Every time there is a well-publicized shooting in the United States – not the everyday ones that happen in the metropolitan regions with tight control laws, but the ones that happen in schools, night clubs, malls, and other gun-free zones – Democrat politicians run to the closest camera and microphone to denounce the Second Amendment of the US Constitution and demand MORE gun control.
It happens like clockwork as if they have a public relations plan to be executed.
Well, Americans have heard their message and the subtle undertone that what the Democrats want is the people of flyover country and the fruited plain unarmed.
That being the case, Americans, in our usual fashion, have responded.
While the FBI does not track gun sales – multiple firearms can be purchased in a single transaction – its National Instant Criminal Background Check System is a way to gauge market demand.
For the first time since the bureau began conducting checks in 1998, the number of monthly checks has not fallen below 2 million this year.
With the holiday shopping season approaching, the number of background checks for 2019 could break the one-year record of 27.5 million, according to bureau records.
Analysts said the numbers suggest the industry may beemerging from the “Trump slump” that followed the election of the pro-gun president.
In places where Democrats have seized control of statehouses, those permit applications have increased prior to their actually taking office.
Gun sales tend to increase when people feel their rights are threatened, which may account for the rise in background checks over the past few months. I was speaking to my local gun store owner in Farmville, Virginia on Friday and he told me that, since the state’s elections earlier this month, he’s seen a surge in sales of both AR-15’s and suppressors. In fact, according to my buddy, he’s sold more suppressors in the past month than he’s sold in the previous five years, and has sold more AR-15’s since the election than he had sold from January through October.
Granted, that’s one FFL in one state, but USA Today spoke with an Arizona gun shop owner who told a similar tale of increased sales in recent months.
And that should be the Democrats’ answer to how effective their public relations campaign is following mass shootings. Americans are responding by buying more guns.
Yeah, can the Dems say “backfire”?