Can You Kill a Virus with a Gun? Maybe Not But A Pandemic is a Great Time to Get a Gun!
Written by Peter Boykin on April 2, 2020
Gun retailers are “essential” businesses that can remain open despite orders closing most other businesses that do not provide essential goods like food or medicine.
“Nothing is more important than the ability to protect ourselves and our loved ones, especially during uncertain times.”
The NRA has defended both the ability of gun stories to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic and Americans’ rush to buy guns as they fear how long government-mandated stay-at-home orders and shutdowns of businesses will last, and just how bad the pandemic will get.
“The NRA remains vigilant as anti-gun lawmakers attempt to exploit the pandemic to pursue gun control. We will take any action necessary to ensure the American people can defend their families.”
Meanwhile, leftists blame pro-gun and pro-Second Amendment organizations for causing Americans to panic about the virus as a way to drive up gun sales.
The NICS system ran 3,740,688 background checks in March, which is 33 percent higher than the previous record of more than 2.8 million, which was set in February.
Not all gun sales involve a background check, meaning that the NICS numbers are not a direct indicator of total gun sales.
The FBI ran more than 3.7 million background checks on Americans buying guns under the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in March, smashing the previous record as Americans armed themselves amid growing fears about the coronavirus pandemic. The NICS system has not run fewer than 2 million background checks in one month since September 2018.