Riots, Violence, Retreating Police:gu Gun Sales Expected to Set New Records… Again

H/T AmmoLand.

People know with LEO’s hand being tied by politicians they are going to use the personal firearms to protect their families and homes.

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U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- There is nothing quite like mob violence, the retreat of the police, riots and the burning of public buildings and private property, to fuel gun sales. An American cityabandoning a Police Station to the leftist mob and almost losing a second!

In just a few days, we will see the May figures for gun sales as told by the National Instant background Check System (NICS)

I have been watching to purchase a Kel Tec P17 pistol, to try it out; they are being snapped up as quickly as they hit the shelves. Many of Palmetto Arms AR15 clones are out of stock.

May of 2020 is going to be a very high sales month.  The immediate future looks bad; the future of gun and ammunition sales however is quite certain.

It is completely understandable that a resident of Minneapolis, Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, Memphis, or Louisville, along with a host of additional cities, would find themselves wishing they had purchased a pistol, rifle, shotgun, and/or ammunition, before the current crop of leftists thugs decided to burn down their once-beautiful city.

Those wishing they had armed themselves likely see there is still a chance… if they act now, and act quickly.

If you are well armed and well prepared, do not blame those who saw the world in a different light until the recent riots convinced them otherwise.

Welcome them to your world. Offer them advice and training. Give them a wider perspective. If they are your neighbor, plant the seeds of a neighborhood looking out for each other and preventing violence.

Americans have spontaneously formed militias to maintain order and prevent looting, long before, and as long as, the United States has existed.

Some of that is currently happening in Minneapolis. From townhall.com:

“We heard that and figured ‘Well, we better get up and go see if these guys need help,’” the second man said, pointing to the smoke shop behind him. “It turns out these guys are out here with machetes and trying to keep looters out of their business because the cops can’t get out here. And so, I figured, before there were cops there were Americans. So here we are.”

Rioters tend to avoid armed defenders of buildings, businesses, and neighborhoods.

If you ever wondered why rioters stay in the inner cities, in spite of provocateurs pushing them to go to the suburbs,  now you know.

American suburbs are well-armed. That is where many of American’s retired veterans and police officers live. For each of those, there are 20 other armed Americans, and likely a third of them have experience in hunting. A hunter is halfway to being a militiaman.

Men naturally form into groups to defend their homes and businesses. America has the seeds of necessary leadership and experience, to form and use rudimentary, spontaneous militias to protect their own.

The United States is the most armed population in the world, with about 450 million guns owned by a hundred million or more citizens and residents.

Those numbers are going to continue to rise. Much of the rest of the world looks on in awe and wishes they had the freedom to be armed, such as exists in the United States.

The subjects of Communist China, wish they had the option to be armed. The residents of Libya and Syria wished they had their own community militias. Some did. Many of those who did not have fled.

There is nowhere for Americans to flee. We have to stand and fight for the future of this nation. The most important fight, at the moment, is to reassert the rule of law, not just in the rioting cities, but in the capitol.

Pray for President Trump to have wisdom and guidance from Divine Providence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

people are going to protect their homes and families by using a firearm.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, Ammoland will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- There is nothing quite like mob violence, the retreat of the police, riots and the burning of public buildings and private property, to fuel gun sales. An American cityabandoning a Police Station to the leftist mob and almost losing a second!

In just a few days, we will see the May figures for gun sales as told by the National Instant background Check System (NICS)

I have been watching to purchase a Kel Tec P17 pistol, to try it out; they are being snapped up as quickly as they hit the shelves. Many of Palmetto Arms AR15 clones are out of stock.

May of 2020 is going to be a very high sales month.  The immediate future looks bad; the future of gun and ammunition sales however is quite certain.

It is completely understandable that a resident of Minneapolis, Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, Memphis, or Louisville, along with a host of additional cities, would find themselves wishing they had purchased a pistol, rifle, shotgun, and/or ammunition, before the current crop of leftists thugs decided to burn down their once-beautiful city.

Those wishing they had armed themselves likely see there is still a chance… if they act now, and act quickly.

If you are well armed and well prepared, do not blame those who saw the world in a different light until the recent riots convinced them otherwise.

Welcome them to your world. Offer them advice and training. Give them a wider perspective. If they are your neighbor, plant the seeds of a neighborhood looking out for each other and preventing violence.

Americans have spontaneously formed militias to maintain order and prevent looting, long before, and as long as, the United States has existed.

