New Gun Owners


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.


  1. I’m not a new gun owner but I bought a new handgun with all this. Not the one I wanted, but one that’s relatively inexpensive, and I can keep in my vehicle like my shovel. So I at least helped drive the numbers.

    1. I had three barrel sets for mine: 9mm, .38/.357 Mag, and .45 LC/.410.
      Bear in mind that Derringers are not so much close range as “under the chin” weapons. Even so:
      Forget the 9mm. Coming out of those shortie barrels, you’d have as much effect by throwing the bullets downrange.
      Ditto the .38, and the .357 is marginal, at best. No time to develop velocity before the bullets leave the barrel.
      The .45 Long Colt is pure magic, and the .410 shotshell still better. As the man said about the larger caliber barrels at the range indicated for Derringers: “If the bullet don’t kill him, the blast will set his fucking clothes on fire.”

        1. Here’s one: “I live in snake country, so I need a pocket gun just in case.”
          You get to define what constitutes “snake country”, of course.

  2. It’s a cutey, though I’d prefer it with plain knurled black grips.
    With the massive gun buys by the novices everybody needs to be attentive at the ranges and elsewhere as the noobs will be sweeping those hawglegs all over the place with their fingers on the triggers.

    Ammoseek is showing the lowest price for 5.56 at 45.8 cents per.
    9mm is 20 cents, and .45 is 34 cents.
    I have plenty of everything, but never enough, so I guess I’ll just wait and see if prices return to “normal”.

  3. I understand the individual words in the phrase “own enough guns” but not strung together like that.

  4. Well, well, it looks likeTrump is about to take over another record attributed to his predecessor as NRA Gun Salesman of the year. Not complaining one bit.

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