The COVID pandemic has been a brutal time. It’s stolen people’s loved ones, lives, and businesses. It’s taken almost two years of many people’s time as well.
That comes on top of the pandemic trapping folks at home and increasing mental illness, loneliness, and substance abuse. It’s been an all-around rough time.
What started as 15 days to flatten the curve has become an unlimited amount of time to do an undefined thing that may or may not work: eliminating COVID completely.
So far, the vaccines certainly have not proven effective in eliminating COVID or COVID deaths.
However, another thing that’s changed during the pandemic is the view many Americans have about guns and gun rights…
New Poll Shows a Shift…
A new poll from Gallup shows how much Americans are changing their minds about gun rights. We are seeing a record amount of people becoming first-time gun buyers.
In fact, there were 8.4 million first-time buyers in 2020, including many black, Asian, and Hispanic Americans.
Support for more gun control has also dropped to the lowest level in almost a decade, with only 51% in support.
According to a Quinnipiac poll, the support for gun control is actually even lower. It is only around 45%, which is down almost 10% since this spring.
That’s a quick surge of support for gun rights. There are two main reasons for this, in my view.
One is that we all saw last summer when the country was burning down with BLM and Antifa. We saw our politicians wouldn’t stand up to it and even President Trump got blocked from deploying the National Guard.
People quickly learned – especially black Americans and minorities – that the left wasn’t really on their side. People learned Democrats would let their foot soldiers and mobs run wild in minority neighborhoods if it fit the narrative.
The second reason is the massive crime and murder wave we’ve been seeing, especially in large blue state cities in California, New York, Illinois and elsewhere…
People don’t feel safe and they want to buy a firearm to protect themselves.
#NRA loses federal appeal over New York gun store closures
— Michael O'Grady (@mog7546) November 17, 2021
The Leftist Lie
Leftists like Barack Obama and Joe Biden argue guns cause violence. They work relentlessly to get them out of the hands of legal owners, while simultaneously passing laws that coddle criminals.
They want us to believe “scary” looking guns (which they call “assault rifles”) somehow magically murder people.
They ignore illegal handguns that mow people down on a weekly basis in cities like Chicago, saying it’s just a problem caused by “racism.”
Leftists claim to care about overcoming superstition and prejudice. Yet, they then do more of it than anyone else. They bumble around with their blind hatred of guns and trying to shred up the Constitution in the process.
Although, they don’t understand this: none of us want your communist, globalist country. That’s why we’re all buying guns.
The epidemic of gun violence in America has gotten worse during the pandemic. This article points to the ways in which the proliferation of guns magnifies the consequences of bias in policing, and makes reform of police practices that much harder. https://t.co/fbK38QMCkV
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 16, 2021