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Americans Have Bought 17 MILLION Guns In Ten Months
« Reply #56 on: November 02, 2020, 04:36:49 PM »
The Gun Rush of 2020 will be one for the record books as the number of new guns purchased — and new gun owners — has reached all time highs.

Americans have purchased nearly 17 million guns in the first ten months of 2020.  That is more than any other single year since the FBI began keeping data on gun sales..



he Gun Rush began in January, when Ralph Northam overplayed his hand in Virginia and showed Americans exactly what the left wants to do to gun rights nationwide: destroy them.
In response, gun sales were up everywhere, not just in Virginia.
Then as the Corona Scare grew in the media, fears of social unrest grew in the spring.  Gun sales in March and April were higher than every other year in the same period.
As the summer gave way, Americans watched as criminals rioted, looted and burned in dozens of cities across the country.
Most importantly, law-abiding citizens watched as the police were effectively hamstrung by pandering politicians who would not allow the police to put an end to the mayhem on America’s streets.
Seeing Through The Lies
The left had cried for years that citizens didn’t need guns — they should just call the cops!
But 2020 showed the Average American that the left doesn’t want the cops to come, either.  They essentially just wanted the American population to be defenseless in the face of their rioting shock troops, Antifa, and rioting mobs of disgruntled leftists.
Jurgen Brauer, the chief economist at Small Arms Analytics, commented on the numbers his organization had reported:
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“By August, we had exceeded last year’s total. By September, we exceeded the highest total ever. The estimated number of guns sold in the US through the end of September 2020 is not only more than last year, it’s more than any full year in the last 20 years we have records for.”
The next highest year on record was in 2016, when Americans bought 16.6 million guns while Hillary Clinton was running for president against Donald Trump.
Of course, there are still two months left of 2020 — including the likely fallout after the election.
In anticipation of unrest, Walmart announced yesterday that they were removing all guns and ammunition on display in their stores this week.   Walmart cited the “current unrest” and said that their action was a “precaution” against theft if stores are robbed.
Who Knows What Lies Ahead?
2020 has been a roller coaster, but if one good thing that’s come of it is that millions of Americans have woken up to the fact that the government cannot — and in many cases will not — be responsible for the safety of the average citizen.
Buy a gun, learn to use it, carry it everywhere you can.


