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US gun sales soar; First-time sales shoot up

US gun sales soar; First-time sales shoot up

First-time gun sales in the US have shot up to record levels this year. An estimated 5M people bought firearms for the first time in the first seven months of 2020. First-time purchases skyrocketed to more than double the national average from past years. The FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System said overall activity through Sept. is up 41% over the same period in 2019.

Kathy
Kathy
ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 0 months

Love the picture. Dad-bro with a maga hat and a pink backpack, wish.com g-shock offbrand watch, sighting an eotech at the "Clearence Sale" balloons in the next aisle.

Arrow
Arrow 0 months

I feel as though the image attached to this article is intentionally somebody with a MAGA hat to drive more anger-clicks. A great deal of those gun sales are Democrats too, even if that's the minority.

TrumpistBurnt
TrumpistBurnt 0 months

Everyone getting ready for post election.

porcus
porcus 0 months

Old news. This is known from July. Guns can be found and bought now but the challenge is finding affordable ammo for it. And yes, a lot of these new gun owners also became new GOA members, too.

Joe
Joe 0 months

Another thing that is not mentioned in the headline is the diversity of new gun buyers, record numbers or Hispanic, Asian, and Black Americans are among the first time buyers. And also notice how Democrats very quickly dropped their messaging of gun control as a result!

Adam Marceau
Adam Marceau 0 months

This story is 7 months old

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