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New Strong Trend Toward Increasing Gun Rights

The trend is unmistakable. Americans have rapidly -- within the last few months -- decided that they do not support further laws restricting firearms.

This trend started shortly after the mass shooting at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School, and support for further gun restrictive legislation continues to decline. Since then, gun ownership has skyrocketed, among both first-time and multiple gun owners. In fact, the sharpest drop in support for gun restriction laws is among the age group 18-29 and Hispanics.

The attitude change is not surprising. The skyrocketing demand to buy guns and ammo coincides with massive release of prisoners over contagion concerns, and with simultaneous movements to defund the police. Of course citizens want to protect themselves. As they try to buy firearms in their home states, they find that it's actually not as easy as they thought.

This sudden change in attitude has not gone unnoticed by politicians. States have begun exercising their Constitutional role, passing constitutional carry and other legislation protecting firearm rights.

Several GOP senators have read the tea leaves and introduced a bill that would allow individuals with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state with concealed carry laws.

“This bill focuses on two of our country’s most fundamental constitutional protections—the Second Amendment’s right of citizens to keep and bear arms and the Tenth Amendment’s right of states to make laws best-suited for their residents,” Cornyn said in a statement. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance this important legislation for law-abiding gun owners nationwide.”

It is refreshing to hear a mainstream senator speak of the Tenth Amendment, and the constitutional rights of states. It also sends a signal to the anti-gun establishment that any gun control legislation from the House is DOA in the Senate. This kind of pushback is essential in stopping further talk of national gun restrictions and will dampen executive anti-gun threats.

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