While most of the country saw modest Republican gains in the 2022 midterms, some blue states became bluer and are pressing ahead with a left-wing agenda.
States such as Washington and Illinois are passing radical gun control legislation while some states have already passed it through ballot measures.
In many cases, conservatives have “voted with their feet” by moving out of Democratic strongholds to states such as Texas and Florida, who are experiencing high rates of net migration from other states.
When it comes to gun control, people also seem to be expressing their displeasure with Democratic policies by buying up firearms before policies that will restrict their ability to purchase them take place.
In some states such as Oregon, firearm sales have spiked more than threefold, while in Washington and Illinois they have also increased significantly.
The spike in gun sales led the Firearm Industry Trade Association (NSSF) to call gun control advocates the best “gun salesmen” out there.
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In November, Oregon residents narrowly passed Ballot Measure 114, a gun law that requires background checks, firearm training, fingerprint collection and a permit to purchase a gun. Following the law’s passing, background checks jumped from 29,472 in October to 86,075 in November, according to NSSF data obtained by the DCNF.
“Oregon’s figures easily demonstrate that Oregonians acted while they had the opportunity to buy the guns of their choice before the state moved to infringe on their Constitutional rights,” Oliva told the DCNF.
In March 2022, Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed three gun laws that restrict gun usage, including where guns can be carried, how to handle firearms without serial numbers and what kinds of magazines can be made and sold, according to The Spokesman-Review. After signing the laws, background checks jumped from 39,247 in February to 59,419 in March, according to the NSSF data.