The number of firearm purchases in the United States is on pace to pass a record previously set under President Obama in 2016.
As the November 2020 presidential election nears and nearly all those on the Left running for the nation’s highest office campaign their anti-gun efforts, millions of Americans are heading to their local gun stores to get a firearm—while it is still legal to do so.
The Associated Press reports:
By the end of November, more than 25.4 million background checks — generally seen as a strong indicator of gun sales — had been conducted by the FBI, putting 2019 on pace to break the record of 27.5 million set in 2016, the last full year President Barack Obama was in the White House.
On Black Friday alone, the FBI ran 202,465 checks.
As these figures continue to rise, Democratic presidential candidates continue to barnstorm their own anti-gun agendas. From magazine bans, to “assault rifle” bans, to purchasing-age change proposals, Democrats are claiming they will do whatever it takes to restrict firearm purchases across the country.
ABC News reports former Vice President Joe Biden, former Obama administration Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker have all advocated for anti-gun policies.
These policies include outlawing some types of weapons, including the AR-15 and AK-47. They also include confiscations and gun buybacks.
Warren has specifically said she would ask Congress to do extensive research on the issue of guns.
“Historically, when Congress works to address big national issues, we don’t simply pass one law and cross our fingers. Instead, we continue the research — into new policies and around the consequences of our existing policies — and then come back on a regular basis to update the law,” she said per the report. “We don’t do this with guns.”
“This ends when I’m president,” Warren added.
By the end of November, more than 25.4M background checks — generally seen as a strong indicator of gun sales — had been conducted by the FBI, putting 2019 on pace to break the record of 27.5M set in 2016, the last full year President Barack Obama was in the White House.
— Marc Levy (@timelywriter) December 3, 2019
So as some of you pointed out, that figure is backwards; it’s 4.85 checks per second, presumably in a 12-hour day …
— Marc Levy (@timelywriter) December 3, 2019
NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch responded to the report quipping Democrats who often claim gun purchases occur without a background check.
“That’s a lot of those background checks that anti-2A advocates say we don’t have,” she said.
That’s a lot of those background checks that anti-2A advocates say we don’t have https://t.co/Gc529xqwgM
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 3, 2019
Several other people online echoed her sentiments per Twitchy:
Huh, I always heard there wasn’t a background check to buy a gun 🤔
— Tommy Eversole (@TomECaster) December 3, 2019
That's what they want you to believe. Have purchased at a gun show as well as a big box store, background checks both times.
— Renee Strange (@renee_strange) December 3, 2019
And unfortunately not a single one will stop a criminal from obtaining the weapon of their choice. Might inconvenience a lot of law-abiding citizens who forgot to update the address on their driver license, though but, hey, as long as the gun grabbers feel good.
— Bob Thornburgh (@KJ5IK) December 3, 2019
Hopefully the vast majority of those checks resulted in approval and there are a bunch of new gun owners. If every law abiding American becomes armed and trained we can defend against violent criminals and a cabal of liberals who want absolute control over our lives and freedoms.
— D. DeFrehn (@Greydoc) December 3, 2019
This happens every time a Dem runs for office. Good news is they think they might win.
— Fantastic Automatic (@FantaAutoma) December 3, 2019
Good. More Americans should take advantage of their natural rights as enshrined in the Constitution.
— JustHalanna (@JustHalanna) December 3, 2019
That’s enough to give one to every member of the Unites States Marine Corp … in one day’s worth of sales.
— Liquid Lobotomy (@Liquid_Lobotomy) December 4, 2019
Every time a gun is purchased….an angel gets his or her wings. 🇺🇸😀
— JStraw (@JStrawd1) December 3, 2019
It would appear with so many background checks being done…this system is doing little to cull gun violence.🤔
— HalosRamsFan (@HalosRamsFan) December 3, 2019