“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country.”
– James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789
Democrats are great for gun sales.
Last year, likely in response to President Obama’s renewed calls for tighter gun restrictions, gun sales hit a record high. Background checks and permit requests hit 23.1 million – a 10% increase.
Now, with the GOP in disarray and the threat of a Hillary presidency looming, the NRA are reporting another record-breaking month.
Five records were revealed by the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action in March:
- The number of background checks conducted in March 2016 was the highest for any March since the inception of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
- The 2,523,265 checks topped the previous record for the month, 2,488,842, set in 2013.
- March 2016 marked the 10th consecutive month in which the number of checks was the highest for the month in question.
- The number of checks for the 12-month period ending March 31, 25,179,245, was the highest for any 12-month period on record and over a half million higher than the number for the previous 12-month high, set at the end of February.
- March was the 5th highest month for checks since NICS’ inception, behind December 2015, December 2012, February 2016 and January 2016.
As Hillary panders to the anti-gun crowd, large swaths of the population are rejecting her message.
“The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
– Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788
Nobody is denying that there exists an issue of the wrong people gaining access to guns. That being said, the alarmism raised on the left that would suggest that guns, themselves, are the issue, rather than the nature of some of those who use guns wrongly is a false argument.
The fact is, leftists can’t blame the people, rather than the guns. This would put them in a moral dilemma, as in, they would have to recognize morality as an actual, concrete part of human nature. Their cause has, for many years now, hinged on the concept of moral relativism – that there are no set rules for what is right or wrong.
It is that concept that allows them to petition and picket against the death penalty for cop killers, but also do the same for the right to murder unborn children in the womb.
As this election season continues to unfold, it behooves patriots to know where each candidate stands on the issues, and to guard their rights jealously.
“…the ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone…”
– James Madison, Federalist No. 46, January 29, 1788