In the list of national “something” days, today just happens to be “National Pancake Day” and will be observed at the popular restaurant chain IHOP with a free giveaway to customers.
Today is IHOP® National Pancake Day®. Today we celebrate that every pancake has the right to pancake. So come into IHOP® for a free short stack of pancakes. Rejoice! pic.twitter.com/3BH4XjS63N
— IHOP (@IHOP) February 27, 2018
There will never be a “National Firearms Day” but it matters little because ever since the Democrats and their winged monkeys in the media decided to exploit the Parkland, FL school shooting to promote their Draconian gun control agenda, guns have been selling like hotcakes!
— Downtrend.com (@DowntrendCom) February 26, 2018
Yesterday we reported that the Florida Gun Show in Tampa over the weekend was seeing record crowds and that seems to be the case with other gun dealers in the Sunshine State as law-abiding citizens rush to stock up before restrictive new laws can be crammed through while the outrage is still fresh.
It’s not just Florida where sales are up either.
— WYFF News 4 (@wyffnews4) February 27, 2018
Via Greenville, SC NBC affiliate WYFF-4 “Gun sales spike, school resource officers on heightened alert following FL school shooting”:
Gun sales have spiked and school resource officers are on heightened alert following the Florida school shooting.
An Upstate gun store owner says firearm sales have spiked in the past couple of weeks. John Garner has spent 20 years in the gun business. Garner told WYFF News 4 sales increased 33% from last February.
“The last couple of weeks have been very busy,” Garner said. “Guns are political. It doesn’t take much to spark an interest.”
Garner attributes the spike to concerns over the shooting that took 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Garner said he sold 17 AR-15’s, the same firearm used by the Parkland shooter, in four days.
Meanwhile, some Democrats are starting to stress out that the big anti-gun push could backfire and galvanize conservatives by giving them a reason to get out and vote this November.
— The Hill (@thehill) February 27, 2018
Via The Hill “Dems fear overreach as left presses assault weapon ban”:
The party is galvanized behind the idea that Congress should take action on gun control, but faces warnings from some Democrats that reaching too far could drive away voters in the swing districts they’ll need to retake the Speaker’s gavel.
A number of rank-and-file lawmakers view this month’s shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school as a potential tipping point in the years-long congressional stalemate over new gun restrictions. Shedding caution, this growing chorus of Democrats is calling for extensive reforms, including a ban on military-style weapons.
“Americans don’t own tanks or missiles, so why should our streets be flooded with weapons of war made for the sole purpose of killing people?” Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat who represents Parkland, said Monday in introducing a sweeping ban on assault weapons.
In a clear sign that House leaders don’t intend to shy away from an aggressive approach to the issue, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) signed onto the ban as an original co-sponsor — a rare move for the minority leader prone to avoiding official endorsements of specific bills.
Still it comes as other Democrats warn that embracing aggressive new gun restrictions carries risks, particularly in conservative-leaning districts where gun rights are sacrosanct.
“It’s one of those fundamental issues that riles up American politics — it’s up there with abortion and immigration — and they need to be very careful,” said a former Democratic leadership aide. “If a Democratic candidate, or the party as a whole, overextends on this issue, then it becomes incredibly easy for the Republicans to play that up in a lot of districts.
“It’s easier to demagogue on this than to do something about it,” the aide added, “and you risk overreaching as a party if you try to make it a one-size-fits-all [issue].”
Up until now the left has had all of the energy and momentum but continued failure of party leaders to find a positive message outside of peddling anti-Russia paranoia, race-baiting, weaponizing the #MeToo movement and now trotting out the angry little Boss Hogg as their sock puppet could blow up in their faces if the sleeping giant of conservative voters is shaken from their slumber.
If Nancy Pelosi would stick her finger into the air to test the wind, she might recognize that the rise in gun sales is a storm that could swamp her quest to regain her gavel as Speaker of the House.