Firearms

2 lefty narratives destroyed in one – climate change & 2A

An Oregon lady caught an arsonist in the act and exercised her second amendment rights to hold the individual under citizen’s arrest until the police arrived.

As Bernie Sanders and the left keep banging on about climate change being behind the bushfires, once again, arson is a large factor. Joe Biden gave a speech saying that the US risks being destroyed by fires, floods and hurricanes.

We wrote about the causes of bushfires during Australia’s recent disaster here.

In short, coronavirus has run its scaremongering course so it is now time to rachet up global warming again. We imagine Greta Thunberg will he invited on Zoom to do a town hall with Biden.

Black Americans the fastest-growing gun buyers in 2020

It seems that the fastest-growing cohort for gun ownership in 2020 is black Americans. There is even a #BlackGunsMatter movement.

The highest overall firearm sales increase comes from Black men and women, who show a 58.2% increase in purchases during the first six months of 2020 versus the same period last year,” according to Jim Curcuruto, Director of Research and Market Development for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

NSSF research shows white Americans increased purchases by 51.9%, Hispanic Americans by 49.4% and Asian Americans by 42.9%. During the first half of 2020, retailers noted that the overall makeup of their customers consisted of 55.8% white males, 16.6% white females, 9.3% Black males, 5.4% Black females, 6.9% Hispanic males, 2.2% Hispanic females, 3.1% Asian males and 0.7%Asian females.

The NSSF reported in a July Firearm Retailer Survey for 1H 2020:

  • 87% reported an increase in sales year-on-year
  • 92.4% noted an increase in ammunition sales.
  • A 95% average increase in the unit sales of firearms.
  • A 139% average increase in the sales of ammunition.
  • An all-time record of 10.3 million firearm transactions were processed by retailers nationwide in 1H 2020.

To dispel stereotypes of gun owners being mostly angry white men, the National African American Gun Association (NAAGA) boasts membership growth of 15,000 new members in 2020 so far. Pretty spectacular given the membership before George Floyd’s death stood at 40,000. NAAGA founder Phillip Smith said,“A lot of times in our community, we hear a lot of our politicians, unfortunately, say, don’t have a gun. You don’t need a gun…Well, I pushed back on that and say, that’s the very thing that we do need.”

It is also worth noting in 2003, only 13% of women identified as gun owners. In 2020 that number stands at 25%.

The WSJ reported that a record number of pro 2nd Amendment women candidates are running in November. Of the 220 filed to run, 50 have already secured their names on the ballot.

Is this a traditional Democrat vs Republican election or one about the constitution?

#GUNVOTE

 

Who would have guessed gun crime would get out of control?

Surely those bright spark Democrat mayors in NYC, Chicago, Portland and Minnesota can work out that defunding the police might cause a spike in crime and gun violence? That curtailing what actions are at the disposal of the police would hand these cities over to the criminals.

There have been 777 shootings in NYC in 2020, one more than the 776 that took place in 2019.

Murders in Chicago more than doubled compared to the same month last year, according to the Chicago PD. In 2020 there have been 430 homicides. In July, murders are up 139%YoY.

In Minnesota, gun violence is up 72%YoY. Mayor Jacob Frey said., “Year-to-date this has been a higher shooting victim total than the last five years, with 288 victims. The next closest is 2016 with 178.

In Portland gun violence is up 4-fold. From July 1-13 there have been 42 shootings vs 11 in the same period last year.

And guess what, NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo has admitted concern that wealthy taxpayers could leave NY for good.

Roadway Moving President Ross Sapir has said his company has experienced its busiest season ever since it was founded. United Van Lines CEO Marc Rogers also said over 60% of those leaving NY are earning north of $100,000.

Tax collections have plummeted during coronavirus, falling 42% in June. Losing the wealthy for good could leave gaping holes in the budget. Cuomo might argue they left over COVID-19 but soaring gun crime is hardly an inducement to return after the pandemic passes.

Still, these Dems keep assuring us, “we’ve got this under control.”

Bill DeBlasio introduces gun buyback program

Where will NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio’s genius end? As gun crime spikes in his city, he thinks a gun buyback will solve it. Maybe cutting $1bn from the police budget might be a factor in rising crime? When his own police officers are quitting in droves and making spoof videos about the new rules he has set for interacting with suspects.

Perhaps gangsters can hand in the guns of their victims and start a side business. Who knew the mayor might end up subsidizing criminals?

Sadly, despite shootings up 253% in NYC in mid-July, the studies on gun buybacks in the US have all returned the same result – ineffective.

We are struggling to work out who is the worst mayor in America. De Blasio must be in the running. The field of incompetent Democrat mayors is deep. – Lightfoot, Durkan, Bottoms, Bowser, Wheeler, Garcetti… the list goes on.

