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Americans Sense Something Is Wrong: Gun Sales Up 72%

Gun sales were up 72% compared to this time last year,  with first-time buyers leading the pack. Americans are likely sensing that something is horribly wrong with the rigged system we are forced to live under.

According to a report by the Washington Post, the National Sports Shooting Foundation says that first-time gun buyers played a heavy role in the increase.  Women and black Americans have also shown interest in arming themselves this year.

“Nearly 5 million Americans purchased a firearm for the very first time in 2020. NSSF surveyed firearm retailers which reported that 40% of sales were conducted to purchasers who have never previously owned a firearm,” the organization said in its analysis, which tracked background checks associated with the sale of a firearm reported by the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System.

The organization said this uptick in purchases by those who have not owned a gun before, equates to nearly 5 million first-time gun owners in the first seven months of 2020. “This is a tectonic shift in the firearm and ammunition industry marketplace and complete transformation of today’s gun-owning community,” said Lawrence G. Keane, a senior vice president at the foundation. “These first-time buyers represent a group of people who, until now, were agnostic regarding firearm ownership. That’s rapidly changing, and these Americans are taking hold of their God-given right to keep and bear arms and protect themselves and their loved ones,” Mr. Keane said.

With social upheaval, political overreach and power grabs, and any number of other issues 2020 has thrown at the public, Americans appear to at least somewhat be willing to fight for their right to live freely.

The foundation’s current surveys revealed that 58% of all firearm purchases were among Black men and women, the largest increase of any demographic group. Women comprised 40% of first-time gun purchasers. Retailers also noted that they are seeing a 95% increase in firearm sales and a 139% increase in ammunition sales over the same period in 2019. –the The Washington Post

The general consensus seems to be that with four months left in 2020, we have yet to see the true scope and depravity of the elites who claim to own everyone and everything. But, lead is one of my personal favorites when it comes to storing metals.

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Federal judge shoots down California ammo law

A federal judge struck down a California law requiring background checks for buying ammunition, and said it violates a citizen’s Second Amendment right to bear arms.

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego ruled in favor of the California Rifle & Pistol Association and six-time Olympic medalist skeet shooter Kim Rhode, who asked to halt the background checks and related restrictions on ammo sales. Benitez blocked the ammunition law, calling it “constitutionally defective.”

“California’s new ammunition background check law misfires, and the Second Amendment rights of California citizens have been gravely injured,” Benitez wrote in a 120-page opinion. “In this action, Plaintiffs seek a preliminary injunction enjoining California’s onerous and convoluted new laws requiring ammunition purchase background checks and implementing ammunition anti-importation laws.”

Benitez argued that background checks hurt legal ammunition buyers while doing very little to prevent criminals from getting their hands on ammo. He noted that the law blocked legitimate ammo sales to law-abiding citizens about 16% of the time.

“Criminals, tyrants, and terrorists don’t do background checks,” the judge said. “The background check experiment defies common sense while unduly and severely burdening the Second Amendment rights of every responsible, gun-owning citizen desiring to lawfully buy ammunition.”

The law had required buyers to pay a $1 fee for each time they bought ammunition, even if they already passed a background check.

California was the first state in the U.S. to institute background checks for ammunition. In 2016, Californians voted for Proposition 63, which required a background check to purchase ammunition and banned possession of high-capacity magazines. The law went into effect on July 1, 2019. Ammo sales skyrocketed 300% in June before the law went into effect.

“This is a devastating blow to the anti-gun-owner advocates who falsely pushed Prop 63 in the name of safety,” California Rifle & Pistol Association President Chuck Michel said in a statement. “In truth, red tape and the state’s disastrous database errors made it impossible for hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Californians to purchase ammunition for sport or self-defense.”

The ruling takes effect immediately. California’s state attorney general’s office said it is reviewing the decision but did not immediately say if it would appeal the decision.

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Illinois mayor issues coronavirus emergency that gives her the power to ban the sale of guns, ammo, alcohol, and more

Deborah Frank Feinen, the mayor of Champaign, Illinois, issued a coronavirus-related emergency declaration Friday that could allow her office to ban the sale of guns, ammunition, and alcohol for a limited time.

