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Survey Reveals that 22% of Gun Owning Households Have Obtained a New Gun Since Riots Began

Americans are arming up.

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Almost a quarter of Americans who already own at least one gun have bought yet another one since the national Black Lives Matter riots and accompanying 2020 crime wave began, according to a new poll from Rasmussen released Wednesday.

43% of Americans identify themselves as members of a household in which someone owns a gun. The true percentage of Americans who live in ‘Second Amendment’ households is likely much higher, as many people aren’t inclined to reveal that they have guns at home to a telephone poll operator they don’t personally know.

54% of these Americans describe themselves as feeling more safe because someone has a gun in the house.

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The ‘panic buy’ is the most prolific to occur in United States history, with more Americans seeking to acquire guns and ammunition in a concentrated time period than ever before.

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Major firearms manufacturers have been forced to step up in production to meet astronomical demand for new guns in 2020, in a rush that began with the global coronavirus pandemic and was accelerated through a national wave of Black Lives Matter-linked riots and crime.

The increase in gun sales isn’t exclusively occurring among Americans who already own guns, either- survey data indicates that more than 5 million Americans have become entirely new gun owners in 2020, many of them located in traditionally blue states with state governments largely hostile to gun rights.

2020 has been a year of many things, but it’s been a boon for the American firearms industry and the Second Amendment. It’s not entirely outside the realm of possibility that the new influx of Americans passionate about firearms and gun rights will deter Democrats from pushing assault weapons bans and other gun control policies in the years to come.

 

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Texas Governor Abbott Wants Texas to Be a “Second Amendment Sanctuary”

The Texas GOP needs to get its act together and start passing pro-2A legislation

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Last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he wants to turn Texas into a Second Amendment sanctuary state.

Patrick Sviteck of the Texas Tribune reported on Twitter, “Abbott tells TPPF he wants to make TX a “2A sanctuary state” this session “so that no gov’t official at any level can come & take your gun away from you despite those ppl who say, ‘Heck yes, we’re gonna take your gun.’ We’re gonna say, ‘Heck no, you cannot take ppl’s guns'” in TX.”

Abbott’s quip about taking people’s guns was in response to Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke remarks during the 2019 Democrat presidential debates where he explicitly called for gun confiscation.

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Abbott’s comment came after a number of Texas counties began to declare themselves as “Second Amendment sanctuaries” throughout 2020. Daniel Friend of The Texan reported that  “By early 2020, commissioners in over 60 counties — often with the support of the county sheriff — had passed some sort of Second Amendment sanctuary resolution.”

Two elected officials have filed different versions of the Texas Firearm Protection Act, which Greg Abbott pushed back in 2013 when he was Attorney General. The TFPA is a piece of legislation that would ban law enforcement from enforcing federal gun control schemes “that purports to regulate a firearm, a firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition if the statute, order, rule, or regulation imposes a prohibition, restriction, or other regulation, such as a capacity or size limitation, a registration requirement, or a background check, that does not exist under the laws of this state.”

State Representative Steve Toth introduced House Bill (HB) 112 and State Representative Ben Leman introduced HB 919 — both of 2021’s version of the TFPA.

At a Texas Public Policy Foundation event, Abbott emphasized his pro-Tenth Amendment credentials by stating that “I still hold a record that will never be broken by anybody.I hold the record for the most lawsuits filed against Barack Obama — 31 legal actions against him.

The Texas Governor added, “We had to because the actions he was taking trampled upon Texas’ liberties based upon the Tenth Amendment. We need to go back to the fundamentals of the Tenth Amendment and reassert that against any potential encroachments that we see under the Biden administration.

The sanctuary movement is arguably one of the brightest spots for the right heading into the Biden era. Despite Democrat control at the federal level, there will be more paths for reform available at the state and local level. This should make Second Amendment operatives realize that not all politics is federal. Plus, gaining in power in D.C. necessitates having strong local political machines. Fighting Second Amendment battles at the state and local level is a good way to build a power base.

As cliche as it may sound, all politics is still local.

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