Very interesting article. I thought the author hit the nail right on the head, at least as far as the stats of people purchasing firearms due to an unsettled feeling about the future. The most important takeaway to me were the final lines of the piece:
"Something serious is going on here. America’s economic recovery may be much weaker than advertised, while her economic vulnerability may be much greater than widely believed. Confident citizens do not usually buy record amounts of guns and gold."