A funny thing happened since Bobby Francis O’Rourke came clean about his true intentions about gun confiscation. Gun sales shot up.
On the Thirteenth of September, Beto famously said ‘Hell Yes’ to the question of whether he was hoping to ‘come for’ the guns of lawful gun owners.
While only last year he had said an emphatic ‘NO’ to the same question, his position has ‘evolved’.
He’s quite blunt about his desires to take guns he doesn’t think some Americans deserve to own out of the hands of lawful owners.
Historically, such signals from politicians tend to light a fire under the butts of anyone on the fence about purchasing a firearm.
And September numbers are following that same historical pattern.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the gun industry’s trade group, estimated there were over one million gun-sale background checks last month, a 10 percent increase over September 2018.
“The September 2019 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,011,636 is an increase of 10.0 percent compared to the September 2018 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 919,979,” the trade group’s analysis said. “For comparison, the unadjusted September 2019 FBI NICS figure 2,189,028 reflects a 15.5 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 1,895,841 in September 2018.”
Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting (SAAF), an industry consulting group, found similar results in its own analysis, with gun sales increasing 10.7 percent over September 2018. It also found that handgun sales increased 11.6 percent and long gun sales were up 7.2 percent. All other sales, including situations where more than one gun was purchased during a single background check, were up 24.7 percent.
…”The industry will be pleased, having seen excellent sales numbers in August and September that have brought this year’s year-to-date unit sales just 100,000 units short of last year’s sales-to-date,” Jurgen Brauer, SAAF chief economist, said in a statement.
Ironically, the sales during much of the Trump presidency — since he’s a strong 2A supporter — were lighter than they were under Obama.
But that’s resolved now that BETO has stepped up to be a master marketer of firearms whose nature and use he doesn’t even understand.
Between him helping boost gun sales, and Pelosi’s Impeachment plan pumping Trump’s donation numbers, you’d almost wonder which side they’re really playing for.