Gun Group Says Millions Of New Gun Owners Will Reshape 2A Battle

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BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The recent gun-buying surge that began with the COVID-19 pandemic panic and continued through the civil unrest and riots following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody has created millions of new gun owners who will now eagerly protect their right to protect themselves and their loved ones, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms predicts.

“Look at all of the new people who suddenly decided to exercise their Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms,” observed CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “We’ve witnessed something that is nothing short of a sea change, and in some cases might approach the level of epiphany, about gun ownership. We’ve heard anecdotal reports from all over the country about people flocking to gun shops who had never before owned a firearm. Now that they are gun owners, we expect them to be very protective of their rights.”

March, April and May saw record numbers of background checks, according to FBI data and information from industry sources. June data should be out within days, and CCRKBA expects the trend to continue.

“As we’ve said before,” Gottlieb recalled, “we welcome all of these new gun owners to the firearms community. We know many of them are minorities, especially Black and female citizens from literally all age groups, and they will find gun owners have a big tent with lots of room for newcomers. They can take advantage of training opportunities, meet new friends who share more interests than they might have suspected, and gain a new understanding of our efforts to protect the one fundamental right that actually protects all of the other rights.

“We’re not surprised to hear about new first-time gun buyers who have discovered how much enjoyment they get out of shooting,” he added. “We’ve seen this with generations of new gun owners who may never have had any previous experience with firearms. Many of them discover a sense of empowerment that allows them, maybe for the first time, to understand they can take care of themselves, and that they are responsible for their own safety.

“This new wave of gun owners could become a formidable force during this year’s election,” Gottlieb noted. “From now on, we expect millions of new gun owners to pay closer attention to candidates, and reject those who would trample on their Second Amendment rights. With legions of new gun owners ready to protect these newly-discovered rights, it could be a pretty scrappy election year with lots of surprises.”



Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear ArmsWith more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

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Stag
Stag
15 days ago

Just because someone buys a gun doesn’t mean they understand, much less support, the 2A. The vast majority of these people will keep voting for people who infringe on our rights. The number of butters and Fudds has increased and that’s about it.

Last edited 15 days ago by Stag
DaveW
DaveW
15 days ago
Reply to  Stag

That may be true, however, a lot of new gun owners were shocked to find they could not walk out the same day with their purchase. It was eye opening to learn that they had been lied to by the gun control people. In a investigative program on guns, a group of college students who were anti-2A were invited to go to a range. about 10 accepted. After a day at the range they were asked if they wanted to purchase guns. Only one said they wanted nothing to do with guns. A couple said they really wanted to come… Read more »

American Patriot
American Patriot
16 days ago

There’s probably a bunch of new gun owners in Shitcago every day too, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. The left isn’t completely stupid they know they can’t beat the right without them, think about that & look a chaz or chop in Seattle…..Not the gun owners you want!

Superman
Superman
16 days ago

The article deals with legal firearm owners. But thanks for playing.

Liberty Valance
Liberty Valance
16 days ago

“This new wave of gun owners could become a formidable force during this year’s election,” Gottlieb noted Um… NO. The “new wave” of gun owners are more a novelty than anything else. Keyboard commandos like to dream about the perfect scenario where the 2A right dominates our government and our country. This will not happen anytime soon and it will definitely not happen this year. For those that have been paying attention these past 6 months, the Left Socialist/Democrats are clearly in charge. What the 2A crowd needs to do is prepare like hell for the post Trump years. I… Read more »

Last edited 16 days ago by Liberty Valance
Superman
Superman
16 days ago

Stick to predicting lottery numbers. You will have better luck.

RoyD
RoyD
16 days ago

With all due respect Mr. Gottlieb, wishing and hoping doesn’t make something so. Like being a first time car buyer doesn’t make you a “car guy/gal”, neither does being a first time gun buyer make you a Second Amendment supporter. But then I bought my first gun 52 years ago so I have been in this “thing of ours” for a while.

Superman
Superman
16 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

The very fact of purchasing a firearm makes one a Second Amendment supporter. But thanks for playing.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
16 days ago

“With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations.”

GREAT! Have each one mail in $0.15 to Warren Norred and we can get this suit against tyranny fought in Marfa, Texas!

https://devilsadvocatearmory.com/

Jaque
Jaque
17 days ago

There may be some new gun owners who are conservatives and believe in the 2nd Amendment but I suspect most are like the buyers of toilet paper, in fear of a monster. They will never get proper safety training and the gun and box of bullets will go in the drawer or closet. Then theres the insurgents who are loading up on AR and AK pattern long arms and cases of ammunition. These rifles may be funded by dark groups, as most of the vermin on the streets have no jobs or steady income. Protesters cannot be gainfully employed if… Read more »

Vanns40
Vanns40
16 days ago
Reply to  Jaque

Hmm, just a tad pessimistic?

9042306393
9042306393
16 days ago
Reply to  Jaque

If they invade our neighborhoods in the south, the good ol boys will make sure they get a warm welcome. No worries here!

RoyD
RoyD
16 days ago
Reply to  9042306393

Welcome to Hotel California.

Superman
Superman
16 days ago
Reply to  Jaque

The sky is falling! The sky is falling! So opines Chicken Little Jaque.

USA
USA
17 days ago

Best know your enemy if your off to battle them otherwise you may stay exactly where you’re at today, under their control right where they want you. They will be more than happy to send you into battle so they can control both sides of the war as they have done every other time in history.

I hear those trains coming again.

Superman
Superman
16 days ago
Reply to  USA

I am sure you hear many things in your (empty) head. Try to ignore them.

USA
USA
17 days ago
Reply to  USA

Loool.

USA
USA
17 days ago
Reply to  USA

Cocoa Floyd Op.

USA
USA
17 days ago
Reply to  USA

Order out of chaos.

USA
USA
17 days ago
Reply to  USA

Freemason Illuminati false flags to steal your rights and your country.

USA
USA
17 days ago
Reply to  USA

Are you awake yet?

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
17 days ago

“Now that they are gun owners, we expect them to be very protective of their rights.”
If they even understand their rights.
Government education centers haven’t educated children for many decades in subjects such as US history and civics.
Much as the Appleseed project has, gun rights organizations should take a active role in education of the subjects to be productive responsible citizens of this nation.

USA
USA
17 days ago

New lefty gun owners I talk to support un-constitutional gun control including Red Flag gun confiscation (take the guns first, due process later) and when I question them about this they say, “my guns can’t be taken because the constitution protects me”. You better hope for a majority of new gun owners that are smarter than the ones I have spoken to that will never vote for America because they are communists who aren’t even smart enough to know that they are communists but then Heller ruled gun control un-constitutional and the right is still going by the un-constitutional rules… Read more »

Superman
Superman
16 days ago
Reply to  USA

Blah, blah, blah. Does your train of thought have a caboose?

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
17 days ago

I would believe easy come, easy go. Those new gun owners may have a few newcomers that fall in love with firearms. Most of them, though, will throw it in their back closet (if they haven’t already) and pretty much forget that it exists until one of their kids shoot someone with it. Then, they will be more anti-gun than ever.

Superman
Superman
16 days ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

Yup, just like new car owners park them in their garage until their kid steals it and runs over a pedestrian. Then they will be more anti-car than ever. You mean like that?