FBI sees record number of gun background checks amid coronavirus

Posted on AllSides April 1st, 2020
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The FBI processed a record 3.7 million gun background checks in March — more than any month previously reported, according to the agency's latest data.

Driving the news: The spike's timing suggests it may be driven at least in part by the coronavirus.

The Trump administration this week deemed gun shops "essential" businesses, allowing them to continue selling firearms to customers old and new even as other stores close their doors.
Five of the top 10 days with the highest number of background checks occurred last month, since the...

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