Some of that is currently happening in Minneapolis. From townhall.com:

“We heard that and figured ‘Well, we better get up and go see if these guys need help,’” the second man said, pointing to the smoke shop behind him. “It turns out these guys are out here with machetes and trying to keep looters out of their business because the cops can’t get out here. And so, I figured, before there were cops there were Americans. So here we are.”

Rioters tend to avoid armed defenders of buildings, businesses, and neighborhoods.

If you ever wondered why rioters stay in the inner cities, in spite of provocateurs pushing them to go to the suburbs,  now you know.

American suburbs are well-armed. That is where many of American’s retired veterans and police officers live. For each of those, there are 20 other armed Americans, and likely a third of them have experience in hunting. A hunter is halfway to being a militiaman.

Men naturally form into groups to defend their homes and businesses. America has the seeds of necessary leadership and experience, to form and use rudimentary, spontaneous militias to protect their own.

The United States is the most armed population in the world, with about 450 million guns owned by a hundred million or more citizens and residents.

Those numbers are going to continue to rise. Much of the rest of the world looks on in awe and wishes they had the freedom to be armed, such as exists in the United States.

The subjects of Communist China, wish they had the option to be armed. The residents of Libya and Syria wished they had their own community militias. Some did. Many of those who did not have fled.

There is nowhere for Americans to flee. We have to stand and fight for the future of this nation. The most important fight, at the moment, is to reassert the rule of law, not just in the rioting cities, but in the capitol.

Pray for President Trump to have wisdom and guidance from Divine Providence.

Useful Idiots Pointing Pistols at Groins Play into Provocateur Hands

H/T AmmoLand.

It is a shame these guns were not discharged and stop these clowns from polluting or further polluting the gene pool.

You have to wonder what kind of moron would do or approve of this and believe the disapproving reaction by others is what should be ridiculed. (Vice/Twitter)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Gun owners are putting their metal where their manhoods are in a bizarre trend that sees men courting danger to prove how well they can manage a gun,” The Guardian reported Saturday. “Those participating in the meme do so by pointing their gun at their genitals with the safety off, placing their finger over the trigger, and posting a photo of it on social media. And voilà, just like that – proof they are very manly.”

It’s a weird twist on “Markley’s Law,” which is when antis, who invariably consider themselves witty and original, equate gun ownership with inadequate penis size.  That in itself further shows “progressive” hypocrisy, as they’re the ones  who make a point of getting indignant over “body shaming.”

The Guardian story cites a tweet by Dylan Park (contains uncensored language), a writer of decidedly non-“conservative” sympathies, who calls those putting their packages at risk as “MAGA dolts.” While admitting he’s unsure as to motive, his guess is those posting the shots are doing so to prove guns are safe in order to “own the libs.”

Not so says another “progressive” outlet (that occasionally employs a journalist who gets some things right).

“[P]ointing a gun at your penis has nothing to do with owning the libs and everything to do with ironically mocking basic safety in gun culture,” Vice claims (contains uncensored language).

It’s supposedly being done to troll, to make fun of those who advocate gun handling and trigger discipline, that is, rules taught by arguably the most qualified “commonsense gun safety” advocate in my lifetime, “gunners’ guru” Jeff Cooper:

RULE 1: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE 2: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO DESTROY

RULE 3: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER TIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE 4: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

As an aside, Vice misses the boat on defining what a “Fudd” is. They’d have benefited from relying less on preconceptions and more on seeing what the “gun culture” they presume to be qualified to  write about has to say on the subject, case in point a comprehensive explanation from Lee Williams, “The Gun Writer.”

The “culture” they did check is the Facebook group Gun People Who Hate Gun People, where posters there evidently find humor in the reaction to “edgy internet trolls ironically point[ing] guns at their [B]enis.”

At the end of its article, Vice also couldn’t resist a wholly manufactured opportunity to equate the “irony” with murderous racism, which, of course, is the point (and the reason why so many in the subversive camp love to cite the Southern Poverty Law Center).  That and spreading Alinsky Rule 5 ridicule.

Fortunately, the “guncrotch” phenomenon is not widespread, which is why the media pointing and screaming is needed to make the “trend” appear larger than it is. What’s not clear from all of this is how many people have actually participated in this stupid trolling who can be actually identified. No doubt there are probably a few immature useful idiots who identify themselves as being opponents of “gun control,” but the benefit of anonymity also means some of the posers could literally be that, provocateurs out there trying to make gun owners look like morons in order to influence public opinion to support disarmament edicts.

Because that is exactly what this does.

Federal Riot Teams Have Officially Been Deployed to Multiple Cities

H/T Western Journal.

