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New ATF Study: 423 MILLION Guns In Hands Of Americans

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Violent crime rate has decreased by 48.6 percent in tandem with ownership rise

Newly released figures from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives shows that there are now a whopping 422.9 million guns in the hands of Americans. The number equates to 1.2 guns for every person in the country.

The figures also show that in 2018, 8.1 billion rounds of ammunition were produced by the gun industry.

The figures also reveal that the most popular firearm in the country is the much maligned sporting rifle, often mis-identified as an “assault rifle”, the AR-15 being one of the more popular models.

The findings highlight that there are now 17.7 million of them in private hands, a record high, and more than half (54%) of all rifles produced in 2017 were modern sporting rifles.

The ATF figures also reveal that firearms-ammunition manufacturing accounted for nearly 12,000 jobs in the US, creating over $4.1 billion in goods shipped in 2017.

“These figures show the industry that America has a strong desire to continue to purchase firearms for lawful purposes,” said Joe Bartozzi, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

“The modern sporting rifle continues to be the most popular centerfire rifle sold in America today and is clearly a commonly owned firearm with more than 17 million in legal private ownership today.” Bartozzi continued.

“The continued popularity of handguns demonstrates a strong interest by Americans to protect themselves and their homes and to participate in the recreational shooting sports,” Bartozzi added.

Bartozzi also noted that “as lawful firearms ownership in America continues to grow, criminal and unintentional misuse of firearms is falling.”

“During the 25-year period covered in this report (1993–2017) the violent crime rate has decreased by 48.6 percent and unintentional firearm-related fatalities have declined by 68 percent.” he added.

One reason why the popularity of the sporting rifle continues to grow may be because it is routinely criticized and targeted in arguments for stricter gun control.

Justin Anderson of Hyatt Guns, one of the biggest firearm retailers in the country noted that “Sales have definitely been brisk, especially of small, concealable handguns. We also saw a spike in sales of tactical rifles like AR-15s and AK-47s, for which I think we can confidently thank Beto O’Rourke.”

During a failed presidential run, Beto said on multiple occasions that he would ban AR-15s, and even go door to door to confiscate the weapons from Americans.

With a near record high of gun sales on Black Friday last week, Americans are sending a clear message in exercising their Second Amendment rights.

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Crazy: Nancy Pelosi Says Border Situation Has Improved Under Biden

What is “good” about rape, disease and human trafficking?

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told reporters Wednesday that the situation at the border has improved since Joe Biden took office and that it is now on a “good path”.

“The fact is that we’re on a good path at the border under the leadership of President Biden … we were in a very bad situation under the Trump administration,” Pelosi proclaimed:

Pelosi’s statement is nuts, by anyone’s standards.

Even the White House has admitted there is a humanitarian crisis on the border. What is good about that?

There are now over 17,000 unaccompanied migrant children in facilities that are only equipped to hold a few hundred.

The conditions are squalid, with illegals packed in together sleeping on concrete floors.

Many are suffering from diseases, including Covid.

Is that good?

The Cartels are engaged in people trafficking, and footage has emerged of babies being thrown over the border fences.

Women and children are being sexually abused as they attempt to cross the border, both by the traffickers and by other migrants.

But thank goodness Trump is out and Biden is in.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) has warned “The president and the vice president of the United States and the Democratic Party are so concerned about placating the left for open borders, children are allegedly being sexually assaulted on American soil because of their total neglect of protecting our border, protecting this country, and protecting these kids, whether they’re dropped over the fence, whether they’re sexually assaulted, whether they’re sent into the country into sex trafficking. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have this on their hands.”

Reuters reports that U.S. border authorities apprehended over 171,000 migrants in March, including 19,000 unaccompanied minors, 53,000 family units, and 99,000 single adults.

Doesn’t sound like much of a “good path”.

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Video: Biden Barely Makes It Up Airforce One Steps

He cannot put one foot in front of the other without difficulty

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Joe Biden barely made it to the top of the steps on Airforce One Wednesday, misplacing his own feet despite a concerted effort on his part not to fall over again.

Holding a bag and an umbrella, Biden slowly eased his way up the steps in the rain, but still managed to lose his coordination half way up.

It clearly wasn’t a slip, Biden has trouble putting one foot in front of the other. He loses his train of thought and makes phantom steps.

This is a known signifier of dementia.

Sufferers often walk with slow and irregular steps and find it hard to negotiate turns, climb steps, and avoid obstacles.

Having made it to the top, Biden turned around and gave a comical salute that would see even the most lenient drill sergeant yelling their lungs out.

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Still, it’s an improvement on this:

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Hillary Attacks ‘Shameless Gun Worshipers’ Who Are Against ‘Sensible’ Control Legislation

Accuses Second Amendment advocates of “trying to keep people really riled up and scared”

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Hillary Clinton has declared Republicans who are against gun control legislation to be “gun worshippers”, and ridiculed them for being “scared” that their rights are being taken away.

Appearing on her own former communications director’s podcast, Clinton declared “You know, democracy is the balancing of interests and rights, and unfortunately at this time, the gun worshipers have a huge advantage because of the filibuster and because of their shameless exploitation of people’s unwarranted fears.”

Hillary specifically singled out Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who last week labelled Democrats’ gun control efforts in the wake of shootings in Atlanta and Colorado as “ridiculous theater”.

Clinton proclaimed that “The opportunists on the other side, like Cruz and his ilk, they know better and they are in the position of trying to keep people really riled up and scared that sensible gun legislation like we had in the ‘90s for 10 years will somehow undermine their rights.”

“Well, what about the rights of all the rest of us? The rights of us to go to work, go shopping, go on dates to the movie theater, go to school, for heaven’s sake — what about the rest of us?” she continued.

After announcing he is considering executive action, Joe Biden told reporters on Sunday he believes Congress will pass “rational gun control” measures.

“The only gun control legislation that’s ever passed is mine. It’s going to happen again,” Biden Declared.

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