Anti-Gun Reliance on Dem Convention Could Spur More Ammo Sales

Ammunition sales are spiking, allowing an online ammo sales business to up consumer donations to Second Amendment groups.

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- The Hill is reporting that gun control organizations “are looking to the Democratic National Convention to build off recent momentum sparked by New York’s lawsuit against the National Rifle Association,” but a news release from an online ammunition sales company suggests this strategy could backfire.

Ammo.com revealed Tuesday in a news release that “recent civil unrest amidst calls to ‘defund the police’ have sparked an unprecedented demand for ammunition.” The demand translates into sales, and that puts money into Ammo.com’s “Freedom Fighter Support” program.

According to the news release, during the second quarter of 2020 donations to various “preferred organizations” have spiked considerably. The news release cited these examples:

  • Armed Citizens’ Educational Foundation +69%
  • National Rifle Association +50%
  • Second Amendment Foundation +33%

The report noted that during the first half of this year, “donations combined have increased by 116% relative to the entire preceding year.”

Ammo.com, according to its website, “is based in Harvey, Louisiana. The online company ships millions of rounds of ammunition annually to customers throughout the contiguous United States. As a vehement proponent for liberty and the Bill of Rights, Ammo.com donates one percent of their profits from every order to one of several pro-freedom organizations.”

The company does not ship ammunition to Alaska, California, Chicago, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York City, Buffalo, NY or Rochester, NY, (though they ship to other locations in the Empire State), or Washington, D.C., according to their website.

This news comes on the heels of fresh reports about continued urban violence in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR and other cities, but those two cities seem to be the worst. Eighteen people were arrested Sunday night in Seattle when a riot erupted in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood south of the downtown area, according to CNN. This happened just days after Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best—frustrated by the far-left city council’s campaign to slash the department budget by 50 percent and put at least 100 officers out of work—announced her retirement next month. The career cop had spent 28 years with SPD, being appointed chief two years ago. Recently, protesters tried to stage a demonstration outside of her home but neighbors came to the defense of their neighborhood and discouraged the protest crowd.

Meanwhile, down in Portland, video footage of a man being beaten by a mob after he reportedly crashed his pickup onto a sidewalk has only served to increase anxiety, fear and frustration. According to KTVZ and the Associated Press, a crowd chased the truck down a street before it crashed. The driver was then attacked and beaten, all captured on the video. The man was taken to a hospital.

Anti-gunners are hoping the “virtual” Democrat convention will energize their efforts to erode the Second Amendment, while at the same time anarchists are pushing to defund law enforcement agencies. Having a political party using gun control as a plank in its platform, combined with the outlook for more protest violence is pushing ammunition and firearm sales. Now, the knowledge that gun control groups are hoping for significant inclusion in the fall presidential campaign could drive those sales even higher.

According to The Hill, “Brady PAC, formed during the 2018 election cycle, has raised nearly $100,000 for the Biden campaign, with a goal of hitting $250,000. The PAC, which endorsed Biden in March, has also given nearly $1 million to House and Senate races this cycle.”

This further underscores the growing importance of gun owner participation in the November election. Rights groups are putting on the equivalent of a full-court press to get gun owners to cast ballots. With so much at stake, they insist, apathy is not an option.

While gun control groups appear to be hopeful Joe Biden and/or Kalama Harris will include proposals for new restrictions in their speeches, nobody seems to be asking either candidate or the Democrat party to condemn continued rioting and mob violence.

This fact has not been lost on gun rights groups. Last month, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms accused the Alliance for Gun Responsibility—the Seattle ally of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety—of “siding with rioters, looters and urban terrorists in Portland.”

It is against this backdrop that Democrats are holding their virtual convention, with no indication of moderation in their agenda. Considering the reported ammunition and gun sales in recent months, a lot of people appear to be expecting some very bad times on the horizon.