President Trump and Attorney General Barr are serious about stopping the rioters.

The response should be you loot we shoot.

Federal riot teams have been dispatched to two U.S. cities as the Trump administration gears up to shut down riots that have taken place across the country.

President Donald Trump has also instructed “thousands and thousands” of soldiers and police to quell violence in Washington, D.C.

Attorney General William Barr has ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to send riot teams to Miami and Washington, D.C., according to a senior Justice Department official, NPR reported.

The FBI will also deploy its Hostage Rescue Team to assist in controlling riots that have taken place in the streets of Washington, D.C., the senior official said. Protesters on Sunday night lit fires in Lafayette Park across from the White House.

Overall, 88 people were arrested in the Washington, D.C., protests, according to The Washington Post.

Trump said he was sparing no effort to restore order.

“I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our nation and that is exactly what I will do,” Trump said in a Rose Garden speech Monday night.

“I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters,” the president went on.

“A number of state and local governments have failed to take necessary action to safeguard their residents.

“I am taking immediate presidential action to stop the violence and restore security and safety in America.

“I am mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop the rioting and looting, to end the destruction and arson and to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights.”

Trump said that he will act if a city cannot control the violence on its own.

“If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them,” the president said.

Trump also said he was bolstering security in the nation’s capital.

“As we speak, I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults and the wanton destruction of property,” he said.

After his address, Trump walked across the street from the White House to St. John’s Episcopal Church, which was founded in 1816. The church’s parish house was the target of arson during Sunday night’s riots, The Washington Post reported.

“Greatest country in the world,” Trump said as he inspected the damage, according to a White House media pool report. “And we’re going to keep it safe.”

Trump Lectures ‘Weak’ Governors Via Video Conference Call

H/T Western Journal.

These yellow-bellied governors should tell these thugs you loot we shoot.

Call out the National Guard to help keep the peace.

 

President Donald Trump on Monday derided many governors as “weak” and demanded tougher crackdowns on burning and stealing among some demonstrations in the aftermath of another night of riots in dozens of American cities.

Trump spoke to governors on a video teleconference that also included law enforcement and national security officials, telling the state leaders they “have to get much tougher.”

“Most of you are weak,” Trump said. “You have to arrest people.”

The days of protests were triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes.

The demonstrations turned violent in several cities, with looting and mayhem, and fires ignited in historic park Lafayette Park across from the White House.

The president urged the governors to deploy the National Guard, which he credited for helping calm the situation Sunday night in Minneapolis.

He demanded that similarly tough measures be taken in cities that also experienced a spasm of violence, including New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

“You’ve got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you’ll never see this stuff again,” said Trump. “We’re doing it in Washington, D.C. We’re going to do something that people haven’t seen before.”

The president told the governors they were making themselves “look like fools” for not calling up more of the National Guard as a show of force on city streets.

Attorney General Bill Barr, who was also on the call, told governors that a joint terrorist task force would be used to track agitators and urged local officials to “dominate” the streets and control, not react to crowds, and urged them to “go after troublemakers.”

Trump’s conversation with the nation’s governors came after a night of escalating violence. Images of fires, looting and clashes with police filling the nation’s airwaves and overshadowed the largely peaceful protests.

The demonstrations grew so heated Friday night that the Secret Service rushed the president to an underground bunker previously used during terrorist attacks.

Trump’s advisers discussed the prospect of an Oval Office address in an attempt to ease tensions. The notion was quickly scrapped for lack of policy proposals.

Trump did not appear in public on Sunday, and spoke of trying to criminalize flag-burning on Monday.

The demonstrations in Washington appeared to catch officers by surprise. They sparked one of the highest alerts at the White House complex since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.

Secret Service protocol would call for all those under the agency’s protection to be in the underground shelter.

Trump has told advisers he worries about his safety, while both privately and publicly praising the work of the Secret Service.

Demonstrators returned Sunday afternoon, facing off against police at Lafayette Park into the evening. Trump retweeted a message from a conservative commentator encouraging authorities to respond with greater force.

“This isn’t going to stop until the good guys are willing to use overwhelming force against the bad guys,” Buck Sexton wrote in a message amplified by the president.

In recent days security at the White House has been reinforced by the National Guard and additional personnel from the Secret Service and the U.S. Park Police.

The Justice Department deployed members of the U.S. Marshals Service and agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration to supplement National Guard troops outside the White House, according to a senior Justice Department official.

The official could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Top Italian Doctor Delivers Surprisingly, Good Coronavirus News

H/T Western Journal.

