Gun Sales Explode in States Banning Guns
States planning gun bans or moving to change the rules governing firearm purchases saw massive jumps in April sales.
In Washington state, where the governor signed a law banning the sale of assault rifles, background checks for April sales surged 43.6 percent over a year ago.
Supreme Court Ruling on the Right to Carry Guns
In June 2022, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote, “We know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating special need. That is not how the First Amendment works when it comes to unpopular speech or the free exercise of religion. It is not how the Sixth Amendment works when it comes to a defendant’s right to confront the witnesses against him. And it is not how the Second Amendment works when it comes to public carry for self-defense.”
Americans are Locked and Loaded
The number of Americans carrying handguns doubled from 3 million in 2015 to 6 million in 2019.
As Americans have watched cities looted and burned, with no regard for personal property rights, they have decided to take advantage of their right to bear arms for personal protection.
The freedom to own a firearm is guaranteed by the Second Amendment. This peculiar and vital freedom is what distinguishes America from every other nation on the planet.
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