Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Gun Sales Up

  • Demand for legal firearms in Chicago continues to grow even as the appetite nationally and in Illinois has fallen significantly in recent months — something gun vendors attribute to the election of President Donald Trump.

    While gun sales nationwide appear to have dropped from the levels they reached during the Obama years — apparently driven in part by lessened concerns under Trump that access will be restricted — changes in state laws and Chicago's crime wave have unleashed a pent-up demand for legal gun ownership in the area.
Funnily enough, crime is down in Chicago a little bit this year - 13 less killings and just over 100 fewer shootings. While no one can attribute it to one specific cause, last year's numbers scared the crap out of enough people that they suddenly realized that the under-manned and under-equipped police can't be everywhere, especially the "quieter" Districts where police have been stripped to the barest minimums.

And in the middle of this, another liberal talking point bites the dust:
  • The city also saw an initial rush of about 8,600 concealed carry licenses in 2014, the first year they were issued. By last year, more than 22,000 had been issued to Chicago residents, and the pace also appears to be accelerating.

    Gun advocates also say that since concealed carry was legalized, the public has seen that it has not generally led to more shootings or accidents, while many armed crimes are committed with illegal firearms.
Many of our readers have also been advocating to concerned citizens that their safety is ultimately their own responsibility during the "do more with less" era, along with the handcuffing of police to actually deter/prevent crime.

32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

April 2016 had the same number of background checks as April 2015.
The media keeps harping on that Trump will be the end of the gun industry.

Don't you believe it!

5/16/2017 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For 8 long years I heard that Obama was going to take our guns. With that in mind, I bought every gun I could lay my hands on. Not only that, I amassed enough ammo for those guns to take on the 5th Army! Now Obama is gone, and I got a basement that looks like the old Joliet Army Arsenal. Thanks Obama!

5/16/2017 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a proven fact that de-policing has resulted in less crime being reported and arrests made. So it goes without saying that crime is down. Wait a second, I have to put down the glass of Jack to realize that it was the booze talking.

This summer look for ARs to drop in price as manufacturers have a huge surplus thinking HRC was going to win. Could be a windfall for those looking to make an investment for later years of demorat control or just want to have another AR in the house or at the cottage.

If you are really motivated you should be making your own from an 80% lower.

5/16/2017 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay away and lead the boycott for your Illinois brothers against Springfield armory and rock riger arms and the ifma.

It hurts us all, a true bill for the antis supported by our own springfield armory(importer and rebadger of shit) and rock river arms(soon to be nothing on their own due to shit products).

5/16/2017 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hard working taxpayers from Mayfair to Edison Park are arming up. Many of us are bringing our neighbors wives and kids to the range. They know they'll need to defend themselves because Rahm Emanuel is allowing John Arena and Michael Realty to spread The Death Cult throughout the NW side.

The car jackings are also scaring the shit out of normal people on the north side and N/NW suburban Cook County. The people are starting to understand that Emanuel and Co. value criminals votes more then their lives.

Every woman and child needs to know how to handle a .380 or a snub.

5/16/2017 06:19:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

A legally armed city is a polite city.

5/16/2017 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it point blank gun range shooting the other day the manager was telling me so many people are signing up for the concealed carry classes that they will have to add additional classes there are so many people that are believing in self-preservation protecting their families protecting what they have knowing how corrupt the crook county court system and the states attorneys office will refuse to prosecute the felons as they release them and overwhelming numbers to cries more chaos and mayhem inflicting pain and murder and so many people in the summer heat is just beginning all that counts is protecting blue and the family of blue God bless the police everywhere also Lord please bless the innocent people that support line order.

5/16/2017 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell streets and sanation are selling the on line it the new way to make
Money hope the Feds are watching can't do that

5/16/2017 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with your premise SCC. It now seems that almost weekly we are seeing stories of CCL holders defending themselves or interrupting a crime. In this cesspool of a city that is exactly what is needed.

5/16/2017 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous West Suburban Cop said...

We can't have the average, law abiding citizen exercising his constitutional rights... The gutters will run red with the blood of "community members!"

5/16/2017 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any one who can should join the Illinois State Rifle Assn. and the N.R.A. Just to piss off the snowflakes if nothing else, but they both do good work. As these leftist jagoffs that hold office here keep up with their unconstitutional bullshit attempts to negate the right to bear arms, those organizations are our only defense. Unless a few of our pinkos like that asshole in oak park, and others are made to "see the light".

5/16/2017 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Legal guns are cheap right now. Ar's going for less than $400.00. Decent handguns for less than $400.00 as well. That's is if you buy them out of state....Time to go to the range!

5/16/2017 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With more people deciding to exercise their Second Amendment right and purchase a firearm, it would be interesting to know if more people are now going to be shot in the back. From what I've read here on SCC, I don't imagine most of the shooters in Chicago are men that face each other man to man. I'd think most are cowardly back shooters and from the wounded/kill ratio, most are piss poor shots.
I have serious doubts any of them have had to shoot deer, rabbits, squirrels, or quail to put food on their tables. If they had to, they'd starve to death.

J.J.

