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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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Trump Lawyer: “We’ve Identified Mathematically The Exact Algorithm They’ve Used” To Steal Election

Riggers “can watch votes in real-time” and “can shift votes in real-time,” or even “remote access anything.”

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President Trump’s lawyer Sidney Powell made bombshell claims in a Sunday interview, claiming that the campaign has uncovered hard evidence of machines switching votes from Trump to Biden in multiple states.

Speaking to Fox News, Powell declared that “We’re getting ready to overturn election results in multiple states,” adding that “I don’t make comments without having the evidence to back it up.”

Powell, a former federal prosecutor, said that a whistleblower has emerged with evidence that software in voting machines was ‘rigged’.

“We have so much evidence, I feel like it’s coming in through a fire hose,” Powell proclaimed.

“They can stick a thumb drive in the [voting] machine, they can upload software to it even from the Internet … from Germany or Venezuela even,” she said, adding that those behind it “can watch votes in real-time” and “can shift votes in real-time,” or even “remote access anything.”

Powell inferred that the software was used to switch votes for Trump to Biden, noting “We’ve identified mathematically the exact algorithm they’ve used—and planned to use from the beginning.”

Powell noted that the claims are not new, and that leading Democrats have also investigated rigging of Dominion Voting Systems, Election Systems & Software, and Hart InterCivic.

“(W)e have concerns about the spread and effect of private equity investment in many sectors of the economy, including the election technology industry—an integral part of our nation’s democratic process,” wrote the Democrats in letters to the manufacturers only approximately one year ago.

“These problems threaten the integrity of our elections and demonstrate the importance of election systems that are strong, durable, and not vulnerable to attack,” the Democrats added at the time.

Dominion has categorically denied that its machines are capable of being rigged.

“Dominion Voting Systems categorically denies any claims about any vote switching or alleged software issues with our voting systems,” a  statement read.

“Our systems continue to reliably and accurately count ballots, and state and local election authorities have publicly confirmed the integrity of the process,” the company added.

In a further interview Sunday, Rudy Guiliani also detailed the mounting evidence of election fraud, going so far as to say there have already been enough illegal ballots identified to swing states back to Trump:

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Michigan AG: Trump’s Voter Fraud Lawsuits Are Racist

‘The themes are Black people are corrupt, Black people are incompetent and Black people can’t be trusted’

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The Michigan Attorney General declared Thursday that President Trump’s efforts to force a recount in the state through the courts are racist.

Democrat Dana Nessel bizarrely contended that the lawsuits centre around the notion that black people are to blame for voter fraud.

“Really the themes that we see, that persist, are this: Black people are corrupt, Black people are incompetent and Black people can’t be trusted,” Nessel declared.

“That’s the narrative that is continually espoused by the Trump campaign and their allies in these lawsuits,” the AG claimed, as reported by The Detroit Free Press.

Nessel’s “proof” to back up her claims is that Trump’s lawsuits are focused on Detroit, rather than outside counties in the state. Because Detroit has more black residents, that somehow makes Trump’s lawsuit racist.

Of course, Detroit is the biggest urban area in the state, so it makes perfect sense that Trump’s suits are focused there, as that’s where the most votes are.

The Detroit Free Press reported this week that Trump has filed a suit in federal court alleging that “there was enough wrongdoing involved in counting votes in Detroit that a judge should temporarily prevent the certification of election results in the city and throughout the state.”

The suit has over 100 affidavits, according to the report.

Nessel has charged that Trump is “forum shopping,” for courts that will be sympathetic to his challenges.

“In my view, this is really a brazen case of forum shopping,” Nessel said, adding, “I will add that forum shopping and judge shopping are my least two favorite shopping seasons.” 

She proclaimed that if she had tried such a move “this baseless and this frivolous, I would be sanctioned and I would likely be looking at a loss of licensure.”

Nessel is an avid anti-Trumper, routinely offering deranged comparisons of the President to Nazis and Adolf Hitler:

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Video: Obama CIA Head Wants Trump Stripped Of Presidency NOW

“I’m very concerned what he might do in his remaining 70 days in office”

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John Brennan, the former CIA head under the Obama administration, has called for President Trump to be removed now, saying he is capable of ‘lashing out’ and releasing information that could endanger America.

Speaking on CNN, Brennan essentially called for a coup, reasoning that Trump could declassify and release all the data relating to Russiagate, the 2016 election, and the deep state’s efforts to delegitimise his presidency.

“I’m very concerned what he might do in his remaining 70 days in office,” Brennan told Chris Cuomo.

“Is he going to take some type of military action? Is he going to release some type of information that could, in fact, threaten our national security interests?” Brennan posited.

Brennan then called for the vie president to seize power.

“If Vice President Pence and the cabinet had an ounce of fortitude and spine and patriotism, I think they would seriously consider invoking the 25th Amendment and pushing Donald Trump out because he is just very unpredictable now,” Brennan declared.

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Brennan also intimated that a purge of officials at the Pentagon, is part of some diabolical plot by Trump.

“If (Secretary of Defense) Mark Esper has been pushed aside because he is not listening to Donald Trump, carrying out these orders, who knows what his successor, this acting secretary Chris Miller’s going to do if Donald Trump does give some type of order that really is counter to what I think our national security interests need to be,” Brennan said.

Following the alleged voter fraud in key swing states, those close to Trump suggested that he could go ‘nuclear’ and declassify sensitive material to ensure ‘bad actors’ are held accountable:

Brennan’s beef with Trump is more than merely political posturing however, given that the President personally revoked Brennan’s security clearance after the Obama CIA head repeatedly suggested Trump was guilty of ‘collusion’ with Russia.

Brennan is a deep state operative that has sought to delegitimise Trump’s Presidency at every opportunity.

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