America Has Added 2 MILLION First-Time Gun Owners In Five Months, Including 800,000 Women

When the chips are down, gun sales are up! Americans have become acutely aware of various threats to their safety and their rights in the last six months.

We reported earlier this week how May of 2020 saw record breaking gun sales. In fact, sales were up 80% over May of last year.

The month of May saw 3,091,455 checks run through the National Instant Criminal Background System (NICS) system. The previous record for May was just last year, when 2,349,309 checks were run.

While not all of those are purchases –some NICS checks reflect people trying to get their CCW permits– they are still a good barometer.

But the most exciting thing about this is that 40% of these gun sales have been to first-time gun owners. That means that more than 2 MILLION Americans have joined the gun-owning family in just five months.

Further, the NSSF reports that of those 40% first time buyers, 40% of those are women!

That’s 800,000 women who bought a gun for the first time in 2020! Gun store owners across the country said that people were universally buying a gun for personal protection.

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