Opinion: How the anti-gun left drove AR patterned rifle sales through the roof and saved the American Gun Industry.
USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- According to data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System; gun sales soared 60 percent under Obama's eight year in office.
Of the roughly 190 million firearms-related background checks during Obama’s presidency, more than 50.6 million of these checks were processed in the last two years.
The AR patterned firearms were purchased because of the fear of Federal bans and gun confiscations.
The predecessor to today's AR15 rifle, the Colt Sporter was first sold in 1964. The gun was a dud. No one wanted one. Now about 20% of all firearms are Modern Sporting Rifles. In the past decade under Obam, the AR patterned firearms went from a rarity to the most common rifle sold and owned rifle in America. And that is a great side effect!
You on the gun-grabbing left have only yourself to blame. Rather than examine the cause of mass shootings or work to stop them you scared many law-abiding citizens into buying them. Now they love the “scary” black rifle.
In 1989 a Chinese AK was used in a mass shootings, CA moved to ban the firearm, and sales jumped from 4,000 a year to 40,000 a year. You gun grabbers on the left helped sell 80,000 AK47s over 24 months! Again, thank you so much for helping arm America.
As an NRA instructor, I had students showing up to the class who purchased only ONE gun. That gun was is Modern Sporting Rifle. Think about it, an AR Patterned rifle and a box of 30 round magazines and matching ammo were all these people owned. Additionally, they RARELY bought a gun safe, and the firearms were left sitting in a closet. Not the securest storage location. You on the left did that…. Nice work morons.
There are now 120,000,000-gun owners in the US. Before Obam, there were 80 million gun owners. The response to Hilary Clintons' calls for the confiscation of your guns in part cost her the Presidency. Gun banning is only popular in our urban centers, brought to us by our Urban Overlords. The New York and California leaders who only want guns in the hands of their security and donors.
Do you think it’s just rural America? This graph from a 2017 article by the Mercury News in CA shows gun sales UP, and WAY UP! After the left tightens control of firearms gun sales soared. Not in San Francisco or LA, but the rest of CA is made up of normal people.
The increase in gun sales has NOTHING to do with some advertisement, or the NRA, or the boogie man. People respond to calls gun bans with a “get yours while you can” approach. “Get yours before it’s banned!”
To run for President on the left, you need to be anti-gun-owner. The more of a gun confiscator you are, the more the non-urban centers slip from your grasp. If in office your anti-gun views drive gun sales across the board. You do this all so you can appease your Urban Masters in New York, LA, and Chicago and we on the Pro-Freedom side could not be happier for your help arming America..
About Don McDougall
Don McDougall is an NRA instructor and member of the Los Padres “Friends of the NRA” committee. If he’s not at the range, you will find him setting the record straight with on gun issues and gun safety on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.