RELATED:

Gun Control Group Sides with ‘Rioters, Looters, Urban Terrorists,’ Says CCRKBA



About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

49 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Camotim

Never in my 65 years on this planet has the need for our right to self-defense, enshrined in the 2A, been so strong.

Watch um

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your decision to donate to NRA. Together, we will take advantage of every opportunity we have to strengthen our Second Amendment rights.

I’m proud to have your support and I’m proud to call you my friend.

Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Wayne LaPierre
Executive Vice President
National Rifle Association

WI Patriot

Been saying it for yrs, learn to load/reload your own, in the long run, you’ll be less vulnerable to “shortages(artificial or otherwise)” and price increases(gouging)…

RoyD

Been doing it since 1969.

Luv2shoot

Same here Roy D. Since 1968. The only caliber I’m low on is 7.62×39. Only have 600 – 800 rounds left. Tried to order back in March but it got delayed twice then cancelled in July.

hippybiker

Talked to one of my pals yesterday. He went to a local gun show and he saw 100 ends of CCI .22 HPs going for $50.00. Insane!

WI Patriot

And it’s going to get crazier…

Knute

1974 for me. Started with the Lee loader kit. Neck sizing only, with a mallet, and measured powder with the little cups.

Superman

Yup; as long as you buy components in bulk and keep an eye out for sale prices on same.

WI Patriot

Have to take advantage of the free shipping from MidwayUSA, they cancel hazmat charges from time to time, that’s when you order powder and primers…

Darkman

Started caching ammo in the 80’s.Got enough to service a squad for sure and possibly a platoon.

Green Mtn. Boy

The sooner the better and take control of your ammunition supply.

Green Mtn. Boy

Guaranteed to backfire on the DemoCommies,it will just send flocks of Americans to the gun stores.
DemoCommies truly are the best arms salesmen America could have, keep it up drive the numbers even higher and arm all of America.

Last edited 2 years ago by Green Mtn. Boy
Superman

But will those same Americans VOTE in the upcoming election? That is the key question.

Neanderthal75

Dave,

I’m sorry sir but we are at the stage in the American electoral process, as proven by Chicago results, Louisiana results, Florida results, New York results, that the traditional voting Paradigm no longer works. The mail-in ballot Issue is a prime example.

Comrade Stalin had it correctly:

” It does not matter who votes, what matters is who counts the votes!”

Cheers from the oil patch in Central Wyoming

Last edited 2 years ago by Neanderthal75
Tionico

that sorry excuse for not voting “I don’t want my name on a list” is also bogus because, even though your name is already on a list of residents, and likely registered voters if yu ever did, there is NO CONNEXION between those lists and HOW you marked your ballot. Your name can never be associated with your vote. SO grow up man up and step up. Don’t forget.. there are a number of “boxes” we can and MUST use to straighten things out again. The Spao Box, the Lttter Box, the Ballot Box, and the Cartrridge Box. IF we… Read more »

RoyD

I found the, “I don’t want my name on a list”, comment kind of humorous. In the last 50 years my name has been on many, many lists. Even a few lists that I couldn’t talk about. People that worry about that are not serious people.

Finnky

@Dave – I suspect convincing new gun owners that proposed legislation affects them will be the real trick. From limited info I have, it seems likely that majority of new gun owners bought pistols or maybe a shotgun. Even if they bought semiauto, they don’t realize that they’ve got an “assault weapon” and are now a target.

Have spoken with too many gun owners who buy into nonsense about ARs.

Grigori

We are way past ever being able to “vote” our way out of this mess.

Oldman

@Ggri, That might be true, however that is no excuse to ‘not try’, IMHO. Taking up arms is the last thing that most American Patriots want to do. We MUST exhaust all other options and pray for a short civil war…….

PMinFl

Good article Dave but the title is misleading, there’s no more ammo to sell. I guess we could all get rich selling some of our stockpile to the new shooters at outrageous prices.

1MOA2Day

Dave, there is nothing anecdotal about ammo shortages. It’s real.

