Men with rifles, bats and handguns questioned visitors about their intentions and convened in neighborhood watch groups to detect suspicious activity.
Private citizens acquired more than 1.7 million firearms last month, and handgun scales skyrocketed by 90% when compared to sales in the same month last year, according to Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting’s (SAAF) analysis of FBI NICS data.
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded in 2013, Americans use their firearms in lawful self-defense between 500,000 and 3 million times a year. These instances of proper defensive gun use provide an important counterbalance to the national conversation.
It appeared that the court was primed to issue its first significant Second Amendment ruling in 10 years and perhaps establish a legal framework that would help prevent future Second Amendment abuses. Unfortunately, that was not to be.
Cam Edwards, editor of the news and information site Bearing Arms, joins The Daily Signal podcast to explain why gun shops should be considered essential businesses and how the coronavirus has affected firearms sales.
Americans who never owned or fired a gun are learning about the Second Amendment for the first time amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to the owner of Vermont’s largest gun shop.
Dear Governor Scott, on behalf of the citizens of the great State of Vermont, we are asking you to please include federal firearm license dealers in the list of businesses considered essential during the Covid-19 crisis.
Every day, many Americans without Bloomberg’s wealth and power rely on the Second Amendment — not private security — to defend themselves against threats to their lives and livelihoods. Americans use their firearms defensively between 500,000 and 3 million times each year.
Jim Sexton, of Essex Junction, sought to get the sponsors of H.610 removed from the State House because they “violated their oath of office by expressly trying to make a law which denies every Vermonter the presumption of innocence” and “denies legal gun owners the constitutional right to bear arms.”
Any proposal that mandates the use of force without due process should be slapped down by the full force of both constitutions, and if the process works as designed, H.610 should meet that end.
Vermont has embarked on a flagrant effort to trample on rights that the Second Amendment says “shall not be infringed.” But this time, the lawyerly legislators sworn to protect and defend the Constitution have been caught red-handed.