https://www.secondamendmentdaily.com/2020/10/gun-rush-2020-americans-have-bought-17-million-guns-since-january/
President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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THE FOUR-PART BIDEN PLAN TO DESTROY THE SECOND AMENDMENT
« Reply #57 on: November 03, 2020, 01:32:09 PM »
Joe Biden’s So-Called “Gun Safety” Plan Explained
For the last four years we have had a Republican President in the White House. As in decades past, Republicans muddled with the NICS system and failed to defend bump stocks. But had Hillary Clinton won, gun owners would have suffered many more losses than this.
Joe Biden
However, Gun Owners of America was able to achieve many policy goals under the Trump Administration.
We detailed that in an article titled: Ten Wins for Gun Owners Under the Trump Administration. But our victories will not survive a Biden-Harris Administration.
Imagine the destruction that will be caused by an Administration that refuses to acknowledge that the Second Amendment protects an individual right. Or a President who believes that’s it’s okay to confiscate millions of commonly-owned firearms.
That’s what we are facing if Joe Biden wins the 2020 Presidential Election.
The following contains quotations directly from the Joe Biden gun control proposal. I will contextualize each proposed infringement.
Semi-automatic Gun and Magazine Bans and Confiscation
Federal Gun Bans and Magazine Bans to be enforced by Robert Francis Take your AR-15 O’Rourke:
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Ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Federal law prevents hunters from hunting migratory game birds with more than three shells in their shotgun. That means our federal law does more to protect ducks than children. It’s wrong. Joe Biden will enact legislation to once again ban assault weapons. This time, the bans will be designed based on lessons learned from the 1994 bans. For example, the ban on assault weapons will be designed to prevent manufacturers from circumventing the law by making minor changes that don’t limit the weapon’s lethality. While working to pass this legislation, Biden will also use his executive authority to ban the importation of assault weapons.
Mandatory gun and magazine registration, if you can afford it as each firearm or magazine will require a separate $200 NFA tax stamp:
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Regulate possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act. Currently, the National Firearms Act requires individuals possessing machine-guns, silencers, and short-barreled rifles to undergo a background check and register those weapons with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Due to these requirements, such weapons are rarely used in crimes. As president, Biden will pursue legislation to regulate possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act.
Mandatory gun confiscation:
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Buy back the assault weapons and high-capacity magazines already in our communities. Biden will also institute a program to buy back weapons of war currently on our streets. This will give individuals who now possess assault weapons or high-capacity magazines two options: sell the weapons to the government, or register them under the National Firearms Act.
Prepare to ban the manufacture of all guns except so-called “smart guns:”
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Put America on the path to ensuring that 100% of firearms sold in America are smart guns. Today, we have the technology to allow only authorized users to fire a gun. For example, existing smart gun technology requires a fingerprint match before use. Biden believes we should work to eventually require that 100% of firearms sold in the U.S. are smart guns. But, right now the NRA and gun manufacturers are bullying firearms dealers who try to sell these guns. Biden will stand up against these bullying tactics and issue a call to action for gun manufacturers, dealers, and other public and private entities to take steps to accelerate our transition to smart guns.
Strip the firearm and ammunition industry of civil liability protections and hold manufacturers, engaged in lawful commerce, liable for criminals engaging in criminal activity:
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Hold gun manufacturers accountable. In 2005, then-Senator Biden voted against the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, but gun manufacturers successfully lobbied Congress to secure its passage. This law protects these manufacturers from being held civilly liable for their products – a protection granted to no other industry. Biden will prioritize repealing this protection.
Ban the purchase of more than one firearm per month at the federal level:
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Reduce stockpiling of weapons. In order to reduce the stockpiling of firearms, Biden supports legislation restricting the number of firearms an individual may purchase per month to one.
Universal Background [Registration] Checks
Bribe states to create licenses to purchase firearms using federal tax dollars:
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Give states incentives to set up gun licensing programs. Biden will enact legislation to give states and local governments grants to require individuals to obtain a license prior to purchasing a gun.
References about UBCs that are reminiscent of the leaked Obama-Biden Administration’s NIJ memo that said “Effectiveness depends on the ability to reduce straw purchasing, requiring gun registration” (emphasis added):
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Keep guns out of dangerous hands. The federal background check system (the National Instant Criminal Background Check System) is one of the best tools we have to prevent gun violence, but it’s only effective when it’s used. Biden will enact universal background check legislation and close other loopholes that allow people who should be prohibited from purchasing firearms from making those purchases. Specifically, he will:
End the private sale of firearms, except for gifts to immediate family… for now:
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Require background checks for all gun sales. Today, an estimated 1 in 5 firearms are sold or transferred without a background check. Biden will enact universal background check legislation, requiring a background check for all gun sales with very limited exceptions, such as gifts between close family members. This will close the so-called “gun show and online sales loophole” that the Obama-Biden Administration narrowed, but which cannot be fully closed by executive action alone.
Banning the sale of guns, ammo, and gun parts online:
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End the online sale of firearms and ammunitions [sic]. Biden will enact legislation to prohibit all online sales of firearms, ammunition, kits, and gun parts.
Enact a Homemade Gun Ban.
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Stop “ghost guns.” One way people who cannot legally obtain a gun may gain access to a weapon is by assembling a one [sic] on their own, either by buying a kit of disassembled gun parts or 3D printing a working firearm. Biden will stop the proliferation of these so-called “ghost guns” by passing legislation requiring that purchasers of gun kits or 3D printing code pass a federal background check.
Even more funding for the Universal Background Check System:
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Adequately fund the background check system. President Obama and Vice President Biden expanded incentives for states to submit records of prohibited persons into the background checks system. As president, Biden will continue to prioritize that funding and ensure that the FBI is adequately funded to accurately and efficiently handle the NICS system.
