Posted February 8, 2016 6:00 pm by Comments

By Matt Vespa

The Hawkeye State’s voters will be caucusing soon in the first bout of the 2016 presidential primary season February 1, but they’re also exercising their Second Amendment rights with unusual fervor. That’s good. As author Robert A. Heinlein said, “an armed society is a polite society.” And yes, the reasons for the spike in gun sales and permit applications is due the past terrorist-inspired shooting in San Bernardino and President Obama’s executive orders on gun control. In some locations in the state, dealers are unable to keep up with demand, as the holiday rush hasn’t subsided (via Des Moines Register):

Iowans looking to purchase a gun may have to be patient: Gun dealers and sheriff’s departments around the state say they’re seeing an influx in sales and applications for permits.


Moreover, several gun dealers interviewed by The Des Moines Register say their sales have been on the rise since the end of November, with store purchases increasing by 10 percent to 30 percent.

Indeed, according to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, Iowa had more firearm background checks conducted in December 2015 than any other month last year. There were 25,941 background checks in December, compared with 7,000 to 17,000 every …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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