Americans Buy 17 Million Guns In 2020

Americans have bought record 17m guns in year of unrest, analysis finds

The Guardian – October, 28, 2020

Americans have bought nearly 17m guns so far in 2020, more than in any other single year, according to estimates from a firearms analytics company.

Gun sales across the United States first jumped in the spring, driven by fears about the coronavirus pandemic, and spiked even higher in the summer, during massive racial justice protests across the country, prompted by police killings of black Americans.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/29/coronavirus-pandemic-americans-gun-sales

All our firearms training qualifies you to apply for a Florida concealed carry license if you do not already have one.

If you are looking for unequaled firearms training, for either personal development or to qualify for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, visit our website at: www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

  • Don’t settle for 20 – 30 minutes of “I’ll show you how to do that” training at some gun shop, by an employee whose job is selling guns.
  • Don’t rely on that neighbor down the street who will show you how he does it.
  • Don’t depend on the uncle who owns a couple guns and will take you to the range to show you how he shoots.

Get official NRA firearms training that is recognized as the ‘standard‘ around the world.

NRA firearms training teaches you more than just how to pull a trigger.

NRA basic handgun training teaches you:

  • How to correctly hold, handle and shoot your gun.
  • How to correctly load and unload your gun.
  • How to acquire a sight picture and correct sight alignment.
  • How to correctly manage and correct firearm and ammunition malfunctions.
  • How to correctly clean and store your gun.
In-Gauge of Polk County provides training that prepares you defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

NRA advanced handgun training teaches you:

  • How to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.
  • How to correctly draw, present and fire your firearm in defense of your life.
  • How to correctly draw while wearing a cover garment.
  • How to correctly draw from a concealed carry purse or pocketbook.
  • How to engage single and multiple assailants.
  • How to use cover and concealment.
  • How to correctly move between cover and concealment.
  • How to fire and engage an assailant utilizing cover and concealment.
  • How to manage firearm and ammunition malfunctions while engaging an assailant.

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CELEBRATING NRA’s 149th ANNIVERSARY – FREE Concealed Carry Class

In celebration of the NRA’s 149th Anniversary, In- Gauge of Polk County is offering this FREE Florida concealed carry weapons class. There are NO gimmicks or strings attached.

Register for this class at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-concealed-carry-weapons-license-qualification-class-tickets-125486494483

In-Gauge of Polk County is an official NRA chartered and register non-profit organization.

Sunday, November 15th Only

Limited Seating – Only 20 seats available

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Location: GANDER OUTDOORS – Bartow

Pre-registration Required – There is a $20 REFUNDABLE registration fee. The registration fee refunded upon completion of the class. No refunds issued to no-show registrants.

There are no strings attached. This offer is exactly what you see.

Nothing has been cut or abbreviated from this class. All equipment and materials provided. Successful completion qualifies the student to apply for a Florida concealed carry license. No further classes or training required. This class includes the on-range, live- fire of a handgun as required by State law.

No walk-ins permitted – Pre-registration required.

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Polk County sees months-long delay in concealed weapons permit appointments

In-Gauge of Polk County class graduates can have their concealed carry license applications processed within 48-72 hours.

by: Staci DaSilva – Nov 2, 2020

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A surge in concealed weapons license requests has caused a major backlog in Polk County.

This fiscal year, from July 2020 – July 2021, is on track to see a 45 percent spike in new concealed weapon licenses, according to Tax Collector Joe Tedder.

“You have an increase across the board. You have an increase of all members of society. They’re looking to protect their property,” said Al Delatorre, owner of Guns Galore in Lakeland.

Delatorre has watched the ups and downs of the firearms industry for decades. He knows the signs of a surge and it’s happening this year.

“They’re wanting to get ready for, if they have to, they’ll protect themselves. I think most people are concerned about what rights they have and what responsibilities they have and that’s what we promote in our safety course,” he said.

People take the safety course at shops like his and then head to a Polk County Tax Collector’s Office, in Lakeland and Lake Wales, for their concealed weapons permit appointment.

They fill out an application and have their fingerprints and photograph taken.

That information is sent to the Florida Department of Agriculture for a background check and the license is processed.

“We’ve never seen a dramatic increase like this ever before,” said Tedder.

Appointments are delayed by months.

The way Tedder describes it, 2020 offered a domino effect of trouble for the system.

