Say, How Many Guns Have Americans Bought During Year Of Unrest?

Would 17 million shock you, when we’ve been dealing with Bat Soup Virus lockdown and lots of restrictions, coming mostly from Democratic Party governors and mayors, along with violence and threats in Democratic Party run cities across the country, for which the Democratic Party mayors and governors mostly did nothing?

Americans have bought record 17m guns in year of unrest, analysis finds

Americans have bought nearly 17m guns so far in 2020, more than in any other single year, according to estimates from a firearms analytics company.

Gun sales across the United States first jumped in the spring, driven by fears about the coronavirus pandemic, and spiked even higher in the summer, during massive racial justice protests across the country, prompted by police killings of black Americans.

“By August, we had exceeded last year’s total. By September, we exceeded the highest total ever,” said Jurgen Brauer, the chief economist of Small Arms Analytics, which produces widely cited estimates of US gun sales.

The estimated number of guns sold in the US through the end of September 2020 is “not only more than last year, it’s more than any full year in the last 20 years we have records for”, Brauer said.

The previous record for estimated firearms sold in a single year was 16.6m in 2016, when Hillary Clinton ran for president against Donald Trump and endorsed a strong gun-control platform, he said.

Democrats really are the best firearms sales people, aren’t they? Gun dealers love Democrats in office and making threats, because they sell quite a bit of product. Of course, they also want some checks on the Democrats, because they know Dems are serious about implementing massive restrictions on this Constitutional Right

The spike in gun sales comes amid rising tensions and intense political polarization. Citing “the current unrest”, Walmart removed guns and ammunition from display in stores this week, as a “precaution” against theft if stores are robbed, the Wall Street Journal reported. The retailer did not confirm when firearms and ammunition would be put back on display but said that customers could continue to buy guns and ammunition by request.

So, Walmart is concerned about Harris/Biden voters breaking in and stealing guns and ammo, even when they are in strong locked cabinets. I should walk by the ammo cabinet in my Walmart (they have no guns, and haven’t as long back as I can remember). It’s not Trump voters going criminal they are worried about.

While there is no hard data on how many Americans bought a gun for the first time this year, advocates across the political spectrum say they believe that many of the guns sold in 2020 went to new gun owners.

Fears about lawlessness and government instability drove many people to purchase firearms, according to a recent survey of California residents conducted by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

Of the people who said they had bought guns this year, “Two-thirds expressed worry about lawlessnes, and close to half worried about prisoners being released. Half also cited worry about the ‘government going too far’,” said Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz, the lead author of the study.

So, new owners because Democrat government is crazy. Check.

“The common thread is just uncertainty,” said Kareem Shaya, a gun rights advocate and another founder of Open Source Defense, which has organized dozens of video training sessions for first-time gun owners this year. “A feeling of, hey, if nobody else is going to be able to take care of me, push comes to shove, I want to be able to take care of myself.”

It certainly didn’t help that so many Democrats were calling for defunding the police, eh? And still are.

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2 Responses to “Say, How Many Guns Have Americans Bought During Year Of Unrest?”

  1. Bkhuna says:

    The more noise BLM/Antifa and the rest of the neo-Bolsheviks make, the more by case purchases of personal defense ammo seem like a priceless investment.

  2. taminator013 says:

    I must be slacking. I’ve only bought seven in the past three months……

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