Today I went out to do some grocery and hardware shopping. I found a few odd things:
1) At the Smith & Edwards, a big-ass hardware/suplus/outdoor/clothing store, there were some changes in the displays. Prominantly displayed up front were books on the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, the coming threat of socialism, and survivalism. In the gun department, .45 caliber ammo was not to be had. In fact most pistol ammo was greatly depleted. Camping and emergency rations were selling at a brisk pace. Numerous people in the gun department looking at pistols.
2) At the Ace Hardware, most of the pistol ammo was gone, including all the .45 ammo. Several people in the gun department looking at pistols; overheard a staffer talking to another customer on the phone, telling them that whatever gun he was talking about had a waiting list.
3) The Kent’s supermarket had stocked up on 9mm ammo, but were sold out of .45. Also Kents, which formerly had sold pretty much the usual run of the mill processed foodchows, now has large new displays set up for long-term-storable emergency food, sold by the 5-gallon bucket.
Obviously, the optimism brought on by Teh One is infectious.