Firearms Ownership and Knowledge Increase Exponentially

Project ar15 Apr 14, 2024
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AR15 Firearms Ownership and Knowledge

Safeguarding Liberty in America: The Golden Age of Firearms Ownership and Knowledge

In contemporary America, firearms ownership and knowledge have reached unprecedented heights, and this surge isn't just a statistic; it's a testament to the enduring spirit of freedom and self-reliance that defines our nation. As we witness a remarkable increase in the acquisition of firearms and the dissemination of firearms-related knowledge, it's crucial to recognize the profound significance of these trends.

Firstly, let's address the surge in firearms ownership. The exponential rise in gun sales, as documented by The Trace, reflects a fundamental shift in the mindset of the American populace. In an era marked by uncertainty – whether it be the specter of riots, pandemics, or encroachments on individual liberties – owning a tool of self-defense has become not only prudent but essential. The surge in sales following nearly EVERY government discussions of gun legislation underscores the profound distrust many Americans harbor towards attempts to infringe upon their constitutional rights. This distrust is reinforced by the recent attempts by the ATF to reinterpret existing law, to the detriment of the people's right to keep and bear arms. Instead of working WITH and FOR the people and our rights, the ATF has CLEARLY asserted that many gun owners are in violation (of their interpretation) of the law and need to pay monies, surrender/destroy their property or suffer criminal penalties. This is unconstitutional at very least and treasonous at its worst. Apprehension of behalf of a large portion of Americans about the constitutionality of government action, is absolutely understandable and reasonable.

Moreover, the sheer volume of firearms in circulation – surpassing even the population of our great nation – Some Numbers for context: between 2005 and 2020 firearms sales Tripled from 7.8 million to 21.8 million! Then sales eased slightly with 18.9 million sales in 2021 and 16.6 million firearms sales in 2022. Americans bought 60 million firearms during the Covid pandemic. These represent the largest sales of firearms in history and these are only sales confirmed by FFL's using background checks. It doesn't include private sales or firearms that are built privately.  This massive volume of firearms defies conventional narratives about gun violence. If the mere presence of firearms inevitably led to misuse, we would expect a far higher incidence of homicides. Yet, the reality speaks otherwise. The oft-overlooked fact, supported by FBI data, is that firearms are wielded defensively hundreds of thousands of times each year (500,000- 1,000,000), saving countless lives. This is a reality that anti-gun legislators conveniently ignore, focusing solely on tragic outcomes while disregarding the lives preserved through responsible firearm ownership.

Equally significant is the democratization of firearms knowledge. Thanks to the proliferation of online resources, from video platforms like YouTube to dedicated forums and blogs, individuals have unprecedented access to information about firearms. From purchasing a firearm, how a firearm functions, firearms safety, firearms parts and accessories, gunsmithing and ever-changing laws regarding firearms. This wealth of knowledge empowers responsible gun owners to make informed decisions about safety, maintenance, and lawful use, contributing to a culture of responsible firearm ownership.

This trend shows no signs of abating. As more Americans recognize the importance of self-defense and embrace their Second Amendment rights, the demand for firearms and firearms-related knowledge will only continue to grow. Far from being a cause for concern, this represents a triumph of liberty and individual empowerment.

The rise in firearms ownership and knowledge is not only a reflection of contemporary realities but a beacon of hope for the preservation of liberty in America. By embracing our Second Amendment rights and fostering a culture of responsible gun ownership, we safeguard not only our individual freedoms but the very essence of the American spirit. As we navigate an uncertain future, let us stand firm in our commitment to liberty, armed with knowledge and resolved to defend our rights.