DEFENDING THE SECOND
The lines of people waiting to buy guns are longer than the lines of people waiting to vote.
Every time a new poll shows the Democrats in front of the Trump-led Republicans, the gun lines get longer.
The gun people believe the Democrats will restrict and even repeal the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”
This is something many Democrats, including the president and vice-president nominees, have vowed to do. It is something the Republicans promise they will never do.
So for many voters it comes down to a vote for guns.
MORE GUNS THAN PEOPLE
There are 330 million people in the United States and there are 400 million firearms — actually more because of an unknown number of unregistered weapons.
The national arsenal in America towers over every other country in the world.
Gun sales are soaring this year because of the surge in domestic violence by such groups as Antifa and Black Lives Matter, and the threat of insurrection pending the outcome of the presidential election in 18 days.
Stock market prices for the country’s two top gun manufacturers — Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger — are up 131 percent and 59 percent this year.
And that’s the way most Americans want it. There are still some gun haters out there however.
TO CARRY OR NOT TO CARRY
Democrat nominee Biden and his running mate would impose strict regulations on gun ownership. Trump never would do that. He would even make it easier to possess guns by removing laws that criminalize taking guns over state lines into gun controlled states.
For example, it is a felony for a resident of New York, the strictest gun control state in the nation, to buy a gun in New Hampshire, where there are no purchase or carry permits or background checks, and bring the firearm back to New York. Three years in the slammer.
That law bugs many Americans, and getting rid of it would make their day.