Gun sales increase nearly 78% in major swing states

Gun sales increase nearly 78% in major swing states

Firearm sales have increased by 78% in swing states. (Flickr) Gun sales have increased nearly 78% in major swings states this year. Is this a sign of fear, of voter’s ambition, or both? Are these statistics more revealing than polling data as we approach the upcoming presidential election? According to FBI data, the bureau processed 93% more background checks nationwide from March through July this year as compared with the same period the previous year. And while the classification of a “swing state” varies and is debatable, the Cook Political Report – as cited last month by the U.S. State Department –”sees Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as toss-ups,” potentially along with New Hampshire and North Carolina. Republican incumbent Donald Trump and his Democrat rival Joe Biden differ when it comes to their position surrounding gun rights. Trump has repeatedly vowed to “always uphold the right to self-defense, always uphold the Second Amendment.” Meanwhile, both Biden and his VP pick Kamala Harris have vowed to introduce restrictions surrounding firearms ownership, ranging from mandated “smart guns” and a buyback initiative to restricting the number of firearms an individual may purchase per month to one and prohibiting the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, FOX reported . Credit: Corvallis Guns So putting those two key factors together, where do the swing states stand when it comes to the purchasing of firearms? Like much of the U.S. this year, sales in those places have soared, as evidenced by […]

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