Almost five million Americans have acquired a gun for the first time in 2020, crushing every record for firearm purchases in American history by a hefty margin.
Forty percent of the 12.1 million National Instant Criminal Background Check queries this year analyzed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation involved individuals who had never acquired a gun before, adding up to around 4,800,000 new gun owners.
NSSF senior vice president of general counsel Larry Keane recognized that the surge in firearm sales is being fueled by new gun owners in an unprecedented fashion in a statement provided to Breitbart News.
“This is a tectonic shift in the firearm and ammunition industry marketplace and complete transformation of today’s gun-owning community. These first-time buyers represent a group of people who, until now, were agnostic regarding firearm ownership.”
New gun sales had already been soaring to astronomical proportions as the coronavirus pandemic began in earnest in the United States, and the nationwide race riots appear to have kicked the already ongoing panic buy into overdrive. New gun sales are occurring disproportionately in traditionally blue states such as California and New Jersey, where many residents hadn’t even so much as thought of the idea of getting a gun before the most unstable year in recent American history.
In almost every month this year, gun sales have outpaced what the NSSF gauged in 2019 by almost 100%, meaning more than double the guns will be sold in 2020 than were sold last year. Firearms and especially ammunition manufacturers have been unable to meet existing demand, resulting in spiking prices and unavailable cartridges of ammunition to consumers.
If there’s one way to remember 2020 in a good light(aside from the prospect of a Donald Trump reelection victory in the November election), it’ll be as the year that gun control finally died.
Texas Gun Rights Endorses Anti-Lockdown Hero Shelley Luther
Luther is running for the Texas Senate.
Earlier this month, pro-Second Amendment organization Texas Gun Rights PAC endorsed Shelley Luther in her run for Texas State Senate.
Luther gained national attention for her refusal to close down her salon in Dallas, Texas, which was in violation of Dallas, County’s lockdown order. She would end up in jail for violating the order but would later be set free after Texas Governor Greg Abbott took action to release her.
Chris McNutt, the Director of Texas Gun Rights PAC, issued a statement on Texas Gun Rights PAC’s endorsement of Luther:
It is clear Shelley Luther is the strongest pro-gun candidate running to fill the Senate District 30 seat being vacated by Pat Fallon. Texas Gun Rights PAC is proud to endorse Shelley Luther for Senate in the September 29th Special Election.
“Even before Shelley decided to run for office, she proved she had the courage to stand up and fight against an overreaching government without backing down,” McNutt added. “So it’s no surprise Shelley Luther was also the first candidate in the Senate District 30 race to take a bold, pro-gun stance.”
Constitutional Carry is one of Luther’s legislative priorities for the 2021 legislative session. This issue has been a priority for the Texas Republican Party during the last 6 years. Drew Springer, Luther’s opponent in the Senate election, never supported Constitutional Carry.
Passing Constitutional Carry legislation is part of Luther’s campaign platform and has been a top priority of the Republican Party of Texas for the past 6 years. Her opponent, State Representative Drew Springer, has never backed Constitutional Carry since he came into office back in 2012.
“State Representative Drew Springer claims to be ‘pro-gun,’ and yet he repeatedly refused to co-author Constitutional Carry every year that it was introduced,” commented McNutt. “Pro-gun Texans in Senate District 30 need a leader who is willing to fight for the Second Amendment like Shelley Luther, not another political backbencher looking for a job promotion.”
Should Constitutional Carry be passed, Texas would be the 16th state with this law.
Thanks to the political establishment’s constant legislative roadblocking, Constitutional Carry has had a considerable amount of trouble in being passed in the Lone Star State.
With politicians like Luther potentially in the mix, Constitutional Carry has a stronger chance of being passed. America First patriots living in Texas Senate District 30 should resoundingly vote for Luther due to her firm commitment to limited government.
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