The emergency declaration reportedly gives Feinen’s office “extraordinary powers” and was made despite there being no confirmed coronavirus cases in central Illinois as of Thursday evening, according to a report by WAND-TV.

The news outlet noted that the city’s municipal code grants the mayor authority to declare an emergency for a limited time and goes on to list several of the powers allotted to the mayor in such an instance:

  • Ban sale of firearms and ammunition;
  • Ban sale of any alcohol;
  • Closing of all bars, taverns, liquor stores, etc;
  • Ban sale or giving away of gasoline or other liquid flammable or combustible products in any container other than a gasoline tank permanently fixed to a motor vehicle;
  • Direct the shutoff of power, water, gas, etc;
  • Take possession of private property and obtain full title to same ;and
  • Prohibit or restrict ingress and egress to and from the City.
According to the City of Champaign’s communications manager, Jeff Hamilton, “the executive order allows the city to be flexible to properly respond to the emergency needs of our community.”
He added that “none of the options will necessarily will be implemented but are available in order to protect the welfare and safety of our community if needed.”
At an emergency meeting on Friday morning, the city council unanimously approved that the ordinance, effectively placing the city under a local emergency. The ordinance will reportedly be in place for 28 days.
“Making sure that we are prepared and ready for any eventuality. I hope all of this is for naught and that none of the emergency measures we’ve put into place are necessary,” Feinen said after the ordinance was passed.
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Black gun owner in New Jersey was arrested for carrying a licensed gun and possessing legal ammunition

A black man in New Jersey is fighting charges after being arrested for carrying a firearm and possessing polymer-tipped ammunition — both of which he says he is authorized to do under state law.

New Jersey police arrested Roosevelt Twyne, a 25-year old black American who works as a security guard, in February after officers performed a traffic stop on him due to his vehicle’s tinted windows, the Washington Free Beacon reported. Twyne’s attorney, Evan Nappen, told the news outlet that his client was then charged for illegally carrying a firearm and being in possession of ammunition that officers erroneously referred to as “hollow-point.”

But, according to Nappen, Twyne has a permit for carrying a firearm and the ammunition in his possession was state-approved. Even more, it was the same as the ammunition issued by his employer.

“He had a permit to carry a handgun,” Nappen said, adding that the law “makes it clear that it’s illegal to transport unless you are licensed pursuant to chapter 58. And that is precisely what a handgun carry permit is.”

As for the polymer-tipped Hornady “Critical Duty” ammunition in question, Nappen directed attention to a New Jersey State Police website that says that the ammunition is “not considered to be hollow point ammunition” and is not illegal to possess in the state.

“It’s lawful,” Nappen told the outlet. “It’s publicly announced as lawful because it is. It’s not hollow. It’s filled.”

Nappen added that while the three white police officers who made the arrest did not make any racist remarks during the incident, the issue of race is the “elephant in the room.”

“They didn’t make racist comments,” he said. “They didn’t say anything racist but, on its face, it’s dubious. Let’s just say it’s dubious.”

Twyne said that the arrest has been “traumatic” for him and has unduly damaged his reputation.

“Honestly, it’s been traumatic and has impacted my life in a way that I’ve never experienced before,” he said in a statement. “It’s hard because now even looking for a part time job or any job, it’s made it so much harder for me. Not only has it tainted my name and reputation, which I have worked hard to attain, not just growing up in Elizabeth, but as a black man trying to make a difference.”

New Jersey gun laws are some of the strictest in the nation and include open carry restrictions, bans on large capacity magazines, and red flag laws. In 2016, an actor alleged that he was charged in New Jersey for using a prop gun while filming a movie.

The Free Beacon said that Twyne’s arrest was representative of the challenges of navigating the state’s many complex gun restrictions.

Twyne’s court date is set for April 2.

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Episode-2601- 6 Underrated Old School Rifle Cartridges

I can hear some of you already, “hey Jack you big jerk, just read those bullet point below, three of em are pistol rounds”.  Simmer down there partner you will find examples of rifles firing all of them below.  And Continue reading →