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ACCORDING TO GUN PROHIBITIONISTS, EUROPE IS MUCH SAFER THAN THE UNITED STATES, BECAUSE EUROPE HAS STRICTER GUN CONTROL. IN FACT, THE HISTORICAL RECORD SHOWS THAT EXCESSIVE GUN CONTROL (AS IN EUROPE) IS ABOUT A HUNDRED TIMES MORE DEADLY THAN "INSUFFICIENT" GUN CONTROL (AS, SUPPOSEDLY, IN THE U.S.). WHILE A LONE CRIMINAL WITH A GUN CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS, A CRIMINAL GOVERNMENT WITH A DISARMED POPULATION IS THE DEADLIEST THING ON EARTH, SAYS AUTHOR.POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS WHO STOLE NEARLY 40 GUNS FROM A RAPID CITY GUN SHOP. OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A REPORT OF A BURGLARY AROUND 3:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY AT FIRST STOP GUN AND COIN IN DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SHOWED ONE PERSON BREAKING THE GLASS DOOR OF THE SHOP'S MAIN ENTRANCE WITH A BASEBALL BAT, THEN SHATTERING GLASS DISPLAY CASES WHILE ANOTHER SUSPECT GRABBED HANDGUNS FROM THE CASES AND PLACED THEM INTO A DUFFEL BAG.GUN SALES IN NEW YORK CITY, OFTEN CONSIDERED AS HAVING THE STRICTEST GUN CONTROL LAWS IN THE COUNTRY, IS NOW SEEING A HUGE JUMP IN GUN SALES, MAINLY TO FIRST-TIME GUN BUYERS.DOJ THREATENS TO CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDING FROM CITIES PERMITTING “ANARCHY, VIOLENCE, AND DESTRUCTION.” IN A MEMO PUBLISHED ON MONDAY, ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR LISTED THREE JURISDICTIONS THAT HE SAID HAD “PERMITTED VIOLENCE AND DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY TO PERSIST”: NEW YORK CITY, SEATTLE AND PORTLAND, OREGON. BARR WARNED THAT THE CITIES COULD LOSE OUT ON FEDERAL FUNDS IF THEY DON’T ADJUST LAW ENFORCEMENT POLICIES TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S LIKING.“WELL REGULATED MILITIAS” HAVE SHOWN UP WITH GROWING FREQUENCY THIS SUMMER TO RACIAL JUSTICE PROTESTS HELD IN THE WAKE OF THE DEATHS OF GEORGE FLOYD AND BREONNA TAYLOR AT THE HANDS OF POLICE. THEIR APPEARANCE, USUALLY CARRYING RIFLES AND DRESSED IN MILITARY-STYLE GEAR, HAS RATCHETED UP THE TENSION AT DEMONSTRATIONS AND THE RISK OF CONFRONTATION. MILITIA GROUPS HAVE ALSO ATTENDED GUN RIGHTS RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS PROTESTING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN MEASURES IN SEVERAL STATES THIS YEAR.

FL – SELF-PROTECTION – Gun sales spike in Florida, U.S. amid pandemic, weeks of protests

ORLANDO SENTINEL July 22, 2020 – Typically, about one in 10 shoppers who buy firearms at The Armories is a first-time gun buyer. These days, it’s closer to half, said Robbie Motes, who owns the chain of Central Florida gun stores. Motes has seen a major spike in sales — and new gun owners — since March, when the coronavirus pandemic erupted. It’s not a local phenomenon: Americans are purchasing guns at record high numbers, with 7.8 million background checks reported nationwide from March through June.

“We had no idea this was going to happen,” Motes said. “Nobody has ever seen a pandemic like this.”

Gun sales often spike during times of political or social upheaval, which makes 2020 the perfect storm: The presidency is on the November ballot, the pandemic has killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide and sent U.S. jobless rates soaring, and the Minneapolis killing of George Floyd by police sparked mass protests across the country.

In Florida, nearly 184,000 background checks for gun sales and transfers took place in June, more than double the monthly total from last year and more than any other month in 2019 or 2020 so far, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. March, April, May and June all saw decade-high background check totals.

A study from the Brookings Institution found that an extra 3 million firearms were sold between March to June. A large amount of the sales happened following the nationwide protests.

With the election fast approaching, it’s likely the upward trend will continue, Motes said. He said the challenge he and other firearm professionals face is ensuring first-time buyers are properly educated on handling a gun. He said safety device sales have also increased by about 500% in recent months.

Hernan Gonzalez, 42, of St. Cloud never felt the need to purchase a firearm until now. In light of current events, he fears for the safety of his wife and children and plans to buy a gun as a means of self protection.

“It’s the pandemic, it’s the state of affairs politically, so much uncertainty, financial uncertainty with everyone,” Gonzalez said.

His said his biggest concern is someone trying to harm or steal from his family. Amid so much unrest, he wants to be prepared.  [full article]

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