Did 1 in 20 of American Households Purchase a Gun in Response to COVID-19?

Did 1 in 20 of American Households Purchase a Gun in Response to COVID-19?

Courtesy Dean Weingarten U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- At the end of March 2020, Newsy.com/IPSOS conducted a survey asking people if they had purchased a firearm in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The survey is reported to have found one in 20 households purchased a gun with that reason in mind. Another one in ten households were said to be considering purchasing a gun for that reason. From newsy.com : One in 20 households say they’ve bought a gun in response to the coronavirus outbreak. That’s according to an exclusive Newsy/Ipsos survey showing that many Americans have reacted to COVID-19 and the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic by buying or thinking about buying guns. “I got a Glock. That seemed like a pretty reliable … very reputable weapon.” Justin Orel is a web developer and former Marine living with his wife and newborn in Kansas City, Missouri. “I thought about purchasing a firearm for a while. Never really was sure about it. Also I’m not like, I don’t know, a gun nut, or like, I don’t know, also usually more on the side of like heavier gun controls probably not a terrible thing like better background checks and things like that. … We were just like, well, maybe now is the time just in case, like, something crazy happens or people start losing their minds … Maybe better to have one and not need it than need it and not have it.” There are reported to be about 129 million […]

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