Background checks for newly purchased guns have soared to a high of 3.9 million in June, meaning gun sales have skyrocketed.
June’s numbers are the most that the FBI has ever recorded since the background check system first went online in 1998.
The requests are up 136 percent of June of last year.
Per Fox News:
More than 19 million checks — a key barometer for gun sales — were conducted in the first half of 2020, more than all of 2012 and many years prior. Gun sales usually see an uptick in presidential election years over fears an incoming president could restrict access to firearms.
Gun sales soared in March as governments across the United States began issuing stay-at-home orders and other unprecedented lockdown measures as the coronavirus took a grip across the country.
“Civil unrest, rioting, looting and calls to defund police are unquestionably motivating factors of why this trend is increasing. Americans are right to be concerned for their personal safety,” Mark Oliva, director of public affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents gunmakers, told Fox.
According to the numbers 40 percent of those buying guns are first-time buyers.
Gun sales have been increasing all year.
Per Guns and America:
Georgia State University Law Professor Timothy Lytton studies gun violence and says gun sales are likely being driven by two very different worries. Some people are concerned about heavy-handed government during a crisis and others are worried government services, like police, won’t be able to reach them.
And he doesn’t see the trend in sales going away.
“I think the current civil unrest is likely to stoke both of those fears even further and that we’re likely to see increased sales of firearms continuing on through the summer,” Lytton said.
Realize one thing, here. This means a lot of women AND liberals are buying guns, too!
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Heavily-Armed Italians Guard Family Bakery (Video)
A heavily-armed Italian family stopped looters from burning down Corbo’s Bakery in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mrs. Corbo telling reporters the rioters came at the family with rocks and baseball bats – said they had no choice but to protect their business.
“They came at us with bats, threw rocks and stones and I was like, alright,” co-owner Selena Corbo told Cleveland19.com.
After protesters tried to force their way inside with bats and other weapons, owner Joe Corbo and his two sons armed themselves with guns and told the rioters that they would not allow them inside the bakery, Fox 8 reported.
“We don’t want any trouble, we don’t want you guys in here damaging our property, we’re just protecting our business and truthfully, I would say maybe 80% of them understood and left us alone,” one of the owners told the television station.
— Christopher Baughman (@CFBAUGHMAN) May 31, 2020
You can support the cause and protect your bussiness!!
— Ashly Marmash (@AshlyMarmash) May 31, 2020
They have every right to protect their family business?! They maybe insured from broken glass but insurance won’t pay for lost revenue and lost product?! Also these riots could be considered terrorism and insurance pays for no loss on that?They are trying to save their livelihood
— Locals (@Localsfairhope) June 1, 2020
Protect your business if the police we pay with tax dollars can’t because they been ordered to stand down or are just to over loaded to be everywhere. It is now up to business owners to protect their property or let them loot it.
— June (@ejunewolfe) June 1, 2020
Protect your business with your 2nd Amendments.DON’T GIVE UP YOUR GUNS. Proud of you.
— Patty (@Patty92466401) June 1, 2020
This idiot recording says, “Don’t you have insurance???” Do YOU have insurance on yer house??? Gimme yer address and lemme come loot and pillage yer homestead!!! I mean after all, you have insurance right???
— Butch (@Butchbibbly) June 1, 2020
good for them! it doesn’t matter if they have insurance or not, someone like the interviewer who never worked for anything in his life would not understand why they would protect their business!
— M S (@m_sines) June 1, 2020
Holy crap what a moron, “your insured right” so hey let us destroy your property and don’t worry about it. “ is it worth some one possibly getting shot” ?♂️?♂️?♂️don’t come around here and there won’t be any problems. This film guy should have been spanked as a kid.
— Roy McAvoy (@twiterlesKale) June 1, 2020
Petition Opposing Canada’s Latest Gun Ban Become Biggest in Country’s History
A petition demanding Justin Trudeau’s latest ban of more than 1,500 guns has become the biggest petition in Canadian history.
A petition demanding Justin Trudeau’s latest ban of more than 1,500 guns has become the biggest petition in Canadian history.