I hope this doctor is correct.

An Italian health official has said the coronavirus is losing its lethal punch.

As of Monday morning, Italy is sixth in the world in COVID-19 cases, at 233,197, according to Johns Hopkins. It ranks third in the world in deaths at 33,475.

“In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy,” Alberto Zangrillo, the head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, told Reuters.

The Lombardy region, in which Milan is located, has born the brunt of Italy’s battle with the virus.

“The swabs that were performed over the last 10 days showed a viral load in quantitative terms that was absolutely infinitesimal compared to the ones carried out a month or two months ago,” Zangrillo said.

Cases have also fallen from a peak of 6,600 on March 21 to 333 Sunday.

Italy is on the brink of relaxing the lockdown restrictions it imposed to address the virus.

Zangrillo downplayed fears of a second wave of the virus.

“We’ve got to get back to being a normal country,” he said. “Someone has to take responsibility for terrorizing the country.

A government official pushed back against Zangrillo.

“Pending scientific evidence to support the thesis that the virus has disappeared … I would invite those who say they are sure of it not to confuse Italians,” Sandra Zampa, a health ministry undersecretary, said in a statement.

“We should instead invite Italians to maintain the maximum caution, maintain physical distancing, avoid large groups, to frequently wash their hands and to wear masks,” she said.

Dr. Mike Ryan of the World Health Organization also said new spikes are a real danger.

“When we speak about a second wave classically what we often mean is there will be a first wave of the disease by itself, and then it recurs months later. And that may be a reality for many countries in a number of months’ time,” Ryan said told Reuters.

“But we need also to be cognizant of the fact that the disease can jump up at any time. We cannot make assumptions that just because the disease is on the way down now it is going to keep going down and we are get a number of months to get ready for a second wave. We may get a second peak in this wave,” he added.

Another Italian doctor, however, seconded Zangrillo’s conclusion.

“The strength the virus had two months ago is not the same strength it has today,” Matteo Bassetti, the head of the infectious diseases clinic at Genoa’s San Martino Hospital, said.

“It is clear that today the COVID-19 disease is different,” Bassetti said.

Gun Cases Could Prompt Supreme Court to Bolster Second Amendment

H/T Bloomberg Law.

The way the Supreme Court has punted Second Amendment cases I will believe it when I see the Supreme Court rulings.

The U.S. Supreme Court could act as soon as Monday on an array of calls to consider expanding gun rights, including appeals that seek a nationwide right to carry a handgun in public.

The justices are considering a list of 10 appeals that would bolster constitutional firearm protections — something that, to the frustration of gun-rights advocates, the court has repeatedly refused to do for the last decade. With new Justice Brett Kavanaugh calling for the court to schedule a new Second Amendment case soon, the balance may be poised to tip.

In addition to appeals on public handgun possession, two cases call for the constitutional right to own a semiautomatic assault weapon. Others would tackle a California gun-safety law and the federal ban on direct interstate sales. If the justices grant review, they would probably hear arguments just after the November election and a presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump’s support for gun rights could be a key issue.

“They just need to step up and make a choice,” said Erik Jaffe, a Washington appellate lawyer who often argues on the side of gun rights. “Are they or are they not actually going to treat the Second Amendment as a constitutional right?”

The court could add new cases to its calendar when it issues a list of orders Monday at 9:30 Washington time.

The court hasn’t issued a major gun rights ruling since 2010, when it said the Second Amendment applies to states and cities, as well as the federal government and the District of Columbia. That followed a 2008 ruling that for the first time said people have a constitutional right to keep a handgun at home for self-defense purposes.

The top candidates for review may be three appeals that ask the court to rule that the Second Amendment applies outside the home as well. Federal appeals courts upheld laws in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Maryland that sharply limit who can get a permit to carry a handgun in public.

Those three are among seven states that bar people from carrying a handgun for self-defense purposes unless they can show a specific reason they need one. The others are California, New York, Hawaii and Rhode Island.

Automatic weapons on sale at a store in Nevada.
Photographer: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Courting Controversy

The right-to-carry issue has created the kind of split among federal appeals courts that often prompts the Supreme Court to intervene. Although most appellate courts to consider the subject have upheld state restrictions, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., threw out the district’s requirement that residents show a “good reason” to get a carry permit.

Yett it’s not clear how much controversy the court will want in a term that starts weeks before the election and already includes a showdown over Obamacare.

