Coronavirus: Gun Sales EXPLODE to 2.5 Million in March, Making Leftist Heads Explode

Friday, April 3, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Selwyn Duke
TheNewAmerican.com
Thursday, 02 April 2020

It isn’t only toilet paper manufacturers prospering in our virus-scare ravaged economy. Guns are also flying off the shelves as common people’s common sense tells them something PC government won’t: Emergency supplies won’t help you in bad times if bad actors can just steal them from you.

In fact, firearm sales increased 83 percent this March relative to last March, with handgun purchases up 91 percent, rifle sales rising 73 percent, and background checks spiking 94 percent.

In raw numbers, this equates to March 2020 sales of 2,583,328 firearms in total, according to Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting. This includes 1,534,000 handguns and 835,663 rifles, reports the Washington Examiner.

(Presumably, the difference between the firearm total and handgun/rifle total is accounted for by shotguns, though this is unclear.)

“Anecdotal information from gun dealers indicated that most of those guns were AR- and AK-style rifles and shotguns,” the site also informs.

Moreover, the “FBI recorded 3,740,688 background checks in March, the most in any month ever — and by a mile. In February, another record-breaker, there were 2,802,467 checks,” writes the Examiner.

“This year alone, there have been 9,245,857 background checks, which are mostly for gun purchases. That [three month] figure is higher than the nation’s total gun background checks for every year from 1988-2005,” the site continues.

The run on guns began when government officials started locking down communities, an action weapons buyers said they feared would spark mayhem and riots.

Yet they also have to fear those no longer locked down: the criminals released onto the streets by state and local governments that claim doing so is a necessary health measure.

So going from coronavirus to Colt, “lines have been snaking out of gun stores throughout the country,” the New York Times wrote Wednesday. “In many states, estimated sales doubled in March compared with February. In Utah, they nearly tripled. And in Michigan, which has become a hot spot for virus cases, sales more than tripled.”

This sales boom is occurring, do note, despite left-wing governments’ attempts to shut down gun stores — with the mainstream media’s at least tacit encouragement.

For instance, the Times made sure to mention in its aforementioned article that “gun-related incidents have been linked to fears surrounding the pandemic.” The paper then outlined three: a man accused of pointing a gun at people, an accidental shooting death, and a felon carrying a firearm illegally (who obviously wasn’t deterred by gun laws. Hmm…).

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