The FBI’s March NICS background data for march was released yesterday and it was every bit as horrific as the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex feared it would be.
The adjusted background check data quantified what we’ve all seen in the photos of Americans lining up — sometimes for hours — outside of gun stores all across the country.
As the NSSF’s Mark Oliva told us,
Retailers have been telling us that the overwhelming majority of those buying firearms over the last month have been first-time gun owners. This puts to rest America’s thoughts on gun control ideas. Americans across the country chose to exercise their right to lawfully purchase a gun when their safety became more than a rhetorical question.
Meanwhile, the gun control industry isn’t taking the news well.
American gun control advocates said they found the statistics on record-breaking numbers of firearms background checks concerning, and urged Americans to think twice before panic-buying a gun, particularly if they had never owned one before.
Concerns have also been raised about children sheltering at home in houses where they might have access to guns, as well as the risk of gun suicide, which amount to approximately two-thirds of US gun deaths each year.
“We need to prepare for the increased risk of more firearms in untrained hands,” David Chipman, a senior policy adviser at Giffords, a leading gun violence prevention expert, said in a statement. “If you didn’t think you needed a gun prior to March of this year, you certainly don’t need to rush out and get one now.”
– Lois Beckett in Americans purchasing record-breaking numbers of guns amid coronavirus
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) April 2, 2020
Bookmark this tweet. Save it and look at it when the @CDCgov releases data on 2020 gun fatalities number in December 2021/January 2022.
This is a grotesque celebration of death. https://t.co/A5TraZbybX
— Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (@CSGV) April 1, 2020
And the Brady Bunch has found the gun buying surge educational, too! They seem to have discovered that buying a firearms isn’t a matter of walking in, plunking down your cash and walking out.
Let’s be clear, purchasing a gun is NOT the same as picking up a pizza.
The dealer must physically obtain ID, run a background check, observe the buyer. The buyer likely handles several firearms before making a purchasing decision.
And let’s not even talk about that line… https://t.co/6QSk6WTR7W
— Brady | United Against Gun Violence (@bradybuzz) April 1, 2020