Gun Sales Soar Amid Coronavirus Concerns And Calls To Defund The Police

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Gun dealers across the country are reporting a spike in sales. One industry analyst says it’s connected to the unrest after recent cases of police brutality and calls to de-fund police. Sales were already booming because of coronavirus-fueled fears. In fact, between January and April, background checks were up 48 percent compared to the same time last year. An estimated 40-percent of those sales were from first-time gun buyers.

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