Gun Sales

April Gun Sales Surge Amid Shutdowns

Analysis finds 1.8 millions guns sold in April, 70 percent increase from 2019

Americans turned out in record numbers to buy weapons amid the coronavirus outbreak, as April marked the second straight month of historic gun sales.

March Shatters Monthly Gun Sales Record as U.S. Faces Down Threat of Coronavirus

More than 2.5 million guns sold in March

March 2020 set the record for most gun sales of any month in the history of the FBI's background check system, according to an industry analysis released Wednesday.  Industry group Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting (SAAF) estimates that more than 2.5 million firearms were sold in the United States in March as fears over the effects of the coronavirus spread. The buying craze marked the busiest month on record for gun stores, even as some faced shutdown orders from state and local authorities, according to the analysis.