Surprise: Lots Of Liberals Are Buying Guns During Bat Soup Virus Emergency

Well, this is a heck of a thing, gun grabbers putting aside their gun grabbing beliefs for their own protection

Yes, Plenty Of Liberals Are Buying Guns Too

The record number of firearms sold in March weren’t all purchased by Trump-loving Republicans in red states, despite claims by gun control activists that the surge in sales is all due to fearmongering on the part of the NRA. As it turns out, the desire to protect yourself and your loved ones is non-partisan, and even the New Yorker is recognizing that many of the 1-million or more new gun owners around the country don’t fit neatly into the anti-gun stereotype of the typical Second Amendment supporter.

The magazine’s Charles Bethea reports on a recent trip to Gorge Guns in Hood River, Oregon, where owner Erika Bales has been busy with customers new and old. Among the customers opening her door for the very first time was a woman in her 60s looking for something she could use for home defense. (snip)

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Post-Gazette newspaper also found self-described progressives purchasing firearms for self-defense.

After standing in line at a Pittsburgh-area sporting goods store for more than an hour, not knowing what he would say to the sales clerk, the self-described “liberal Democrat from New York City” bought a gun. He said it was an impulse buy, not a “panic.”…

“The stock market is tanking. I’m well-read enough to know that puts the onus on people to feel differently about how commodities are traded and how people will act,” said the gun-purchasing anesthesiologist, who lives in Fox Chapel and works in Pittsburgh.

I’ve actually spoken to a few shop owners and they report the same thing around here.

It will be interesting to see just how many folks on the left side of the political aisle discover a newfound appreciation for the Second Amendment, and how many of them in places like coastal California, Washington, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts end up discovering that the gun control laws and anti-gun politicians they may have supported in the past are actually making it impossible for them to acquire a firearm during the current emergency.

Will lots of Democrats switch over to being 2nd Amendment supporters, especially those who purchased themselves? Or, will they pretend they do not have a gun? Think about all the celebs, such as Alyssa Milano, who have firearms but want to restrict others (Alyssa has 2). And Democrat Gabby Giffords, who herself has a firearm, as does her husband.

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4 Responses to “Surprise: Lots Of Liberals Are Buying Guns During Bat Soup Virus Emergency”

  1. Dana says:

    The Lexington Herald-Leader noted that Kentucky was the only state to have a decrease in background checks to purchase a firearm. The reason is simple: Kentuckians were already well-armed.

    Kentucky had 4.12 million gun background checks done in 2019 alone, while the state’s population is just 6.468 million (2018 guesstimate). It’s clear that Kentuckians already owned more firearms than there are people.

    This breaks down to one simple thing; conservatives were already mostly armed.

  2. Bkhuna says:

    Gun sellers should be required to check the voter ID of all potential buyers to ascertain party affiliation. Sales to demonrats should be prohibited.

    • Kye says:

      Now,now. Leftists still have the right to keep and bear. They should only be able to buy muskets since that’s what they assert is meant by the 2A.

      But in all seriousness they should be asked to define what an assault weapon is failure to be accurate means they are disqualified. For make-up tests they should be asked what a “clip” is and what the AR in AR-15 stands for.

      Last season 16,000,000 hunting licenses were sold making the American hunter a bigger army than America, Russia, China and the entire EU put together.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    This is an opportunity for trump to pimp that ‘urbanites’ will start wilding if society crumbles, if the police are decimated.

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