“One thing that the justices might be considering is their appetite for a highly charged issue right now,” said Eric Ruben, a professor who focuses on the Second Amendment at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. “The public-carry cases and the assault weapons cases are more polarizing than the federal ban on selling handguns directly to out-of-staters.”

The court has two options on assault weapons, including a challenge to a Massachusetts ban that also includes a prohibition on large-capacity magazines. The second case concerns a similar law in Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago.

Seven states — California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Hawaii and Connecticut — outlaw at least some assault weapons. Every federal appeals court to consider the issue has upheld bans on those types of firearms.

Microstamping Rules

A potentially less divisive appeal challenges the federal law that bars dealers from selling handguns directly to people in other states. A Texas gun dealer is seeking to sell handguns to two District of Columbia residents without having to use a middleman who charges $125.

The Supreme Court also could agree to hear a challenge to a California law that critics say effectively bans the sale of new handgun models. The law requires new handguns to create a microscopic stamp on each fired shell casing to indicate the make, model and serial number of the weapon. The challengers say that provision is so demanding that no manufacturer can meet it.

The measure, known as the California Unsafe Handgun Act, also has provisions designed to prevent accidental discharges. A federal appeals court upheld the law.

Both the interstate-sales case and the California microstamping clash offer “nice narrow questions that give the court a chance to step in but in a limited way,” Jaffe said.

All of the appeals were put off while the justices considered another relatively narrow case over restrictions New York City had imposed on transporting licensed handguns. The justices tossed outthe case on April 27 without ruling on the merits after the city and state changed their laws.

Kavanaugh’s Call

That decision was a setback for gun-rights advocates, though perhaps only a temporary one. Kavanaugh backed the decision to dismiss the case, but he added in a separate opinion that lower courts “may not be properly applying” the Supreme Court’s gun-rights precedents.

“The court should address that issue soon, perhaps in one of the several Second Amendment cases with petitions for certiorari now pending before the court,” Kavanaugh wrote, using the formal name for appeals that seek Supreme Court review.

Kavanaugh could provide the necessary fourth vote to hear one or more of the appeals, joining the three justices — Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch — who said they would have ruled in the New York case.

Thomas has made no secret of his frustration that the high court hasn’t been more assertive in protecting gun rights.

“As evidenced by our continued inaction in this area, the Second Amendment is a disfavored right in this court,” Thomas wrote in 2018.

Should the court take up a new case, the pivotal vote probably would belong to Chief Justice John Roberts. He was in the majority in the 2008 and 2010 rulings but hasn’t indicated any eagerness to take on follow-up issues.

“The Supreme Court has control over its docket, so there’s really no guarantee that they accept any of the pending Second Amendment cases,” Ruben said. “But there certainly are plenty of indications that a number of the justices want to accept another Second Amendment case.”

When You Think You’ve Seen It All: Teen Tries Robbing Store With His Feet

H/T Concealed Nation.

This kid was lucky he did not get shot.

A 19-year-old, who police say is confined to a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy, tried robbing a watch store on Monday in Brazil.

The incident was captured on store surveillance video (below), and shows the teen holding up a gun with his feet during the attempted robbery.

The astonishing incident unfolded Monday afternoon at a shop in Canela, Rio Grande de Sul, when the 19-year-old placed a handwritten note above the counter with his feet.

The suspect, whom authorities said has cerebral palsy and does not have movement of his hands, warned the shopkeeper, ‘hand over everything. Don’t raise attention.’

via dailymail

The video of the incident can be viewed below:

A knife was also found with the teen, along with a fake gun. His family was called to the police station to help with their interrogation, due to his disability. He was then released.

Knife, fake gun and note seized by police.

A customer inside the store seems to walk away from the teen, but does not attempt to flee or seem to be in any fear for their life.

Which begs the question: Try to put yourself in this store while things are going down. As an armed citizen, how do you feel you would react? It’s not an everyday situation, that’s for sure, and may even require a second look. “Is he holding a gun with his feet? Is it real? If it is, can he shoot it?”

City delegate Vladimir Medeiros initiated an investigation into the failed robbery:

‘It must be considered that, given the elements initially brought to the police station, it would possibly be an impossible crime to be consummated, especially if you considered the physical condition of the [person being] investigated, also due to the unlikelihood of escape,’ Medeiros said.

I’m not saying that someone with a physical condition is more limited than someone without by any means. Here is a perfect example:

A threat is still a threat, however, and it’d be up to the armed citizen after assessing the situation they’re in. Every scenario is different, and this one just happens to come in such a fashion that we haven’t seen until today.

It’s a crazy scenario, but nonetheless it happened.