After church this past weekend at Watermark, I went over to Garland Public Shooting Range with my eldest daughter and some dear friends. That’s my hangout for shooting — doggone awesome folks there and plenty of lanes for firing handguns, rifles, and shotguns. We had a fantastic time shooting 9mm and then my AR-15. Yep, it was one of those days. It started out with a Fox News interview, a nice run, and then I spent the day “clinging to my Bible and guns.” And it seems to be nationwide, a lot of folks are clinging to their guns in America.
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, “June 2016 saw the most FBI gun background checks of any June since the current system went into effect.
The agency reported on Sunday that it processed more than 2.1 million gun related checks in June, an increase of more than 600,000 over the previous record set last year. That makes June the 14th month in a row to see a new background check record, including every month of 2016.
This year is on pace to break 2015’s record for most checks in a year. Last month’s numbers are still lower than the first four months of the year, which tracks with standard seasonal lulls in sales for the industry. However, June’s numbers are higher than May’s—a departure from previous years when June had traditionally seen the fewest checks of any month.
June’s record comes as gun and ammunition dealers have seen spikes in sales following the deadly terror attack in Orlando, Florida and a subsequent push for new gun control measures in the House and Senate.
Some companies saw a five-fold increase in sales during the weeks following the attack and legislative push.
“Yes, we have seen a dramatic spike in sales volume (around five times normal levels) especially in the .223/5.56 caliber and to a lesser extent 9mm, .45 ACP, and .308 but the increase is definitely across the board,” Scott Blick, managing partner at Ammunition Depot, told the Washington Free Beacon in June.
The number of checks run through the FBI’ National Instant Criminal Background Check System is considered one of the strongest indicator of how many gun sales were completed in a given month, since nearly every sale made through a federally licensed dealer must include a check.”
And so it is perhaps, that more Americans are truly realizing the fight against Islamic jihadism — and perhaps their own government — may fall upon them. As I have often said, “an unarmed American is a subject, an armed American is a citizen.”
And the more Barack Obama and his leftist acolytes spew forth their vitriol against law-abiding legal gun owners, the phenomenon of June will continue — and the lanes at the Garland Public Shooting Range, my range, will continue to be full.
And trust me, it is not just old white guys. I watched my oldest daughter Aubrey nail targets at 50 yards with my AR-15, which chances are I will transfer over to her. She was also dead on with an AK-47 using hard sights — she has a talent. And there were other women at the range shooting as well — and why not? Shouldn’t women have the ability and skill to defend themselves against all those felons and convicts that Obama is releasing? Sadly, Kate Steinle lived in a place that was more concerned about denying her Second Amendment rights. They certainly cared more about the rights of illegal immigrants — providing them sanctuary — and ensuring her death.
Real Americans will not sit back and become targets for Islamic jihadists, criminals and illegal immigrants in their own land. They will not sit back and witness a government that deems them the enemy, while excusing away the real enemy. Yes, they’ll use their individual constitutional right to keep and bear arms, even in the face of a Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and others who seek to infringe upon that right.
And yes, I’ve noticed the dearth in supply of certain calibers of ammo. So as we’ve seen California’s Governor Brown sign into law more fascist gun control measures; we’ve witnessed the Hawaii legislature and governor sign into law the ability to place Americans — law-abiding legal gun owners, into FBI databases — when Omar Mateen, for some odd reason was dropped…Americans are showing they will not take this laying down.
And may I ask, whatever happened to Omar Mateen’s wife? So, we want to put legal American gun owners into an FBI database, but we can’t keep track of an Islamic terrorist’s wife — someone complicit in the second largest terrorist attack in US history.
Ask yourself, is it really a surprise that background checks have spiked to this level?
For your closing history lesson, remember the whole “0ne if by land, two if by sea” thing — the pronouncement of Paul Revere and his night ride announcing “the British are coming.” Well, those Redcoats landed and were coming for guns. They were met at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge by armed Americans who answered the call to arms. Funny, history has a way of repeating itself…if these new progressive socialist Redcoats aim to do as was done some 240 years ago — the news of what happened in June should serve as the new rallying call of Paul Revere. I suggest, Mr. President, that you take heed or learn the lesson of King George III.
Don’t tread on me!