Regulate what gun owners can and cannot do with their property in the privacy of their own homes:
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Require gun owners to safely store their weapons. Biden will pass legislation requiring firearm owners to store weapons safely in their homes.
Prosecute gun owners for the new “crime” of teaching a minor how to safely handle a firearm or how to shoot or hunt with a firearm:
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Hold adults accountable for giving minors access to firearms. Biden supports legislation holding adults criminally and civilly liable for directly or negligently giving a minor access to a firearm, regardless of whether the minor actually gains possession of the firearm.
More funding to prosecute NICS denials:
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Prioritize prosecution of straw purchasers. “Straw purchasers” buy a firearm on behalf of an individual who cannot pass a background check. Biden will end those loopholes by enacting a law to make all straw purchases a serious federal crime and ensure the U.S. Justice Department has sufficient resources to prioritize their prosecution.
Funding to send police after NICS denials, again, 95% of which are law abiding citizens who received “false positive” denials from the FBI:
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Notify law enforcement when a potential firearms purchaser fails a background check. Too often, when prohibited persons attempting to buy a firearm fail a background check, state and local law enforcement is never informed of the attempt. As president, Biden will direct the FBI to set up a process to ensure timely notification of denials to state and local law enforcement, and he’ll support legislation to codify this process. This empowers law enforcement to follow up and ensure prohibited persons do not attempt to acquire firearms through other means.
Prosecute gun owners when a criminal steals their firearm or when they “lose” a firearm for failure to file a police report:
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Require firearms owners to report if their weapon is lost or stolen. Responsible gun owners have a responsibility to inform law enforcement if their weapon is lost or stolen. Biden will enact legislation to make this the law of the land.
New “Boyfriend Loophole” Gun Ban, which includes special federal Gun Confiscation Orders for those convicted of “stalking” because they threatened a pet:
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Close other loopholes in the federal background check system. In addition to closing the “boyfriend loophole” highlighted below […]
New “Hate Crime Loophole” Gun Ban, which includes a gun ban for referring to someone as an “illegal alien” in New York City:
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Close the “hate crime loophole.” Biden will enact legislation prohibiting an individual “who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or received an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor because of hate or bias in its commission,” from purchasing or possessing a firearm.
Eliminate a three-business day deadline for the FBI to complete a NICS check, creating a potential 10 day waiting period for firearm purchases:
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Close the “Charleston loophole.” The Charleston loophole allows people to complete a firearms purchase if their background check is not completed within three business days. Biden supports the proposal in the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, which extends the timeline from three to 10 business days. Biden will also direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to put on his desk within his first 100 days as president a report detailing the cases in which background checks are not completed within 10 business days and steps the federal government can take to reduce or eliminate this occurrence.
Further Gun Confiscation Legislation at the Federal, State, and Local Levels
Increase prosecution of NICS denials, 95% of which are law-abiding citizens who received “false positive” denials from the FBI:
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Create an effective program to ensure individuals who become prohibited from possessing firearms relinquish their weapons. Federal law defines categories of individuals who are prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms, and the federal background check system is an effective tool for ensuring prohibited persons cannot purchase firearms. But we lack any serious tool to ensure that when someone becomes newly prohibited – for example, because they commit a violent crime – they relinquish possession of their firearms. There are some promising models for how this could be enforced. For example, California has a mandatory process for ensuring relinquishment by any individual newly subject to a domestic violence restraining order. As president, Biden will direct the FBI and ATF to outline a model relinquishment process, enact any necessary legislation to ensure relinquishment when individuals newly fall under one of the federal prohibitions, and then provide technical and financial assistance to state and local governments to establish effective relinquishment processes on their own.
Bribe states to enact ex parte Gun Confiscation Orders with no due process using federal tax dollars:
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Incentivize state “extreme risk” laws. Extreme risk laws, also called “red flag” laws, enable family members or law enforcement officials to temporarily remove an individual’s access to firearms when that individual is in crisis and poses a danger to themselves or others. Biden will incentivize the adoption of these laws by giving states funds to implement them. And, he’ll direct the U.S. Department of Justice to issue best practices and offer technical assistance to states interested in enacting an extreme risk law.
Executive Action
Reinstate the Social Security Gun Ban:
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Reinstate the Obama-Biden policy to keep guns out of the hands of certain people unable to manage their affairs for mental reasons, which President Trump reversed. In 2016, the Obama-Biden Administration finalized a rule to make sure the Social Security Administration (SSA) sends to the background check system records that it holds of individuals who are prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms because they have been adjudicated by the SSA as unable to manage their affairs for mental reasons. But one of the first actions Donald Trump took as president was to reverse this rule. President Biden will enact legislation to codify this policy.
Perpetuate an ineffective and unconstitutional ban on sharing 3D printed gun files online:
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Biden will ensure that the authority for firearms exports stays with the State Department, and if needed, reverse a proposed rule by President Trump. This will ensure the State Department continues to block the code used to 3D print firearms from being made available on the Internet.
“Enforcing the laws we already have” against law-abiding gun owners, such as executive action to continue banning pistol-braced firearms and re-designating them as Short Barreled Rifles or Any Other Weapons:
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Reform, fund, and empower the U.S. Justice Department to enforce our gun laws. Biden will direct his Attorney General to deliver to him within his first 100 days a set of recommendations for restructuring the ATF and related Justice Department agencies to most effectively enforce our gun laws. Biden will then work to secure sufficient funds for the Justice Department to effectively enforce our existing gun laws, increase the frequency of inspections of firearms dealers, and repeal riders that get in the way of that work.


