The number of background checks are up by 15% over the previous month and the same month last year, just as the Democrats are trying to eliminate the Second Amendment. The 2020 Democrat field is squabbling about who can confiscate the most guns. This is a new all-time record for gun sales since the numbers have been being tracked. Whenever the Democrats try to take the right to own guns away, gun sales go through the roof, so in essence if the Democrats’ goal is to decrease the number of guns in the United States, they are failing miserably. They are having the opposite effect. So, what else is new?
The Washington Examiner reports that “background checks done for security, concealed carry permits, and gun sales” soared over the summer, making August the best month for gun sales since the National Shooting Sports Foundation began keeping track of how many individuals apply for a federal background check — and thus try to purchase a firearm — per month.
The NSSF does caution that it’s likely not every background check resulted in a gun sale; the background check system exists for a reason, and it does turn down some potential buyers. Individuals interested in purchasing a firearm can also complete a background check but may not ultimately buy a weapon.
“NSSF said that the FBI told it that the overall NICS number for August was 2,341,363,” according to the Examiner. “That is 310,702 higher than July and 268,067 higher than August 2018. The FBI hasn’t posted the number yet on its NICS page.”
The surge, WashEx says, comes on the heels of increased pressure from Congress to stiffen the country’s gun laws. Democratic Congressional leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced last week that they plan on introducing a bill in both Houses to expand federal background checks and create a universal gun registry system that would keep track of Americans owning and purchasing firearms.