Despite the best efforts of the radical left, the Second Amendment is alive and well in America, a fact put on display on Black Friday when folks in the U.S. flocked to local gun retailers in order to purchase firearms, making these weapons some of the highest selling items during the most profitable sales weekend for retailers across the country. The data backing up this claim comes from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
You can almost hear all of the crybabies on the left screaming and throwing a temper tantrum over this, no doubt shaking fists at the sky and shouting, “What about the children?” or get out their adult coloring books to process the severe trauma of knowing there are actually people in this country who still believe in the Constitution and the right to defend oneself.
According to the Daily Caller:
The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) completed 680,671 firearm background checks during the week of Black Friday, according to the organization. The FBI’s system executed 214,913 during the Black Friday holiday itself. Background checks for the week surrounding Black Friday in 2022 were slightly higher at 711,372. However, FBI background checks completed on Black Friday itself broke the previous record set in 2017 by over 11,000.
“The background checks reported by the FBI are in keeping with the trends NSSF has seen throughout the year. Firearm sales remain consistently strong, with over a million per month for more than four years running,” Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President and CEO went on to say about the massive number of sales. “These figures tell us that there is a continued strong appetite for lawful firearm ownership by law-abiding Americans and that firearm manufacturers across the country continue to deliver the quality firearms our customers have come to expect.”
Black Friday saw almost 215,000 FBI checks. That's up 5.5% from the previous record set back in 2017. So, it's another small, but potentially significant sign, the gun market has found its post-2020 sales floor. And it's well above pre-2020 levels. https://t.co/RxBkW05S4a
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) November 28, 2023
The NSSF noted that it worked with retailers to evenly distribute sales throughout the week of Black Friday as to not overburden the FBI’s NICS. Shocking the NICS with a deluge of background check requests could result in excessive wait times, according to the NSSF..
The NICS background check numbers provide a good estimate the number of firearm sales within the Black Friday period, though these figures include background checks initiated for other reasons, such as concealed carry permit applications.
The sale of firearms has continually gone up by a rather large margin ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter riots, and surges in crime have occurred. All of these are the result of President Joe Biden’s awful Democratic economic policies, not to mention the success of leftists have had in defunding police departments in many major and even some smaller cities across the country, which has led to a spike in crime, as has the crisis along the southern border.
With fewer and fewer officers and patrols being conducted, folks are having to take responsibility for their own safety and security. This includes the purchase of firearms used to prevent criminals from taking life, liberty, and property.
Freedom can only be preserved against tyranny if regular citizens are armed. Defend the Second Amendment by electing pro-gun rights candidates into Congress and the White House.
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