. Socialists dictate and control – because they are smarter than you and know better than you – because – You do not live in a major city, or near a university or intellectual hub of any note, nor have you ever traveled very far from your home town, much less out of state or anywhere further than, say, Mexico. Once. And that was enough.

    You do not read complicated books. You do not like new or weird things. You watch lots of TV . . . . well you get it. They’ll dictate to you whether you like it or not – they’ll run you out of house and home taxing you to pay for their programs – because they know how to spend your money better than you do.


    They are the scared ones – scared of our refusal to accept their re-interpretation of our rights as to make them meaningless – scared of our refusal to give up our firearms – scared of our refusal to give up our freedoms – scared of our willingness to fight their Socialist agenda – scared of OUR WANT TO FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOMS!

  • Taking care of business!

    Here’s a new saying–“Better scared than dead!” But we’re not scared. Only a fool could miss what’s happening.

  • Grunion

    I think it funny how people with zero weapons experience can judge who buys weapons based on purely emotional metrics. If white guys are buying in record numbers, well, they sure as hell aren’t scared anymore. I wonder who is getting frightened now?
    These are the kinds of numbers that will scare our tyrant in to doing something even more stupid.
    I cannot for the life of me figure out why it is a bad thing for our citizens to by armed. All the reasons I hear to disarm seem only to benefit the government, not the citizenry. I think the Monday following Thanksgiving should be declared, “BUY A WEAPON FOR YOUR LOVED ONE DAY”. Happy couples selecting the annual addition to their collection. Now THAT is America.

  • Leo

    I used to work for some guys that truly believed and spoke about how in the future there would be war between the Whites and Blacks of this country.
    They had an entire big room full of Assault Weapons, Hand Grenades and much more.
    This was in the early 80’s and I thought they were out of their minds in believing it.
    However, nowadays I’m beginning to wonder if they weren’t on to something.

  • J. Bailey

    Well I’m Female … so goes THAT ‘profile’ …