Each President sets the tone for their Presidency by achieving as many policy goals as they can in their first 100 days in office. For gun owners, this is bad news. Using the laws that we already have, a Biden-Harris Administration can wreak havoc on gun owners without any new acts of Congress. Still, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris promise much worse for gun owners.
From gun and magazine bans, licenses to purchase firearms, universal registration checks, and gun confiscation without due process, a Biden-Harris Administration promises four years of unrelenting efforts to infringe on the rights of gun owners.
Keep in mind, this list is far from exhaustive of what Joe Biden has promised he will do.
Of course, Gun Owners of America will defend your right to keep and bear arms through our lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. and our legal efforts in the courts regardless of who wins the 2020 Presidential and Congressional elections.
However, it is every American’s duty to support the Constitution and our Second Amendment-recognized rights at the polls in every election.
So, get out there and defend your Second Amendment-protected rights!
Even if you have voted, please share this voter guide with your pro-gun friends and family before they get to the voting booth.
Remember: Every … Vote … Counts.


President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Re: Gun Issues
« Reply #58 on: November 03, 2020, 01:41:48 PM »
How would anyone enforce a law that I have to report theft of my firearm?


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What I Learned From Several Californians Who Just Bought Their First G
« Reply #59 on: November 03, 2020, 01:50:34 PM »
This year of uncertainty has left innocent citizens to face a question that is all too real: What happens when the police literally aren’t there? That was the question that forced San Francisco Bay area residents John and Sarah (not their real names) to re-think their position on guns.
“I didn’t believe in guns,” said John. “I wouldn’t even let the kids have Nerf guns around the house.”
Like many, starting last March, John began to realize he had to be prepared for the worst. John re-thought his anti-gun worldview. “That’s the whole reason we’re here learning to use guns,” said John.
John and Sarah were speaking to me from Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, one of dozens of shooting ranges in the Nevada desert. Front Sight covers a big chunk of real estate in the desert southwest of Pahrump, Nev. This firearms oasis draws people from nearly every state to participate in courses. I was there with my brother to take a four-day defensive handgun class.

There are also rifle and shotgun classes, armorer classes, ropes courses and driving classes. Front Sight trains approximately 3,500 students every month (nearly one million since 1996) in order to fulfill its goal “to positively change the image of gun ownership by safely training citizens to levels of skill at arms that far exceed law enforcement and military standards,” according to Founder and Director, Dr. Ignatius Piazza.