5/16/2017 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

William Bresnahan was a PO in the 02nd dist and a lawyer what the hell did he know about the water dept all he did was ring door.bells in the 19th ward

5/16/2017 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone should obtain a CCW license. I got mine here. Www.checkyour6inc.com

I learned more in this class than I thought was possible. They discount for PO family members and even do private classes.

5/16/2017 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IL Senate bill 1657 may be one of the causes.

5/16/2017 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Gun advocates also say that since concealed carry
was legalized, the public has seen that it has not
generally led to more shootings or accidents,
while many armed crimes are committed with
illegal firearms."

Hmmm...
Close but still enough rhetorical and logical
wiggle-room for a knee-walking, gun-fearing,
white-guilt crippled, desperately trying to avoid
being revealed for the closeted rascist and nasty
-assed classists they actually are progressives
to push their narrative and agenda through...

It should read like this:

"Gun advocates also say that since concealed carry
was legalized, the anticipated increase in incidents
of shootings and accidents involving lawfully authorized
gun owners, has not appreciably materialized, while many armed
crimes continue to be committed by those who by law,
are ineligible to lawfully possess guns."

See?
Even a big, strong, mean, insensitive, heavy-fisted,
uneducated, deplorable conservative, non white-
guilt addled, blue collar brute of a Policeman can
half-ass a way through the wretched knee-walking
cravenness of the progressive liberal narration.

...You're welcome an' shit.

Police Like You Have No Friends.

5/16/2017 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Grabowski said...

The investments I made over the previous eight years in precious metals, like lead and brass, have paid handsome dividends over the years. Although there is somewhat of a slow down in precious metals as of late. I will ride out the current lull.

My investment in body bag manufacturers is still going gangbusters.

Thanks Sparkle Farts. Thanks Tiny Dancer. Thanks Toni and Kimmy and Lil' Tommy. Thanks Democramps.

5/16/2017 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how the libtards said the streets would run red with blood if the Illinois CCL was enacted. Not many shootings from CCL holders reported. All the firearm incidents in shitcago come from stolen/straw purchase guns and are perpetrated by those wonderful creatures of the south and west sides that do not have FOID or CCL. Inbred law-breakers!

5/16/2017 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois gun sales should be flat as Cook Co ammo sales.
I'd rather drive 100 miles and pay the same price in WI or IN for anything rather than give IL any sanctuary or entitlement revenue.

5/16/2017 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait until they start putting them to good use

5/16/2017 01:12:00 PM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

People feel more secure under President The Donald.

5/16/2017 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile in Springfield Bitch Madigan , and his minions are doing everything in their power to regulate the independent dealers out of business while leaving all the big box stores exempt for any new licensing requirements from the state. And it's a very sinister path they took this time . A benign sounding bill , because who would be against licensing a group of business's that have no regulation right . All false news .....Heavy Federal Regulations on firearm sales and dealers, but the only ones who know that are the crooks trying to screw the dealers and the people who buy firearms

5/16/2017 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh and obviously the new bill for Firearm dealer licensing is totally Racist as the majority of the firearm dealer's in the Chicago Metro area .....you guessed it not Minority

5/16/2017 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NW siders are armed to the teeth and aren't going anywhere.

5/16/2017 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where just starting to hear about concealed carry people shooting the bad guys. If gun sales are brisk, then we will see more in the coming months. Oh, I almost forgot, fuck you Mayor and all of your bullshit liberals; may you burn in hell or whatever punishment your belief systems prescribes.

5/16/2017 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois gun owners are under attack:


https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2017/05/john-boch/dirty-bakers-dozen-gun-control-groups-descend-illinois/

5/16/2017 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking for an ar15 for work... how is dsa arms ??? Any suggestions thanks

5/16/2017 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dad started us with Daisy BB gun rifles. After we earned his trust with those, it was a .22 pistol and then later, a 16-gauge shotgun. How to handle, how to shoot, and how to clean and store them SAFELY. It was all a part of growing up.

What the hell went wrong with you, Chicago ?!?!

5/16/2017 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quick, go get those Bible Carry Permission slips.

Jeezz, some people just do not THINK through their own positions taken.
It is not a right when you have to beg and pay for a permission slip.
The Second Amendment is no different.

5/17/2017 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Dad started us with Daisy BB gun rifles. After we earned his trust with those, it was a .22 pistol and then later, a 16-gauge shotgun. How to handle, how to shoot, and how to clean and store them SAFELY. It was all a part of growing up.

What the hell went wrong with you, Chicago ?!?!

5/16/2017 10:27:00 PM

I went through the same routine when I was a kid. I'll share just one more experience, on Memorial Day the Catholic War Vets would go to Resurrection Cemetery with their 30cal 1917 Enfields and fire blanks at the graves for fallen GI's. I remember a bunch of kids rushing in to collect the spent cartridges. And believe me, they became a prized possession. A friend and I were given the task of cleaning those rifles because of corrosive primers, maintenance and storage. My dad and the other Vets would be right there showing us how to clean and maintain these fine rifles. I remember the old trick to see if the barrel was clean. Taking a white piece of paper and placing it at the end of the barrel to illuminate the lands and groves. Hell, I still use that technique if I don't have a good light source. I've past as much of these learned skills to my kids and only hope they will past them alone. Chicago, in my humble opinion is finished period.

5/17/2017 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope ATF knows about this ?

5/17/2017 01:57:00 PM  

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