“About two months after we were shut down because of COVID, we got hit with a computer virus that shut us down for about two more weeks,” he explained.

That was followed by civil unrest across the country and a divisive election.

The county is on track to process 4,200 more permit applications than average.

“We have gone from people waiting about 2 weeks to now people waiting 60 days to get an appointment even though we have doubled the amount of appointment slots,” said Tedder.

Tedder is working on building a third office in northeast Polk County to increase capacity for concealed weapons permits appointments.

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Biden: ‘I’ll ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines

Biden: ‘I’ll ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, implement universal background checks’

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-ill-ban-assault-weapons-and-high-capacity-magazines-implement-universal-background-checks

The Washington Examiner

by Emma Colton, Social Media Manager | November 01, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden reiterated his Second Amendment stance, saying he will ban “assault weapons and high-capacity magazines” if he wins the election.

“It’s long past time we take action to end the scourge of gun violence in America,” Biden tweeted Sunday.

“As president, I’ll ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, implement universal background checks, and enact other common-sense reforms to end our gun violence epidemic,” he added.

On his campaign website, Biden states his administration would require background checks for all gun sales and would ban the manufacturing and sales of “assault weapons.”

“Joe Biden will enact legislation to once again ban assault weapons. This time, the bans will be designed based on lessons learned from the 1994 bans. For example, the ban on assault weapons will be designed to prevent manufacturers from circumventing the law by making minor changes that don’t limit the weapon’s lethality. While working to pass this legislation, Biden will also use his executive authority to ban the importation of assault weapons,” his site states.

Earlier this year, Biden earned former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s endorsement and told the crowd that the two would work together on solving the “gun problem.”

“I want to make something clear, I’m going to guarantee you this is not the last you’ve seen of him,” Biden said in March during a campaign rally in Dallas. “You’re going to take care of the gun problem with me. You’re going to be the one who leads this effort.”

“I’m counting on you. I’m counting on you,” Biden continued. “We need you badly, the state needs you, the country needs you. You’re the best.”

The former Texas congressman made gun control a focal point of his campaign, promising mandatory buybacks of assault weapons.

“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” he said during a Democratic presidential primary debate last September when asked, “Are you proposing taking away their guns? And how would this work?”

“I am if it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield. If the high-impact, high-velocity round, when it hits your body, shreds everything inside of your body, because it was designed to do that so that you would bleed to death on a battlefield and not be able to get up and kill one of our soldiers,” he added.

FREE CONCEALED CARRY CLASS OFFER – November Classes

Our class graduates can have their license applications processed within 72 hours.

We will honor all registration receipts from those who enrolled in a ‘hotel conducted’ concealed carry class.

We are asked why we make this offer. The answer is simple:

  • We do not believe an insurance sales seminar disguised as a concealed carry class qualifies as a class that prepares you to carry a deadly weapon in public.
  • We do not believe a class that requires a student to only shoot one paint cartridge at a paper target taped to a hotel room wall qualifies anyone to carry a deadly weapon in public.
  • We are dedicated to providing concealed carry and firearms training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.
  • We want you to receive firearms training that will prepare you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. Not just receive a piece of paper that allows you to apply for a Florida concealed carry license.

In-Gauge of Polk County will recognize and accept a paid receipt for a ‘hotel conducted’ concealed carry class for FREE, complimentary, admission to our 3-hour, ‘REAL‘ concealed carry class.

Without a paid receipt, the cost of our 3 hour concealed carry class is $30 total. There are no hidden costs. All materials and equipment will be provided.

48- 72 Hour License Application Processing

All our class graduates can now have their license applications processed within 48- 72 hours. There is no need to wait for a January 2021 appointment date. This is all-in-one processing including fingerprinting, photograph and submission to the Tallahassee for license issuance.

Ask those conducting concealed carry classes at a hotel how long it will take to get your Florida concealed carry license. You may be surprised (SHOCKED) at their answer.

When taking advantage of this FREE class offer, please have a digital (pdf or jpg) copy of your receipt available for submission. If you are unable to submit a digital copy, you will be charged a $30 registration fee until you submit a hard copy the day of the class.

Terms & Conditions:

There are no strings attached. This offer is exactly what you see.

In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization that conducts training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. 

In-Gauge of Polk County is the only Polk County concealed carry class provider that provides official NRA firearms training and advanced concealed carry weapons classes.

