Gun Sales Surge Under Biden Administration, Continuing Year-Over-Year Trend

Gun Sales Surge Under Biden Administration, Continuing Year-Over-Year Trend

( – Joe Biden campaigned on a promise to enact new gun control measures, and he didn’t waste much time making it happen. He announced “six initial gun control measures” to address gun violence in April, followed by a “gun crime prevention strategy” towards the end of June. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise to learn that gun sales have surged, continuing their recent year-over-year trend.

Mark Oliva, a spokesperson for the noted gun industry trade association the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), confirmed that Biden’s aggressive gun policies drove the massive gun sales experienced nationwide.

According to Oliva, gun sales for June 2021 set an all-time record, demonstrating that Americans aren’t taking the Biden administration’s efforts to throw up roadblocks to gun purchases lying down. Instead, they’re “exercising their right to bear arms in record numbers.”

Oliva also attributes the rise in firearm purchases to Biden’s nomination of David Chipman to head up the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Chipman is alleged to have a hostile attitude towards guns and has worked with pro-gun control groups like Everytown and Giffords.

Oliva concluded his remarks warning that Biden is willing “to use every lever within reach” to throttle the free exercise of the Second Amendment’s protections for gun owners. However, on the plus side, Biden lacks the ability to push meaningful restrictions through the Senate.

Viewed in that light, Biden’s efforts to control firearms have only amounted to making him one of the gun industry’s best salespersons so far this year.

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