Gun sales break down, new preliminary data shows, it ain't slowin' down y'all ....

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  1. Airborne Falcon

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    .... matter of fact it appears to be picking-up speed based upon the latest numbers.

    Pretty good article with data that breaks it down fairly well. We all know more liberals are buying guns for the first time, right? Especially liberal women apparently. Anyways, as follows:

    Excerpted from lengthy piece, link to entire article included at end of quotes ... but take time to scroll the quotes which have been cherry picked for you in advance for the pertinent parts ....

    https://thepostmillennial.com/gun-sales-across-america-continue-to-skyrocket-since-start-of-covid-19-pandemic
     
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  2. JCooperfan1911

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    Sure gives you the warm and fuzzies, doesn’t it? Millions of folks who’ve never even touched a gun and who’s only education on their loading and handling come from Hollywood.

    What a great combo. Thank God I live in the desert and don’t have to visit public shooting ranges. I imagine accidental firearm injuries and deaths will be skyrocketing as well.
     
  3. CapnMac

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    Sad to see they are quoting The Trace, which is a notorious "anti" group.

    Now, replace "gun" with "chainsaw" . . . or "internal combustion generator" for that matter.

    There has always been a subset of "gun owners" who owned one, maybe two, stashed in a drawer or the closet, "just in case." With no idea nor knowledge of what they would do with the things if "just in case" happened. It's the nature of things, was, is, and will be.

    It's a broad, and inapt, brush to paint all the 7-9 million new owners as inept clods with no training and less clue. Some of those people will "come to the fold."

    The desire to learn the manual arms, to be skilled in the applications of our firearms is the "well regulated" portion of the Second Amendment. It confers an internal desire or sense of obligation, not an external requirement forced by legislation.
     
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    We have had several threads on the increase in gun sales to new folks (women, liberals, minorities, young and old). Inevitably, someone complains that these folks are joining their monoculture, boys only tree house - instead of realizing that expanding gun ownership supports the RKBA.

    Oh, if only the new folks were as good as I am! They are not worthy! There will be blood in da streets!

    I know I am being rather blunt but that's the way I see it. Tempted to close this but let's see how it plays out.
     
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  5. Captcurt

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    I would like to know where they are getting them. I have checked with 3 of my distributors and I have more personal guns than they have in inventory. I had to buy my last gun from the LGS. Didn't mind it because he sold it to me for cost, but it is embarrassing when you have a FFL.
     
  6. Riomouse911

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    I’m glad to welcome more people into the shooting sports. I just wish there was ammo enough for people new to the sport to shoot with a good teacher and learn solid gun handling and safety skills. Firearms are one of the few readily available consumer items that can lead to devastating consequences for the unknowing or careless very quickly. :(

    I am seeing the steep increases in new owners as a sign that more people are taking the liberals’ decriminalization of crime as a serious threat to their well being. People need to quit fantasizing that somehow the Lone Ranger will swoop in to save them just in the nick of time, that’s a really rare occurrence. These numbers sure look like several million people finally have. :)

    Stay safe.
     
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  7. Grumpy_old_Fart

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    my personal opinion...

    every person legally capable of owning a firearm in America, should.
     
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    IMHO, and I am pretty sure I stated it but I may not have .... this article seems a little more pointed towards the lefties who are joining-in-on the 2A party and, imho, that's good for us.

    I'm also the same idiot, (according to some) that says this Latino immigrants thing will play in Conservatives' favor in the long run and we need to be focused on stopping Muslims and Chinese at the border first and foremost .... same level of scrutiny as the tatted-up gang members.

    With that said, once the lefties start loving their guns they'll be far less likely to vote to abolish them and that may help us to swing things back even faster .... the pendulum always swings back. What we worry about these days is if the pendulum pivot point has been shifted too far left.

    Let's have an intelligent discussion.
     
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    Look at the long-range implication of this: the antigun base is being eroded. If gun sales to new owners keep up -- and there's no indication that they won't -- the likes of Shannon Watts and Gabby Giffords will find themselves irrelevant. Already, when I see Shannon Watts being interviewed on TV, I get the distinct impression that she's "whistling past the graveyard," and that she knows it. But as long as Mike Bloomberg pays her salary, she'll keep at it.
     
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    Not sure about that. We all know people that should not be within a mile of a gun. Not that they're bad people, but that they don't have the presence of mind or even the physical coordination. The point is this: if someone doesn't want to have a gun, we shouldn't force him to do so.
     
  11. Grumpy_old_Fart

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    agreed... to a point


    perhaps I look at it from a civics point of view. again, in my opinion, people should volunteer, be socially minded about civic responsibilty, be acutely aware of their surroundings, be courteous to others, have integrity...

    so, yes, you are correct, not everyone Should own a firearm. but they need to. if only to enhance the above listed qualities
     
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    When you call for the defunding of the police the first answer people see is that they will need a gun. They are right.
     
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    The author of the study describes himself as "a renowned expert on the public health crisis of gun violence and a pioneer in the field of injury epidemiology and prevention of firearm violence, which results in approximately 30,000 deaths a year and approximately 75,000 nonfatal injuries seen in hospital emergency departments."
     
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    Ah, another "glass half-empty" type. Too bad that liberty and the RKBA can sometimes be dangerous.

    I, for one, prefer to see the positive aspects, and stand by to help inform, educate and train as many new gun-owners as I can.
     
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    On Gun Broker, since all of this craziness hit, I’ve been following all of the available guns for sale. In the past 15 months, prices on guns for sale on GB have been escalating like crazy; while supplies of firearms are dwindling
     
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    Bias? What bias? :scrutiny:
     
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    How is that possible? How many gun sales is that , how many thousands?
     
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    If only there were someone to teach these things- like the Media, or Public Schools, or two responsible parents in the home......

    Oh, wait, sorry.....my bad.:(
     
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    or being a mentor, etc
     
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    New gun owners.....wish I could meet one of them, in case they have no other contacts familiar with guns.
    Being retired, and twelve minutes from the very large, nice private shooting club, so many opportunities available....but don't know of anybody needing a safety intro etc.

    ;) You know any true novice near Memphis TN, who can easily drive to the club in Lakeland?
    Let me know.
     
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  21. lsudave

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    The more people that invest in firearms, the better. There are other threads on here worried about bans and restrictions... it's not that hard to push through a law that inconveniences a couple dozen folks. That changes a lot when you're talking about half the voting population.
     
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    My first thought is if we aren't supposed to be keeping track of gun sales how do thet know if the people purchasing are actually new. Also just where are they finding their data, Chicago or some such.

    I always, as I have in the past, take the time to help a new firearms owner learn how to use and maintain their new purchase if asked. Propper use and safe storage helps keep them from being a poster child for the antis. Just sayi'n.
     
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    Regarding mentoring -- that's very hard to do in this polarized climate, if the new gun owner is on the other side of the political fence. There are lots of current gun owners, who skew conservative, that won't talk to "commies," even if those people are members of their own families. And it works the other way as well.

    What we need to do is carve out the gun issue from all the other divisive social and economic issues, and build bridges based on that alone. This won't be easy.
     
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    I'm glad I've slowed down. More for the new guys.
     
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    If you want an industry perspective on the new and diverse set of gun owners, see if you can download: https://fmgpublications.ipaperus.com/FMGPublications/ShootingIndustry/si0621/?page=48

    Look for the article : Defy Stereotypes to Embrace Diversity.

    It will point out that the lack of being open to inclusiveness that I mentioned before is a problem. Also, some good articles on ammo, women shooters and larger guns.
     
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