Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden tried to explain Barack Obama’s non-endorsement of his campaign on “The View” Friday. Biden said that he asked Obama not to endorse because “I didn’t want to make it look like he was putting his thumb on the scale here.” Biden also falsely said that there was not a whisper of scandal in the eight years of Obama’s presidency, and told an anecdote about helping “a guy on a bucket” who was working a job.
“I travelled around the world an awful lot as Vice President, and since then I have as well. And the rest of the world, I mean, they look at us like, My God!,” Biden said, as Joy Behar interrupted, “What happened to America?”
“They’re looking like, my Lord, what’s going on?”
Obama and his underlings including Hillary Clinton were frequently marred by scandal including the IRS scandal, the Fast and Furious scandal, the Benghazi cover-up centered on the Youtube video talking point, and now the “Operation Crossfire Hurricane” plot.
Minnesota Had Record Numbers of Concealed Carry Licenses Issued in 2020
Red or blue, Americans nationwide are getting strapped.
Gun sales have boomed all across America. And it’s not just the Red states. Blue states like Minnesota have also witnessed an increase in the number of concealed carry permits issued.
According to Valley News Live, over 96,000 permits were issued in 2020, which represented the highest number of permits issued since carry permits became legal in 2003. Furthermore, 2020’s numbers represented a twofold increase from 2019 in the number of permits issued.
Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms noted that roughly “400,000 permits have been issued in total in a state of just over 5.6 million people.”
The Valley News Live piece actually conceded that the increase in permits issued was largely the result of a “ rise in violent crime in the Twin Cities and the civil unrest that followed the death of George Floyd.”
Minneapolis was the epicenter of social unrest after the death of George Floyd in late May 2020. With calls to defund the police and irresponsible political leadership that refused to decisively crack down on crime, Minnesotans began to take matters into their own hands.
Gun owners are ultimately the most effective first responders in times of crisis and overall breakdowns of social order. Minnesota’s gun laws are actually quite strict, which has earned it dismal rankings in Guns & Ammo magazine’s rankings for Best States for Gun Owners (39th place) and Best States for Concealed Carry (37th place). Regardless of the sub-optimal gun policies, Minnesotans still instinctively understand the importance of the right to carry.
2020 was a big year for gun sales and showed that the right to bear arms still has a massive constituency of people that can be targeted and activated for future occasions. Serious Republican campaigns should recognize this trend and make targeting gun owners a major priority throughout their get out the vote programs.
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