According to statistics, after the riots in the U.S. Congress in early January this year, the sales of guns in the United States increased significantly compared with the same period last year.
According to the Washington Post on the 4th, the number of guns sold in the United States exceeded 2 million in January this year, a sharp increase over January last year, and at least 10 of them increased significantly higher than the same period last year.
Citing statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1998, the report pointed out that the three weeks of gun sales from January 11-17, January 4-10 and January 18-24 have jumped to the top five in weekly sales in 13 years.
In addition, the report said that the FBI conducted more than 4.3 million gun background checks in January, the highest number of investigations completed in a single month since the agency recorded.
Mark Oliva, director of public affairs at the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said, “People have witnessed all this [congressional riots] and they are very worried about their safety.
Not just people like me who live in Washington, every American is buying guns.”
According to the report, in addition to worrying about personal safety, the tightening of gun management policies that the government may introduce is also one of the factors contributing to the surge in gun sales.
It is reported that U.S. President Biden promised to restore the order prohibiting the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines during the campaign.
In addition, he also proposed a plan to recycle attack weapons and large-capacity magazines.