Patricia McCarthy at the AmericanThinker.com argues that the true mark of the level of safety people feel in their homes and in their communities these days can be found in the remarkable spike in gun sales seen over the last several months.
“Well before Biden’s selection of Harris as his running mate, in the first half of 2020, gun sales have increased by 95%, (ten million guns), ammunition sales are up by 139%,” McCarthy writes.
“The numbers eclipse all of 2019. The highest increase is among black men and women, 58.2%.”
“The rise in gun ownership has spiked more than any previous time period and is the highest since the FBI began recording the statistics 22 years ago.”
Two weeks ago NY State Attorney General Letitia James announced a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association seeking the dissolution of the group. Last week, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best resigned after the Seattle City Council voted to cut the police department’s budget by $4 million and fire 100 officers.
You can read McCarthy’s essay in its entirety here.