June 30, 2022

Gun sales booming in US

2020 has been a boom year so far for gun sales in the US. Social unrest and COVID-19 has made millions of Americans believe they need to take steps to protect themselves.

In the first half of the year, over 2.5 million people became first-time gun owners. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearms trade group released the data this week.

According to Fox Business:

The early part of 2020 has been unlike any other year for firearm purchases — particularly by first-time buyers — as new NSSF® research reveals millions of people chose to purchase their first gun during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Jim Curcuruto, shooting foundation’s director of research and market development, said in a statement. “Not surprisingly, retailers reported an increased number of first-time gun buyers, estimating that 40 percent of their sales were to this group.”

According to the NSSF, most of the first time buyers purchased handguns:

Semiautomatic handguns were the primary firearm being purchased by first-time buyers, outpacing the second-most purchased firearm, shotguns, by a 2 to 1 margin.

Yahoo reported that according to the NSSF, African Americans account for the greater part of the increase:

The highest overall firearm sales increase comes from Black men and women, who show a 58.2% increase in purchases during the first six months of 2020 versus the same period last year. Bottom line is that there has never been a sustained surge in firearm sales quite like what we are in the midst of. The highest overall firearm sales increase comes from Black men and women, who show a 58.2% increase in purchases during the first six months of 2020 versus the same period last year. Bottom line is that there has never been a sustained surge in firearm sales quite like what we are in the midst of.”

The president and founder of Wisconsin-based U.S. Concealed Carry Association, Tim Schmidt,  commented on the reason for the surge in gun purchases:

…in this situation, most of these people, nothing bad happened to them, but rather society, in general, is making them feel nervous.

Americans are exercising their second amendment rights in record numbers. The Democrat’s current war against law enforcement is backfiring. The same party that wants to “defund” the police also wants to disarm all Americans and Americans are not having it in record numbers.

Should Americans own guns to protect themselves? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Joanne Roberts (@guest_1031955)
1 year ago

The short answer is YES!

Ganavar (@guest_1032059)
Reply to  Joanne Roberts
1 year ago

These idiotic riots we’re experiencing prove the prescience of our framers and founders when they said ‘No free man shall be debarred the use of arms.’ …and “The tree of liberty must be watered from time to time by the blood of tyrants and patriots.” (Jefferson).

Richard (@guest_1031956)
1 year ago

Never owned a gun, don’t care for guns but don’t want government as only one with guns.

Wyatt Earp (@guest_1031996)
Reply to  Richard
1 year ago

There something wrong with you! Who going to protect you? No police officer will! Government will be glad to finish you off. So get a gun and learn to protect yourself and family

Robert (@guest_1031977)
1 year ago

I’m waiting on my Permit to Purchase to come back. Should have done it a long time ago!

Dean (@guest_1031978)
1 year ago

I don’t think it will make much difference. If liberals are in power they will make laws to make it illegal to use a gun even to protect yourself and you will be charged with a serious crime. It is more important to keep liberals out of power.

Wyatt Earp (@guest_1032095)
Reply to  Dean
1 year ago

Stop talking and start learning to defend yourself and family!

chief1937 (@guest_1032191)
Reply to  Dean
1 year ago

That may very well be true but I hold to the old adage. It is better to be tried by 12 than to be carried by 6. Get my point don’t tread on me. You want to break into my home bring the undertaker with you.

Barbara (@guest_1031982)
1 year ago

Unfortunatly ..most people now days have not been taught history. Hitler rounded up all guns so he had complete authority in his country. Do we want that????

Michael brill (@guest_1031990)
1 year ago

I own several guns solely for Defense and hunting!! I have handled them since I was 12 ! It’s my right to bear arms!! I do but if someone doesn’t care for them I understand that’s their choice 💯 Didn’t care for the idiots that wants to take the legal ownership away!! But I the last couple months the Dems running these states!! Protecting the criminals over the citizens!! Never 💯💯🇺🇸👮‍♀️

Tonja (@guest_1032005)
1 year ago

It is our right to keep and bear arms! I grew up on a household full of weapons and I was taught to respect them; as I will ensure the next generation of my family will too. The right to defend ourselves and our property is a Constitutional right and not one that we are ready to just hand over to Big Government!

Alida (@guest_1032015)
1 year ago

I own one, a handgun, 38 special S & W. Used it on an intruder, just missed him but said intruder decided he wasn’t going to kill me after all and retreated abruptly, after gaining entrance thru a window. It was a long time ago, but I still regret that I missed him.

Rolf Ziemann (@guest_1032023)
1 year ago


Robert W (@guest_1032036)
1 year ago

Yes, I own one and licensed to carry!!

Doug Litchfield (@guest_1032050)
1 year ago

Use cash to buy said weapons and also for ammunition. It might still be registered but leave very small paper trail.

Micala (@guest_1032141)
1 year ago

As usual, demwits think they can just remove all our guns without a fight. Funny, our forefathers had the same issues with the English about “Control” until they took MATTERS into their own hands. If these idiot demwits do not back off, they will create another Revolution that they won’t want.

After a while, people get tired of being led by clueless, arrogant, self absorbed individuals who live in Fantasyland and not Reality, and are afraid of their shadows! Hopefully, the demwits will be defeated greatly and no longer in positions of power this year! Enough is enough!

However, should the majority of demwits get back in office and President Trump gets elected, the whole demwit population will implode all over themselves. But if our President doesn’t get re-elected and Biden gets in office, I do believe the only option left is a Revolution to remove these dimwits from power…and most sane Patriotic Americans are weapon ready to do the job. What do you think?

chief1937 (@guest_1032193)
1 year ago

WE see our represenatives advocating disarming the public but have not heard where the first one of them has fired their security team we pay for. Once again do as I say not as I do is at work.

Shari (@guest_1032196)
1 year ago

Yes, Americans should own a handgun to protect themselves.



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