Saturday, April 11, 2009
Peak Oil Crime, Personal & Home Security: "Boom in Gun Sales Fueled by Politics and the Economy," By Sean Gregory, TIME.com, April 8, 2009
"Americans are afraid of this economy. As a result, they're getting locked and loaded. To wit: Jacquita Baker, a soft-spoken single mother from Kentwood, Mich., near Grand Rapids. She works as an administrative assistant at the Grand Rapids Urban League and is studying criminal justice at a local university. As of Monday, she's the proud owner of a shotgun. Why bear arms now? "The economy played a large part in my decision," says Baker, 27. 'When people don't have jobs, they might go breaking into people's homes. I want to be safe in my home.'"