February 7 According to a report on the website of Spain’s Herald on February 6, the current situation in the United States is full of uncertainties due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Capitol riots, and the change of government.
All of this is reflected in the U.S. Ordnance Registration figures in January this year, the report said. The U.S. has sold over 2 million firearms during this period, according to the survey and data provided by The Washington Post.
This means an 80% increase compared with the same period in previous years, and the third highest monthly sales record.
The report pointed out that in the past few months, the United States has experienced epidemic closures and street racial protests, and is on the eve of the election.
During these months, the number of criminal record investigation applications and pistol, rifle and ammunition purchase applications has remained stable.
Gun sales in January continued this growth trend in 2020, with nearly 23 million weapons sold nationwide in 2020, a 64% increase from the number of registrations in 2019.
The two most popular weapons, pistols and ammunition, are reported to have serious supply problems.
Pistols in stock at many supply points are very small, and all their ammunition has been sold out, and manufacturers cannot replenish new supplies in a short time.
According to the report, the month with the hottest sales of weapons was June last year, with a total of 2.8 million weapons sold.
The sales boom was caused by a protest demonstration caused by George Freud, a black man in Minneapolis, who was kneeled to death by police.
The gun sales boom continued in July, when 2.5 million guns were sold that month.
The report also said that new sales phenomena began in July. Many gun buyers are buying guns for the first time.
They have never thought about buying guns before, but the volatile situation has made them change their minds.
The report pointed out that President Trump’s refusal to accept the election results led to social instability and prompted the mob-thugs to hit Capitol on January 6, which became the decisive factor in the record high in gun purchases.
It is reported that a series of factors occur at the same time, such as the explosion of extreme right-wing and white supremacist public sentiment, which has made many citizens worry about their personal safety.
New Jersey and Missouri, which has a large number of extremist militias, are the two states with the largest increase in gun sales.