Gun ownership has always been a “conservative” thing in the eyes of at least the media. In actuality it’s a “libertarian” thing, but that’s a topic for another day.
Since the 2016 presidential election concluded with Donald Trump coming out on top, some liberals have shifted their view on gun ownership and . . . gasp . . . the second amendment.
Conceptions of liberalism assume that most will not even consider owning a gun; however, a poll conducted by PRRI showed that 32% of Democrats had a firearm in the home.
The key to that statistic is that not all Democrats are liberals.
However, since November gun retailers are reporting a shift in buyers and are seeing many more “non-traditional” buyers walking through their doors.
The report is bolstered by Black Friday sales reports that set another all-time record.
Even a group called “The Liberal Gun Club” which has been around since at least 2010, reports a 10% growth in membership since Donald Trump won the election.
An internal exit poll conducted by the preferred gun club for lefties also showed that 32% of the Liberal Gun Club’s forum members voted for Donald Trump, while 41% voted for Hillary Clinton and 11% voted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
In late November, NBC News ran with the headline “Trump’s Victory Has Fearful Minorities Buying up Guns.”
The article led with “Yolanda Scott is upgrading the crowbar she keeps in her purse to small-caliber pistol.”
Given the journalistic integrity of NBC News, the report should be taken with a grain of salt. Plus, who carries a crowbar in their purse and how big is that purse?
A quick scan of Twitter shows the reports to be correct as countless liberals are telling the world that they’re now armed:
I just bought a gun and went to Chick-Fil-A. I'm truly living in Trump's America.
— Sean (@chocchipcamofan) November 11, 2016
@1776Celeste @LeoRules1 thanks to Trump i bought a gun!!
— THE GLOVES ARE OFF (@FUKDAPRESS) November 13, 2016
@CaitlinsGrandma @bajshagirl Which is why I bought a gun and have to give my kids the new 'Talk' post trump.
— #HesNotMyPresident (@CassieEl4) November 11, 2016
@JohnDeVore I went and bought a gun. Trump is so far to the right, he's moving the left into the GOP's old turf.
— Gingerbread Condo (@eternalkerri) November 14, 2016
My Trump Tweets Earned Me So Many Anti-Semitic Haters That I Bought a Gun https://t.co/ZfXkazdq8c via @jdforward
— Kkkomrade (@DeepVision) November 22, 2016
Trump got elected and Mary, a local trans woman, bought a gun https://t.co/WQ8RrnndB3 pic.twitter.com/I5dxxOZqMh
— Reddit LGBT+ (@redditlgbt) November 16, 2016