The Results of Defunding the Police Are In: Record Crime and Record First-Time Gun Buyers
What happens when the nation is forced into a lockdown and the police are forced to retreat from their positions of authority? We are currently finding out the hard way. Homicides have started to rise, causing Americans to turn to self defense. Gun sales are skyrocketing as everyone looks to ensure the safety of themselves and their families.
According to Fox News reports, first-time gun purchases are rising dramatically this year. It’s easy to see why. Cities are eliminating their police officers or they are in the process of actively considering it. Citizens are starting to realize that they will have to fend for themselves during these trying times. Gun ownership is the easiest way to feel safe at the moment.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation backs up these numbers. They took a tally in June and announced that over 2 million Americans had taken their first steps towards gun ownership. This year has been “unlike any other year for firearm purchases — particularly by first-time buyers — as new NSSF research reveals millions of people chose to purchase their first gun during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Jim Curcuruto.
He is the director of research and market development at the NSSF, so he is well qualified to make these types of statements. Over 10 million transactions have taken place during 2020 alone. 90 percent of retailers have reported a major increase in firearm purchases this year and these increases are massive.
There’s been a 139 percent increase in firearm purchases over the same time period in 2019. It’s a number that is impossible to ignore. The Americans who used to be too afraid to handle their own guns are now more worried about the consequences if they don’t. It’s a sad reality that we are all living in right now.
People are undoubtedly worried that their homes and businesses will be targeted by the protesters and they are arming themselves. Paladin firearms instructor Marilyn Miller has been teaching more and more people who are no longer afraid. There’s a common refrain from her pupils as well, they all say that they “never would have thought of buying a gun until recently.”
“I went from a couple of students a week to probably at least a dozen a week,” says Marilyn. She went on to say that couples are even bringing in their children to teach them about proper gun usage. If they are going to be keeping a gun in their home, they want their children to know everything that they need to. This is the only way that many families feel safe right now.
These reports have become regular. The riots have caused many Americans to rethink their philosophies when it comes to gun ownership. Cities like Minneapolis are telling their residents to surrender to criminals, instead of contacting the police. If a criminal is trying to steal your car and this is your only means of transportation, what are you going to do? When the only option is “hand the vehicle over and go home”, more and more citizens are going to resort to gun violence.
This is what happens when the police are removed from modern society. The Democrats are no longer interested in protecting their constituents. It is more important for them to win brownie points from the virtue signalers who do not care about the long term costs of their harebrained policies. In their minds, it is all about the short term victories, even when they come at the expense of the long term.
Americans are going to have more of a personal investment in the gun control discussions than ever before. The shape of the entire debate is about to change in a big way. The Second Amendment has become more necessary in 2020 than anyone could have ever imagined. This is what happens when the police are no longer allowed to do their jobs and we just hope that the liberals are quite pleased with themselves.