Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Guns, Food And Supplies

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Now that the shoe is on the other foot, many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping.  Fearing that a Trump presidency could rapidly evolve into a “Trumpocalypse”, a significant number of leftists are now stockpiling food, guns and emergency supplies.  In fact, even though many had expected a sharp drop in gun sales following Trump’s victory, what actually happened is that fear of what is coming under Trump pushed background checks for gun sales to an all-time record high on Black Friday.  The election of Donald Trump has awakened the left to a degree that we haven’t seen in decades, and some on the left are embracing hardcore survivalism without any apologies.

What is ironic about all of this is that on the other end of the political spectrum interest in prepping is probably the lowest that it has ever been in the history of the modern prepper movement.  A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about how it was like “a nuclear bomb went off in the prepping community“, and nothing has changed since that time.

In fact, since I originally wrote that article we have gotten some hard numbers that show how dramatically optimism about the future has surged among those on the right.

Just before the election, CNBC’s All-America Economic Survey found that only 15 percent of all Republicans believed that the economy would improve over the next year, but after the election that number skyrocketed all the way up to 74 percent.

But among Democrats it is a different story altogether.  That same CNBC survey found that optimism about the economy on the left fell by more than half after the election.  At this point, it is sitting at just 16 percent.

It would be hard to overstate how negatively many on the left feel about Trump.  We have seen many of them take to the streets to angrily protest his election, and according to the BBC others have decided to stockpile food and guns “in preparation for social and economic collapse”…

In America, stockpiling weapons and food, in preparation for social and economic collapse, has tended to be the preserve of right-wing libertarians and foes of “big government”. But the Liberal Prepper Facebook group – up to now a small band – reports a big increase in enquiries.

 

“A lot of people are worried that not only will [a Trump presidency] fail but that it will fail spectacularly to the point that we are going to end up on in one or more critical situations that we are just not prepared for,” says Jeff, 36, one of the group’s members.

So could we see “social and economic collapse” under Trump?

Despite the wild optimism that we are seeing on the right at the moment, without a doubt this is a possibility.

It is funny how a single election can change our perspective on things so dramatically.  During the Obama years, it seemed like the left was constantly talking about disarming everyone, but now Trump has sparked a renewed interest in gun ownership among many liberals.  Prominent progressive author Ana Marie Cox is just one example

Witness Ana Marie Cox, a popular progressive writer with gigs at MTV and the New York Times. “So who else has been researching basic disaster prep stuff?” she polled her Twitter audience on Wednesday. “Bc—congrats, right wingers—I do not trust the government to help anymore!”
 
Her next tweet extended the holiday merriment to our nation’s Second Amendment enthusiasts: “Getting my rifle out of storage this week.”

And did you know that leftists even have their own gun organization?

It is known as “the Liberal Gun Club”, and since Trump’s victory it has experienced a huge surge in membership

Lara Smith, national spokesperson for the Liberal Gun Club, says her organization has seen a “huge” rise in enquiries since November’s election and a 10% increase in paid members.

 

US gun sales hit record levels in October amid fears a Hillary Clinton election victory would lead to draconian gun control measures.

 

The election of Donald Trump, who was backed by the National Rifle Association early on, was thought to bring an end to panic buying. Shares in gun manufacturers even dropped by as much as 18% following his victory.

 

Instead, FBI background checks for gun transactions soared to a new record for a single day – 185,713 – during the Black Friday sales on 25 Novemberaccording to gun control news site The Trace.

Many on the right have responded to Donald Trump’s election victory by deciding that the battle is over and that it is time to go to sleep.  But many on the left have been suddenly awakened and are now preparing for extremely challenging times ahead.

I hate to say this, but in this case those on the left that are busily preparing are showing much more wisdom than many on the right that have chosen to abandon prepping altogether at this point.

Of course most of those on the left don’t really understand the storm that is approaching.  All they know is that Trump is “really bad” and therefore they need to try to get through the next four years the best that they can.  Here is more from the BBC

“We are not looking for end of the world Mad Max-type scenarios, we are not looking at a zombie apocalypse,” says the author of a left wing survivalist blog, who also reports a surge in interest since Trump’s victory.

