A Shoutout And Quick Note Of Thanks To Antifa And BLM

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 8 months ago

No, not for the riots, the broken windows, the shootings, the beatings, the theft of property, the bricks that were thrown, the clogging of streets, the litter in the roadways, the unnecessary fires, the overtime we will all have to pay for government workers, and on the list goes.  I’ll send you the itemized bill.  It will be long and large.

But I do have to say that I’ve noticed what others have.  Gun sales are at record levels.

More than 1.7 million firearms were sold in the U.S. last month, up 80 percent compared to last May. That follows a 71 percent surge in April to just under 1.8 million sold, and just under two million guns were sold in March.

Some perspective: The all-time record, following the Sandy Hook massacre and President Obama’s address vowing to make a major push for more gun control, was two million guns sold in January 2013. This chart shows a general trend upward for years. In September 2001, gun sales were only about 750,000, and that was a month when sales surged.

So we’re looking at just a hair under record gun sales for each of the last three months, totaling about 5.5 million firearms sold in 90 days. Presumably June gun sales will also be robust.

Oh, I assure you they will be.  Sales are big somewhere near enough to me, and when I go down to my local Academy Sports somewhere in Gaston County, while there are the various shoppers buying odds and ends – coolers, chairs, and so forth – the main clientele are folks like me headed to the guns and ammo section because we know when the trucks come in.  We know.  Online sales are only so good.  We must supplement.

Whites and blacks are there together, and no one is fighting.  I’ve had many a discussion with black folk wanting protection from the thugs.  The thugs.  You know who they are.  The brown shirts.  Or in this case, the black shirts.  They are white, they are black.  But they are all communists.

Sure enough, it may not come to that and it may only involve fists and such.  But if it does, suburban and rural America is more than ready.

My own chairman of the board of county commissioners recently wrote an article in a local paper and said “You can take my guns out of my cold, dead hands.”  That was right before we became a 2A sanctuary county.

I’ve tried, my colleague gun bloggers have tried, and Lord knows, we’ve tried so hard.  But we haven’t really been as successful as we’d like.

Enter, Antifa.  You created memes.  You made a hero out of folks who disarm you.  You outed your sponsors, you showed what it takes to stop you, and you showed just how bad you are.

I’ve known it all along, me and my readers, the fact that the police aren’t there to protect us.  We knew it from Warren v. D.C. and Castle Rock v. Gonzalez.

But now America knows it viscerally, existentially.  They know it for real, in terms of home, hearth and family.

Congratulations!  You did what I could never have achieved.

For that, I thank you.

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  1. On June 4, 2020 at 7:03 am, Arthur Sido said:

    I was kind of bummer that my FFL came in right after the coronavirus gun surge was winding down but not I am feeling pretty good as I get ready to open my store with a decent supply of ARs on hand.

  2. On June 4, 2020 at 8:18 am, ragman said:

    I expected something like this(riots) would happen this summer/fall but I thought it would be closer to the election. I wouldn’t be surprised if the looting and burning continued all summer, albeit on a somewhat smaller scale. Then get cranked up, big time, in a September/October time frame. The demand for guns, ammo and related items should stay strong for the forseeable future.

  3. On June 4, 2020 at 10:31 am, John said:

    Beyond firearms for self-defense as important as they are, I have a point to make:
    Cities exist because they offer commerce, work and some protection.
    The blue voting, urban power base is now fleeing in moving vans and U-hauls
    because those incentives have been removed by the fools who they elected.
    In an internet connected world, large cities in America are now revealed
    as overpriced, economically useless tax desserts and dangerous places to be.
    So to mess up a perfectly good quote I’ll finish with; they are deservedly
    “ending with a whimper instead of a bang”.

  4. On June 4, 2020 at 11:13 am, penses said:

    The left jumped the shark. Not enough leverage from the top. They needed congress and the White House to pull this off. The same thing happened in Spain in ’36 and Chile in ’73. The Greeks called it: hubris gets you killed every time. If there is a Franco or Pinochet somewhere in the wings America might be saved. Carrying a Bible to a burned church for a photo op isn’t going to cut it.

    The fate of ANTIFA was always sealed, as soon as things “got real.” People fight to the bitter end for a future, not for Starbucks coupons and Uber rides. Even the corrupt FBI can’t help them now with all the intel in public view. There is a deep state Waco and Ruby Ridge in over half the states that can’t be ignored this time. Eventually everyone on the right will know that the people involved are storm troopers for the new world order.

    Wray’s “white nationalism is the biggest threat to national security” got blown out of the water when the AG and Trump declared ANTIFA terrorists. Fewer people sitting on the fence and getting splinters in their butts when the truth hits them between the eyes. Seeing a pallet of bricks and cars full of molotov cocktails on your streets is very sobering and it is polarizing the masses pushing them to act.

    Antifa are now targeting the police. Going into neighborhoods looking for crusers/bumper stickers/tag IDs, taking pics and doxing their homes. Kneeling with the protesters is aiding abetting and should be prosecuted as a hate crime.

    The irony of running away and giving thugs the streets and police stations full of ammo and intel and then they start coming for you must be chilling to those who swore to “uphold the Constitution and serve and protect.” God have mercy on their families because the same cops are going to have to run again and again for their crimes against the people they are supposed to protect because the mayors and DAs are turning the thugs loose with no charges to do it all over again. Now they are going to have to sleep in a corpse that was once a city or a community. Karma.

