Gun Rights Supporters and 2nd Amendment Defenders Were Winners This Black Friday!

It seems the battle between the pro-gun-control and anti-gunners versus gun owners and 2nd Amendment defenders has been a tug-of-war for decades now. As one story reported, Black Friday hinted to some very good news for one of those sides. Some of the earliest reports from the biggest shopping day of the year, suggests pro-gun rights folks have really dug in and might actually be winning this fight.

In 2018, there was no doubt a demand still prevalent and healthy in America as 182,093 background checks were filed on Black Friday that year. Just for the record, the largest number of checks run since the FBI began using background checks in 1998, came in 2107, when 203,086 checks were run. This year’s Black Friday results?

The number of background checks this year was eleven percent higher than last year’s numbers as our story reported, “the agency conducted 202,465 gun background checks on Nov. 29, 2019, which is the second-highest…,” ever.

In all fairness, as the story citing a Fox News source also reminded us, “though the agency’s background check data typically includes permit checks and re-checks and is, therefore, higher than the number of actual gun sales, it is often indicative of trends in sales in the firearm industry.” In plain talk, the long and short of it is that not every background check equates to a gun sale. It is, however, indicative of the interest and as the story reported trends in America.

That trend is and continues to be as these numbers reflect, a desire for gun ownership all across the country. Let’s look at the common sense side of these numbers being reported too. Most people don’t file for a driver’s or learner’s permit if they don’t have the intention of getting a license. People don’t typically submit information and credit card applications, without the express intent of getting a credit card.

Like those credit card applications, like the driver’s permits, for a variety of reasons, not all those applicants will get their desired results. And just like those background checks, the intention and desire are obvious, and many people will end up getting what they want. The pulse, the direction, and the voice of the nation are being heard but those opposed to guns and supporting more gun control legislation don’t seem to care.

Here is why that is a crime. It is a blessing, and often a benefit of hard work that allows us to own credit cards. We learn from day one that driving is a privilege but gun ownership – that is a Right. And that makes all the difference and it should make those who attempt to impede those rights guilty of obstructing the 2nd Amendment.

This Black Friday revealed several things, such as a growing and strong economy, evidenced by strong spending numbers. It proved a desire of a Nation to possess, own, and keep firearms, and that desire was backed by their wallets.

Gun stores were reporting the Black Friday increase in sales too, as the story quoted one store owner who said, “last year he sold about 70 guns on Black Friday. This year he sold about 125,” and reported on another store which echoed those statements saying, “The line for guns at Cabela’s stayed steady all day. The store’s management said that on their busiest days, the gun department is the busiest section of their store.”

Gun owners and gun rights supporters are often overshadowed by the much louder and more boisterous anti-gunners. This Black Friday, as it has been for several years now, the sound of sales and the demand for guns rang louder than any voice or any group can. O’Rourke can try to come and take those guns, but that job just became more difficult with a few more guns protecting homes following this Black Friday.

Gun rights supporters and 2nd Amendment defenders were winners this holiday. Those winners also include more than a few stores along with a few more homes that just became a little safer and better protected too. Happy holidays one and all.

13 thoughts on “Gun Rights Supporters and 2nd Amendment Defenders Were Winners This Black Friday!”

  1. This shows exactly the opposite of what the “main-stream” media and the Left tell us. They say “Most Americans want gun control”. No my friends, Americans want and have guns. What we want more than anything is to live free in the pursuit of happiness. We have a right to these things per OUR U.S. CONSTITUTION. The only thing that GUARANTEES those rights are upheld is the 2nd Amendment. It is quite obvious that OUR Government is out of control. If there were ever a time since the beginning of America when the 2nd Amendment was needed, it is now. The democrats are pulling out all the stops trying to strip us of OUR guns. Do you ever ask yourself “Why is it all of the sudden so important to take away OUR guns?” Because until they do, there is no chance their plan to turn America into a socialist country will work. At what point do we finally say “enough is enough”? OUR Government Officials feel that they are above the law. They admit to their crimes on live television and if you quote them verbatim, you are a liar and a conspiracy theorist. If WE let them take away OUR guns do we even dare wonder what they will do next?

    1. I want gun control. Just not the kind the antis want. I want everyone who has one to hit the target. And if the need arises, to end the career of a criminal without anyone else getting hurt.

  2. I added 85 of those checks that got no response before the 86th try got through saying “proceed” at a Bass Pro for a new shotgun on Black Friday. I was joking with the sales associate about if there was a limit on how many tries his laptop could send, was the battery fully charged, etc. After 7 minutes and 10 seconds we were good to go to checkout and double-checking the 4473 by another employee plus the other papers. I am not a fan of crowds, and this was the first BF I ever shopped at a store or mall, but the deal I got was worth the hassles.

    1. Some checks have been known to take up to a half hour before approval is given. Even when on the phone on hold. Other times you can’t even get a chance to get ready to write before they are approved. Mine sometimes have come back with a number just after the State of birth is asked for. But then again, the FBI has had a record on me since I was one day old.

    We understand that if the citizenry are armed, that you can’t take the country socialistic, and that if the country is armed, you can’t force us to do it your way.
    The FOUNDERS saw you life forms coming over 200 years ago, that is why the 2nd Amendment is there.The road that you are on, when you are trying to take our weapons, leads you directly to a place where the sun doesn’t shine, when you try to do it all at once or incrementally

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