Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Gun sales in August were lower than in 2020, but set the second highest number on record for the month

Gun sales in the United States continue to exceed pre-pandemic levels. A trade organization estimates that more than 1.3 million guns were purchased in August 2021. This is the second highest number on record for that month, and only exceeded in August 2020. The pandemic concerns inflated demand.

“Retail gun sales have remained stable and are still higher than historical standards. The August 2021 figure is slightly higher than the July 2021 figure, which shows that the demand for Americans who choose to exercise the rights of the Second Amendment continues to be strong and stable,” Mark Oliva, director of public affairs at the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), told The Epoch Times in an email statement.

Data from the NSSF, an industry organization that provides gun sales estimates, comes from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which shows that there were 2.7 million checks in August 2021. The NSSF obtains its estimated value by subtracting the used NICS inspection and re-inspection when the country reviews the concealed carry permit. Although background checks do not exactly correspond to gun sales, they are a widely used agent.

According to the adjusted data of the NSSF, the August 2021 data is the second highest data on record for that month, surpassing only in August 2020, when 1.68 million background checks were conducted.

“So far, by 2021, there have been more than 12.4 million background checks on gun sales,” Oliva said. “This is not much different from the total for the entire year of 2019, when 13.2 million background checks were conducted on gun sales. There are four months left, during which time gun sales have risen historically.”

Gun sales in the United States hit a record high in 2020, a year scarred by the pandemic and marked by social and political tensions. In a study conducted before the November 2020 election, researchers found that pandemic concerns have driven a surge in gun sales in California, with buyers expressing concerns about lawlessness, release of prisoners, government going too far, government downfall, and guns. The store is closed.

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Chart showing gun background checks in the U.S.

The continued strong demand for guns comes at a time when the Biden administration is taking action to tighten restrictions on gun ownership. According to Oliva, this “sends a clear signal that Americans are choosing to own gun rights rather than worship.” The government’s gun control.”

In June, President Joe Biden announced new measures, which he said would address gun violence and violent crime. As part of this policy, the Administration of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) will seek to revoke the licenses of gun dealers who are found to violate federal law by deliberately transferring guns to people who are prohibited from owning them. Be able to conduct necessary background checks, falsify transaction forms and other records, fail to respond to ATF’s tracking request, or refuse ATF inspection.

Tom Ozmek

Tom Ozimek has a broad background in journalism, deposit insurance, marketing and communications, and adult education. The best writing advice he has ever heard comes from Roy Peter Clark: “hit the target” and “keep the best for the end.”

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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