Americans Bought Nearly 60 Million Firearms Throughout the Wuhan Virus Pandemic

According to research by The Trace, one-fifth of American households purchased firearms throughout the Wuhan virus pandemic.

US citizens purchased nearly 60 million guns during the period of 2020 to 2022. Demand for guns has increased throughout the Wuhan virus outbreak after people loosing confidence in public institutions’ ability to defend themselves from criminal actors.

Alabama, California, New York, Ohio, and Washington were several states that witnessed gun purchases surge throughout this period.  

Due to the uncertainty that surrounded the Wuhan virus pandemic, people flocked to gun stores in droves. Per a NORC survey, roughly 18% of households purchased firearms between March 2020 and March 2022. 

With police departments facing massive demoralization campaigns, having their budget cuts, or facing outright hostility from the general public, there is clearly a trend that’s going against law enforcement. As a result, people will turn to the right to bear arms to defend themselves from the growing threat of rising crime. 

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