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Republican Senate Leadership Prepares to Capitulate on Gun Control

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently ready to muscle through some infringements against the 2nd Amendment.

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Prompted by President Donald Trump’s wholehearted endorsement of unconstitutional red flag laws earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued a statement indicating that he is snapping into action in order to pass gun control.

“Today, the president called on Congress to work in a bipartisan, bicameral way to address the recent mass murders which have shaken our nation,” McConnell wrote in a press release.

“Senate Republicans are prepared to do our part. Today, I spoke with Chairman Graham of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chairman Wicker of the Senate Commerce Committee, and Chairman Alexander of the Senate HELP Committee. I asked them to reflect on the subjects the president raised within their jurisdictions and encouraged them to engage in bipartisan discussions of potential solutions to help protect our communities,” McConnell added.

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McConnell says he hopes the Senate can build on the gun control measures that they passed last year to further restrict firearms rights for Americans.

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“It was serious, bipartisan work that led to last year’s successful passage of the Fix NICS Act and the STOP School Violence Act,” McConnell wrote.

“Only serious, bipartisan, bicameral efforts will enable us to continue this important work and produce further legislation that can pass the Senate, pass the House, and earn the president’s signature. Partisan theatrics and campaign-trail rhetoric will only take us farther away from the progress all Americans deserve,” he added.

It isn’t just Trump and Senate Republican leaders who are capitulating on gun control. The National Rifle Association (NRA), generally considered to be a leader in protecting the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution, is firmly behind the President’s proposal too.

Democratic Party leaders are already sensing blood in the water, and pushing spineless Republicans to accept even more gun control than they have proposed.

It is a dark day for Constitutional rights’ advocates who have put their hopes in the Republican Party, as they do the bidding of their liberal rivals by supporting gun control.

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2.5 Million Guns Sold In March, SMASHING Previous US Record For Gun Buys

Americans want their guns.

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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.

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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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