We all suspected that gun sales for March would be up but now we have the numbers to prove it. Americas bought an estimated (not all NICS checks represent one gun purchase) 2.5 million firearms in March of 2020. This represents a more than 80% increase in sales over March 2019 or about one million more guns sold than the previous March.
An NRA tweet pretty much says it all:
NEWS: 2.5 MILLION GUNS WERE SOLD IN MARCH – the highest sales volume in recorded history.
Gun-hating politicians won't like this, but what do they expect when they are releasing inmates while closing gun shops during a pandemic.
Americans don't want to be defenseless. #2A
— NRA (@NRA) April 1, 2020
Another interesting stat was that handguns were purchased getting close to twice the rate as long guns. Add to this that gun shops around the country are reporting a high rate of first-time purchasers and it must be driving the gun control crowd half-mad.
Hopefully, all these new gun owners will decide to vote to protect their newly exercised 2A rights this fall. To that end, let’s all of us do whatever we can to help these new gun owners to get the proper training they need and to help them become active 2A supporters.