Nearly five million new gun owners have joined the 100 million-plus gun owners already in the U.S. in 2020. This is according to recent estimates from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).
The same data also shows that 40% of all firearms sales are going to first-time buyers by Aug 26, 2020.
The circumstances of violence across the nation over the past year and a half, including the: peaceful protests” are a main driver. In the Chicago Metro Area, the weekly violence and increased car-jackings are another driver.
A CCL in Illinois is taking over 170 days without fingerprints and counting.