The surge in new gun owners could have a political impact that lasts far longer than the pandemic and the surge in homicides that inspired it.
Between January 2019 and April 2021, approximately 7.5 million people became first-time gun owners. Nearly 50% of them were women. More than 40% are black or Latino. This is bad news for the gun control movement and, perhaps in the long term, for the Democratic Party.
Gun control, despite polling well as a collection of general platitudes, is already a losing issue throughout the country. Each time someone becomes a first-time gun owner, the chances of passing the strict gun control measures that the gun control movement and the majority of the Democratic Party want to see implemented go down. The pandemic will go away, and homicides will decline — but this will continue to shape our gun control politics for years to come.
September 17, 2021
The pandemic and the homicide surge will have a lasting effect on our gun control politics
[Help the trend to continue. Take a new shooter to the range.—Joe]
Democrats will always vote for gun control. It’s hard to implement neo-feudal marxism without total control of the peasants.
Democrat voters will always vote Democrat. Rules for thee, but not for me.
Thanks for the good news, Joe! 7.5 million is huge. 3 times the size of the Chinese army. (world’s largest). One would have to be a very brainwashed commie to think “the people”, want gun control. (They whine about the NRA, with only 4 million.)
What’s obvious is what “the people” want is cheap ammo!
There is one glaring problem here. They might become gun owners but if they are overwhelming still going to vote for Democrats who desire nothing less than the complete and total ban of all private gun ownership with the complete and total mandated extermination of literally every single solitary United States citizen that owns guns deploying the military to do so. As well as using that military to kill anyone and everyone who protests as well as anyone and everyone who opposes as well as anyone and everyone who resistsAlong with the rest of the population to get a solution and start opposing the Democratic Party.
Until they stop voting for these people the fact that they became new gun owners is fucking pointless.
what makes you think that they voted for any of the Dems recently? How would anyone know with all the fraud that turned up in 2020 and before? You need to face the fact that voting has become a total waste of time, and will remain a waste until the problem of fraud is fixed. Stop talking about voting and focus on the problem.