Finnky

@Dave – On previous occasions sgammo showed multiple hundreds of cases of 223 and 556 in stock for each of several varieties at per round prices from ~0.25 for steel case or $0.33 for brass cases. Right now they’ve got federal at 0.70, limit 500. They’ve also got zero 9mm-lugar in stock. Last week I bought a case of 10 mm (blazer aluminum case) for $0.33/rd, now all they have is 200 round boxes of Speer at $1.25/rd and only 5 in stock. Meanwhile stock of 38, 357, tokarev and even makarov are severely depleted if not entirely out. Useless… Read more »

Arny

You would think the shelves would get restocked at some point. Manufacturers should easily be able to meet demands if the fight on terrorism has slowed as the media reports. Look at all the ammo not being used. I think it’s more to do with greed, price gouging. They never have a shortage during their wars for oil & drugs. Wonder why that is ?

RoyD

Just remember: In all things, Commies are going to Commie, first, last, and always!

Green Mtn. Boy

The only good Commie is a………

RoyD

Don’t be shy, “The only good commie is a dead commie.”

hippybiker

Yep! Strung up in the breeze with the Crows munching on them!

Tionico

I dunno… I”ve met a few former commies who woke up saw the light, and dumped the sick political, social, and moral idealogy, and managed to escape and come to America. Here, they are astonded that the average “normal” Yank cannot see what is coming. And they fear they may have to escape again, or fight. They take some comfort in the fact that in most parts of the US they are able to not ony be armed and well kitted, but to hone their skills, and associate with likeminded Yanks who DO see what is coming.So I am VERY… Read more »

RoyD

I would remind you that Saul killed many Christians before he became Paul. Redemption can and does happen.

1MOA2Day

How do you sell what you don’t have?

JH1961

You can’t buy what isn’t available.

MICHAEL J

In California there is no ammunition. Provisions in the illegal background check madness has prohibited interstate sales reducing any outside sources. Awoken citizens who now have decided that a firearm is now a necessary tool for personal safety have added to the demand. CA liberal anti-gun policies have been to disarm it’s citizenry for decades using any means possible. Only the Constitution has been able to slow but not stop the tyranny they impose. The last run on ammunition was an eye opener for many, like the toilet paper frenzy you are forced to hoard for such a time as… Read more »

KK

Ammo.com
Uhhhhhh
No ammo

Arny

Try SGAMMO.COM

KK

“Anti-Gun Reliance on Dem Convention Could Spur More Ammo Sales”HAHAHAHAHAHahahahahaha
YEAH!
. . . . IF there was any ammo around to buy!

ForsakenConstitution

Little to no ammo left in the civilian markets in the U.S. If you do stumble upon some, it’s marked up 3-4x the normal price. CTD is charging rape rates for their ammo.

hippybiker

An update to the man beaten in Portland. A news report yesterday reported that he passed away. Please pray for his family!

RoyD
RoyD

hippybiker: Still posting out of your ass I see. Trouble is you are a stupid ass and stupid shit is all we get from you. By the way, I am still waiting on your apology to me.

Last edited 2 years ago by RoyD
Heed the Call-up

Because, as the link Roy posted indicates, the report of his passing was all over the Internet. “Other reports around social media claim that the victim in this case is not recovering or has succumbed to the injuries”.

Finnky

@Heed – A good reminder to verify before passing on internet “news”. I’m guilty as I suspect most of us are.

Knute

There did used to be truthful info on the ‘net, back when I was in college in the 1980’s. There still is, but now it’s called the “dark web”. Everything that existed prior to being taken over and corrupted by the mass media. All the sites that end in dot FTP, for “File Transfer Protocol”, the way info used to move before HTTP hyperlinks.

Finnky

@Knute Knute – Saw “FTP” graffiti recently. Was wondering when computer geeks had gotten into IRL tagging. Guess they were some failed hackers, so they had to resort to spray paint.