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Americans Are Buying Guns Like It’s Coming Into Style

Written by Gary North on April 5, 2012

Pat Buchanan has reported on the United Nations’ attempt to take guns away from citizens.

Meanwhile, the Trayvon Martin incident is being used to fan the flames of gun control.

They want to repeal the “Stand Your Ground” laws. Let’s face it, they want “Cower in Fear” laws, which is what the alternative to “Stand Your Ground” laws is.

So does the United Nations.

According to Sen. Rand Paul, the U.N. “Small Arms Treaty” will almost surely mandate tougher licensing requirements to own a gun, require the confiscation and destruction of unauthorized civilian firearms, call for a ban on the trade, sale and private ownership of semi-automatic weapons, and create an international gun registry.

No more Colt .45s in the top drawer or M-1 rifles in the closet.

Buchanan thinks this treaty will not be ratified by the Senate. Neither do I. But it’s clear what the UN wants: disarmed citizens.

So far, the courts are backing the Second Amendment.

In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the Supreme Court struck down one of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, assuring district citizens of their right to keep a gun in the home.

U.S. Judge Benson E. Legg just struck down the section of Maryland’s gun law that left it to local authorities to decide if a citizen could carry a gun outside his house.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, mentioned as a running mate for Mitt Romney, just signed a law striking down a 20-year ban that kept residents from buying more than one pistol per month. In Virginia’s legislature in 1993, McDonnell had voted in favor of the one-gun-per-month rule.

The Virginia law has riled up Mayor Bloomberg. In my view, this speaks well of the Virginia law.

Guns are now widely distributed. Meanwhile, crime rates are falling.

Sales tax revenues are up, too. Firearms sales are up by 48% since 2008.

On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, there were 129,666 background checks of individuals seeking to buy a gun, the highest one-day search in history This exceeded by 32,000 the number of background checks by gun dealers on Black Friday 2010.

Background searches in December broke the all-time monthly record set in November, as 1,534,414 inquiries were made to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System about prospective gun-buyers.

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This is bad news for gun control advocates. The tide has turned.


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20 thoughts on “Americans Are Buying Guns Like It’s Coming Into Style

  1. Richard Davis says:

    soros' freedom finance holdings will take care of the gun buying frenzy. i hear his group is buying up gun and amunitions manufactories and will be able to shut off the flow to civilians at the command of the administration.

  2. sean murry says:

    The bastards wont get my guns.

  3. let them come for mine. I can get one at a time from 600 meters. By the time they get here I will be gone any way…

  4. 2WarAbnVet says:

    Thomas Jefferson wrote, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
    Why else do you suppose government so desperately wants to destroy that right?

  5. Time to learn to pack your own ammo!

  6. What Thomas Jefferson says is exactly the purpose of the 2nd Amendment. The 2nd Amendment had nothing to do with hunting or punching holes in paper.

  7. I will never surrender my right to keep and bear arms. Soros can go to h#%@

  8. guest on this planet says:

    I will give up my guns when they get all of the guns from gangs , criminals , and every other problem person and when they give me the security detail that politicians have, so that means never

  9. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
    Benjamin Franklin

  10. Ann Barnhardt. Part 2 of 3
    This woman tells the truth about muslims & Barack Hussein Obama
    aka Barry Soetoro. http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=SdUoppyhT

  11. You must mean, go back to hell.

  12. I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people.
    To disarm the people is the best and most effectual
    way to enslave them.

    George Mason – Co-author of the 2nd Amendment
    during Virginia's convention to ratify The Constitution, 1778.

  13. Firearms stand next in importance to the United States Constitution
    itself. They are the American peoples liberty teeth and keystone under
    independence……from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day,
    events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security
    and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. The very
    atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference. They
    deserve a place with all that's good.

    George Washington – First President of the United States.

  14. To perserve liberty, it's essential that the whole body of the people
    always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young,
    how to use them.

    Richard Henry Lee – American Statesman, 1788.

  15. Gun Wisdoms:

    The average response time of a 911 call is over 23 minutes.
    The response time of a 9mm/.357 or .44 magnum is 1400 feet per second.

    Gun Wisdoms:
    Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets. You may get killed with
    your own gun, but he'll have to beat you to death with it, cause
    it's going to be empty.

    Gun Wisdoms:
    It is always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

  16. I remember a bumper sticker that reads "If guns are taken away from the people, the only the outlaws will have guns."

  17. canislupus100 says:

    Never forget this Roman dictum. When Romans themselves abandoned it, they lost their empire to barbarians. "If you love peace, prepare for war."

  18. Good Point . Those who don't learn from the past , aer doomed to repeat it !

  19. It would seem that my 6X's great Grand Father was right again . But then , he always was a smart man .

  20. Well ,it would seem our Founders and Forefather's were more than just a bunch of disgruntled farmers and planters . They wer quite capable of thinking and also looking at the future . Thomas Jefferson knew that one day , someone would decide to usurp the American Government and impose their own form of government and tyranny . But to do so , first they need to take away our rights to firearms ownership .