Yes, Even In This Anti-Gun Stronghold, Demand For Guns Is Up

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If you believe the mainstream mass media in America, you would believe that nobody ever needs a gun, and that, certainly, no one in a one of the liberal utopias which have strict gun control laws would want to endanger their own life by having their own gun for any reason.

If you believe that, though, you would be wrong.

The news media has a history of distorting the facts for their anti-gun agenda. For example, the New York Post ran an article on May 14, 2017 with the headline “People have stopped buying guns since Trump took office.” But, if you dig into the article, it actually states,

“In the five full months since Donald Trump was elected president, the FBI has undertaken 1.6 million fewer firearm background checks compared with the same period a year earlier, government statistics show, reflecting slower sales.” (hat tip to here for the source)

Now, to give even more perspective, these “slower sales” still equal 7 million firearms sold in a five month period. Seven million guns sold isn’t exactly a situation where people aren’t buying guns.

And to revisit our original point, people want to (legally) own firearms in politically liberal areas, too. For example, when you think areas buried under gun control laws, you probably think of California, New York City, Detroit or Chicago. However, a May 15. 2017 Associated Press article on cbsnews.com says that “the number of firearm owner identification applications in Chicago doubled” in two years, and “[i]t’s on pace to surpass that this year [2017].” The article goes on to quote Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association:

“People are worried about protecting themselves in the Chicago area […]. People started seeing the value of a concealed carry license.”

So, next time that you read a news article saying the people don’t want guns or that people are happy and feel safe in areas with gun control, remember this post. The fact of the matter is that much of the media isn’t telling the truth about guns, but people, even in politically liberal areas, are starting to wake up to their need to be able to defend themselves.

5 COMMENTS

  1. YET THESE HYPOCRITES, STILL WANT TO TAKE MY GUN AND BELIEVE, THAT THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO KEEP THEIRS! MAKE GUN OWNERSHIP MANDATORY OR PAY A 50% INCOME TAX!

  2. WELL here is a gun control law I think common sense conservative people would agree with. The law would read in consideration of those who feel Gun Ownership is unnecessary the right to not own a gun is hereby respected. Those who choose to not own a gun for protection will hereby be required to conform to the following rules.#1 permanently place a sign in their yard and on their home stating that the Persons inside are UNARMED and are protected by POLICE.#2 They can not and will not ask a neighbor who is armed for assistance in the event of a robbery.#3 They will pay a fee of $300.00 Per WEEK to offset the salary of additional POLICE OFFICERS required to provide protection for them.

  3. The snow flakes may be slow but eventually they learn when they see half of their neighborhood shot and killed by punks they might need to buy a gun and learn how to use it so they can hit their target and not hurt anyone in their family.

  4. Yes gun purchases are down since Trump took office. Obama was the best gun salesman ever. Let take that back he is the 2nd best while H Clinton thinking that she was going to win beat him big time. Besides the people have run out of money since they have purchased before.

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