By: Teresa Mull

Gun sales are surging again as Democrats threaten the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Gun sales are expected to push past the 13.8 million sold last year, in part because buyers are growing more concerned that if a Democrat is elected president in 2020, sweeping gun control will pass in Washington.

Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting, a group that watches the arms industry, said today that it expects sales to reach 14 million this year.

Other groups said sales recently spiked as the Democratic presidential race heated up and after Virginia voters gave Democrats control of the state legislature in an election where gun control was a driving issue.

Last weekend, for example, a gun show in Northern Virginia reported that many dealers sold out.

Permits for those wishing to carry a concealed handgun have also surged to a new high.

The Epoch Times further reports:

Nearly 11 percent more guns were sold in the United States in October than a year ago, according to newly released data.

Roughly 1.2 million guns were sold this October, a 10.8 percent increase from Oct. 2018, according to Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting. The firm also estimated that about 1.1 million guns were sold in September, another increase of almost 11 percent from the same month last year.

The full report is available here.

Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.