There’s no denying that the past three years in the United States have been pretty hectic. From onerous COVID mitigation efforts to a rise in crime, a lot of Americans have been feeling nervous and on edge about what’s coming next.
As many communities opted to defund the police and roll back bail laws, many people lived in fear for the lives of themselves and their families. This has naturally caused more people to turn towards self defense.
According to new developments from Red State, more and more people are opting to exercise their Second Amendment rights in this country.
Reviewing the Latest Data on Gun Ownership
From 2020 to 2022, almost 60 million new gun sales cleared. The rate of gun ownership has been steadily rising from where it was a few decades ago.
Moreover, it’s come to light that the most popular choice of a firearm is shifting to handguns. For awhile, folks were more inclined to buy rifles; however, handgun ownership comes with some unique advantages.
The American War for Independence began with the British attempting to confiscate firearms—it wasn't just about tea and taxes. ☕️💰
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— Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) April 19, 2023
Handguns are easier to store or access quickly when one needs them. Also, conceal carrying a handgun poses far less trouble than trying to do the same with a rifle.
Finally, it’s also worth noting that the rise of gun ownership in recent years has been largely fueled by first-time gun buyers and women.
A Rejection of Gun Control
If this latest data proves anything, it’s that more and more Americans are rejecting the radical gun control agenda being pushed by the Democrat Party. When it comes down to it, much of the country doesn’t want to feel defenseless.
— NRA (@NRA) April 3, 2023
In another win for the Second Amendment, Florida also recently became the 26th state to pass constitutional carry law. This now means America is a nation in which the majority of states acknowledge the Second Amendment is not bound to the conditions of a state government permit.This article appeared in New Vision News and has been published here with permission.