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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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Video: Biden Refuses To Answer Questions About ‘Laptop From Hell’

Sleepy Joe scuttles off with his milkshake

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Democratic Candidate Joe Biden refused to answer any questions Sunday regarding his son Hunter’s laptop, which was seized last year via subpoena by the FBI.

The Laptop is said to contain information pertaining to Biden’s ties to a Ukrainian natural gas conglomerate, as well as rumours of all sorts of drug and sex related images and video.

When a reporter attempted to ask Biden a question about the laptop he hastily walked away, milkshake in hand after a PR stunt.

Biden now appears to have gone into hiding, with reports suggesting he will not emerge until Thursday’s scheduled debate:

Earlier in the day, Fox News also authenticated a New York Post report concerning “an explosive email thread allegedly involving Hunter Biden” that seems “to outline a payout for former Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal with a Chinese energy firm.”

At a rally in Nevada over the weekend, President Trump said he is set to release of all the information inside Hunter Biden’s laptop, which he coined, Biden’s “Laptop From Hell”:

Former Trump attorney, Rudy Guiliani, who obtained the information from the laptop prior to its seizure by the FBI, has promised that more bombshell releases are coming:

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Weird: Next Debate Moderator Asks Former White House Comms Director “Should I Respond To Trump?”

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In a strange tweet that may have been intended as a direct message, the next presidential debate moderator asked former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci for advice about whether to “respond to Trump.”

CSPAN’s Steve Scully was recently chosen to host the debate, which now won’t be happening as scheduled, prompting Trump supporters to monitor his activity more closely.

On Thursday night, Scully tweeted out the weird question directed at Scaramucci, to which the former comms director responded “Ignore. He is having a hard enough time. Some more bad stuff about to go down.”

Neither Scaramucci nor Scully have further commented on the tweet at time of writing.

Other Twitter users wondered what the hell this was all about:

The choice of Scully to host the debate has raised some eyebrows, given that he previously served as a Biden intern, and has reportedly criticized Trump on social media.

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Nunes: Shut Down Intel Agencies Until They Declassify ‘Smoking Gun’ Evidence Against Hillary Clinton

Documents concern Hillary’s alleged authorization of a plan to link Trump to the Russian hacking attempts

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Representative Devin Nunes declared Sunday that US Intelligence agencies should be forced to release so called ‘smoking gun’ documents that are said to contain details of Russian intelligence referring to an authorization given by Hillary Clinton to link President Trump to efforts by the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 election.

In a Fox News interview, Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said “Every Republican senator and member of Congress should be saying… we want every damn bit of evidence that every intelligence agency has or it’s maybe time to shut those agencies down.”

A memo released last week via the Senate Judiciary Committee, penned by director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe claims that US intelligence made an investigative referral to the FBI regarding the information in September 2016.

In the memo, Ratcliffe notes that the referral mentioned “approval of a plan concerning U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her [Hillary’s] use of a private mail server.”

“There’s plenty of circumstantial evidence to know this Maria, that the Clinton campaign had created all of this, because they knew that 33,000 emails were out there somewhere,” Nunes said.

“So what did they do? They created a sick fantasy. This was the Clinton campaign. The Clinton campaign created this sick fantasy. Then they went out and hired avatars to do it.” Nunes added, referring to the effort to delegitimise Trump’s campaign.

“So they hired a former British spy named [Christopher] Steele who did the ‘Steele Dossier,’” Nunes continued, adding “Then they hired this suspected Russian spy so they could give it a veneer of being a Russian. So imagine that.”

Because the information has remained classified, those who have seen it cannot discuss it.

Nunes urged that what he has seen are “definitely smoking guns” and that the information “definitely needs to be made available to the American public.”

“There’s even more underlying evidence that backs up what Director Ratcliffe put out,” Nunes asserted.

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