 

He says it is “fairly easy to predict” an economic collapse under Trump but adds: “No matter what, the country is still going to be here in four years, there’s going to be another election.”

I would have to agree that a major economic downturn is quite likely in the very near future.  We have been on the greatest debt binge in history during the Obama years, and it is inevitable that this bubble will burst.

Donald Trump basically has two choices.  He could try to prolong this debt bubble for as long as possible, but that would make the ultimate outcome even worse.  Or he could try to deal with the crisis right away, but that would mean an extraordinary amount of pain for all of us.

No matter who won the election, we were going to have to deal with the consequences of decades of incredibly foolish decisions sooner or later.

Let us certainly hope for the best, but without a doubt those that are preparing for challenging times ahead are showing incredible wisdom, and this includes both liberals and conservatives.

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Draybin Deffercon III's picture

Hope they know which way to point that thing...

overbet's picture

Can anyone with some programming skills write us a program to auto-downvote these assholes?

Mano-A-Mano's picture

The ASSHOLE you smell is your mouth too close to your nose.

38BWD22's picture

 

 

Libertarian Hard Right Bearing Guy has been a little lax in prepping since Trump won.  That may have been a tad premature, as weknow that the Left is not going away and will relish any opportunity to destroy Trump and even America.

'Cause they don't give a shit about anyone other their own elitist selves.

 

nmewn's picture

The progs might want to read this...

http://monsterhunternation.com/2016/11/14/a-handy-guide-for-liberals-who...

"Now that you’ve decided that you should be able to protect yourself from sexist war bands, and you know the basics about when it’s okay to shoot people, you want to go get strapped. But hold your horses there, Che. Guns are tools, but they are also very unforgiving of stupidity, and the last thing I want to have happen is one of you liberals shoot somebody on accident, because then you’ll be trying to pass more laws to punish people like me. First you need to learn how to be safe."

...I think it will be helpful ;-)

Save_America1st's picture
Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Guns

 

cool....now let's tell them we want to take their gun rights away and see how them bitchez like it. lol

nmewn's picture

In their parlance I think thats called "triggering"...lmao!

TeamDepends's picture

Always shooting their mouths off....

Dormouse's picture

I hope they're buying guns to blow their brains out.

Save_America1st's picture

man, that would be a long fucking wait.  How could they shoot themselves?  It'd be hilarious watching libtards laying their heads down in front of their guns waiting for it to shoot them all by itself.  Cuz only guns kill people...people don't kill people, right?

 

Save_America1st's picture

Fuck...hmmmmm, just thought of something that isn't good.  I wouldn't be surprised if George Soros is funding a libtard gun-buying spree. 

The scumbag has funded all the other bullshit these libiots have been doing over the past several years.  Libards aren't much different than the radical musloids in a lot of ways.  Very prone to psycho violent cult behavior.

Might not be too long into Mr. T.'s first term before libtards start homicide bombing themselves "for the cause". 

Eager Beaver's picture

THIS!

Allowing liberals to arm themselves is a very bad idea. I got the first twinge of fear after the Orlando shooting when all the gays started arming themselves, this might be worse. These people are violent, they have no conscience, and to them, the ends justify the means. Let's not allow the snowflakes to have weapons, or even sharp objects at this point in history, without some serious deprogramming and a lot more education than they're getting in their safe spaces.

Save_America1st's picture

yeah, sure doesn't seem like a good idear to me either.  I'd say maybe let 'em have some plastic butter knives at most....and even that's really pushin' it.

No forks though...not unless you put corks on them just to be on the safe side.  

To wit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eJ0iGZ7Ms8

 

 

CuttingEdge's picture

Without even clicking that link I'll give you an uptick for Ruprecht and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels :)

Manthong's picture

“Um, I don't think I'm mistaken here, but the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America applies to all citizens.”

Please do not fall into that liberal trap….

We have a natural right to self-defense and actually that even applies to residential nuclear missiles. …(exaggeration made for effect)………...

..the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America applies to the F’n GOVERNMENT. 

