January 21st – The British newspaper The Independent reported on the 21st that Florida people queued up to buy guns in front of the day for fear that the new U.S. government would tighten gun control after taking office.
On January 18, there was a report that there was a long line in front of a gun store in Lake Mary, Florida, and people worried that Biden would take away their guns when he took office.
It was difficult to find guns and ammunition around, so they bought and hoarded them in advance. In February 2020, Biden proposed to ban the use of offensive weapons and launched a series of gun reforms during the campaign.
The store owner told the American media reporter that after the presidential election results were announced, everything seemed to have become more and more crazy.
Gun shops open at 9am, but people have been lining up at the door from 2am to buy guns. Take the store as an example. Gun sales doubled after the outbreak of the epidemic, and doubled on the basis of the last two weeks.
This has been the same recent situation at another local gun store.
According to the Washington Post, gun sales in the United States rose sharply as early as the early days of the 2020 outbreak.
At that time, an apocalyptic mood swept across the United States, and almost all the guns and ammunition in the stores were sold out.
Subsequently, large-scale anti-racist demonstrations continued to spread, contributing to further surge in gun sales.