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    Rioting in Multiple Cities Drives Massive Surge in Gun Sales

    Rioting in Multiple Cities Drives Massive Surge in Gun Sales

    Rise in sales began with Coronavirus pandemic and keeps growing.
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    Months ago, when the country shut down and you couldn’t buy a roll of toilet paper anywhere, people began arming themselves at an increasing rate.

    Now that roving mobs of looters and rioters are preying on American cities, gun sales are reaching historic highs.

    All over the country, people are rediscovering the Second Amendment. If there is any silver lining to what is currently unfolding, it is that gun control, as an issue, is dead for now.

    Stephanie Pagones reports at the FOX Business Network:

    Gun sales break May record amid coronavirus pandemic, riots

    Gun sales spiked more than 80 percent year over year in May as consumers responded to safety concerns and civil unrest prompted, in part, by the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts said.

    Approximately 1,726,053 guns were sold in May – a record-breaking 80.2 percent increase from last year, according to data released late Monday by Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting, which examines the raw data obtained from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS.

    Of the firearms sold, 1,052,723 were handguns and 535,014 were long-guns, the SAAF estimated.

    Similar increases were previously recorded through the months of April, when data showed a 71.3 percent increase from April 2019, and March, when an 85.3 percent increase was reported year over year, according to information previously released by the SAAF.

    The FBI is swamped with background check requests.

    Paul Bedard reports at the Washington Examiner:

    ‘Massive spike’ in gun and ammunition sales as FBI background checks break May record

    Gun sales and FBI background checks on purchasers soared in May, which recorded the third-highest level of checks ever in the 22-year history of the federal system.

    According to the FBI, there have already been more than 15 million background checks this year, used mostly for legal sales, putting the country on a pace to break last year’s all-time high of 28 million checks in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

    May’s 3,091,455 background checks was the highest for any May recorded. March was the highest month on record, at 3,740,688.

    Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting told Secrets that there was an 80% jump in gun sales in May 2020 over May 2019. That included a 94% surge in handguns.

    This is not just happening in red states. The photo in the tweet below is from New York:


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    Colonel Travis | June 3, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Going to a gun show this weekend, it’s the first one in the area in months. Imagine it will be like canned sardines unless they limit tickets. I don’t go to shows a lot, usually to look at old stuff, sometimes I might buy something. I know it will be ridiculous in there this weekend.

    I have never seen this much Out Of Stock in my life. Across the board – handguns, long guns, ammo.

    Mac45 | June 3, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    So, the argument that people do not need a high capacity, semi-automatic weapon, aka “assault rifle”, to protect themselves sank when masses of people began roaming the streets looting and assaulting other citizens. It may be too late, for those who did not purchase such a firearm, several high capacity magazines and a large amount of ammunition, years ago, to find one now.

    Also, have more than one firearm. Have several and leave several secured at home or in a safe place. If, by some chance you HAVE to shoot someone, you are going to lose the firearm, which you used as well as any others in your immediate possession, as evidence, until the case is resolved.

    Guns in democrat areas will be useless: soros psychos in charge will isolate the area, and calmly go door to door confiscating them. They are registered, after all.There aren’t many non-crimonal fighters in democrat areas.

    3D printed guns are the way to go.

      Obie1 in reply to | June 4, 2020 at 6:23 am

      Yep, and I’ll hand them over one bullet at a time

      Fiftycaltx in reply to | June 4, 2020 at 11:02 am

      Well, none of my guns are “registered” because Texas is a free state, not a slave state. I would love to hear the conversation in a New York or California gun store when the previously anti-gun liberal shows up to buy some protection and finds out that you can’t “buy a gun faster than you can get a big Mack”. NY, CA and other slave states take 6-9 months to “approve” your Second Amendment right. And of course the slave states shut down their “permitting” offices because of the “pandemic” since they were not “essential”. So no guns for you subject.

    I wonder how many – above and beyond that number – 80% lower receivers were sold? What’s the increase there?

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