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Gun Sales Soar To All-Time High Amid Race Riots, Violent Crime And ‘Defund Police' Efforts

Added 07-15-20 11:41:02am EST - “Gun sales soared in June, with 2,387,524 weapons sold, a year-over-year increase of 145.3% from June 2019, Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting reports. "Likely single handgun sales (1,511,714) increased year-over-year by 177.5% whereas…” - Thegatewaypundit.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thegatewaypundit.com: “Gun Sales Soar To All-Time High Amid Race Riots, Violent Crime And ‘Defund Police’ Efforts”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“The new coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest after the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing movement to defund police are bringing in new buyers worried about their personal safety, according to buyers, store owners and gun experts,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “In June, background checks for firearms were up 136%, compared to a year earlier … background checks in June for civilians seeking a license to carry were the highest since the FBI began conducting checks 20 years ago.”

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But SAAF noted that “the FBI’s raw numbers (for June, some 3,909,502) cannot be taken at face value as large numbers of background checks are unrelated to end-user sales.”

Still, the Journal reported that dealers estimate about 40% of guns were bought by first-time buyers, “an increase over the normal average of about a quarter.” The paper also said many of the new buyers “are people who say they never thought they would own a firearm and were previously critical of those who did.”

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