22 May 2020

Gun sales in United States highest since records began amid coronavirus

Washington Correspondent

Is it a rush to get protection against an unknown enemy? Fear of social turmoil and the breakdown of civil authority?

Whatever the reason, Americans are buying guns like never before. New data collected by the FBI shows US gun sales in March were the highest since records began.

With gun stores described as essential businesses and staying open, sales in some states have increased almost threefold.