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If you think Americans trust their government when it comes to guns, think again. Gun sales soared at a record pace in April, for a second straight month.
Growing concerns about possible unrest stemming from the coronavirus pandemic and the prospect of Democrats fielding candidates who have vowed to impose draconian anti-gun measures, including forced “buy-backs,” are among the forces driving the sales. Americans want to get theirs now, while they still can, and they are doing it in droves.
National Instant Criminal Background Check requests in April, the FBI says, hit a record 2,911,128 – 576,879 more than in April 2019.
NICS background checks in March totaled 3,740,688, the most ever, the FBI says. They were up 1,095,837 over April 2019.
Democrats, it turns out, are this nation’s best firearms sales force.