Months ago, when the country shut down and you couldn’t buy a roll of toilet paper anywhere, people began arming themselves at an increasing rate.

Now that roving mobs of looters and rioters are preying on American cities, gun sales are reaching historic highs.

All over the country, people are rediscovering the Second Amendment. If there is any silver lining to what is currently unfolding, it is that gun control, as an issue, is dead for now.

Stephanie Pagones reports at the FOX Business Network:

Gun sales break May record amid coronavirus pandemic, riots

Gun sales spiked more than 80 percent year over year in May as consumers responded to safety concerns and civil unrest prompted, in part, by the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts said.

Approximately 1,726,053 guns were sold in May – a record-breaking 80.2 percent increase from last year, according to data released late Monday by Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting, which examines the raw data obtained from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS.

Of the firearms sold, 1,052,723 were handguns and 535,014 were long-guns, the SAAF estimated.

Similar increases were previously recorded through the months of April, when data showed a 71.3 percent increase from April 2019, and March, when an 85.3 percent increase was reported year over year, according to information previously released by the SAAF.

The FBI is swamped with background check requests.

Paul Bedard reports at the Washington Examiner:

‘Massive spike’ in gun and ammunition sales as FBI background checks break May record

Gun sales and FBI background checks on purchasers soared in May, which recorded the third-highest level of checks ever in the 22-year history of the federal system.

According to the FBI, there have already been more than 15 million background checks this year, used mostly for legal sales, putting the country on a pace to break last year’s all-time high of 28 million checks in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

May’s 3,091,455 background checks was the highest for any May recorded. March was the highest month on record, at 3,740,688.

Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting told Secrets that there was an 80% jump in gun sales in May 2020 over May 2019. That included a 94% surge in handguns.

This is not just happening in red states. The photo in the tweet below is from New York:

 

 
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