Surging Gun Sales Triggers Second Ammo Shortage Of This YearTyler DurdenTue, 08/11/2020 — 17:45
The virus pandemic triggered a socio-economic bomb across major US metro areas resulting in one of the largest panic hoardings of guns and ammo by fearful consumers in quite some time, if not ever.
Gregory Ionadi, 75, the owner of gun shop Smoke N’ Guns, located in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, told PJ Media:
“Prior to the COVID outbreak, President Obama was the best gun salesman we ever had,” said Ionadi. “Anytime he was going to ban this, ban that, there was a rush on gun sales. When President Trump was elected, the fear of a gun ban subsided, and sales were so flat that several gun manufacturers went out of business.”
Ionadi said sales at his gun shop erupted during the pandemic. He said he made more gun and ammo sales from March to April than what was done in the last three years, calling the period absolutely “crazy.”
He said once the social unrest spread across the country by late May into early summer, the second round of panic buying occurred.
“You wouldn’t believe the first-time gun buyers I’ve seen,” said Ionadi. “I started seeing little old ladies — 70, 80 years old — wanting to defend themselves because of what was going on. So, I had to change my thinking. I had to start buying .22 Magnum revolvers. I have some revolvers here, but I had to start buying revolvers that women and older folks could use because they are easy to handle. Semi-auto and a revolver are two different things.”
Gun stocks soared this summer as gun background checks rose79% in July year-over-year.
The FBI ran over 3.6 million background checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) last month — the third-highest on record, behind 3.9 million checks in June, and 3.7 million checks in March.
Surging gun sales also means increasing ammo sales. For the second time this year, first reported in March/April, ammo shortages are developing.
Stories about “ammo shortages” have appeared on local and national media outlets in the last week.
Brownells, Inc. co-chairman Pete Brownell, recently toldFOX Business’ Varney & Co that a supply shortage in ammunition is now unfolding.
Brownell said the firearm industry recorded a 90% increase in gun sales since mid-March, with much of the sales seen in metro areas. He said ammo sales have risen by at least 30%.
“We could receive truckloads of nine-millimeter [and] we can sell it in hours where it used to take weeks – weeks to a month,” he said.
Brownell said the surge in weapon buying might not stop until 2H21.
Google search trend “ammo shortage” is rising for the second time this year.
There appears to be a nationwide shortage of 9MM ammo.
Watch Live: Trump Briefs Press As McConnell Says Stimulus Talks Hit “Stalemate“Tyler DurdenTue, 08/11/2020 — 17:30
Update (1750ET): Headlines from tonight’s presser are rolling in.
TRUMP: DIRECTINGDOJTOSTOP ‘ANARCHISTS’
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Only a few hours after Mitch McConnell kicked the legs out from under the market by announcing that stimulus talks had reached a “stalemate”, President Trump will brief the press again, in what looks to be a hopefully less-eventful rerun of last night’s presser.
In another illustration of how many Americans are concerned about Joe Biden’s advancing age and declining mental faculties, a new Rasmussen poll has found that 59 per cent of likely voters don’t believe he’ll finish a 4 year term in the White House.
Broken down along party lines, 74 per cent of Republicans believe Biden won’t make it through his first term while 49 per cent of Democrats agree.
Just 14% of voters think it’s “not at all likely” that Biden’s running mate will become president before his first term ends.
Questions about Biden’s age and his alleged cognitive decline have dogged his campaign for months.
During an interview last week, Biden once again stumbled over his words while trying to assert that he didn’t need to be mentally tested.
Polls show that 38 per cent of American voters think Biden has “some form of dementia,” including one in five Democrats. 61 per cent of voters also think Biden should address the dementia issue publicly.
If the majority opinion holds true and Biden wins the election, that means his running mate, the just announced Kamala Harris, is virtually guaranteed to become president before 2024.
Additionally, Jim Rickards’ expectation now is that Biden won’t even make it to The White house and will soon be replaced as the nominee soon.
Democratic insiders will probably force him out of the race in the next week or so.
They don’t want to risk exposing him to the American people before the election.For Democrats, the stakes are simply too high.
One public incident or serious slip-up is all it could take to kill his chances in the election.The American people simply aren’t going to elect someone who they feel is mentally unfit for office.
Many voters obviously dislike Trump. But, no one could credibly argue that he’s suffering from cognitive decline.
So what’s going to happen?
The Democrat power brokers (Tom Perez, Donna Brazile, Valerie Jarrett, Philippe Reins, AOC, John Podesta and a few others) will get in a room and pick a new nominee.
Biden will “release” his delegates, and party leadership will direct the super-delegates to support that choice. This will start a stampede among the former Biden delegates.
The Bernie Sanders delegates will already be onboard because they’ll be part of the consultation. Then the new nominee will pick a VP and the “convention” will tidy things up. The race will continue from there.
Alternatively, the power brokers could allow Biden to get the nomination and then remove him as nominee before the debates. That’s even easier because there are no delegates involved. It’s just an executive committee decision the candidate cannot refuse.
Still, the process will be a shock to millions of Americans who’ve been expecting a Biden candidacy.
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