WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the gun control lobby exploited high profile shootings to tear up the Second Amendment, as it has done for decades, Americans instead exercised their God-given right to bear arms, and at a record pace. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which began screening gun sales in 1998, conducted by purchase checks in 2019 than ever before at 28,369,750. That’s a full three percent more than the last record set in 2016.
It seems the threats of gun control only serve to entice Americans to arm themselves before the government violates their rights. From the Washington Examiner:
“[…] In December, there were 2,936,894 NICS checks, the second-highest month ever.
The 2016 record, pushed high in part because gun control advocate Hillary Rodham Clinton was expected to beat President Trump, was not expected to be steamrolled this year.
But gun shops around the nation saw a surge in sales because of highly publicized shootings, cheap prices, and an increase in states eager to impose controls on sales, bans, and even confiscations of weapons.
Overall, NICS checks were up 831,077 over 2016. The system conducts background checks for those buying weapons and seeking carry permits.
What’s more, with the 2020 election just 11 months away and all Democratic presidential candidates pushing gun control agendas, it could be another record year of sales and NICS checks, especially if the contest is close. […]”
Gun control pushes just to our north in Virginia have forced local sheriffs in that state to reassert their defense of and oath to the Constitution, proclaiming their counties sanctuary for the Second Amendment. Democrats in North Carolina would doubtless do their best to grab guns if they ever secured a legislative majority, too. Hopefully we take a lesson from Virginia and avoid ceding ground in 2020 to a Democratic Party bent on violating individual rights in pursuit of their Big Government Utopia.
It looks like people didn’t take too kindly to threats against their fundamental freedoms across America in 2019. Don’t expect it them to be tolerated in the First in Freedom state, either.