For a complete class schedule, class descriptions and registration information, visit our website at: Register for a Class https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

If you are looking for unequaled firearms training, for either personal development or to qualify for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, visit our website at: www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

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You Have A Concealed Carry License. Now What?

Official NRA firearms training is recognized as the ‘standard’ worldwide.

All our firearms training qualifies you to apply for a Florida concealed carry license if you do not already have one.

If you are looking for unequaled firearms training, for either personal development or to qualify for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, visit our website at: www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

  • Don’t settle for 20 – 30 minutes of “I’ll show you how to do that” training at some gun shop, by an employee whose job is selling guns.
  • Don’t rely on that neighbor down the street who will show you how he does it.
  • Don’t depend on the uncle who owns a couple guns and will take you to the range to show you how he shoots.

Get official NRA firearms training that is recognized as the ‘standard‘ around the world.

NRA firearms training teaches you more than just how to pull a trigger.

NRA basic handgun training teaches you:

  • How to correctly hold, handle and shoot your gun.
  • How to correctly load and unload your gun.
  • How to acquire a sight picture and correct sight alignment.
  • How to correctly manage and correct firearm and ammunition malfunctions.
  • How to correctly clean and store your gun.
In-Gauge of Polk County provides training that prepares you defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

NRA advanced handgun training teaches you:

  • How to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.
  • How to correctly draw, present and fire your firearm in defense of your life.
  • How to correctly draw while wearing a cover garment.
  • How to correctly draw from a concealed carry purse or pocketbook.
  • How to engage single and multiple assailants.
  • How to use cover and concealment.
  • How to correctly move between cover and concealment.
  • How to fire and engage an assailant utilizing cover and concealment.
  • How to manage firearm and ammunition malfunctions while engaging an assailant.

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Walmart’s Yo-Yo Gun & Ammo Sales Policy

Walmart reverses course and puts guns back on sales floor a day after it said it was removing them.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

If you have been waiting to see what will happen before you commit, time has passed to prepare. 

As of noon today, Walmart – Winter Haven cleared its cabinets and shelves of ALL guns and ammunition, as per a Corporate directive.

ADDENDUM

Walmart Pulls Guns, Ammo Displays in U.S. Stores, Citing Civil Unrest

Free Concealed Carry Class Offer For Those Who Took A Hotel Conducted Class

Did you or someone you know take one of those concealed carry classes conducted at a local hotel?

We will honor all registration receipts from those who enrolled in a ‘hotel conducted’ concealed carry class.

Did you or someone you know register for one of those concealed carry classes conducted at a local hotel?

  • Are you questioning how a concealed carry class conducted in a rented hotel room can be legitimate?
  • Are you questioning how a concealed carry class that does not involve or include any hands-on gun training can qualify you for a Florida concealed carry license?
  • Are you questioning how a firing ONE paint cartridge at a paper target taped to a hotel room wall can qualify you for a license to carry a deadly weapon in public?
  • Are you now experiencing buyer remorse?

In-Gauge of Polk County will recognize and accept a paid receipt for a ‘hotel conducted’ concealed carry class for FREE, complimentary, admission to our 3-hour, REAL concealed carry class.

Without a paid receipt, the cost of our 3 hour concealed carry class is $30 total. There are no hidden costs. All materials and equipment will be provided.

When taking advantage of this offer, please have a digital (pdf or jpg) copy of your receipt available for submission. If you are unable to submit a digital copy, you will be charged a $30 registration fee until you submit a hard copy the day of the class.

Terms & Conditions:

There are no strings attached. This offer is exactly what you see.

In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization that conducts training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. 

In-Gauge of Polk County is the only Polk County concealed carry class provider that provides official NRA firearms training and advanced concealed carry weapons classes.

For a complete class schedule, class descriptions and registration information, visit our website at: Register for a Class https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

If you are looking for unequaled firearms training, for either personal development or to qualify for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, visit our website at: www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

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The Wait Is Over – It Has Begun

The time has passed to prepare.

If you have been waiting to see what will happen before you commit, time has passed to prepare. 

As of noon today, Walmart – Winter Haven cleared its cabinets and shelves of ALL guns and ammunition, as per a Corporate directive.

