NSSF: The Year the Second Amendment Strikes Back

NSSF: The Year the Second Amendment Strikes Back

2020, the year the Second Amendment strikes back! IMG iStock-963542560 U.S.A. -( AmmoLand.com )- By just about anyone’s account, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. That’s true for the Second Amendment, the firearm industry, and for millions of Americans new to gun ownership. It doesn’t look like that will change any time soon. The Heritage Foundation hosted a webinar titled, “The Second Amendment Strikes Back,” spotlighting several intersecting trends related to gun rights. Moderated by Heritage legal fellow Amy Swearer, the conversation included in-depth insights from Second Amendment journalist Stephen Gutowski, California firearm retailer, and National African American Gun Association member Geneva Solomon and Goldwater Institute Senior Attorney Jacob Huebert. Topics included this year’s record-breaking surge in firearm sales, on-the-ground gun store experiences, the growing diversity among gun owners, and the legal implications on the Second Amendment from lawsuits on the local, state, and federal levels. Nearly 6.2 Million The backdrop for firearm sales in 2020 is well known. The coronavirus pandemic and shutdown orders from governors created worry and concern for Americans. Law enforcement were stretched thin and jails and prisons were releasing criminals. Then riots, looting, and violence in communities exploded and calls to “defund the police” grew. Gun sales continued to surge. The numbers are historic. More than 15.4 million checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) have been run so far. Retailer survey data approximates almost 6.2 million first-time gun owners. Solomon provided her view as an on-the-ground firearm retailer […]

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