All of those in the media talking about the so-called “Trump Slump” on gun sales—bragging that sales of firearms are falling precipitously since the election—need some salt and pepper to sprinkle on those words, as they’ll need to eat them now.
The National Instant Background Check System (NICS) conducted 1.94 million background checks last month, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. That’s the most for any month of May since records have been kept, and about 70,000 more than the previous record set last May.
While the number of NICS checks during a given period isn’t a one-for-one representation of the numbers of guns sold, it is one of the strongest indicators of gun sales. Now the big question: Will those in the so-called “mainstream” media report the record sales, or simply ignore it?
Kim Kardashian Talking Out Of Both Sides Of Her Mouth
While Kim Kardashian sometimes likes to talk a good game about the right to keep and bear arms, she always follows up such a statement with a new proposal to further restrict gun ownership.
And last week was no exception.
“I’m not against guns and I’m not against people owning guns,” the reality TV star said in a rambling, all-cap tweet where she bragged about having armed security. “All of my security team is armed, but they also support stricter gun control laws and believe that we should restrict access to firearms for people with mental illness, anyone previously convicted of a misdemeanor, those who have been subject to a temporary restraining order and those at a higher risk of committing gun violence.”
In case you missed it, Kardashian just called for making those convicted of misdemeanors prohibited persons for owning a firearm. As NRA-ILA pointed out in a weekend alert, individuals with convictions for the likes of shoplifting, trespassing and certain traffic offenses could be permanently barred from exercising a constitutional right under Kardashian’s plan.
Carry Permit Holder Backs Down Attacker
A Mansfield, Texas, man used his legally concealed firearm to stop an aggressor who was assaulting him at a local park—without even firing a shot.
According to local media reports, the man was at the park with a woman and two children when another man confronted him about comments he allegedly made toward another child. Police say the other man became more irritated, hit the first man and “lifted him to his feet from a seated position by his shirt and had also struck him in the face and torso area.”
The victim then pulled out his concealed handgun, pointed it at attacker and those with him, and told them to back off, which they did. The aggressor left before police arrived, and officers are working to identify him and pursue appropriate charges.