 

I am spending the winter collecting plutonium from the cascadian current flow,,, my nuke could be done by the end of the year.

 

CaptainObvious's picture

Um, I don't think I'm mistaken here, but the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America applies to all citizens.  When you say "Let's not allow the snowflakes to have weapons", you sound just like a libtarded gun-grabber whose justification for confiscating guns from the right is equally as flimsy.  The shoe is on the other foot now, but that doesn't give you the right to grind libtards under your heel.  Yeah, they're assholes.  Yes, they're immature and easily influenced.  But they still have the right to bear arms.  Take it away from them, and that gives THEM the justification they need to take them away from you, next time they're at bat.  Don't be more of a fool than you must.

Eager Beaver's picture

Spare me. In case you haven't noticed, Mr. Obvious, these people tend towards the hypocritical. Here's the problem with 'murica; you think they operate based on the same set of values that you do. For example, you think that if you allow them to have guns, then they'll allow you to have guns. Really? Who's the fool? Read much history?

Fuck the Constitution, and fuck the "amendments". You are not living under the Constitution, or anything resembling the rule of law, and THAT, if nothing else, should be obvious to everybody by now. The "law" applies to you, not to them. Mark my words, you let these fuckers arm themselves, and we will have blood in the streets, and that is exactly what Soros and his ilk want.

DosZap's picture

There is a huge gulf separating being armed and being proficient with one.

Libtards think OWNING a weapon makes them safe.

Richard Chesler's picture

That's right. Guns don't kill people, libtards kill people.

Bill of Rights's picture

Ha ha ha now they care about rights ha h go fuck yourselve

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

you'll get my gun when a weak spring sun melts my snowflake fingers off it

Manthong's picture

..you will get my gun when the ocean rises 3 cm due to global warming…

WHICH MEANS NEVER!

 

..you will get my gun when Michael Moore gets down to 185 lbs.

..you will get my gun when Rachel Maddow declares she is a virgin conservative….

..you will get my gun when GHW Bush admits his pappy was a Nazi financier.

--you will get my gun when the sun goes orange and envelopes the orbit of the earth.

 

Cynicles's picture

more education?

"education" is the root, the cause of the problem; indoctrination is always bad

being told what is right and what is wrong goes against the core of the US fundamentals  

The US Constitution was created to limit the feral gov, certainly not empower it 

Eager Beaver's picture

I would argue that "schooling" is the problem. Education is what you get from bloody knuckles and broken bones, hard knocks, while schooling is what you get in exchange for your tuition.

So, yes, education, and not more of it, because there's precious little real education happening these days. We need real education, not indoctrination and brainwashing.

As an aside, the Constitution fairytale doesn't work with me. There was no federal gov before the CONstitution. So, how does that work, the document that brings it into existence was created to limit it? And then what, they needed to amendment it, because the raw document was too "limited"? Believing in the Founding Father bullshit is a prime example of too much "schooling".

Cloud9.5's picture

I hear where you are coming from but your position like theirs is based on feelings.  People are not allowed to be armed.  It is their natural right.  Any mechanism you would put into place to prevent the left from arming itself will at some point in time be used against you.  If I remember correctly the rabid antigun movement in California was sparked by a wish to disarm the Black Panthers.  A lot of right wingers were impacted by that legislation.  Be careful what you wish for.  The statist will line up with you on your attempt to disarm the left.

A Nanny Moose's picture

The have been known to confiscate guns from those that they feel are mentally ill. LBGTQSFP+ are definitely abby normal.

Dormouse's picture

Soros might be funding such a thing, but fortunately Liary will be directing the actual gun running because she's the most qualified to do so with minimal casualties.

Freddie's picture

Libs are a joke.  Cowardly scum.

Anyone betting on Trump and saving America better not get too excited.  The GOP-e scum in Congrez-zio is as bad as the Dems.  Trump kids have all become tribe.

