Locked And Loaded! Gun Sales In America Are On A Record Pace.

When you think of all the things the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 is responsible for, one thing that doesn’t pop to the front of most people’s minds is gun sales.

But not only are hundreds of millions of Americans wearing facemarks on a daily basis due to the pandemic, many of them are heavily armed. In any other time in history that would be a very frightening vision, but it seems incredibly normal now.

Americans purchased more than 2 million firearms…Last Month! That is an increase of 80% from a year earlier, and it’s the third-highest recorded month of gun sales that has ever been recorded. 

There are a number of reasons why, but here’s a few of the main ones.  Bloomberg quoted the CEO of Vista Outdoors, located in Minnesota saying that COVID-19 is the “primary driver” driver of higher gun sales.

There was also the riot in Washington when a violent mob stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6.  When people feel scared for their safety they buy more guns.

Gun sales also tend to go up when a Democrat is elected President.

A couple other interesting nuggets from a report done by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that 40% of all guns purchased in 2020 were first-time buyers.  And women made up of 40% of all gun purchases.

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