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Blue State Citizens Are Buying Guns At A Record Pace
The Daily Caller ^ | 01/14/22 | Larry Keane

Posted on 01/21/2022 4:56:16 AM PST by Enlightened1

The past two years have witnessed gun sales the likes of which have never been seen before. It’s not just Red states either. The totals include big numbers in Blue states already home to some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.

With the midterm elections less than 10 months away, elected officials supporting more gun control could be in for a rude awakening given the shifting Second Amendment support among their voting constituencies.

Gun Sales Blue Wave

Law-abiding Americans took firm control over their personal safety and Second Amendment rights in 2020 and recorded 21 million background checks for gun sales. That number dipped only slightly in 2021 for a total of 18.5 million. Those numbers include more than 8.4 million first-time gun buyers in 2020 and more than 3.2 million in the first half alone of 2021.

 

National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) verifications weren’t just processed in Red, pro-Second Amendment leaning states, however. Some of the biggest figures in the previous 12 months came from Blue states, typically home of strict gun control laws.

Of the seven states that processed more than one million NICS checks in the last year, two have Democratic governors, Democratic state legislatures and strict gun control laws. According to NSSF’s adjusted FBI NICS data, Illinois led the way among background checks processed in 2021 totaling more than 8.4 million checks for the year. An exception to most, that total includes checks run and rerun for Illinois Firearm Ownership Identification (FOID) cards and Concealed Carry Licenses (CCLs). California came in next with nearly 1.5 million checks run......

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; bluestates; guns; recordpace; sells
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1 posted on 01/21/2022 4:56:16 AM PST by Enlightened1
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To: Enlightened1

Blue states have plenty of patriots, in addition to their communistas.

Red states have plenty of communistas, in addition to their patriots.

The question I’d ponder is who in these blue states are stockpiling guns... the patriots in anticipation of complete communist breakdown Great Reset or the communistas in anticipation of the Great Awakening.


2 posted on 01/21/2022 5:10:10 AM PST by C210N (Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.)
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To: Enlightened1

WHAT did they purchase? pistol, scatter, long?
Ammo?
Training?

Zipcodes? (inner cities v red ‘burbs/ rural)


3 posted on 01/21/2022 5:10:30 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: ad ferre non, velit esse sine defensione)
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To: C210N

See Glen Tate’s 299 Days series, eh?


4 posted on 01/21/2022 5:11:16 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: ad ferre non, velit esse sine defensione)
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To: Enlightened1

Ammo is scarce again.

For a while, you could find 9mm.

Now, nothing.


5 posted on 01/21/2022 5:14:47 AM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith….)
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To: Enlightened1

People just realize with the police hands tied, laws not being followed nor enforced, and all the illegals coming in bringing their violent criminal cultures with them. It just makes perfect sense to arm yourself for you and your families sake.


6 posted on 01/21/2022 5:17:09 AM PST by caww ( )
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7 posted on 01/21/2022 5:19:56 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for criminals.)
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To: Enlightened1

But will they have brains enough to understand that they should support the 2A to keep their firearms? They seem to have trouble connecting facts with reality.


8 posted on 01/21/2022 5:24:15 AM PST by Spok (Who is Ray Epps?)
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9 posted on 01/21/2022 5:28:31 AM PST by PROCON (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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Guns..! Don’t we just love them... Now, if we can just find some AMMO.!! :(


10 posted on 01/21/2022 5:31:20 AM PST by unread (Everything you ever thought was right, fair and just is completely wrong..... I think..(?))
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To: Enlightened1

I haven’t bothered going through the process here in Brooklyn, NY.


11 posted on 01/21/2022 5:39:13 AM PST by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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Blue states have plenty of patriots, in addition to their communistas.

"Blue" state voting maps show blue enclaves in Socialist urban rat holes while the rest of the state is red. These red areas know that Democrats fueled riots and defunding police.

The same maps overlay on tax takers vs tax payers as these Blue areas continually vote to take money from productive others.

12 posted on 01/21/2022 5:48:19 AM PST by T.B. Yoits
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I suspect the understanding that law enforcement is now an individual responsibility is obvious to everyone.


13 posted on 01/21/2022 5:48:36 AM PST by GingisK
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14 posted on 01/21/2022 5:49:45 AM PST by GingisK
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I suspect the understanding that law enforcement is now an individual responsibility is obvious to everyone.

I suspect the next major step is a major increase in those who carry daily.

15 posted on 01/21/2022 5:50:45 AM PST by 1Old Pro (Let's make crime illegal again!)
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To: Enlightened1

Prediction there is going to be a huge run on guns and ammo in Massholechusetts this year. The evil AJ Maura Healey is running for Gov. This woke “womyn” hates the 2nd Amendment. She is the one who reinterpreted the “assault weapon” ban in MA to include AR’s made to comply with ban. She said they were illegal but we’re not going to collect them yet. Pray for the Patriots still left in this Communist prison. It’s too bad 5 big cities control what goes on in the rest of the state. City libs are awful


16 posted on 01/21/2022 5:52:27 AM PST by JimDaniels1867 (Gun Control: Better to have and not need than to need and not have)
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To: Enlightened1

Leftists:

“Open borders! Defund the Police! *Bail Reform* ie let hardened criminals out of jail.”

.............

Hey! Why is everybody buying guns all of a sudden? Why, that’s just crazy!”

You have to actively try and put in real work to be that stupid. Yet they manage it.


17 posted on 01/21/2022 6:09:59 AM PST by FLT-bird
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To: Enlightened1

It looks like the Marx Boys blue staters are getting ready to take on the red staters. Cool.


18 posted on 01/21/2022 6:12:09 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (You can vote your way into socialism but you have to shoot your way out of it.)
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To: Enlightened1

Yep. going to get another this Sat. Can’t wait. Headed straight to the range afterwards. Wish me luck (on the purchase and the range time) .


19 posted on 01/21/2022 6:12:52 AM PST by ping jockey (Want to make a conservative mad,tell him a lie.Want to makye a liberal lose his mind?Tell him Truths)
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Still got it in my local haunts but this will motivate me to pick up another case.


20 posted on 01/21/2022 6:13:37 AM PST by ping jockey (Want to make a conservative mad,tell him a lie.Want to makye a liberal lose his mind?Tell him Truths)
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