ADDENDUM

Walmart Pulls Guns, Ammo Displays in U.S. Stores, Citing Civil Unrest

The Incredible Shrinking Gun Control Message

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020

Throughout the two presidential debates and single vice-presidential debate the moderators did not ask a single question about gun control or the right to keep and bear arms. The dearth of coverage on Second Amendment issues at the debates follows a larger trend. Anti-gun lawmakers up and down the ballot, and even anti-gun organizations, have made the calculated decision to avoid gun control messaging in a year wracked by uncertainty. 

Americans have made clear that they are not interested in gun control in 2020. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest, law-abiding citizens have bought guns at an unprecedented rate. Through September, the FBI had processed a record-setting 28,826,449 total National Instant Criminal Background Check System checks for 2020. With three months of the year still left, 2020 has seen 456,699 more checks than any previous year. In August, the National Shooting Sports Foundation estimated that roughly 5 million Americans purchased a firearm for the first time in 2020.​ 

The polling tells the same story. Each month Gallup asks Americans “What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today?​” Each month since February less than 0.5 percent of respondents have answered “Guns/Gun control.” 

Understanding that Americans have no appetite for gun control, anti-gun candidates have de-emphasized their support for new gun restrictions and gun control activists have run from the issue. 

Consider NRA-ILA’s recent election coverage on this topic.

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety has sent mailers to swing districts in Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota and North Carolina that challenge candidates’ supposed positions on health care and pharmaceuticals. In Texas, Everytown targeted at least one candidate on the topic of public school funding.​

In Georgia, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff put out an ad claiming he would “defend our Second Amendment​.” The ad was a poor attempt to hide the candidate’s anti-gun record, which includes advocating for a ban on commonly-owned Second Amendment-protected semi-automatic firearms like the AR-15.

Montanans have been subjected to a pair of misleading anti-gun campaigns. 

A Californian-bankrolled fake hunting group named the Montana Hunters & Anglers Leadership Fund​ put out ads erroneously claiming U.S. Senate candidate Steve Bullock is pro-gun. In truth, Bullock has stated his support for a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. In a particularly underhanded move, the phony group’s pro-Bullock ad featured a firearm that comes standard with a magazines that Bullock would ban.

Montana ballot measure LR-130 would strengthen the state’s firearms preemption statute to prevent anti-gun localities from restricting Montanans’ gun rights. Opponents of the measure have sent out misleading mailers claiming that a no vote would “protect our freedoms.” The group behind the deceptive messaging has received support from Washington state gun control group Alliance for Gun Responsibility and Bloomberg’s Everytown.

As evidenced by the debates, the Biden/Harris ticket’s media enablers have helped the Democratic candidates avoid the gun control issue. However, each has a well-documented record of attacks on the Second Amendment and has advocated for gun confiscation.

During a September 2019 “townhall” hosted by New Hampshire ABC affiliate WMUR, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made clear that he does not believe the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms and that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller was incorrect.

As District Attorney of San Francisco, Harris signed on to an amicus curiae brief in Heller that argued the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right to keep and bear arms.

During an August 5, 2019 CNN interview, Biden had the following exchange with host Anderson Cooper when asked about firearm confiscation:

Cooper: So, to gun owners out there who say well a Biden administration means they are going to come for my guns. 

Biden: Bingo! Youre right if you have an assault weapon. 

Given Biden’s repeated boasts about authoring the 1994 federal ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, it can be concluded that Biden’s definition of an “assault weapon” encompasses firearms covered under that legislation – including the AR-15. However, Biden has also made clear that he wants to ban 9mm pistols.

According to an article from the Seattle Times, during a November 2019 private fundraiser in Washington, Biden asked attendees “Why should we allow people to have military-style weapons including pistols with 9mm bullets and can hold 10 or more rounds?”

At a campaign even in Londonderry, N.H. in early September, then-presidential candidate Harris told reporters that confiscation of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms was “a good idea.” Elaborating on her support for a compulsory “buyback” program, the senator added, “We have to work out the details — there are a lot of details — but I do…We have to take those guns off the streets.”

​The attempt to shift the election’s focus away from Second Amendment rights is telling. Anti-gun political strategists and their media lapdogs know that gun control is a losing issue in 2020. That speaks volumes about the public’s position.

However, gun rights activists cannot get complacent. While anti-gun candidates and groups are de-emphasizing the issue, their plans for gun control are clear. With the ongoing attempts to obscure and deceive, NRA members and gun rights activists should work even harder to inform their family, friends, neighbors, and other freedom-minded individuals about the true nature of these candidates and groups’ goals.