Far-Left 'Defund Police' Efforts Fueling
Gun Sales, Perhaps Creating 2A Activists

By Dave Workman. June 28, 2020

Various news agencies are reporting that panic-buying of firearms and ammunition initially spurred by fears of social unrest related to the coronavirus pandemic have continued strong into the summer, thanks to riots following the death of George Floyd under Minneapolis police restraint, and the rise of a movement to defund police.

According to CNN Business, "Firearms dealers across the country have reported a recent spike in sales, citing the unrest following police brutality protests in support of George Floyd and calls to defund the police as catalysts, according to gun industry analyst Rob Southwick, founder of the market research firm Southwick Associates Inc."

Just in Illinois, the Chicago Tribune reported, "With a wave of crises crashing across the country, more than 40,000 Illinoisans applied for a gun permit in a little more than two weeks this month, more than 500% over this time last year, according to Illinois State Police."

The irony is overwhelming because many of the same people advocating to cut police funding have also traditionally supported gun control efforts. .....

From Alan Gottlieb, CCRKBA:
"We've witnessed something that is nothing short of a sea change, and in some cases might approach the level of epiphany, about gun ownership," he observed. "We've heard anecdotal reports from all over the country about people flocking to gun shops who had never before owned a firearm. Now that they are gun owners, we expect them to be very protective of their rights."


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