Americans Ready To Protect Themselves; Black Friday Smashes Gun Sales Record
Black Friday shopping invokes images of people fighting over TVs, the latest toys and new gadgets, and this year was no different. The Black Friday frenzy is part deal seeking and part tradition for a lot of shoppers. This year Black Friday sales seem to be up across the board, which isn’t surprising to conservatives. The economy is roaring and consumer confidence is at it’s highest level in 17 years. It was a strong day, just what we needed.
Everybody likes when the economy is doing well and it’s good news to hear that Black Friday was a huge success. However, liberals will no doubt be fuming that the gun sector performed at record sales levels, according to the FBI. The FBI revealed that Black Friday 2017 saw the highest number of background checks requested in a single day. And while liberals might be befuddled that so many people would want to own a gun, conservatives know exactly why we need them.
“Breitbart News reported that Black Friday 2015 set a single-day record for background checks with 185,345 checks. One year later, Business Insider reported that “the FBI processed 185,713 background checks” on Black Friday 2016, setting a new record.
Now USA Today reports the FBI processed 203,086 background checks on Black Friday 2017. The magnitude of such a number of checks performed on one day is difficult to overstate.
Breitbart News previously reported:
The record ended the month after President Trump was elected and leftists seized the opportunity to claim Trump was actually bad for gun sales, that he had ushered in a “Trump Slump.” Then came August 2017 and the FBI reported 1,925,146 background checks were conducted in one month. The previous one-month record for August was 1,853,815, set in 2016. Moreover, Breitbart News reported FBI figures showing background checks for January 2017 through June 2017 were only surpassed by checks for the same time period in 2016.
The bottom line is that the left’s “Trump Slump” was not much of a slump. The new single record for background checks, set Black Friday 2017, is further proof of that.”
The FBI hasn’t commented on why they believe gun sales were so strong this year. One theory is that people are anticipating future gun restrictions and are trying to get them while they still can. But I have another theory.
This year we saw point blank the advantages of being armed and able to protect yourself instead of waiting for the police to come rescue you. No incident solidified that belief more than the horrendous shooting in Texas just a few short weeks ago. The slaughter of innocence in a small church, where you always thought you were safe, was a massive dose of reality for many. In this day and age you really have to be prepared anywhere and anytime to protect yourselves.
The hero, and NRA instructor who grabbed his own gun, took down that shooter and saved countless lives, demonstrating how armed good guys can save the day. After that shooting, churches began advertising that their congregations were armed and ready for the next attack. Somehow I doubt a building with a warning sign will be attacked. As for those buildings with the “no guns allowed” signs, they might as well change it to a “sitting ducks” sign.
While the left calls for a gun grab, the right is grabbing their guns instead. More regulations would not have stopped the Texas shooting. In fact, the regulations already exist that should have stopped it. The shooter was ineligible to purchase a gun, but due to a system failure he fell through the cracks and was approved to buy. While the system needs to be cleaned up to avoid such errors, new laws aren’t the problem. Enacting current law is the problem.
The police are great. But the unfortunate reality is that by the time they arrive, the damage will already have been done. People are waking up and realizing that if you want to protect yourself and your family, you really need to be prepared to handle it yourself.