by Selwyn Duke
Thursday, 02 April 2020
It isn’t only toilet paper manufacturers prospering in our virus-scare ravaged economy. Guns are also flying off the shelves as common people’s common sense tells them something PC government won’t: Emergency supplies won’t help you in bad times if bad actors can just steal them from you.
In fact, firearm sales increased 83 percent this March relative to last March, with handgun purchases up 91 percent, rifle sales rising 73 percent, and background checks spiking 94 percent.
In raw numbers, this equates to March 2020 sales of 2,583,328 firearms in total, according to Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting. This includes 1,534,000 handguns and 835,663 rifles, reports the Washington Examiner.
(Presumably, the difference between the firearm total and handgun/rifle total is accounted for by shotguns, though this is unclear.)
How identity politics pseudoscience left New York exposed to the Coronavirus.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
Last year, New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot was warning that “even brief contact with the police or indirect exposure is associated with lasting harm to people’s physical and mental health”.
“We as a public health department have really been trying to frame criminal justice system involvement as an exposure,” Barbot’s epidemiologist, Kimberly Zweig, claimed.
Zweig had a degree in epidemiology, but her focus was entirely on PTSD and stress. Not on disease.
Why was New York City so badly unprepared for the arrival of the coronavirus? The answer was radical politics. And Barbot and Zweig embodied the public health mismanagement of a radical administration.