Gun sales have spiked in the first half of 2020, driven by a large increase in sales to black men and women. Overall, gun purchases were up 95% over this time last year, and ammunition sales were up 139%. The largest increase in gun sales by demographic came among blacks, with purchases up 58%.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) released a survey of firearms retailers that broke down the sales surge by demographic. “Firearm and ammunition retailers have been busy, really busy, during the first six months of 2020,” NSSF writes, “and they are not just selling to what many thought to be the traditional customer, older white males.”
That’s because we older White men* already own enough** guns… so it’s not exactly like we need to run out and buy one.
Unless, of course, it’s a little sweetie like this one:
And nobody has thought of this before — or at least said anything about this — but if the anti-gun Commie rat bastards thought it was going to be difficult to show up and confiscate everyone’s guns before…
*note correct terminology
**I know, I know — you can never have “enough” guns, yadda yadda yadda.
C.W. posted this pic yesterday:
See that rocky thing behind the house? To me, that says “backstop” and if you put a shooting table on that deck so that you’re shooting past the corner of the house, and mounted a few hanging steel targets among the bushes, there’s all sorts of plinking fun to be had.
On the other hand, because the place is in Norway, there are no doubt over a hundred little laws and regulations to prevent such activities.
Via Knuckledragger, I read with interest Herschel Smith’s take on the current ammo shortage:
We’ve actually learned something else besides the effect of political climate. First time gun buyers are purchasing primarily pistols. In order to use them, they need ammunition. Apparently, manufacturers are retooling to supply that ammunition.
So hunters needing 7mm magnum, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 and 30-06 should go ahead and try to scrounge up those rounds now. They won’t be available for long. That also goes for AR-10 operators.
Peter Grant has similar thoughts.
I have to admit, I was unaware of any ammo shortage myself, mostly because I only buy ammo in small amounts to “top up the tank”, so to speak. The Chinkvirus has stopped me going to the range as often as was my wont, so I haven’t bought ammo in about four months. So I’ll just ride it out for a while, although I might need to get some ammo for a gun I don’t have anymore (see: canoeing accident on the Brazos/Colorado river, passim ).
I hate to sound like a broken record on this, and I know that most of my Readers are not only similarly stocked but are a few cases of ammo ahead of me.
But folks, jeez: you don’t need to get hit upside the head with that two-by-four more than once, right? Buy ammo. Buy lots of ammo, as much as you can afford, buy more than you think you’ll need.
Reader JD sends me this little snippet:
Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, has confirmed it is missing more than 60,000 rounds of ammunition.
…or, about the same number of rounds we expended in a single afternoon at a Nation Of Riflemen shoot a dozen years ago. But here’s the not-so fun part:
Another 48,000 rounds from an elite special unit with links to right-wing extremism are also unaccounted for.
Just so we’re all clear on what these media assholes are implying: a study taken a while ago showed that a few members of Krautland’s G9 Special Forces group were — gasp! — of a conservative bent. None were actually ever proven to be members of any right-wing extremist groups, it’s just that some of their opinions were the same as those of the BLM (Kraut wing — they’re a neo-Nazi crowd, not Commies like our version).
What DW is implying, therefore, is not that their army and SF are careless with ammo, or that they’re not accounting for their ammo properly; they’re hinting that some of their soldiers may be shipping ammo to neo-Nazi groups.
There’s fuck-all evidence that any of this is happening, of course: it’s just part of the leftwing media agitprop. As the Emperor Misha has so rightly stated:
Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required.
From here in Texas (via several Readers, thankee).
Executive Summary: two goblins decide to do a little undocumented parts removal from some Olde Phartte’s car. When he points a gun at them and tells them to stop, they charge him, with the predictable outcome.
My only regret is that neither goblin went to that Great Auto Parts Department In The Sky, but at least he nailed both, and one is listed in “critical” condition, so there’s that.
Note to Our Hero: you need to upgrade your weapon of choice (as the media never tell us what caliber, what bullet type etc., the morons), OR you need to get a little more shooting practice.
Both would be good.
It’s not often that I can read an article without being able to summarize it with a few words or sentences, but this post by The Captain is one of the exceptions. Here’s but an excerpt, but there’s so much more gunny goodness:
To begin with, it’s always been a myth that the police were there for protection. Regular readers, and most other educated men and women, already know about cases Warren versus D.C. and Castle Rock versus Gonzales. There are more, but these two cases demonstrate that police are not duty bound to offer anyone protection.
But at least it’s a myth that many people have believed. The riots, looting, pillaging, beatings and murders of late have convinced many uninformed folks that maybe they do need protection in lieu of police. In short, that myth has been shattered.
And it gets better, wif grafs and stuff.