Gun Purchase on the Rise in America
April 2 , 2020
Amidst the Coronavirus crisis, the number of gun-purchase increased in the United States as per new government data on the number of background checks conducted in March. More than 3.7 Mn background checks have been done; which is also the highest number on record in more than 20 years. Amongst which, 2.4 Mn were done for gun sales; which is the 80% increase as compared to last year. As per FBI data, nearly 1.2 Mn total gun background checks were conducted in a single week, starting March 16. The purpose of background checks for reasons other than gun sales are including the permits to allow people to carry a concealed firearm in public.
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