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Coronavirus & 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.
Firearm sales are soaring, but manufacturers like Henry and Century Arms received coronavirus relief funds from the federal government.
The FBI ran 3.9 million screenings last month, topping the previous record for the second time this year.
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.
Coronavirus & Guns
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 is a Harvard professor whose field of study includes “America’s love affair with armed self-defense,” as she put it in the subtitle of her latest book. Reading the extensive reports this week of a surge in…
Our West Coast correspondent, a longtime gun owner, breaks down the dos and don'ts of keeping a firearm in the house.
The global pandemic has wiped away three years of Wall Street gains, but the three publicly traded gunmakers have been buoyed by a surge in demand for their products.
Outbreaks in Washington State and California have motivated first-time gun buyers — many of them Asian-Americans worried about racist attacks stemming from fears about the virus.
The Business of Guns
Executives from several shuttered firms say that a booming market has not made up for the serious challenges rocking firearm distributors.