Trends in Gun Ownership

Women and minorities are recognizing that the .gov is not offering protection, and they are taking rational actions as a result. DC area joins nationwide trend of first-time gun ownership

This is mostly an article about the increased demand for basic training in safe firearm handling and the increased demand for concealed carry classes, but there was an interesting bit a national news.

The NSSF, a trade association that represents gun makers, said that 40% of those who purchased a gun were first-time owners based on estimates from gun shop owners they spoke with in June.

In an August follow-up to the June survey, retailers told the foundation that 40% of those new gun owners were women. NSSF also said that 58% of firearm purchases were among African American men and women — the largest increase of any demographic group.

Nearly 5 million Americans were estimated to have purchased their first gun in 2020, according to the foundation.

I can’t find the reference right now, but I seem to remember reading that in a typical year, there are 1 million new gun owners. Could it be that the images from Seattle and Portland, of cops being ordered to do nothing in the face of violence is having an impact? If so, it isn’t the impact the Democrats were hoping for.

This will of course receive no coverage by the national media, because it doesn’t support the narrative of gun-owners being old, white men.

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