Petition e-2574 that demands that Trudeau’s government reverse its wide-ranging gun ban has already garnered more than 180,000 signatures, according to The Post Millennial.
E-2574 was begun on May 5, but in only a week it exploded across the nation. The petition closes on September 2, 2020.
The petition calls for an end to the Order in Council that took place on May 1, 2020. It also calls for the legislature to replace it with laws that targets criminals instead of law-abiding gun owners.
Canada’s gun owners insist that they have a right to own guns for self-protection.
The petition makes a number of points about Trudeau’s extensive gun ban.
1). The Prime Minister’s firearms confiscation regime, undemocratically imposed without debate during a pandemic while Parliament is suspended, is an assault on Canadian democracy;
2). Canada already has stringent regulations and comprehensive legislation related to firearms ownership;
3). Canada has millions of responsible, law-abiding firearms owners;
4). Data shows that the confiscation regime would not stop firearms violence in Canada;
5). The majority of firearms used in violent crimes are obtained illegally and/or are smuggled into Canada;
6). Legal firearms owners are strong advocates for measures that will actually prevent firearms violence;
7). Legal firearms owners in Canada are vetted on a daily basis through the CPIC system;
8). The Prime Minister is using the emotion of the tragedy in Nova Scotia to impose this confiscation regime even though all of the firearms the murderer used were illegally obtained;
9). The list of firearms to be confiscated is arbitrary and not based on functionality;
10). “Assault rifles”, or fully automatic firearms, have been banned in Canada since 1977;
11). Criminals who have illegally obtained firearms will not be impacted by this confiscation regime; and
12). The federal government is abandoning evidenced-based decision making as it relates to preventing firearm violence.
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Gun Sales Surge Overwhelming Background Check Systems
If you’ve waited until now, to buy needed supplies, you waited way too long.
Coronavirus gun sales are surging thereby overwhelming state and federal background check systems.
The coronavirus sales surge is straining the gun background check system. According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, which administers checks in that state, the average wait time for screening has gone from between five and eight minutes to two days. It’s a similar story in Pennsylvania, where stores are reporting unprecedented delays. The FBI, which conducts the screenings for most states, told Newsweek that it’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System “remains fully operational and will continue to process requests.
Coronavirus Gun Sale Surge Overwhelms State, Federal Background Check Systems https://t.co/CpCCa76DB7
— ?️UNJABI M?️GA ?? ?? (@MR_PUNJABI) March 23, 2020
The gun sales surge accompanying the Chinese conronavirus pandemic is overwhelming both state and federal background check systems.
On March 19, 2020, Breitbart News reported National Shooting Sports Foundation numbers showing gun sales in the U.S. had jumped 300 percent above where they were at the same point in time last year. Thereafter, various Federal Firearm License holders (FFLs) contacted Breitbart News to talk of calling into the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) to do a background check for a pending sale, only to be placed on hold for hours and/or, in some cases, to have the line disconnected.
An FFL from a western state told Breitbart News he has a stack of background checks forms–ATF form 4473–already filled out by customers who came into the store to purchase firearms during the sales surge. The FFL arrives at store early in the morning and places a call to the FBI NICS number simply to be placed in the queue, and once he is talking to someone he runs as many of the background checks as he can before being disconnected.
An FFL in a midwestern state told Breitbart News he lost “$10,000 to “$12,000” in sales on Friday, March 20, 2020, due to delays in NICS response to phone calls for background checks. More
As subjects of the state, we have to request permission from our government for something we already have as a God-given right to own. This should have never happened. Our founding fathers are certainly rolling around in their graves.
Florida’s Failed ‘Red Flag’ Law Sees Massive Numbers of Gun Confiscation
The State of Florida has seen a large number of very shady cases of gun confiscation since it enacted its un-American red flag law in 2018.
Showing exactly why so-called “red flag” laws are dangerously un-American, the State of Florida has seen a large number of very shady cases of gun confiscation since it enacted its red flag law in 2018.
In just over a year, this un-American law has been used more than 3,500 times to take away the Second Amendment rights of Floridians.
