Americans may have lost their right to religion and assembly this past month.
But they still have their Second Amendment.
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In case you didn't hear,
2.5 MILLION guns were sold in March.
This is the HIGHEST sales volume recorded in history.
God Bless the Second Amendment!
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) April 1, 2020
Gun sales exploded in March as the government pushed forced lockdowns on the American public.
Gun retailers recorded 2.5 million sales in March — a new record!
Americans bought millions of guns in March, apparently driven by fears of the societal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Retailers sold more than 2.5 million firearms in March, a year-over-year increase of 85%, according to estimates from industry research firm Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF).
The FBI says it performed 3,740,688 background checks in its NICS database during the month of March, over 1 million more background checks than it performed in March 2019.
Many states run background checks to test gun permit-holders, so background checks cannot be equated one-to-one to gun sales.
“Ordinarily, we will have a shock that will raise or lower the demand over several months or maybe a year, but not in a single month,” said Jurgen Brauer, SAAF’s chief economist. “So it is quite unprecedented.”