If you’ve been following my work for any period of time, then you know that starting way back in late 2012 I forecast a period of rising social unrest, domestically and internationally. You also know that the forecast has come true. Consider …
17 consecutive months of increased gun sales, with September breaking the November 1998 record.
Based on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), almost 2 million guns were sold in September alone – bringing the 2016 year-to-date total to 19.8 million.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives estimates 9.05 million firearms manufactured in the U.S. last year.
But it’s not just guns that are seeing record demand, so is ammunition.
Bulk purchases of ammunition are on the rise because of the possibility that 2017 could find ammo more expensive and harder to get.
Perhaps that’s why Israeli ammunition sales to U.S. gun owners in 2015 rose by nearly 1,000% from the year before.
Social unrest is also lifting demand for safes. This has been the case in Japan and across the eurozone due to negative interest rates in those countries – and now it’s ramping up in the U.S. as well.
Indeed, one U.S. based gun-safe manufacturer in Waterloo, Iowa indicated a one-year backlog for their safes over the last 2.5 to three years. Manufacturers note a reason for the increased demand is largely due to the fact that people are using them as a personal security closet.
Bottom line: This all goes hand in glove with the cycles of social and political unrest that have been building steadily for years now. Sadly, it also reflects the ramping up of war cycles around the world as I have been pointing out for some time.
My Artificial Intelligence modeling points to a period of economic upheaval rivaling the Great Depression directly ahead.
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Best wishes, and stay safe …