The left’s obsessive focus on gun owners may have had the opposite effect than they intended. They have pushed people to purchase more guns than ever before. SO, Americans really like guns, Gun sports are growing in popularity, and people are worried about defending themselves, their families, and their property.
America is now at the point that we have more guns than we have people, and that is not slowing down.
Some people think that as Democrat Joe Biden has appeared to increase in popularity, claiming he will take away guns, so has the pursuit of guns.
“The trade association for the U.S. firearm industry crunched the numbers and came up with one solid fact: Americans really like guns.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation used data from the ATF, information from the Congressional Research Service, and reports from the U.S. International Trade Commission to get a snapshot of roughly how many guns are in current circulation in the country.
This includes an estimated 434 million firearms in civilian possession, with about half, 214 million, of those entering the market since 1991. Of those, “America’s Rifle,” the AR-15 and similar semi-automatics dubbed Modern Sporting Rifles by the NSSF, account for an estimated 19.8 million, lending concrete numbers to the argument that such guns are in common use.
The NSSF has argued that semi-auto firearms intended for the commercial market– which made up 70 percent of firearm production in recent years– are far from being “weapons of war,” as described by gun prohibitionists. “
Is it a reaction of Biden and the left? Recall-Biden is infamous for his comments on “double barreled shot guns” for women to shoot a warning shot to fend off attackers.
The Washington Examiner reported:
America’s recent election and the COVID-19 pandemic fueled a gun-buying binge that continued in November, making 2020 into the top year ever for firearms sales — by a country mile.
The FBI reported today that it recorded a 42% surge in background checks for firearms in November. Last month, it conducted 3.6 million. In November 2019, it was 2.5 million.
And already this year, the FBI has recorded 35.7 million background checks. In all of record-setting 2019, there were 28.3 million checks.
That means 2020 background checks for guns are already 25% over last year, and there is still a month to go. What’s more, December have historically been the biggest month for firearms sales.
Gun industry officials said this December would be even better for sales due to concerns that Democrat Joe Biden will attempt to impose drastic gun control measures and empower the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms Explosives to begin shutting down gun assembly lines.
In several states this year, gun advocates have staged rallies to protect their Second Amendment rights, raising the issue to such a height that several gun dealers have told Secrets that they have been flooded with first-time buyers, including minorities and liberals.
If Biden is seated as President of the United States, what will that do to the increase in gun sales? That might be motivation to tax gun owners to death.
America’s independence is at a crossroads, and we all feel it.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Cultural Marxism, grassroots activism, music, IndyCar racing and political campaigns. @Saorsa1776