Many Americans have already received their stimulus checks from the federal government. The $1,400 checks come as part of the American Rescue Plan, a bill where only 9% of spending has any relation to coronavirus relief.
President Biden has gone on record stating that the stimulus checks will help Americans. Democrats are also touting the American Rescue Plan as this great piece of legislation that will help the American public. In actuality, however, the majority of the bill is allocated towards bailouts for Democrat states and left-wing projects.
As more Americans receive their stimulus checks, however, it’s turning out that gun sales are on the rise, per Breitbart News.
Stimulus Checks and Gun Sales
Gun sellers have noticed a direct correlation between stimulus check handouts and surges in the purchasing of firearms. Florida-based Wex Gunworks owner Brandon Wexler even told Forbes just earlier this month that stimulus payments are tantamount to money for buying guns.
The sales of guns have surged expotentially in 2021, especially since Biden has taken office. Americans also went out and bought a fair amount of firearms in 2020 ahead of the presidential election and amid the turbulent, violent demonstrations from Antifa agitators and Black Lives Matter militants.
When leftists realize Americans are spending their stimulus checks on guns… pic.twitter.com/8XYhlXda9j
— NRA (@NRA) March 16, 2021
Many Americans, in light of the current political and social climate, are on edge. People want to be able to protect themselves and their familes from any danger that may await them. Thus far, it appears likely that gun sales will not be slowing down anytime soon.
Gun Control Legislation in Congress
There is another factor in the rising surge of gun purchases and that would be the gun control legislation in Congress.
During this month alone, the House of Representatives has passed bills that would make gun ownership much more difficult. The gun control bill set to be taken up by the Senate would furthermore put longer waiting periods on firearm purchases and ammunition purchases.
"As the father of 5 daughters, I will always stand up for their right to protect themselves." – Rep. @BurgessOwens
— NRA (@NRA) March 18, 2021
President Biden is urging Congress to fully pass additional gun control legislation so that he may sign it into law. The 46th president, throughout his political career, has prided himself on opposing the Second Amendment and opposing organizations like the NRA that are in favor of gun rights.
What do you think about the American public using their stimulus checks to purchase guns? Do you think the purchasing of firearms will continue to increase throughout 2021? Let us know down below in the comments section.