Gun-Grabber Desperation Showing as More Americans Buy Firearms

Viral Run on Guns
Long lines are becoming the norm at gunshops across American during the pandemic.

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Deeming gun stores essential is unfair — and unsafe,” Everytown President and longtime Bloomberg lackey John Feinblatt declared in a free ad hosted by CNN Tuesday. “Much is still unknown about COVID-19, but one thing is certain: Owning a gun does not make you any safer from it.”

He’s pulling the same disingenuous crap the self-appointed media wits are springboarding off of as if it’s the virus people are arming themselves against. What he’s deliberately diverting attention from is the very real potential for something unforeseen and terrible happening to a society being brought to its knees while, in Feinblatt’s own words, “much is still unknown.”

Having done that with a readership dumb enough to turn to “the most busted name in news,” Feinblatt resorts to the same old, tired arguments that somehow don’t seem as compelling to “liberals” now flocking to gun stores as they once did before it was their own precious hindquarters on the line.

So he talks “suicides,” without explaining how “gun-free” Japan is ranked 17th by the World Health Organization while the U.S. comes in at 50. Feinblatt avoids explaining why he wants the police to be the “Only Ones” with guns when their suicide rates dwarf the general population’s. He also evidently has no answer for the “record levels” in Merry Olde disarmed-for-the-most-part England.

He then switches gears to “child gun deaths,” relying on an old con job that purposely lumps in a young adult demographic that includes gangbangers breaking gun laws to account for the vast majority of those. And as all good swindles rely on a “testimonial” to convince the marveling rubes of the efficacy of the snake oil he’s peddling, Feinblatt trots out his anecdotal evidence: Some low-hanging fruit moron who pointed a shotgun at his cousin and pulled the trigger. And we're supposed to accept on faith his word that he thought it was unloaded and the killing was an “accident” resulting from a “joke” gone wrong. And oh, by the way, the only reason he brought it home was because of COVID-19…

If only this amateur had been as safety cautious and responsible as trained, professional “Only Ones”…

The Brady Campaign is equally as depthless and deceptive.

Oh, shoot, the jig is up and they're buying guns! Now what do we tell the marks? (Brady Campaign/Facebook)

“There is no constitutional right to immediately buy or sell guns,” Brady Campaign President Kris Brown whined to NBC News, where it was dutifully picked up by other megaphone wielders like the UK’s BBC for global consumption. “And there certainly is no right to spread coronavirus while buying or selling guns.”

That last part is just a clumsy red herring coupled with a clumsier insult intended to appeal to useful idiot ignorance and gin up their contempt – hardly a feat for those whose very existence screams “mob mentality.” As for Brown’s first contention, stated properly, there’s no constitutional authority to infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms, and a right delayed, as Martin Luther King observed, is a right denied. Given her druthers, gun stores necessary to “the security of a free State” would remain shuttered not just indefinitely, but forever.

That’s what Brady founder Nelson “Pete” Shields essentially called for back before they put the mask on and it was called the National Council to Control Handguns, and then Handgun Control, Inc.

“We're going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily — given the political realities — going to be very modest…  [W]e'll have to start working again to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen the next law, and maybe again and again.  Right now, though, we'd be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice.  Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time…  The first problem is to slow down the number of handguns being produced and sold in this country.  The second problem is to get handguns registered.  The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition-except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors-totally illegal.”

When it comes to sheer stupid statements though, I’d say the prize has to go to Giffords’ resident ATF gun-grabber emeritus, David Chipman.

“Hide it behind the cans of tuna and beef jerky that you’ve stored in the cabinet,” Chipman advised “post-cable news, media, and entertainment” broadcaster Cheddar in an attempt to keep new time gun buyers ignorant and afraid. That’s some “gun safety organization,” counseling avoidance rather than training, but it’s not exactly like any of the “commonsense gun safety” frauds are qualified to teach anything other than melting down and demanding gun bans.

It’s curious that Chipman’s advice here is not only the exact opposite of what new gun owners need to learn, but also contradicts what his own group advocates. Try as I might, I don’t see “conceal it in the pantry” anywhere. And as for leaving it locked and unloaded, only to be brought out in times of emergency, two considerations come to mind.

From mobster Sammy “The Bull” Gravano:

“Safety locks? You will pull the trigger with a lock on, and I’ll pull the trigger. We’ll see who wins.”

And from a fellow gun-grabber:

“Dennis Henigan of the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence drops the ball in front of a roomful of reporters, while trying to prove the efficacy of Saf-T-Lok, a purportedly easy-to-use combination lock in the gun's grip. Henigan fumbles and fails to unlock the gun in a well-lit room with no intruder at the door… Finally disengaging the safety, he apologizes, ‘Most people aren't as klutzy as I am.'” – From “Lawyers, Guns and Money” by Matt Labash, The Weekly Standard, Feb. 1, 1999

In truth, there is no “one size fits all” approach and while it can make sense for guns not under immediate control or intended for home defense to be emptied and locked up, there’s also something to be said for not giving home invaders all the head start they need to finish the job. The same goes for pitchfork murderers.

Chipman is the same character who relies on Violence Policy Center’s “confusion” (read “lie”) to convince the ignorant that semi-autos are the same as machineguns, and who appears to be in full projection mode when he accuses right to keep and bear arms advocates of being the ones with truth issues.

