New gun buyers are heading to gun shops across America to buy firearms to protect their families from the chaos that is engulfing the streets.
Big cities with Democratic mayors are letting thugs and looters go wild. Look at where the action is:
|Portland, OR||Ted Wheeler (D)||Kate Brown (D)|
|Pittsburgh, PA||Bill Peduto (D)||Tom Wolf (D)|
|Seattle, WA||Jenny Durkan (D)||Jay Inslee (D)|
|Rochester, NY||Lovely Warren (D)||Andrew Cuomo (D)|
|Washington, D.C.||Muriel Bowser (D)||(NA)|
Many are trying to escape the city. Many more Americans are arming themselves in response. Elizabeth Thompson reports for Dallas News:
As protests continue across the country, and President Donald Trump warns of rampant lawlessness should former Vice President Joe Biden win the election, gun owners are stocking up.
In Texas, fear has been a motivation for first-time gun-owners, according to a poll released Sunday by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler.
Just over a third of Texans polled say they own at least one gun. Some 17% of gun owners bought a gun within the past 90 days, and of those, more than half were first-time buyers.
The pace picked up substantially in August.
Most of the people who bought their first gun this summer bought it in the past two weeks. Of the people who bought a gun in the past 14 days, 84% were buying for the first time.
Almost half of the 1,150 Texas voters surveyed expect that the pandemic will lead to civil unrest. About a third own at least one gun.
“I think there is a general panic and unrest,” said poll respondent Tony Ashcraft, owner of a gun center in Pearland.
Demand by first-time gun buyers began to spike in March, said Ashcraft, who said that in six years selling guns, he’s never seen as many first-time buyers as in the past six months.
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