When people fear supply may dwindle, demand rises higher than a feminist’s screech at the confrontation of soap. So the famous economical rule played out in March, when balloon-faced tweens whined about guns and the NRA, despite a series of galactic government screwups leading up to a shooting in Parkland, Florida. The numbers on gun sales are in. Looks like y’all purchased some weapons last month.
With 2,767,699 checks conducted by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in March 2018, the month beats the previous record of 2,523,265 set in March 2016 by 244,434 checks. That represents a 9.68 percent increase.
Now, the FBI is making a distinction: not every background check run equals a gun purchased. True. Maybe the person getting their background checked bought two guns. Three. Seven. One for every day of the week. Why should Saturday night get a special when every other day is left out? It’s just mean.
I’m “kidding” of course.
“Sales of semi-auto rifles, especially AR and AK platforms, have more than doubled in sales since the Florida shooting and subsequent media coverage of possible pending legislation,” Rex McClanahan, owner of one of the biggest online gun dealers, Bud’s Gun Shop, told the Washington Free Beacon at the end of February. “This is exactly what happened after Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, Orlando, etc.”
Not surprising, since the cast of Glee: Bullies on the Pulpit, backed by their wealthy leftist donors, demonized the AR-15 for about six weeks. Gun-loving Americans naturally went out and purchased that which they believed may be outlawed due to the highly publicized cryfest from people who know as much about guns as their pet rocks. This comes with related news of NRA membership and donations spiking.
Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. Any time leftists run to a camera to demonize guns, the NRA, people who use guns, there’s an equal and opposite reaction: the mass purchasing of said demonized guns, skyrocketing NRA membership, and a surge in gun ownership.
So by all means, call for the repeal of the Second Amendment. Let’s see how that plays out at the polls.