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The results are in: COVID-19 concerns followed by the civil unrest that has been sweeping the U.S. in the past month or so, plus calls to defund the police, apparently seem to have put to rest the whole gun control thing.
Millions of law-abiding Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life are legally acquiring firearms for self-defense in unprecedented numbers.
TownHall reports that the data on purchases and government background checks is massive and decisive.
“According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, June 2020 saw the highest number of gun purchases since the FBI started keeping track 20 years ago. Further, this year’s June number increased over June 2019 by 135.7 percent. According to the unadjusted number from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, 3,909,502 background checks were conducted…In addition, the numbers for the first quarter of 2020 already far outpace the entirety of 2019.”
Added the Washington Examiner, “The FBI recorded its highest-ever number of background checks for gun sales in June, a 70% jump over June 2019 and the latest evidence that more guns will be sold in 2020 than ever in American history.
“Sales began to surge this year because of the upcoming 2020 presidential election and the possibility that gun control advocate Joe Biden would win. It sparked again when Virginia surprisingly put limits on guns in a model other states started to eye. Sales really jumped when the coronavirus hit and apparently exploded after the looting and riots following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody,” the Examiner claimed.
What the radical-left gun control cohort, and pandering Democrat politicians like Biden and many others, don’t seem to realize is that even non-gun-owners (perhaps otherwise now known as future gun owners in the current climate) support the Second Amendment, the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
British journalist Piers Morgan, a self-described liberal who you may recall tanked CNN’s ratings with his gun control obsession after he replaced Larry King, acknowledged his depression over surging U.S. gun ownership.
BREAKING: Just when you thought the news couldn't more depressing…8.3 million guns have been sold in the United States since March, meaning 2020 is on course to be the biggest year for gun sales in American history.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 1, 2020
Many 2A advocates provided Morgan with a reality check.
It’s “depressing” being able to defend yourself against the mob?
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) July 1, 2020
And the number will only get bigger with Dems movement to #DefundPolice. If citizens don’t feel safe they’ll buy more guns. It’s that simple.
Why doesn’t the left ever consider the unintended consequences of its policies?
Less law enforcement = more guns
— Adriana Cohen (@AdrianaCohen16) July 1, 2020
2A has never been more obviously necessary.
— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) July 1, 2020
I used to oppose firearms in a big way, couldn’t understand the ‘gun culture’ in the US. But now? Oooh now! I would buy one in a heartbeat, hell I’d buy 2! The world isn’t safe for our kids in any way and now I really do understand..
— Embee KBF 🐸🏴🇮🇪💚🍀🇬🇧 (@embee36) July 2, 2020
It’s not just that. An armed population is like herd immunity against tyranny, but there’s another facet to it that only the entitled in your country understand. It’s this:
Guns are fun. Target and tactical pistol, rifle, and trap, skeet and sporting clays are great recreation.
— Roman Moroni (@RomanMoroni) July 2, 2020
God Bless America. Grateful we have rights to protect our home and family and are not sitting ducks waiting on government to arrive.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) July 1, 2020
Gun control as an issue was just killed by the far-left. No god damned way we’d be disarmed now.
— David (@DSmykal) July 1, 2020
A subject of the crown whining about free men and women exercising our 2nd ammendment rights.
The height of irony.
— Joey Bags (@BagsActual) July 1, 2020
Major cities are hacking their police departments to the bare minimum, police are being told to stand down in the face of looting and riots. Crime has skyrocketed and the police aren’t handling it. So yeah, we’re going to protect ourselves.
— Jamie (@jamie2181) July 1, 2020
Gun control argument in the US is deader than the businesses burned to the ground in Minneapolis.
— C.S. (@TheLibertyBoi) July 1, 2020
While on America TV, Piers Morgan failed to understand that hardened criminals such as gang members, crazy people, and terrorists commit most of the gun crime.
Separately, a former Celebrity Apprentice winner, Morgan is one of the few media personalities in the U.K. who has treated Donald Trump fairly, even though Piers says he disagrees with the president on many issues. And as host of Good Morning Britain, to his credit, he has vehemently opposed political correctness and identity politics. Unfortunately, Morgan seems to have gone off the deep end recently with COVID fear-mongering.
A columnist for the Daily Mail in addition to his lucrative TV gig, Morgan also likely lives in an upscale, high-security enclave in London, like most of the London media elitists, where crime is typically a non-issue. Despite strict gun control laws, many urban centers in the U.K. have sadly become engulfed in violent crime in some areas. London has also experienced BLM protests.
In the U.K., limousine liberals are known as champagne socialists.
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