America’s Gun Buying Spree Slows Down As Consumers Pick Through Lean Inventory

Store clerks tend to customers at Clark Brothers gun store in Warrenton, Virginia, some 48 miles (77 … [+] kilometers) from Washington, DC on January 16, 2020. – When Sheriff Scott Jenkins swore to protect the US Constitution, he swore to uphold the second amendment — and that means guaranteeing citizens the right to bear arms, even as the Virginia government weighs depriving state residents of what Jenkins considers an inalienable right. "The Constitution is very clear: the second amendment grants every citizen to bear arms, specifically against a tyrannical government," said the officer from Culpeper County, a rural region about 60 miles (100 kilometers) southwest of Washington. Since December, he has become a key figure in a pro-second amendment protest movement that has organized a protest in Richmond, the state capital, on January 20, 2020. At least 10,000 supporters plan on attending, according to media reports. The second amendment, which says that "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed," has proved controversial over the years and has been subject to many different interpretations. The Supreme Court has ruled that individuals have the right to keep firearms in their households, but left it to states to determine how the weapons could be transported. (Photo by EVA HAMBACH / AFP) (Photo by EVA HAMBACH/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Background checks for firearm sales decelerated in June, according to federal government and gun industry data, as consumers faced lean inventory in […]

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