With Democrats in control of both the executive and legislative branches of our government, the American people once again decided that now is probably the best time to get a gun, and as usual, with Democrats looking to attack our 2nd Amendment rights, the American people aren’t wrong.
According to Fox News, the world’s greatest weapons dealers inspired a surge in gun purchases setting a January record with a staggering number of gun buys:
The FBI conducted more than 4.3 million gun background checks in January 2021 – the highest number of checks completed during a single month in the agency’s recorded history – as one expert says the staggering figure indicates a “growing” demand for firearms from the American public.
The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) completed 4,317,804 total background checks in January of this year, marking the start of 2021 with the highest number of checks conducted in a one-month period, according to agency data. Excluding federal-level checks, such as those conducted for federal law enforcement agents, the bureau conducted 4,288,240 state-level background checks, said Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting Chief Economist Jurgen Brauer.
Gun background checks are indicative of sales trends, though don’t translate directly to the number of unit sales. For example, someone can buy multiple firearms at once and have only one background check conducted.
In other words, one background check doesn’t equal one gun bought. It’s very likely that multiples were bought. If even a quarter of those who ran a background check purchased multiple guns, then the 4.3 million is far below the conservative estimate of new guns that are now owned by the American people.
Fox News reported that three different weeks in January ranked in the FBI’s top 10 highest weeks in terms of NCIS background checks.
If Democrats believe that they have reason to worry, then they can only blame themselves. Even before they got into office they were promising to come down hard on guns. The presidential candidate Kamala Harris promised to send police to your home to confiscate your guns once she manages to ban semi-automatic weapons.
Biden’s gun control push includes classifying semi-automatic rifles and magazines that hold 10 bullets or more as Class 3 weapons, which require a nine-month waiting period and a $200 fee. He also is eyeing to implement “red flag” laws that effectively strip a person’s 2nd Amendment right from them without a hearing.
Making these promises is practically inviting the American people to conduct a gun rush, and what’s more, it’s not likely that Democrats will be able to successfully implement a lot of these rules, if not on the legislative level, then on the ground level. Law enforcement does not have the resources to conduct weapon seizing searches of homes and many have flat out refused to carry the law out if it is implemented due to safety reasons.