Gun Sales Are Surging Among First-Time Owners Amid the Pandemic — Here's Why

Posted on AllSides July 17th, 2020
From The Center

Gun sales, driven by panic and fear over the coronavirus pandemic and George Floyd protests, have been on the rise since March. However, unlike previous surges in firearm sales, the buyers this time are not gun enthusiasts but first-time owners.

"In gun scares in the past, when we're worried the government's going to try and confiscate our guns, you see a group of people, most are either gun enthusiasts or people who already own guns, want to get more," said Georgia Gun Store owner Mike Weeks. "This time it's very...

Read full story
Some content from this outlet may be limited or behind a paywall.


AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center
AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center
See full bias rating for Newsweek
Learn about media bias

More News about Gun Control and Gun Rights from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right