Gun grabbers don’t want people being able to buy guns, and following the massacre at a Parkland, Florida school last month, there’s a feeling running through the country that the grabbers are gaining ground. It’s a feeling that we all know far too well. We had it for eight years under the Obama administration, but we thought we were clear of it with the defeat of Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Unfortunately, following the deadly attack, the anti-gun left has been on an attack of their own. They are tenacious in their quest to limit our ability to keep and bear arms.

However, because of that, many people are looking to buy guns for the very first time, and that means they’re swarming gun shows like this one in North Dakota.

One of the events contributing to the big boost in the Northern Valley is the Guns Show in Grand Forks.

As the gun debate continues across the country, local firearm salesmen say more people are buying weapons.

Thousands of people came through the Dakota Territory Gun Show in Grand Forks looking to buy all things guns-related.

“From old Sharps, old Colts, and Winchesters to modern rifles,” said Michele Voegele, Gun Show Vendor.

There is something here for every gun collector, behind the passion of every enthusiast is a little bit of concern for the future of the sport.

“I don’t think anybody is freaking out or worried that all their guns are going to be taken away completely,” said Voegele, “I think a lot of people get worried because there is a lot of misinformed people out there.”

While larger retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart are changing their policies for gun sales, recent debate on the topic is actually having a positive impact on retailers here.

Which is normal.

That’s something the gun grabbers have never really comprehended. Every time they try to ramp up the pressure on the gun industry, the gun industry makes a killing.

What tends to happen is that people who are on the fence about wanting a gun, people who see gun ownership as a “one of these days” things, see what the anti-gun zealots are doing and figure that “one of these days” had better be right now or they might never be able to buy one. As a result, they swarm gun stores and shows looking to pick up something.

The gun control activists actually create more gun owners.

Talk about your all-time backfires. Whoops!

What the gun control crowd doesn’t grasp, however, is that most people understand that their wish list of gun control items will negatively impact the law-abiding citizen. Even people who somehow labor under the delusion that gun control will stop criminals tend to understand that it will also hurt the law-abiding individual’s ability to buy a firearm.

That’s why they swarm at times like these. They want their guns, and they figure they’ll be restricted from buying them later on.

I swear, sometimes I’m left to wonder if the anti-gun movement is really just a plot to sell more guns by the firearm industry. If so, it’s working.

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