Liberal news organizations and the Biden Administration have been blindsided sided over how Americans are responding to their far-eft gun control narrative.
For weeks CNN and the like have engaged in panic stories about the “wave of gun violence” occurring in the US this year. The goal is to scare Americans into wanting more gun control however that it not the case, instead first time gun owners hit another all time high. The FBI reported they completed a record number 4.7 million background checks in March and it broke another first time gun owner record.
“My gun store has had a run like I’ve never seen before,” said Todd Cotta, the owner of Kings Gun Center in Hanford, Calif., in the state’s agriculturally rich Central Valley. “It was just an avalanche of new gun buyers for the first time.”
The buyers are not crazy right wingers like the media would have you believe it’s black, white, latino, asian and people with all different political beliefs.
Mark Oliva, public affairs director for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said the largest demographic increase was among non-white Americans.
“Today’s gun owner looks a lot less like me and looks a whole lot more like America,” Oliva, who is white, said.
Most often, the first timers are purchasing a semiautomatic handgun, outpacing the second-most purchased firearm, shotguns, by a 2 to 1 margin, according to NSSF.
Solomon, owner of Redstone Firearms and who has been running California’s only Black owned-gun shop since 2015 with her husband, said in the last year, she’s noticed an increase in the number of Black women who have come into the store to buy a gun.
Part of that interest stems from the strained relations between the Black community and police, and a real fear of dialing 911 in emergencies, she said.
“Because of that most of our customers that have come in here take on that personal responsibility to be able to protect themselves,” she said.
These women are also mothers who want to learn about firearms to share that education with their children, Solomon said. That way, if their children were to ever come across a gun, they would know what to do.
Of course more minorities are buying firearms, their local officials want to defund the police in their neighborhoods, crime is spiking. They need to protect themselves because even when a police officer shoots a suspect trying to stab another person he is criticized, what are people supposed to do?
Between the civil unrest, defund the police, and the pandemic Americans are waking up that they ultimately are the only ones that can protect themselves.
April 26, 2021
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com