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BREAKING :
THE SOUNDS OF GUNFIRE RINGING THROUGH HER SOUTHEAST D.C. NEIGHBORHOOD HAD ALWAYS KEPT NETA VAUGHT AWAY FROM FIREARMS. TO HER, GUNS SYMBOLIZED THE VIOLENCE THAT THE MOTHER OF THREE WORKED SO HARD TO SHIELD HER FAMILY FROM CONTINUED SHOOTINGS THAT KEPT HER FROM GIVING HER TWO TEENAGERS THE CHILDHOOD SHE WANTED. BUT AFTER WITNESSING THE NATIONAL TEMPERATURE RISE OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, BETWEEN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ONGOING PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY, VAUGHT FELT SHE NEEDED TO RECONSIDER HER SELF-DEFENSE OPTIONS. “AS A SINGLE MOM, I DON’T FEEL AS PROTECTED ANYMORE, AND I WANT TO BE ABLE TO PROTECT MY CHILDREN,” VAUGHT SAID. GUN-CONTROL GROUP EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY WILL BE SPENDING $1.6 MILLION ON POLITICAL ADS ACROSS, RADIO, INTERNET AND MAILERS THIS WEEK TARGETING REPUBLICANS IN LEGISLATIVE RACES IN AN ATTEMPT TO FLIP THE STATE’S LEGISLATURE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 60 YEARS. EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE GROUP ANNOUNCED IT WOULD BE SPENDING $5 MILLION ON ARIZONA RACES, AND NEXT WEEK’S SPENDING SIGNALS THE START OF THE GROUP’S EFFORTS IN THE STATE. SHOOTINGS IN PORTLAND, OREGON, NEARLY TRIPLED OVER THE SUMMER AFTER MAYOR TED WHEELER DISBANDED THE CITY’S POLICE GUN CRIMES UNIT, ACCORDING TO NEW POLICE DATA. THE CITY RECORDED 223 SHOOTINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST, UP FROM 77 OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 2019. AND A LITTLE MORE THAN HALFWAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER THE CITY ALREADY HAD 64 SHOOTINGS, OR DOUBLE THE SHOOTINGS FROM THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR. ON MONDAY THE FEDERAL JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DECLARED PORTLAND AND TWO OTHER CITIES, SEATTLE AND NEW YORK, TO BE “ANARCHY JURISDICTIONS.”AT VIRTUALLY EVERY STOP ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS SOUGHT TO STRIKE AN EMOTIONAL CHORD IN AUDIENCES WITH A FAMILIAR WARNING. "SLEEPY JOE IS GONNA TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY," TRUMP DECLARED AT A RALLY IN MINNESOTA ON FRIDAY NIGHT, DISPARAGING HIS POLITICAL RIVAL AND DEMOCRATIC EFFORTS TO TIGHTEN FIREARM CONTROLS. THE DEATH OF SUPREME COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAS INJECTED FRESH URGENCY INTO TRUMP’S RHETORIC AND ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST DIVISIVE STRUGGLES. AN INTERNAL REVIEW IS UNDERWAY INTO HOW A COWTOWN GUN FIGHTER WAS HURT IN AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING OVER THE WEEKEND. SEVERAL GUNFIGHTERS WERE SHOOTING AT EACH OTHER DURING A HISTORIC RE-ENACTMENT GUNFIGHT AT WICHITA'S OLD COWTOWN MUSEUM FRIDAY, SEPT. 18. THE PARTICIPANTS WERE USING REAL FIREARMS, BUT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE LOADED WITH BLANK BULLETS. THE SCENE CHANGED FROM ACTING TO REAL LIFE JUST AFTER 9 P.M., WHEN ONE OF THE GUNFIGHTERS WAS SHOT. THE 24-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION, AND HE IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

NAT’L – RETAILERS – Guns and ammo still in very short supply

In March, local sporting goods stores were seeing a major run on guns and ammunition as the coronavirus pandemic hit the region. Some types of guns and some ammunition were already in short supply. And things have only gotten worse since then. “It’s terrible, guns and ammo both are in short supply,” Chris Miller, the son at Frank Miller & Son Sporting Goods, said. “We’re seeing a lot of first-time buyers,” he said. “First, it was the pandemic. People were afraid that things would get bad and they wanted to protect what they had. Then, it was the social unrest and they were worried about that. And a lot of people just like to go out and target practice. They just like to shoot.” “It’s getting worse,” Darrik Caraway, one of the owners of Whittaker Guns in West Louisville, said of the shortage. “One of the biggest things,” he said, “is when Republicans are in the White House, sales are traditionally slow. So manufacturers cut back on production, laid off workers and were overstocked. They cut prices to get rid of inventory.” Caraway said, “Then, the pandemic hit — first on the West Coast. And people started buying everything up. A lot of manufacturers had to close temporarily. And some still aren’t back to full capacity. People are still laid off. It’s the same with parts. Demand is at an all-time high.” CNN reported recently that background checks for firearms purchases “reached an all-time high in March and maintained record highs for April and May, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearms trade association that monitors gun sale-related background checks to track industry trends.” It said, “semi-automatic handguns outpaced shotguns by a two-to-one margin as the weapons of choice among first-time gun buyers, according to gun merchants surveyed by NSSF.”

The story said that “more than 6.5 million gun-sale background checks were conducted from January 1 through April 30, according to the latest NSSF research, which showed a 48% year-over-year rise from the same period in 2019. Firearms retailers surveyed by NSSF in May estimated that 40% of their sales came from first-time gun buyers.” Caraway said, “We get 80 to 150 guns in every day and we sell everything we get. I can’t restock. There’s not enough guns and ammunition available now.” He said, “We still have some guns and we’re not going to run out. But we’re limiting how much anyone can buy.”  [full article]

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