    And the Republican Party response: crickets. The appeaser CivNats and Conservative Inc are no longer relevant in a world turned upside down.

  5. On June 4, 2020 at 12:24 pm, dad29 said:

    Drove to Elgin, IL the other day. Noticed a guns-and-ammo store whose sign read “We HAVE .45 and 9mm Ammo.”

    Yup. Line extended out the door 50′ or so into the parking lot.

  6. On June 4, 2020 at 1:50 pm, paracelsus said:

    “Gun sales are at record levels.”
    See! What did I tell you. There’s a silver lining to every cloud.

  7. On June 4, 2020 at 2:08 pm, pnoldguy said:

    Y’all shoulda paid attention during Clinton and the messiah, Obama regimes to stock up when prices came back down. If you did, today you’d be sitting back cleaning guns and filling mags.

  8. On June 4, 2020 at 2:36 pm, Frank Clarke said:


    And these buyers are primarily –NEW– gun owners, many of whom were until a few days ago ardent proponents of gun control and keeping guns out of the hands of the undesirables.

    “Welcome to the party, pals” indeed.

  9. On June 4, 2020 at 3:02 pm, Tom said:

    Keep your eyes open. Yucaipa was a test run. This program is still running. From NC Ren


    Should be interesting. There’s lots of damn ways to play this, and I would not put it past the derp state to put someone up on a ridge with a scoped rifle. Couple of parade grapes get popped and this nationally coordinated shitfest will switch to turbo mode. BTW if you understand the lines of drift you know that the fibbies know these woods and Murphy quite well. Bracken you could have written this scenario in one of your novels jeez.

  10. On June 4, 2020 at 3:10 pm, Herschel Smith said:


    In response to “The CLEO is suspending the 2A for this event.” In NC, open carry is legal EXCEPT for demonstrations. Like it or not, that’s the current state law.

  11. On June 4, 2020 at 4:27 pm, Henry said:

    In claiming the rioting was the work of “white nationalists,” Democrats have unintentionally thrown their own white Antifa communists under the bus. I guess we can now all shoot black-clad soy-fed “Nazis” with the left’s blessing.

  12. On June 4, 2020 at 5:13 pm, penses said:

    More than 1.7 million guns sold in May. A record for the month and an 80% increase from 2019.

  13. On June 4, 2020 at 5:43 pm, penses said:

    Companys that support ANTIFA and or BLM. medium.com/@communismkills

  14. On June 6, 2020 at 9:06 am, Sanders said:

    They are bringing my town together this afternoon. They are supposed to show up around noon. Don’t know why they decided it would be a good idea to come out here, and I don’t believe many will even show up. But, my neighbors are taking the threat seriously and are going to muster along the roads to make sure nobody gets out of hand. We discussed what kind of show of force we were going to employ, and most of use are just going to wear side arms openly with our long guns in our trucks if things get spicy. So far, it just looks like some high school kids who are trying to impress some chick my friend’s daughter goes to school with. But if they go after the Dairy Queen, they are toast.

    Either way, they will know this town is not to be trifled with. It wasn’t but a few months ago we mustered over 100 folks to attend a town meeting where they were going to be voting on whether or not to become a 2A sanctuary from the commies in Santa Fe. The vote was unanimously passed to become a 2A sanctuary.

  15. On June 7, 2020 at 7:39 am, penses said:

    “As looters and members of Antifa terrorize the nation and bring violence and looting in their wake, one city in Idaho who heard they might be next was having none of it.

    Upon rumor that violent protestors and rioters were considering descending upon Coeur d’ Alene, a small city in Idaho with a population of about 45,000, with intent to loot, vandalize, and otherwise cause unrest, the local militia men and women took action. Gearing up, they descended upon the downtown core to guard businesses and major intersections. They came out in mass, hundreds of people who were almost all armed, to ensure that the citizenry would be kept safe.

    Some store owners were boarding up their windows in preparation of Antifa, but many of them carried on, as usual, comforted by the armed sentinels that stood guard.

    Thankfully, the evening was uneventful, with at least one Law Enforcement officer allegedly saying that the intel was good and that the groups intent on causing harm backed down once they heard of the deployment.

    Coeur d’ Alene has seen its share of protests, but the demonstrators and militia seem to have developed a symbiotic relationship. During the day, the protesters hold up signs that say “I can’t breathe” and “black lives matter” while the armed sentinels look on, protecting the rights of the protesters to air their grievances and concerns in a safe manner.”–pulpitandpen.org

    Lots of pics. ANTIFA and BLM are the advance guard on a global scale (France is under seige) feeling out the cracks in Western Civilization, feeding intel back to the 1% as they plan the final solution. These simultaneous outbreaks on a global scale are not spontaneous. The professional “protesters” are being paid in cash. The naive mob is there for kicks and sex, creating an effective cover for their masters.

    Seeing the response is encouraging but that “symbiotic relationship” nonsense has to stop. They want you dead or in a gulag. NOT vigilantes.

    But there are vigilantes in San Diego. “Armed with shotguns, a dozen men are guarding a Russian restaurant against looters in downtown San Diego. ‘I’m not easily scared. And I will protect what’s mine,’ said restaurateur Ike Gazaryan, owner of Pushkin.” Making a statement in San Diego.

  16. On June 7, 2020 at 10:00 am, Herschel Smith said:


    Supply link please.

  17. On June 7, 2020 at 11:26 am, penses said:


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