Stephen Gutowski

Swing States See Gun Sales Boom, Activists Look to Capitalize

Nine swing states have seen record-setting surge in gun sales in 2020

Former mechanic Shawn Shriver bought a storefront about an hour outside Pittsburgh years ago. He created a 400-square-foot gun shop that he runs with his wife. They sell guns, ammo, and holsters to their neighbors. They normally carry about 150 pistols on a regular day. But there haven’t been many regular days since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March, as well as the public unrest that emerged in June.

Detroit Women Flock to Gun Training

Detroit volunteers train nearly 2,000 women in one weekend

Tanisha Moner has had a gun pointed at her twice in her life. Once by two strangers who kidnapped, robbed, and sexually assaulted her when she was 17. And, again, by another robber as she worked a management shift at a restaurant.