Big League Politics confronted Alabama’s Interim Senator Doug Jones asking about his support for the Fix NICS gun control proposal. Immediately after stating that he supports the proposal, he began to backtrack after being asked about how the Fix NICS bill strengthens Obama-era regulations that led towards the removal of gun rights from an estimated 260,000 veterans.
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The Fix NICS bill is a compromise piece of legislation that would force states to report certain mental health and criminal records to the National Instant Check System that would lead towards those individuals being barred from buying or owning guns. This system has been abused most famously to bar veterans from owning guns.
According to Gun Owners of America, the Fix NICS bill is a strong expansion of the regulations put in place that led towards veterans being barred from owning guns. In their fact sheet for the bill, they state:
“Section 4(a): The core of this section (4(a)(2)(B)) would require increased efforts to achieve compliance with 2007 Act implementation goals.
Under this Act, mental health names increased from under 300,000 to about 4.6 million.
In 2012, Senator Chuck Grassley quoted CRS research stating that, as of June 1, 2012, 99.3% of mental health NICS names were veterans.”
When asked about this provision, Interim Senator Jones stated that he would “take a look at that.” This was immediately after he already stated he would vote for the bill. So either Doug Jones is actively supporting barring veterans from owning guns, or he is too lazy to read the bill, making him complicit in the barring of gun ownership from veterans.
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2.5 Million Guns Sold In March, SMASHING Previous US Record For Gun Buys
Americans want their guns.
Federal firearms licensees sold more than 2.5 million guns to the American public in March 2020, easily smashing the previously held record for the most gun sales in an individual month by more than a million transactions.
The gun sale data has been gauged by Small Arms Analytics, and the estimation of a total of 2,583,238 sales has been pulled from raw FBI National Instant Criminal Background Checks System data. It’s actually possible that the total figure of guns sales is a bit higher, considering gun sales between private individuals are not subject to the NICS system.
Not only does the figure of 2.5 million gun sales surpass the previous monthly record holder from March 2019, but it does so in a resounding fashion. 1.4 million guns were sold in that month, meaning that March 2020 surpassed the record by approximately 1.1 million sales.
A breakdown of the sales between long guns and handguns was provided by Small Arms Analytics. Handgun sales in particular spiked exponentially, easily surpassing previous quarterly highs in gun sales that preceded major American elections.
An alternate system of quantifying gun purchases utilized by the National Shooting Sports Foundation verified that March was in fact a record-setting month for gun sales.
The surge in gun and ammunition sales in the wake of the nascent Chinese coronavirus epidemic is well documented at this point, with gun and ammunition retailers reporting selling out their entire inventories and still not coming close to meeting demand.
As Americans arm themselves in unprecedented record-setting numbers, some major American municipalities and states have taken it upon themselves to wholly shut down the lawful firearms commerce and manufacturing industries. However, several of them have been stopped cold in their tracks, in light of federal guidelines from the Trump administration that recognizes businesses serving the Second Amendment community as “essential.”
New Jersey and Los Angeles County are among the two biggest governmental entities forced to walk back arbitrary commands that gun stores close in light of the guidelines.
Dubious state of emergency declarations that try to implement backdoor gun control in a hour where more Americans are seeking to lawfully arm themselves than ever before simply aren’t going to work, judging from historical amounts of armaments freedom-loving patriots have secured in the last month alone.
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