I hated the Kennedys until I learned more about JFK.  He was America's last great hope because he was doing three great things and they killed him for it:

1. Busting up the CIA - Rockefeller CIA.

2. Creating US money printed by the Treasury - which he did.  The money was also backed by silver.

3. Stopping Vietnam.   Eisenhower, to his credit, warned us about MIC.

If Trump gives a free pass to the Clintons, Pizzagate, Sid Blumenthal, the people behind the gencoides in Syria, Libya, Iraq et al, McShame, Graham, Flake other NeoCons plus Soros klan then nothing will change.   These f**kers as well as the Merkel and Operation Gladio/Soros/zio gang destroying Europe need to be arrested and hung too.

Overfed's picture

First, they'll get into guns. Next they'll get into prepping and self sufficiency, and realize that the didn't need .gov after all. Then they'll cease to be libtards. Hey, one can dream, right?

Save_America1st's picture

wait until they eventually catch on to stacking silver.  We all know how thin the phyzz market is now.  Just think if those bitchez started stacking. 

Light the fucking fuse on that rocket and step waaaaaaaaaay back. 

Parth's picture

Thats perfectly acceptable. Ban guns applies to all anyways. ANd this article is far from truth, libs are not buying guns or preping. They buy their beef at the grocery store as they are gainfully employed, while Trumpers need to go deer hunting as they have no job and are hoping TRump gets them a job. Nature of liberals is their IQ is higher and are generally beter educated. I wish Trump puppets luck though.

False_Profit's picture

I think the article leaves something out of their assumptions on what is driving the  increase in purchases...

It's not progressive communists that are arming up...it's the right is buying even more guns because we expect civil war...

Gott mit uns...

TBT or not TBT's picture

Correia is a national treasure.  

dr kill's picture

See, the first thing you do is ride on down to Van Buren Street in Wilmington and axe for Poo or Queeny. They can arrange for any Proggy to get lessons n shit at the Hip Hop Knife and Gun Club of Greater Wilmington. The eager Proggy will discover how to wear a hankerchief and wife-beater properly, what is the correct waist size for their trousers, how to do the crow-walk and most of all the one-handed sideways shooting-style that is most accurate.

Hulk's picture

One thing we should let the progs know, just to be fair,  is it helps to throw back a few before shooting. Helps steady the hand and calm the nerves.

This technique works especialy well in large groups of shooters !!!

 

SILVERGEDDON's picture

Nice posts, Draybin and Nmewn - Merry Christmas, you old fucks. 

Vatican_cameo's picture

 

So how do they equate a "Spike in Gun Sales" on the biggest shopping day of the year with Liberals?  Just because the Brown Clown is leaving town is no reason NOT to purchase more weapons.  The SnowFlakes are still acting like a wounded animal caught in a leg-hold trap and Inauguration Day is still a month off.  I just don't see the Cupcake Nation being solely responsible for a good day for the gun-dealers.

NoDebt's picture

Building 3 bathrooms for each of their bunkers is really going to add to the cost.

 

Save_America1st's picture

@NoDebt

fuckin' good one dude!  that's fuckin' hilarious!  Almost made me spit the beer all over the laptop.  lol

myne's picture

It's not like guns are perishable goods. 

New_Meat's picture

"You have to, like, take it apart?  And, is this Hoppiez stuff eco-friendly?  That spray oil is yuckky, and besides it will deplete the ozone layer.  How come when I get to the "lock" step, there's no place to put the bullet-thingies?"

38BWD22's picture

 

 

Maybe they'll throw their guns (erm, recycle them?) when they learn that bullets are made of lead.

Bubba Rum Das's picture

Single user w/multiple shill acounts: Reported.

Raffie's picture

Oh goodie Holiday Trolls are here.

What a delight to see them play OPPOSITE DAY. They are SO good at this game.

Yes they are right. TRUMP will undo the damage that 'Team Obama Demo-crat' has done to our once great nation. An restore HOPE once and heal the racial divides that was cause over the past 8 years.
Bring jobs back to America and pull the guilty to trial for crimes against America and humanity.

Michael Obama's hopelessness gives me HOPE. It means we are on the right track.

So Holiday Trolls I say "MERRY CHRISTMAS, JESUS REIGNS and we will see America Great Again."