What we’re seeing here from the Big Three gun-grab groups are signs of worry. In spite of all the years and the dollars they’ve spent spreading lies to swindle their countrymen out of their birthrights, when things start to get up close and personal, people wake up and realize they want guns. And they’re finding out those guns are not as easy to obtain as books and vegetables, that you can't just “buy a gun online,” and that the fast-talkers who made such absurd claims have been lying.

When people start to suspect that they're being conned, the desperate swindler will redirect the ignorant with scapegoats. That’s what we’re seeing and what we can expect more of. That’s why there is no better time than now to point these things out to those who are just discovering what they’ve been told is garbage.


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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RoyD
RoyD
7 months ago

Something about a stopped clock…….

AnotherLEO
AnotherLEO
7 months ago

This is HILARIOUS!! Man I havent laughed that hard at someone trying to “interpret” law in a VERY LONG TIME!! LOL!! Good luck with that Ace!! I hope you dont have any steadfast plans for the future. “But Andrew Nolan at the DOJ said I could… I swear”.

RoyD
RoyD
7 months ago
Reply to  AnotherLEO

I say, “Go for it!” And remember, do not drop the soap in the showers.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
7 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

@Gentlemen, Apparently he preferred the federal pen. I hear that Oakdale, La is really nice in August.

joefoam
joefoam
7 months ago

‘What can be done’ to stop people from purchasing a firearm. What an ignorant proposition. Gun sales have exploded over the past decade but ‘gun violence’ and accidental deaths continue to decline. You could literally bury these fools in data and they would refuse to believe it.

a.x. perez
a.x. perez
7 months ago

“Are you going to believe what I tell you or outlying eyes?”
People are suddenly discovering a need for Guns they never recognized before. They are buying Guns. often they are discovering that the “common sense gun safety reforms” (Is that the correct current shibboleth?) they supported are in fact suicide pacts when SHTF.

Now the victim disarmers have to convince people that what they’re seeing just isn’t so.
People are believing their eyes, not the lies.

jack mac
jack mac
7 months ago

Indeed, where does our governing get the authority to deny exercising of any right from any ‘free’ citizen. By due and just process our governing have the authority, by incarcerating, to deny freedom from those incarcerated. Thereby, only allowed to prevent the exercise of rights at will. It is mortal to our freedom to allow our governing the power to forbid any ‘free’ citizen any right.

gcm
gcm
7 months ago
Reply to  jack mac

@laughing Jack, you forget this so called free citizen is a convicted Felon, and the feds know it, weather he trolled state Government or not, if he is able to purchase a firearm from whoever, there will be a trail, and with all the B.S. he has stirred up they will be watching, and can very well make his life miserable from the git-go, or given enough time, we may be reading his comments from a prison computer with him doing time for armed robbery, and him blowing smoke telling everyone how innocent he is. I think were all hoping… Read more »

jack mac
jack mac
7 months ago

Citizens as you describe are classified prohibited person by Federal law. Our Federal governing is officially under classing citizens below the status of other citizens. Those under classed are not allowed to exercise all the rights as other citizens. The underclass is only allowed to be freely loose among free citizens. Citizens, that must treat this official underclass as such or be so subjugated. Felony conviction is not required to be subjugated into this class. The law applies “constructive” possession of firearms (or ammo) as grounds for arrest. Arrest of both the prohibited and those allowing such possession by the… Read more »

DrRon
DrRon
7 months ago

i only have one thing to say about gun grabbers

Degforyou
Degforyou
7 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

Sicking scum of the earth.

Doszap
Doszap
7 months ago

“Deeming gun stores essential is unfair — and unsafe,”

UNFAIR?,
NAZI PAID SCUM, ever read the BOR’s?.
Your feelings, or opinions do NOT TRUMP the Supreme law of the land, every SOB that instituted the closings of these stores should be IN PRISON.Section 18 USC 241/242, you idiots are GUILTY.
Go back and pickup your checks from the Yankee bastard THAT would be KING.

18 U.S. Code §241/ 242. Deprivation of rights under color of law
This is YOU and all who are in this Commie movement, and Bloomberg should be in prison.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
7 months ago

NEVER stop addressing the LIARS of the Anti-Constitutionalists who want the American People disarmed. Their LIES MUST be EXPOSED to the world of sheeple.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
7 months ago

, Clever liars mix enough truth into their lies to give the appearance of the whole thing being true, and I think that Yackup is doing that again. Just because he has some bureaucrat’s name does not mean that the bureaucrat gave him advice. Bureaucrats don’t give out free legal advice.
Just because there is a rumor that the Feds are not prosecuting something does not mean that they could not change their minds if they thought Yack would make a good example.
I’m thinking that Yack has bought nothing. I’d like to see some third party corroboration.

RoyD
RoyD
7 months ago

I hope you enjoy your five year stay in a Federal medium security prison. You will get to know a bunch of new friends and make a few new enemies. But hey, you do you.

RoyD
RoyD
7 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

Will: Yes, just five, and then only 85% of that providing he doesn’t screw up too badly doing his time.

Larry
Larry
7 months ago

Actually, we can take a bit of a breather here. We no longer need to argue with these fraudsters. They’re hemorrhaging all their own followers as the Current Emergency drags on.

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
7 months ago
Reply to  Larry

Yes as the Grabber peeps are out purchasing guns, they lost their peeps and they know it, let them stew.

Doszap
Doszap
7 months ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

I love the part where they are FINDING out what their LAWS they voted in are doing to their RIGHTS to buy weapons RIGHT NOW.
NO, you must wait, while the Power brokers run over OUR INALIENABLE RIGHTS,revenge is sweet.
Get in line SERFS.