What the Media Won’t Tell You About Gun Sales and Swing States

What the Media Won’t Tell You About Gun Sales and Swing States

Photo credit: Element5 Digital via Pexels With the hotly contested 2020 presidential election just weeks away, and featuring two candidates who could not be further from one another when it comes to their views of the Second Amendment, the final call could come down to a handful of votes in a handful of “swing states.” What constitutes a battleground state differs from strategist to strategist, but most would include Arizona, Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as too-close-to-call states. So when it comes to our gun rights, incumbent President Donald J. Trump is espousing a pro-Second Amendment platform, whereas Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want to eradicate the Second Amendment as they push for every type of gun-control law imaginable; it’s beyond clear that this is an issue that will impact swing states. And based on the response to the turmoil of 2020, the statistics speak for themselves. Most Americans want to keep their constitutional rights intact; especially their right to keep and bear arms. The number of background checks done, via the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), in the aforementioned swing states between January and August shows a bold uptick in gun sales when compared to the same eight-month period in 2019. Here is how many NICS checks occurred in each state in 2019 and 2020 during that time: ARIZONA 2020: 453,000 2019: 245,249 FLORIDA 2020: 1,231,540 2019: 772,447 MICHIGAN 2020: 658,000 2019: 306,508 NEW HAMPSHIRE 2020: 114,671 2019: 64,092 NORTH CAROLINA […]

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