I was at Front Sight because of my brother. He has recently become more involved with firearms, and when a co-worker suggested a trip to Front Sight, he jumped at the chance, and invited me to join them. Like many, I’ve seen Front Sight’s promotions and, frankly, I was skeptical. All the offers, all the promises ... it all seemed way too good to be true. But, the idea of a four-day handgun course for free was too tempting to pass up. So, after a few online clicks and a seven-hour drive, we were joining 900 other students and firearms enthusiasts in the 110-degree Nevada desert heat.
We arrived during the first week that Front Sight had been open since March this year. Front Sight voluntarily closed in order to support the COVID-19 control efforts of the state of Nevada. Though classified as an “essential industry” and allowed to remain open, Front Sight wanted to be a team player. This first week of September was the first week of its re-opening efforts. As such, they were not at full staff.
After a brief introduction to the facility, we met our range-mates and instructors and began our quest to be better gun handlers.
Angela, a young student from Central California, had feelings similar to John and Sarah about guns. “I had never been exposed to guns until I saw one of my uncle’s. He showed it to us and I was really scared—I didn’t even want to touch it. Just seeing it was fearful.” Until her first morning at Front Sight, Angela had never fired a gun.
My brother had purchased a handgun about a year ago, and then got his concealed-carry permit. He explained his reasons for being at Front Sight: “I wanted to increase my understanding and build my skills in order to handle a gun safely and competently.”
Standing next to me on the firing line with his SIG was Chris. He and his wife, Adriana, are no strangers to firearms. Having owned guns and shot for many years, they were at Front Sight because they wanted to improve. “It’s a little humbling at first,” said Chris. “Because you come in and you’re like, I’ve shot. I can hit targets. But then they tell you, ‘try our way.’”
When Sarah got to the firing line for the first time, her response was unexpected. “I was emotional. I was scared. I was surprised I did it.” John described that first experience firing a gun this way: “It was weird. The first time I touched it, I couldn’t rack it; I felt uncomfortable with it; it was almost a little scary.”
Again, I was skeptical. I felt like I already had a pretty good handle on the basics. But in that first morning, our Front Sight instructors made me a believer. For example, the explanation and training we received in the Weaver stance and the confirmation I was given about handling my cross-eye dominance made the whole trip worthwhile. Every day was a continual process of learning and practice. Presentation, trigger press, reset, malfunctions … everything a new gun owner needs to know about safely using a firearm. And it was all presented in a slow, steady pace that logically built from one principal to the next—and was always reinforced with practice, practice, practice.
“I’m amazed. I really am,” said Adriana. After her training experience, she described what it was like to draw from concealment and put two shots on target in less than two seconds: “[It feels] awesome! As I improved and I actually hit where I was supposed to hit on purpose, that was like winning first place!” Chris was also enthusiastic about his experience. “When you stick to it, like today, I got the results I wanted on paper. If you’ve got a gun, you need to come. Come and take the class. Come learn. Come do it.”  
“Like I said, I was scared of even touching a weapon,” said Angela. “Now I feel fully confident. I definitely feel confident I can protect myself and my family.”
Reflecting on his four days in the desert, my brother said, “I appreciated the emphasis on safety and situational awareness before, during and after any encounter. It was a huge boost to my confidence.”
In looking back on her training experience, Sarah said, “I’m getting more confident each day. And I’m realizing it’s not just pick it up, point and shoot. There’s more to having a gun than that.”
Last year’s John is “night-and-day” different from this year’s John. Last year’s John said, “Don’t need a gun, don’t want a gun; not in my house.” This year’s John says, “We need a gun and we need to know how to use it. I want to be someone who owns a gun and is trained on it. And I feel much more confident about how to handle a gun.” “Absolutely,” said Sarah.
As we finished day four and said goodbye to our new friends, it was difficult to leave. We had all learned so much and had all gained a greater measure of confidence—we all wanted it to continue. Now, did I become an absolute deadeye? Maybe not, but I definitely improved and, most importantly, I learned what I was doing wrong and how I can correct those issues—I know exactly what to work on between now and the next course I take at Front Sight. It was worth every sweltering minute in the burning sun.

https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2020/9/26/what-i-learned-from-several-californians-who-just-bought-their-first-guns/?fbclid=IwAR07OfU5ylI7etAZfhyhajZtZwKaaSHHbk_hjyGAbZvEPIf8VNQJ-5Ijn4k


