Firearm sales continue to rise in the United States, with more Americans than ever investing in guns for a variety of reasons. From personal protection and home defense to recreational target shooting and hunting, increasing numbers of citizens are purchasing guns.
On Black Friday 2016, the FBI processed 185,713 background checks through their National Instant Criminal Background Check System, breaking last year’s record by about 400 checks. Leading up to November’s Presidential election, gun retailers nationwide reported record sales in the month of October.
Yet somehow, biased media outlets, still stinging from the embarrassment of being totally humiliated in their baseless election coverage, continue to weave a false narrative about American gun owners, citing unscientific polls painting gun owners as a tiny, insular contingent of arms hoarders – “super-owners” – while “a majority” of Americans are hungry for stricter gun control laws.
While anti-gun groups scramble to manufacture polling data illustrating the “truth” of an increasingly pro-gun control society, we choose to look rather at the hard data.
Gun sales continue to set records, as witnessed over the past 18 months of increases – fact. Sales jumped a whopping 17 percent from September to October of this year, a full 18 percent ahead of then-record-setting, since-shattered sales a year prior.
Americans cast votes to elect leaders that will continue to defend their Second Amendment rights – fact. NRA-endorsed President-elect Donald J. Trump won the Presidential election, and the Republican Party now controls both houses of Congress.
The aforementioned statements are rooted in truth, not in the political acrobatics of polling data. The citizens of this great nation continue to go off-script from the media’s narrative because they are empowered to make their own decisions based on conviction, not conformity.
Increasing numbers of Americans know the NRA is the foremost advocate and defender of their Second Amendment rights. Our 5 million members understand reality, not the blatant propaganda efforts perpetrated by mainstream media outlets. These self-styled institutions of journalistic integrity are struggling to sway public opinion, which is moving increasingly out of lock-step with fear-mongering and calls for limits on Constitutional freedoms.