In Wisconsin, the state Department of Justice handgun background check hotline had its busiest summer since the agency began tracking the numbers a decade ago.
"The last three months, June, July and August, calls to the hotline, which I assume would correspond very closely with sales, are running ahead of last year," said Gary Hamblin, administrator of the Division of Law Enforcement Services. "And last year was a banner year.
"When we hit June, for whatever reason, calls exceeded last year, which had previously been the high-water mark," Hamblin said.
No one seems to know why. There is always the possibility that a Statist (Fed) Government will make some attempt to erase the 2nd Amendment, although that hasn't happened yet. On the other hand, there was brief consideration of making all lead ammo illegal by the Fish/Wildlife Service.
One suspects that there are a lot of discomfited people out there.