President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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NEW JERSEY SUED OVER HANDGUN CARRY BAN
« Reply #60 on: November 03, 2020, 06:40:36 PM »
Two legal gun owners who have jumped through repeated governmental hoops only to be denied permits to carry a handgun have teamed up with pro-2A groups to take on the Garden State. 
The 47-page federal lawsuit, filed this week, is backed by the Firearms Policy Coalition, Second Amendment Foundation, and New Jersey Second Amendment Society on behalf of two members, Stanley Bennett and Michael Hucker. Both men are over 21 years of age and meet legal eligibility requirements for gun carry permits, but have been turned down by local police for such permits with the agencies issuing a blanket statement that the applicants didn't have a “justifiable need." 
Bennett, who never "had so much as a parking ticket in over 40 years," owns a federally licensed gun store and lawfully transports firearms to and from locations. He was turned down for a carry permit by the Clayton Police Department after a nine-month wait. 
Hucker, who owns a real estate business where he sometimes carries large amounts of cash and works for a Fortune 100 company, a role in which he could face kidnapping, applied for a carry permit from the Guttenberg Police Department in Oct. 2018 and was turned down in Feb. 2019.  
The two men and their allied pro-gun groups are suing the respective police departments as well as the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey and the Superintendent in the New Jersey State Police in their official capacities, arguing the state's regulatory scheme deprives them of their Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights. 
“The people of New Jersey have been oppressed by an abusive, authoritarian government for far too long, and we intend to remedy that beginning today,” said FPC President Brandon Combs. “Our nation fought the Revolutionary War to forcefully reject the Crown’s heavy-handed rule and denial of fundamental liberties, including the right to bear arms, but the State has regressively called back to that tyranny as inspiration for its current policies.
"Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal, and other anti-rights government officials may not like that people have the right to carry loaded guns in public, but their opinion doesn’t trump the Constitution. It’s time to bring freedom back home to the Garden State,” said Combs. 
The lawsuit is known as Bennett v. Davis and was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. 

https://www.guns.com/news/2020/11/02/new-jersey-sued-over-handgun-carry-ban?fbclid=IwAR0Glx51hVf8InuWfVwq460yGFjjy6x1rd3pOi5FD_j8HDXIuUS7RKsbU-g

President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Are Concealed-Carry Applications Being Slowed on Purpose?
« Reply #61 on: November 04, 2020, 10:33:51 AM »
Reports from around the country reveal that a number of state and local agencies are not approving concealed-carry permit applications in a timely fashion. In some cases, the delays are well past the time frames written into the application laws. The states and agencies that work with providing these services have generally blamed the same thing for the slowdowns: COVID-19 and associated problems with staffing.
As John Lott has documented at the Crime Prevention Research Center, the number of concealed-carry permits increased every year over the last decade through 2019. With the boom in gun sales this year, especially among first-time firearms owners, one would assume a surge in new carry permits, too. Instead, the number of new carry permits for 2020 has declined compared to past years.
“There is a simple reason that concealed handgun permits have not increased as much as gun sales: many states stopped issuing new permits for many months because of the [COVID-19] virus,” Lott reported.
In Michigan, for example, FOX2 Detroit found that concealed-carry applicants in Wayne County have experienced approval wait times up to nine months in length.
To give a specific example in Michigan, Kristal Hunt, who says she needs some protection, took the state’s required Concealed Pistol License class and filled out the necessary paperwork. But for the application to be finalized, Hunt and others must have a face-to-face appointment with a county official. Hunt recently received her appointment date—for July 2021!
“It seems like that’s the common thing in Wayne County; it’s barriers when you’re trying to go about things in the right way,” said Hunt.
Lisa Williams, spokeswoman for the Wayne County Clerk’s Office, cited increased demand for the permit, plus COVID-19-related staff reductions and displacements, for the long wait times.
A Wayne County statement read, in part: “Wayne County is the largest county in the state of Michigan. The volume that we service far surpasses that of any other county throughout the state. Our office has taken the action step to request additional fingerprinting machines which will expedite the processing time.”
Meanwhile, a person living in Illinois can’t even begin the process to apply for a carry permit or purchase a firearm until they are issued that state’s Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card. But FOID approvals have been taking so long that the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) filed a lawsuit in federal court this summer seeking to force the Illinois State Police (ISP) to comply with the mandated one-month requirement to issue a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card, if the applicant meets all qualifications.
ISRA is that state’s NRA-affiliated association. In a posting to its website, ISRA noted: “The law requires that the Illinois State Police either approve or deny a FOID card application within 30 days, but ISP has been dragging its feet, leaving applicants in limbo for months. In some cases, the agency does not act for as long as 90 days. These delays have gone on long enough. We had hoped to avoid litigation, but at this moment, we have no choice.”
In Wake County, N.C., a surge in applications prompted the Wake County Sheriff's Office to bring in five extra workers to help process record levels of pistol-permit applications this past August.
Wake County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Sefton noted that his office had issued over 5,000 permits in one two-week period this summer.
“That is just historic—it has never been done before,” said Sefton.

