New Report on Continued Gun Sales

By Dave Workman. May 21, 2021

A report by Business Insider adds further confirmation to what gun owners and the firearms industry have known for months: the COVID-19 pandemic panic has resulted in skyrocketing gun and ammunition sales.

In the midst of this surge, Joe Biden and Capitol Hill Democrats are ramping up their efforts to add additional restrictions on gun owners. Bloomberg Law is reporting the Biden-Harris administration is "in the final stages of drafting a regulation on firearm accessories that can be used to make pistols more like rifles, part of the White House's broader effort to tackle gun violence without involving Congress."

The push began after the mass shooting at a Boulder, Colorado market were ten people, including a police officer, were killed. The suspect used an AR-type pistol with an arm brace.

CBS News reported earlier in the week that, "Gun stores nationwide are seeing an increase in customers. The FBI said there were almost 16 million background checks for firearm purchases from January through last month. That's a 31% increase compared to the same time last year." .....

.... During the First Quarter of this year, according to CBS News, "the FBI said there were almost 16 million background checks for firearm purchases." .....

As has been stated before - while the increase in sales is certainly encouraging, a potential down side can be a lack of knowledge on safety as well as (implicit within that) an adequate familiarity with a given platform. Furthermore, there is a need for new owners to be very aware of their local state as well as federal laws.


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