Tucker Carlson excoriates Lori Lightfoot

https://www.facebook.com/TuckerCarlsonTonight/videos/329935388177167/?vh=e&extid=f7mE47VXcocafd9W

Tucker Carlson documents just how incompetent Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is.

FBI background checks for gun purchases surge 136% in June

God Bless America. The FBI has recorded that background checks for firearm purchases last month surged to 7.8 million, up 136%YoY. The highest number recorded in 20 years.

A survey done by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found dealers project around 40% of sales are to first-time buyers, an increase from the average.

Does this surge suggest voting intentions? Surely those buying guns won’t be supporting a party that backs defunding the police and has leaders like Speaker Pelosi who flippantly dismissed the destruction of public and private property by rioters as “they will do what they do!

#RedWave2020

The Victim?

This is a picture of 88-yo May Boyce who was arrested for aggravated assault after shooting a man who tried to rob her liquor store. Her gun was confiscated by police.

Boyce has owned Murfreesboro Road Liquor and Wines in Nashville, Tennessee, since 1994. She opens and closes the store six days a week by herself.

Boyce claimed the victim, identified as Ramon Fisher, “lunged” at her after picking up a bottle and started to head for the exit.

Fisher originally confessed to police that he and his friend had intended to steal from the store, but later amended the story and said they intended to pay for it. Presumably they intended to pay for it after Fisher was shot.

Interesting how the police call Fisher the “victim.” Imagine if he just paid for it like a normal customer then he wouldn’t be nursing a bullet hole. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Oh, and you’ll never guess what party the mayor of Nashville, who runs the police, is from. Democrat.

Should the 88-yo be given a life sentence or a medal for defending her business because two thugs thought she would be too frail to possess a Smith & Wesson snub nose .38 let alone fire it?

Warrant served on St Louis couple that defended their home

St Louis law enforcement has served a warrant on the McCloskeys, the couple that defended their home and confiscated the automatic rifle that was used to defend it after 300 protestors trespassed on private property. We wrote about activist DAs here.

How wonderful that the government decided to treat them as the common criminals even though McCloskey had an official permit for the weapon and has no history of committing any felonies.

Presumably the Democratic Mayor and DA can celebrate if the McCloskey family home burns to the ground. They have since had to hire private security.

Talk about government overreach. This is what the Democrats are signaling they want for ordinary, hard working Americans. Shut up and fall into line.

As Mark D Robison once said, “I’m the majority…yet every time something happens we’re the last ones considered and the first ones punished.”

NYC Scanner – what NYers are really thinking of Mayor de Blasio

The NYC Scanner Twitter handle denotes, “Everything NYC in live time 24/7 — Send pics & info to NYScanner@nybuff.org

It tells the sad tale of violence in NYC as Mayor Bill de Blasio merrily paints BLM murals in front of Trump Tower at the same time he is requesting $7.4bn from the man he is trolling. He has even co-named a street ‘Black Lives Matter Boulevard.

NYC Scanner conducted the following survey of Bill de Blasio and whether he’d allow ‘Blue Lives Matter’ outside of Police Plaza.

bluelives

60% said he hates the NYPD. NYC Scanner followed up with this to prove it.

DeBlasio paints “Black Lives Matters” on 5th Ave this morning, but this man painted anti-police slurs all over the NYC Surrogate’s Courthouse on Chambers Street. Multiple NYPD Officers watched – but were unable to arrest anyone as per orders. @SBANYPD @NYPDnews

Did the black lives matter to three unarmed black men cornered in the Bronx and shot in cold blood by two other black men?

Did the black life matter of a man shot dead crossing the street with his 7yo daughter?

Maybe we should just let the NYPD tell de Blasio exactly what they think of his stupid policies in this video.

NYPD Blues – 411% surge in cops quitting the force

It seems that NYPD officers are quitting in force after Mayor Bill DeBlasio said he’d cut $1 billion off its budget.

Yesterday the NYPD claimed that 179 cops filed for retirement between June 29 and Monday, a 411% increase over the 35 who quit during the same time period in 2019.

One NYPD cop said, “There’s just droves and droves of people retiring. But there’s no surprise here, who the hell wants to stay on this job?…Why would you want to stay on this job when people don’t appreciate what you do?”

Between June 29 and July 5, NYC saw 74 shooting incidents with 101 victims versus 26 shootings with 33 victims during that time last year. Meanwhile, 18 people were murdered in NYC last week — 6 more than the same period last year.

Defund the police? Seems like De Blasio will have to Defend the NYPD soon before he has a crimewave on his hands.