Everytown’s Election Tactics Show Gun Control Isn’t Popular in Swing Districts

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The NRA-ILA reports on the latest desperate efforts of the anti-gun group Newtown USA. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The gun control segment of billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s left-wing political apparatus isn’t feeling the courage of their purported convictions these days. Understanding that their message of civilian disarmament won’t play with an electorate wracked with concerns over COVID-19a spike in violence in many jurisdictions, and politician-tolerated civil unrest, Everytown for Gun Safety has used its election dollars to attack candidates on a host of issues that have nothing to do with firearms.

In ArizonaIowaMinnesotaNorth Carolina, and Pennsylvania, the Bloomberg front has sent mailers criticizing candidates’supposed positions on health care and pharmaceuticals. In Texas, Everytown targeted at least one candidate on the topic of public school funding.

It appears that the anti-gun organization has concluded that gun control isn’t popular in crucial swing states and districts. There is a good reason for this conclusion. In recent months, the U.S. has seen an unprecedented surge in firearms and ammunition purchases.

As NRA-ILA has previously pointed out, four of the five busiest months ever for the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) have been in 2020. In the first eight months of 2020, there have been more total NICS checks than in 18 of the 21 complete years NICS has been in operation (the first full year was 1999). According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, nearly 5 million first-time gun owners bought firearms from January 1 through July 2020. An analysis by Fox News found that gun sales in seven swing states (Arizona, Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin) were up 77.9 percent in 2020 over 2019.

Moreover, the polling of firearms has soured for gun controllers.

Every month Gallup asks Americans the question, “What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today?” For the last seven months “Guns/Gun control” has registered below 0.5 percent.

If the onerous gun controls Bloomberg and his underlings propose were as popular as they claim, Everytown’s foray into far-flung political issues wouldn’t be necessary. The truth is that the more American voters become familiar with firearms and learn about the issues facing firearm owners the more they come to respect gun rights.

As tumultuous as 2020 has been, this year’s events have served to educate millions of Americans about the importance of their Second Amendment rights. With their scattershot political attacks, Everytown has admitted as much.


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Get Out
Get Out
14 days ago

Yeah, gun control doesn’t sound like a very good idea when we have such violent unrest going on in our large cities unchecked. When these potentially violent mobs go out into the suburbs or small towns they get escorted or turned away by people with firearms.

PMinFl
PMinFl
17 days ago

I always keep my guns under control!!!!!

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
18 days ago

My main issue for this and any election for any office is guns and has been that way for over forty years. It all started with Lieann finestine, boxer, craposie the kommiefornia list goes on and on. Some might not think it is the number one issue but ask them how important all the rioting and murders of police are and I bet you get an answer that says it is one of the most important things to them next to our economy. If we don’t have guns to protect ourselves the criminals will run this country and I mean… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
18 days ago

Sounds as though Gallup did not poll many AmmoLand regulars. Gun control may or may not be the #1issue, but it is the biggest distinguishing factor between candidates at every level. As such positions and history on gun control will dominate my voting decisions. If biden wins and packs the court, my political focus will swing to secession as our only recourse. Any relationship can cease to be mutually beneficial, at that point either party may choose to terminate the relationship despite divorce costs. Quite often the party causing problems objects with claim that differences are not that big and… Read more »

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
17 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

I have no idea who those cuckoo-clocks chose for their “poll,” but I damnably-well was NOT included.

J Gibbons
J Gibbons
17 days ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

The vast majority of Americans are not Ammoland readers nor are they 2A advocates, even if they own a gun or two.

Sadly, gun should be the the absolute most important factor in voting. Politics is about power. Without guns, only the criminals and the government has power. Without the 2nd, everything else in the Constitution and Bill of Rights falls, as we see daily in Demo-Commie run cities.