Gun Control in Washington State Has Caused Massive Gun Sales

Within the past several weeks, there have been growing conversations and arguments about gun control in America.

Supporters of gun control argue these measures are needed to prevent mass shootings in schools and other locations. Opponents of gun control point out how these restrictions will only hurt law-abiding Americans, rather than hindering criminals from doing harm.

However, Democrats have been pushing for gun control restrictions well before the horrific shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York.

Back in March, Washington state passed fresh gun control measures. Yet, they’re having the opposite impact than Gov. Jay Inslee (D) clearly expected.

When Gun Control Backfires on Democrats
On March 23, laws cracking down on magazine sales and otherwise restricting firearm ownership were enacted by Washington state’s Democratic governor.

One goal of these measures was to prevent the sales of guns; however, precisely the opposite outcome has taken place.

As it turns out, multiple gun stores across Washington state have seen a rise in folks going out and buying firearms. Because Inslee’s gun control legislation doesn’t go into effect until July 1, 2022, people are doing all they can to stock up on magazines, ammunition, firearms, and other related paraphernalia.

Gun store owners in Washington state also aren’t confident that new gun control laws will hinder crime. At the end of these days, the coming measures are viewed as roadblocks that will simply force legal gun owners to jump through more hoops.

Criminals who are intent on getting firearms will still have the black market and other unsavory means of arming themselves accordingly.

The Unspoken Truth About Gun Control
Jay Inslee and other Democrats who support gun control restrictions continue to enjoy the protection of armed security guards. Everyday Americans, on the other hand, don’t have access to private protection details that can keep them safe.

Many supporters of gun control have likewise thrown their weight behind measures that would defund law enforcement. For everyday Americans, this creates a disaster scenario where they can’t protect themselves from harm or count on police officers to come protect them.

These are key reasons why people in Washington are rushing to arm themselves before the state’s new gun control restrictions go into effect.