(National Sentinel) Gun Boom: Though sales of firearms in the U.S. have been flat for a couple of months, they picked up dramatically in March following a February school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and Left-wing calls to repeal the Second Amendment.
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, there were “2,767,699 checks conducted by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in March 2018, the month beats the previous record of 2,523,265 set in March 2016 by 244,434 checks. That represents a 9.68 percent increase.”
According to FBI figures 2016 was the best year on record for gun sales. After that year, 2017 was the best on record, but sales so far this year are on pace to beat last year’s figure.
“These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS,” the FBI wrote in its report on the number of checks. “They do not represent the number of firearms sold. Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.”
Still, it can’t be seen as coincidental that as calls for more gun control and outright bans of guns via a repeal of the Second Amendment by Democrats and their allies that sales of guns have gone up.
Since the Parkland shooting, several events have been held around the country pushing for gun control and Second Amendment repeal, many by student activists from the school.
“Sales of semi-auto rifles, especially AR and AK platforms, have more than doubled in sales since the Florida shooting and subsequent media coverage of possible pending legislation,” Rex McClanahan, owner of one of the biggest online gun dealers, Bud’s Gun Shop, told the Washington Free Beacon at the end of February. “This is exactly what happened after Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, Orlando, etc.”
“The market on these types of guns had actually gotten very soft after Trump took office,” he continued. “Manufactures and distributors alike were sitting on thousands of them and the prices had dropped substantially. That inventory has now almost completely cleared out since the school shooting in Florida.”
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