U.S. gun sales were hot in June, and the number of FBI gun background checks reached a record high
According to Fox News reported on the 1st, the data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) showed that in June this year, there were 3.9 million background checks related to firearms. The highest level since the survey. Currently, the United States is facing multiple crises caused by the New Crown Virus pandemic, economic recession, and protests against police brutality and racial discrimination.
In the first half of 2020, the United States conducted more than 19 million firearm background checks-this is a key data reflecting gun sales. According to reports, in the presidential election year, gun sales usually rise because of concerns that the incoming president may restrict the use of guns.
Earlier this year, with the spread of the new coronavirus in the United States, the United States government began to issue orders to ban outings and take other unprecedented Blockade measures saw gun sales soar in March. Long lines lined up outside the gun shops, and it was difficult for the gun shop owners to ensure that the guns and ammunition were in sufficient supply.
With the rapid economic downturn and the unrest in the country following the death of George Freud on May 25, interest in buying guns continues.
“Civil unrest, riots, robbery, and calls for police evacuation are undoubtedly the driving factors behind this growing trend. Americans are right to care about their personal safety.” American Shooting Movement, which represents gun manufacturers Said Mark Oliva, director of the Foundation’s public affairs.
The organization says that 40%of buyers purchase firearms for the first time.