Two important reasons here. “…politics have been the major driver of guns sales for the last decade.” Money quote! Explains why gungrabbers screech “You don’t neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed an assault rifle!!!”, followed by “nobody wants to take away your guns!!” Liars all. I used to think guys who carried backup guns were mall commandos and that one gun with a spare mag and a knife should be enough for anyone. After Maxine Waters called for the public menacing of people who didn’t share her political views I invested in and now carry one, one that can’t be knocked out of battery in close engagements. Front pocket, weak side. I’m too slow to run away and too old to take a beating.