That is an obscene number of cases in such a short period of time.
Per the Associated Press:
The law, supported by legislators of both parties, has been applied more than 3,500 times since, with the pace accelerating during the last half of 2019. Even so, an Associated Press analysis of the law showed its use is inconsistent, with some counties and cities using it rarely and others not at all.
Advocates of Florida’s red flag measure say before it existed, it was often difficult to remove firearms from those making threats or suffering severe mental breakdowns. Investigators did not act on reports that the Parkland shooter was threatening to carry out a school massacre. But even if they had, it is likely he would have been allowed to keep his guns because he had no felony convictions or involuntary, long-term mental commitments, they say.
Naturally, the AP lied with its headline.
As Jazz Shaw pointed out, the AP’s headline said “hundreds of guns” have been confiscated, but it is in fact THOUSANDS of guns that have been stolen by the state.
Shaw also noted that the numbers seem to show that some Florida counties are abusing the law:
As the report reveals, there are two counties in the panhandle where authorities have only issued one red flag order for every 100,000 residents. Nine other, mostly rural counties, have issued none at all since the law took effect. But at the other end of the scale, multiple counties have issued one for every 5,500 residents. One other (Highlands County) issued one for every 850 people living there. That’s got to be a significant portion of the guns in the county.
Are we honestly supposed to believe that some of those counties are chock full of crazy people while others have no issues at all? Or could it be that some counties have judges and/or sheriffs that are far more likely to approve gun confiscations than others? The sheriff in the top gun-grabbing county, Paul Blackman, told the AP that he has “no idea” why his county is number one but noted that his deputies receive frequent calls about mental health crisis situations.
So, how does this law work? It allows police to batter down doors, steal a citizen’s firearms, and even incarcerate them just on the say-so of someone. Police don’t have to prove a thing. They just have to take the word of anyone who decides they don’t like the targeted person.
Worse, since it is not a criminal proceeding, the targeted citizen has no right to state supplied counsel and have to pay for their own legal fees whether they can afford it or not. And that means only the rich can afford to fight these confiscations in court.
As Shaw noted, this law is ripe for abuse and there are damn few safeguards in place to stop that abuse.
What could be more un-American than the summary elimination of a citizen’s Constitutional rights like this?
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Virginia Democrats Announce Plans to Restore Gun Rights… to Convicted Murderers
Virginia Democrats have finally found a group they DO want to give more gun rights to and apparently they are convicted murderers
Well, it looks like Virginia Democrats have finally found a group they DO want to give more gun rights to and apparently that group is convicted murderers!
Virginia Democrats are busily trying to take away gun rights from as many classes of law-abiding Virginians as they can. One law, for instance is SB 240, the state Democrat’s new “red flag” law. The law would allow police to instantly take away a citizen’s guns if but one person complains that the targeted citizen “might” be “a danger” to themselves or those around them.
One might assume that at some level the definition of “a danger” just might include a criminal record.
Well, you would be wrong, at least in the case of one class of criminals to whom Democrats want to ignore a criminal record and restore gun rights.
Shockingly, state Democrats want to reinstate the gun rights of convicted murderers who are under the age of 17.
As The Blaze reported:
Virginia attorney Hans Bader warns that prominent Democrats in both houses of the legislature are supporting HB 274, a bill that raises the age for when a juvenile criminal conviction triggers a ban on that individual owning or transporting firearms.
Under current Virginia law, juveniles may be tried as adults for violent offenses beginning at age 14. This bill will would raise the age to 16. In addition, under current law (§18.2-308.2(A)), it is prohibited for “any person adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile 14 years of age or older at the time of the offense of murder in violation of § 18.2-31 or 18.2-32, kidnapping in violation of § 18.2-47, robbery by the threat or presentation of firearms in violation of § 18.2-58, or rape in violation of § 18.2-61 … to knowingly and intentionally possess or transport any firearm or ammunition for a firearm.”
This bill would change the age threshold from 14 to 16, meaning that anyone convicted of a violent murder under the age of 16 would still be able to legally possess a firearm.