https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2020/11/4/are-concealed-carry-applications-being-slowed-on-purpose?fbclid=IwAR0_aGF10Ra2yYrXVNw2_4pAyNAGBsWqV1FWh2w5pRsxBK2ygpisDSw92gk

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Indiana Gun Store Gets Shipment Of 80,000 Rounds On Election Day,
« Reply #62 on: November 04, 2020, 06:46:02 PM »
 Sells Out In Just 30 Minutes

Blythe’s Sport Shops had a busy day, yesterday.  The sporting goods chain, with locations in Griffith and Valparaiso, Indiana had a shipment of ammunition arrive in the early morning hours on election day.

The shipment contained 80,000 rounds of 9mm ammo.  But in just 30 minutes after the store opened, all the ammo was sold out, already.

That’s a rate of 2,666 rounds per minute.  That’s roughly equivalent to 60 AR-15s –converted to 9mm — firing at the same time for 60 seconds!


Store Chief Operations officer, Kyle Goranson, said that ammo had been in short supply for most of 2020.  In fact, he reported that none of the customers who came in on election day even mentioned the election at all.


We’ve reported all year about the skyrocketing demand for both guns and ammunition. We reported that ammo sales are up 139% over last year at this time.
But numbers like this are still incredible to read about.
Somewhere in Indiana, some lucky gun owners are breathing a sigh of relief, today, while the rest of us are on edge, waiting the results of the election.  No matter how it ends, ammo isn’t going to be easy to find any time soon.

https://www.secondamendmentdaily.com/2020/11/indiana-gun-store-gets-80000-rounds-on-election-day-sells-out-in-justt-30-minutes/



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Re: Gun Issues
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4th grader suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom during virtual
« Reply #66 on: November 06, 2020, 11:23:54 AM »
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A 9-year-old Louisiana student was suspended after a teacher reported seeing a gun in the boy's bedroom during a virtual class.
The attorney representing the child's family said it was a BB gun and the school went too far -- applying its on-campus weapons policy without considering the privacy of the child and his family.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Friday his office is investigating.

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President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Taxing The Second Amendment To Death
« Reply #67 on: November 06, 2020, 11:24:56 AM »
In the wake of widespread rioting and looting, it is estimated that 5 million Americans purchased firearms for the first time this year.
But the vast majority of purchasers probably don’t realize that Congress subjected their firearm and ammunition sales to a federal “sin” tax of 10 to 11 percent.
While gun owners and organizations have become complacent with this regressive infringement, anti-gunners want to make a 10 percent tax on firearms look mild.




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President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Report: 1.9 Million Gun Sales in October 2020
« Reply #68 on: November 08, 2020, 02:34:44 PM »
There were approximately 1.9 million guns sold in October 2020 in the United States, a year-over-year increase of 65%  from October 2019, according to Small Arms Analytics
Single handgun sales totaled approximately 1.0 million, which is up 81% from October 2019.
For long-guns, there were approximately 740,000 sales, which is an increase of 48% over sales in October 2019.



"All other likely background check-related sales (0.14 million) increased year-over-year by 58%," said Small Arms analytics.  "This includes so-called 'multiple' sales where the exact split between handguns and long-guns cannot be determined from the data record."
Jurgen Brauer, the chief economist at Small Arms Analytics, said, “2020 continues on its record firearms sales pace, with the year-to-date total now reaching 18.6 million units sold. Handguns continue to outsell long-guns but at a continuously declining rate since June of this year. (In June, the rate was 2.2 handguns per long-gun; in October, it was 1.4 handguns per long-gun.)”
https://cnsnews.com/index.php/article/national/michael-w-chapman/report-19-million-gun-sales-october-2020?fbclid=IwAR0Jw5qCSiLRgsL-VKBj_1fbIChK1pS4ccY9u7ZXIuhdDlfWGlXtqZPavLk
President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

 

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