COVID-19 and the concealed carrier

My wife and I lived in a high-crime area in East Dallas for three years. Before others criticize me for my life choices, please be advised that we had a good reason for moving in and staying there as long as we did. During that time, my wife’s SUV was broken into seven times and there were two homeless persons living under a mattress propped against a wall on the building behind us. During that time period I got very good at dealing with aggressive panhandlers and developing a high level of situational awareness.

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Gun stores and industry seek to stay open as ‘essential’ during virus crisis

Citing the supply needs of the police and military, and self-defense by the public, the gun industry is seeking to be included as “critical infrastructure” by the federal government, a designation that would allow stores and manufacturing plants to stay open and supplied during the coronavirus crisis.

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Anti-gun people now want guns, and they’re surprised they can’t buy them online and have them shipped to their homes

This [Wuhan coronavirus] pandemic is creating all sorts of problems for many people, but one of the problems is not the lack of purchases made for guns and ammo. The gun industry is seeing record sales across the board, and it’s really only the beginning.

One of those seeing the increased volume, Omaha Outdoors, recently posted about the requests that they’re receiving; most notably from states like California. While I’m not saying that all residents of California are anti-gun, the gun community is seeing it’s fair share of typically anti-gun people looking to arm themselves in the face of potential chaos caused by food and water shortages that could be on the horizon.

But the process of obtaining a gun is a lot harder than some of them realized.

Here at Omaha Outdoors, we’ve been inundated with inquiries from out-of-state folks – many from California – asking if we can ship them a gun directly. The answer is, of course, no. Despite what politicians and many in popular media claim, you can’t buy a gun online and have it shipped to your house. Well, you could, if you were a federally licensed firearm dealer (or federally licensed curio and relic collector) and your home was your place of business. Other than that, no, you can’t buy a gun online and have it shipped, especially across state lines, to your home.

via omahaoutdoors.com

It’s a crazy time we’re in, as not many living people have seen the chaos that this virus is causing in their lifetime. It’s new territory for most, frightening for some, and those who feel ill-prepared are realizing that no one is going to come to save them.

And when that thought reaches the brain, many start to make purchases. Or try to.

With the increase in sales, shortages are surly right around the corner. We’ve been having trouble finding certain ammo in stock at many of the major retail chains, and while the shipments are still coming in, a slowdown will eventually happen.

And my friends who work at other gun stores have seen a crazy surge in gun buying too, with one noting that their one-day sales total exceeded Black Friday by 25%, and that 75% of buyers were purchasing their first gun. He said, in explanation, “People need to protect their toilet paper.” Another friend noted that the amount of brass cased 9mm they usually sell in a month was gone in the first week, and that everything else would be sold out soon too if things continued at this pace.

If you have friends who fit into this category, it’s a good idea to talk with them about gun ownership, safe firearm handling, and what to expect as a new gun owner. It’ll help increase our numbers for sure, and will also help to create law-abiding, and safe, new gun owners.

Source: Brandon Curtis, ConcealedNation.org

The ‘corona virus’ and concealed carriers

Here at CCW Safe we always like to train our members to be their own risk managers. We have in the past stated several times to be prepared but not paranoid. We are facing an international pandemic that is forcing our government to make tough decisions to protect the masses. This might include mandatory curfews, canceling large gatherings and possibly “lock in place” orders to control the spread of the virus.

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Democrats’ selective concern over voter IDs

Last week, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform conducted a hearing that purported to examine the history and current state of voting rights in America. Witnesses testified that Texas’s free voter ID cards, for example, are too burdensome on the poor and on minority communities, particularly blacks.

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Gun control and demographics: Immigrants vote against American gun rights

So Virginia gun owners just dodged a legislative bullet in the form of a proposed ban on so-called assault weapons. But a demographic bullet is still aimed right where it can do the most damage: the ballot box. The Great Replacement that Leftists celebrate — even as they call it a racist conspiracy theory — is the primary reason gun rights are in the crosshairs in Virginia and throughout the country. Immigration has consequences, meaning foreign-origin voters, and if the GOP doesn’t figure that out soon, gun rights will go the way of Confederate statues, along with other American rights currently undreamt of.

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Fact-checking the Democrat presidential debate on guns

For once, a gun control claim was too much for even the media fact-checkers. During last night’s Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina, former Vice President Joe Biden bizarrely declared: “A hundred and fifty million people have been killed since 2007, when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability.”

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