In other words, teens who have already used guns in violent crimes would be allowed to keep their firearms as far as Virginia Democrats are concerned.
So, let’s recap. In Virginia, Democrats want laws that say:
Adults who were not convicted of anything can have their Second Amendment rights summarily eliminated without a trial under the Democrat Red Flag law.
Teenagers who have already used guns to kill someone will be allowed to keep their guns.
Once again, we see that Democrats are the most dangerous element in American society.
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Lying Media Desperately Hoped Virginia Gun Rally Would Turn Violent
A review of coverage of Monday’s rally in Virginia by the fake news media shows they desperately hoped there would be bloodshed.
A review of coverage of Monday’s Second Amendment rally in Virginia by the fake news media shows they desperately hoped there would be bloodshed.
Extremist, left-wing cable network MSNBC led the way on Monday morning’s coverage. Just as rally goers were gathering, the extremist “news” network labeled the participants as dangerous terrorists who were sure to begin killing people by the scores.
MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin started out by falsely labeling the rally in Richmond, Virginia, as being attended by “armed militia,” and “white nationalist groups from all over the country.”
This is a flat out lie.
Still, he rambled on saying, “This is the scene in Richmond. Armed militia, white nationalist groups from all over the country taking part on MLK day.” He added that state officials “fear a dangerous confrontation.”
In another segment this liar gasped that “Right now, thousands of guns rights activists, white nationalists, militia groups all swarming the Virginia state capitol in Richmond.”
This garbage was typical of the media’s coverage of the day’s rally. But as it turned out, not a single negative incident occurred. All that happened was real Americans turned out to denounce Virginia’s elimination of American Second Amendment rights.
Others in the media were just as bad. Check out this montage of some of the worst offenders:
#NEW MONTAGE from me showing how @CNN and @MSNBC spent their mornings hyping fears that "white nationalists" and "extremists" would cause "violence" at #VirginiaRally for the #2A like in 2017 at Charlottesville #LobbyDay2020 pic.twitter.com/wR91mMPfmR
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 20, 2020
Oh, and the accusation that the rally was just a “white nationalist” rally? This black man who attended sure did not think so:
Pro-2A patriot slams Fake News about Virginia's gun rally: "Every news piece you've seen this weekend have brought up the issue of race as though it's nothing but white rednecks and hillbillies out here who care for the Second Amendment." pic.twitter.com/zO5vxzJZzI
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 20, 2020
But once the rally went off without any of the violence, mayhem, arrests, and bloodletting that the liberal media wanted, that same media was sure annoyed by the law abiding gun owners.
Black 2A Supporter Has A Few Choice Words For MSM Who Characterized Gun Rights Rally As ‘Racist’
“Mainstream media be damned.”
An attendee at the Richmond Virginia gun rights rally today dispelled the MSM smears against rally-goers.
He says the media is mischaracterizing them, & that they are just law-abiding citizens who want to advocate for their constitutional rights.
An attendee at the rally in Richmond Virginia dispels the media smears against rally-goers.
— A C Kittel (@ackittel) January 20, 2020
“Every news piece you’ve seen this weekend, they’ve always brought up the issue of race, as thought its nothing but white rednecks and hillbillies out here that care for the Second Amendment,” said the man.
“When actually, black Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Americans, in general, care about the 2nd Amendment,” the man continued. “I work at a gun store part-time and I can’t tell you the number of customers I see of all races, all colors, all creeds, who care about the 2nd Amendment and who just want to peaceably, live their lives, enjoy their rights, and their 2nd Amendment.”
This is outstanding to see fellow Americans stand up for our rights black, white, brown, or yellow it makes no difference we are all patriots at heart.
Fake News MSNBC is calling #VirginiaRally goers “white nationalists” on national television.
I’m sorry, but defending your Second Amendment rights from a usurpative government is not racist.
It’s called being an American patriot.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) January 20, 2020
It was reported the attendance at the rally was about 22,000. Did anyone see the violence that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the MSM predicted? Neither did I… So who’s the greatest fear monger: President Trump or Governor Northam?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 20, 2020
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 20, 2020
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