Gun ownership has traditionally been associated with the right wing in America but the election of Donald Trump has prompted some left-wingers to join gun clubs - and even start preparing for the collapse of society.
It is not just gun ownership that liberals are reassessing in the wake of Donald Trump’s election win. There appears to have been a surge in interest in survivalism too.
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.
Truth is stranger than fiction. From the UK’s standpoint, the United States is having an arms race within its own borders.
My interests are usually more technological than political, but lately the political realm has been getting more and more bizarre. It’s impossible to ignore right now.