Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes — oh, and Democratic politicians wanting to pass gun control regulations to limit the Second Amendment rights of Americans.
Now, with the 2020 November election giving Democrats control of the White House, the U.S. Senate, and the House of Representatives, liberal lawmakers are back to eyeing gun control measures.
President Biden, among other prominent Democrats, has been vocal the past couple of weeks calling for additional background checks, red flag laws, and gun and ammo bans to be legislatively passed.
Their efforts could be backfiring though as every time they mention these restrictions, Bullseye Firearms Gun Vault owner Nathan Carey says his store witnesses a spike in firearm purchases and ammo sales.
“It happens every time a politician mentions gun control,” he said, as the Washington Examiner reports.
“We didn’t just get calls and foot traffic. We also got a lot of questions. People want to be educated. They want to understand what is happening, why it is happening, and how it will affect their lives and their ability to purchase a gun or ammunition,” he continued.
The Washington Examiner reports business is booming for Carey — and that he’s ensuring more Americans are properly educated about responsible gun ownership:
Located on Main Street off old Route 22, Carey’s gun shop business is robust. Part of that is loyalty and trust built over generations beginning with his grandfather, a highly respected gun dealer.
It also boasts of extraordinary customer service.
As each person walks in, they are guided through with care and knowledge whether they are an experienced gun collector or a first-time buyer. The former is often looking to expand a collection. The latter is a phenomenon that has exploded industry sales so much in the past 12 months that it has depleted stock no one, including a seasoned pro such as Carey, ever anticipated.
According to the report, the Pennsylvania State Police announced last month that the end of 2020 — between October and December — was the busiest quarter in the 22-year history of the state’s Instant Check System.
From the Washington Examiner:
The state processed over 420,000 firearm license background checks through that law enforcement agency within that time frame. The previous record of just over 400,000 was set in the third quarter, July through September.
In comparison, 270,000 firearm background checks were processed in the last quarter of 2019. Nationwide, the National Shooting Sports Foundation data showed over 21 million people bought guns in 2020, with well over 8 million first-time firearm owners.