The Daily Stormer has been sounding the alarm, explaining to the people that American society is in the preparatory phase of an organized campaign of racial violence against whites. Funnily enough, huge numbers of normal people have already come to that conclusion.
Just not the media. The media will not tell you this.
But people get it on an instinctual level.
Americans are buying guns in record numbers.
The new coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest after the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing movement to defund police are bringing in new buyers worried about their personal safety, according to buyers, store owners and gun experts.
Gun sales began rising to unusual highs in March, as coronavirus cases began surging in the U.S. and government-ordered lockdowns led to the highest unemployment levels since the Great Depression. The Federal Bureau of Investigation processed 7.8 million background checks for gun purchases from March to June, according to National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearms industry trade group.
In June, background checks for firearms were up 136%, compared to a year earlier, according to the trade group, which gives the best proxy for gun sales. Background checks in June for civilians seeking a license to carry were the highest since the FBI began conducting checks 20 years ago.
Background checks for guns in Georgia tripled last month versus last year, according to NSSF data, and have more than doubled in Oklahoma, New York, Illinois and Minnesota.
Last month in Minneapolis, the city where Mr. Floyd, a Black man, was killed by a white policeman, the line for gun permits was three hours long on Juneteenth, with a racially diverse group standing in line to obtain a permit.
Craig Geske, 57 years old, said he was applying for a permit because he is afraid the police in his area aren’t able to protect him. “I don’t want to ever shoot anybody ever,” he said. “But if I had to duck and shoot back in self-defense, at least I’d have a chance.”
Dealers estimate that 40% of sales are going to first-time buyers, an increase over the normal average of about a quarter, according to an NSSF survey.
During most big sales increases, buyers tend to be gun aficionados or Second Amendment supporters. But this time, sales of handguns, which are used for personal safety, are the strongest.
Nearly two handguns, commonly used for self-protection, are being sold for every rifle or shotgun, according to federal data. In the past, the biggest surges in gun sales were fueled by rushes on AR-15 style rifles that Second Amendment activists feared might be banned by the government, such as after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012.
Among the new buyers are people who say they never thought they would own a firearm and were previously critical of those who did.
John Kingdon, 42, has marched and signed petitions for gun control, spurred by the 2012 mass shooting at a movie theater in Colorado and another at a gay nightclub in Orlando in 2016. But in May, the registered Democrat who lives in the Denver area bought a Sig Sauer P320 semiautomatic pistol online for around $550.
“If I had a hard time getting police to respond to me when we weren’t in a pandemic, what about now?” he said.
If Trump wins in November, it will be because the John Kingdons of America looked out their windows at the hate-filled black mob, and decided that they wanted off the ride.
I hope these new gun owners practice – both at the range, and basic airsoft tactics. (The main training is always going to be video games, of course, but you still need to know how the weapon feels physically in order to translate those gaming skills into real life.)
Those museum house boomers were full of heart, but they actually did not handle their weapons properly, and exposed themselves to a wide arc of fire by going outside like that.
I hope that the real numbers of firearms purchases are much higher, and that more people are legally purchasing firearms in ways that do not involve registering for a federal background check.
When they finally decide to abolish the Second Amendment and confiscate guns, you do not want to be registered as someone with a gun.
Remember to make friends with your neighbors, get them in chat groups, and practice airsoft with them. It is a very fun game.