Friday, May 01, 2009

Guns and Ammo Bought This Year

Excerpted from an article on WorldNetDaily by Bob Unruh:

"Guns purchased legally in the United States this year could outfit two armies – and not just any armies, the armies of China and India, according to new government reports cited by a website for sport-shooting enthusiasts.

"The federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System database statistics show there were more than 3.7 million background checks during the first three months of this year, compared to about 8 million annually not even a decade ago, according to the documentation assembled by

"That's not individual guns, that's background checks, the organization pointed out. If a purchaser obtains two, three or even four guns at a time, often there is only one background check.

"You also bought 1,529,635,000 rounds of ammunition in just the month of December. Yeah, that is right, that is billion with a 'b.' This number takes no account of reloading or reloaded ammunition," the report said.
"According to the Global Security website, the Indian army is estimated to have about 1 million soldiers. A news report from several years ago estimated the Chinese army at 1.7 million, although recent estimates put that at 2.25 million."

Ben says: In your face China and India! While Bawb and I are panting approvingly of these numbers so far, WE KNOW YOU CAN DO EVEN BETTER, AMERICA!

According to wikipedia, the six largest armies in the world equal about 8,143,900 troops (which is about equal to the 8 million number quoted in the above article as our usual yearly pre-Obama gun purchases).

Therefore, Ben and Bawb's Blog is challenging the American people to break the 10 army threshold! The ten largest armies in the world give us a number of 10,337,750. That should be no problem to buy more guns than that. It's only 2,193,850 more than our 8 million yearly average.

To do our part to help, Bawb and I have both graciously and selflessly volunteered to accept, as gifts, any excess guns that you, the American people, purchase and don't have room for. Of course, they would have to be legally purchased and transferred to us in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, at no cost to ourselves.

I know many of you may feel compelled to toss around words like "heroes" when discussing Bawb and myself, but we eschew the term. We are merely doing our part to keep America great.

So come on, America! Buy more guns and give some to us. We will also accept cash.


Bawb said...

(Ballad of the Green Berets playing softly in the background) By golly Ben, I won't let Ol' Glory down! Two new guns have come to reside with us since New Year's, and I hope to make it more. I won't rest until we out-gun the Pakistanis and the Russians and the Germans and everyone else too! It's for the children! YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN!

Ben said...

Sorry to inform you Bawb, Germany now has the 18th largest army, not in the top ten. They must be turning into pussies like the French (#22).

If American civies outdo the top ten armies, we'll beat(in order): The Chi-coms, the Yankees, the Indians (the kind with dots, not feathers), the Ruskies, the Norks, the Sorks, the Pakis, the Iranians, the Turks, and the NVA (or whatever they are now).

If the American people REALLY want to earn brownie-points with us, they can knock out no.s 11 and 12, the Egyptians and Myanmar (Burma)too.

You're still reading this malarkey? Get to the gunshop!