July 2020 was the second-highest month on record, according to estimates based on seasonally adjusted background check data.
The Business of Guns
Business has never been better for the gun industry. But store owners say they’re still struggling. “If you sell 50 guns but only can bring 25 in, it’s gonna catch up to you.”
Amid a tangle of factors, data analysts have found a correlation between recent, record-level gun purchases and intentional shootings.
To market their products, ammo makers and gun shops are invoking the memes and rhetoric of a disjointed anti-government ideology blamed for at least one killing spree.
Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, and Washington all closed dealers because of the coronavirus. Firearms were still flying off shelves.
Debate is brewing about the constitutionality of limiting gun rights during the coronavirus pandemic.
The FBI processed 3.7 million screenings in March, topping the prior all-time high by 12 percent.
We’re tracking orders to shutter — or keep open — firearms retailers across the country.
Gun-rights advocates are criticizing the Garden State for the unprecedented move.
Caroline Light, author of “Stand Your Ground: America’s Love Affair with Armed Self-Defense,” explains how the gun industry uses fear to drive business.