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2A Newsletter: September 17th

80 Percent Arms   |   Sep 16th 2021

Half of All New Gun Owners Since 2019 Are Women, Study Finds

According to the 2021 National Firearms Survey obtained by The Wall Street Journal; a study found that, from January 2019 to April 2021, 3.5 million women became new gun owners. During that same time period, 4 million men also became new gun owners. This is great news!

Of the new gun buyers, 55% were white, 21% were black, 19% were Hispanic, 5% were Asian or other. Gun ownership is for all genders and all races. It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, every legally eligible American should be able to purchase or build their own guns whether it’s for recreation, competition or self-defense.

Unfortunately, most people think this right is not necessary. Clearly the civil unrest from last year, Covid-19 and shifting stances in social justice dogma has begun to change the minds of millions of Americans. However, it’s disappointing that so many people still haven’t woken up and are adamant in living their lives in a bubble while being spoon fed information from the mainstream.

Bloomberg Backed Gun Control Group Funds $1.8 Million in Virginia Gubernatorial Campaign

In 2019, Virginia went from a ‘red’ state to being ‘blue.’ So why is a gun control group furiously funding the dems in their current gubernatorial election campaign? (Gubernatorial is related to anything that has to do with governors) While it’s unfortunate that Governor Gavin Newsom survived the recall election in California, a movement has begun for the GOP to move in states as Biden’s approval ratings drastically dropped ever since the fiasco of the Afghanistan Exit. Virginia and New Jersey are the next two states for the GOP to face off against the dems for their respective state’s position of governor.

Everytown for Gun Safety plans on spending upwards of $1.8 million not only in the race for Virginia’s new governor but also several down ballot elections for other positions in public office. Along with Moms Demand Action, the two groups plan on heavily campaigning in the state over this weekend “we’re going to knock on doors until people don’t want to hear from us again,” said John Feinblatt, the president of Everytown. While this may be frustrating to learn about initially, it’s actually a good sign. The anti-gunners are feeling threatened because they know the Biden Administration’s public opinion has been severely weakened. As we say in sports, “the best defense is a good offense.” The gun control groups are not letting up so neither can we.

Write to your local and state representatives, show up at the pools, donate to the Firearms Policy Coalition or Gun Owners of America if you can and continually learn from news sources such as Open Source Defense or FiveThirtyEight.

California Reopens “Assault Weapon” Registration

As an effort to comply with the very laws that the California Department of Justice set themselves and due to a lawsuit that pro gun rights advocacy groups filed against the state for a faulty system to register “assault weapons” — the CA DOJ is reopening the window and setting a new time frame for people to register their firearms if they so choose. Prior to when the first window for registration closed, many gun owners who wished to stay compliant with the state were unable to due to the poor website the state had created for registering “assault weapons.” Their lack of citizen service even extended to the phone lines as gun owners were unable to get answers or solutions; oftentimes not even getting the call to go through.

Before you disregard this story because you might think it’s ridiculous for anyone to want to register their guns in the first place, we have to acknowledge the problem here: The State makes it illegal to have common accessories attached to firearms that then designate them as “assault weapons.” To remain a law abiding citizen, citizens had to remove said attachments or use mag-locks on their AR15 rifles in order to legally have those “features.” Otherwise, you could register your rifle as an assault weapon. The fear among many Californians was that somewhere in the process you could make a mistake and result in a visit from the ATF or like one California farmer, who faced felony charges after trying to register his rifle. It is beyond asinine for the government to enact these pointless legislations if they’re not going to even abide by them in the first place. For those interested in giving registration a second go, the new window will be open from January 13, 2022 to April 12, 2022.

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