After Trump Victory, Minorities Flock to Gun Stores
Don't bother reading this leftist, race-baiting drivel. I'll pull out the interesting parts of the article so you don't give the fake news media any traffic.
According to NBC News, minorities are heading to the gun stores to arm up following the victory of Donald Trump in the presidential election.
After Donald Trump's win, Yolanda Scott is upgrading the crowbar she keeps in her purse to a small-caliber pistol.
Scott, an African-American, is one of many minorities who have been flocking to gun stores to protect themselves, afraid Trump's victory will incite more hate crimes.
"You feel that racists now feel like they can attack us just because the president is doing it," Earl Curtis, the owner of Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia, told NBC News.
Gun store owners told NBC News that since November 8 they're seeing up to four times as many black and minority customers — and black gun groups are reporting double the normal number of attendees at their meetings since the election.
The Second Amendment is for everyone and I read this as good news although NBC puts a sinister spin on it. After all, the more people who buy guns, the more people have a vested interest in protecting their right to keep and bear arms -- and the media doesn't like that. Instead of focusing on how important it is for every American to be able to protect themselves, NBC turns this into a discussion of a new racist administration that has unleashed a racist mob onto the streets to target minorities.
And Donald J. Trump's surprise victory in November has done nothing to abate the racial violence — it even seems to have encouraged more open displays of hatred. More than 700 instances have already been reported to the Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC] just since November 8, and LGBT hotlines are seeing an "all-time peak" in calls from people reporting harassment.
The SPLC is actually a lefty hate group. Why does NBC reference the group as if it were a neutral authority?
Many of these "incidents" have been debunked, but nevertheless, every American should be able to take steps to protect themselves and their families.
So, while store owners say that traffic is up overall, the new rush of minority customers arming themselves is something of an unexpected glimmer for the industry.
"They thought Trump won't win," said the 53-year-old Curtis, who has noticed an "uptick" in the number of black and minority customers.
Largely, says Curtis, they're "shell-shocked" first-time shooters looking to get a handgun to protect themselves from "race riots and being attacked by racists" — afraid that what Trump and his supporters have already done is just the beginning.
It's not just stores that are seeing an increase in minority traffic. Second Amendment groups are too.
Black gun owner groups are seeing an uptick too, led by African-American women. They report receiving an increased number of emails from across the country from concerned minorities looking to learn more about gun safety, training, and firearm access.
Philip Smith, founder of the 14,000-member National African American Gun Association said his members are buying up every kind of gun, from Glock handguns to AR-15 rifles to AK-47 semi-automatic weapons — though most first-time buyers gravitate toward a nine-millimeter pistol or .38 revolver. He said that twice the usual attendees have RSVP'd for the next meeting of the Georgia chapter, which he heads.
Thank G-d these groups are able to help people decide what kind of firearm they should buy.
Most folks are pretty nervous about what kind of America we're going to see over the next 5-10 years," he said. That includes members apprehensive about protests against Trump becoming unruly, as well as an "apocalyptic end result where there's anarchy, jobs are gone, the economy is tipped in the wrong direction and everyone has to fend for themselves." They don't know who might be busting down their door at 2 a.m.
"I tell everyone don't panic, use your head. If you see something not normal, get out. You're probably right. And if you're not able to get out, you're prepared to do what you need to do," said Smith.
Americans have the right to do what they need to do to protect themselves against direct threats against their lives and the safety of their families. Welcome, new gun owners. If you see me at the range, I'll be more than happy to help you out!