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How the coronavirus led to the highest-ever spike in US gun sales | BBC
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How the coronavirus led to the highest-ever spike in US gun sales | BBC

Gun shops across the nation have said that they are unable to restock weapons fast enough as gun sales have taken a huge jump. Timothy Lytton, an expert on the US gun industry, believes that there are two main factors amidst the coronavirus pandemic that have led to Americans buying more guns. The first is the concern about society and how long people will remain civil for. The more desperate someone becomes, the more likely they are to commit a crime such as a break in or a robbery. This essentially follows a self-defense reaction, with citizens wanting to make sure they are well protected. The second reason is that some people are concerned that the government will infringe on the people’s rights as they continue to restrict the freedom of movement.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52189349

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