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Americans are angry, increasingly armed

Gun sales are up 26 per cent in January and February

While the U.S. economy is crashing, gun sales are up 26 per cent in January and February compared to last year. That’s 2.5 million Americans who have bought guns in two months. Gun dealers suggest this has something to do with fears of growing social unrest as unemployment soars. Third World-like refugee camps are popping up in major American cities. Meanwhile, the FBI has carried out over a million background checks on new gun buyers. Of course, no one knows the precise reason why so many people are arming themselves, but polls show Americans are in a very foul mood these days.

Reuters

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