This year (2020) has set records for guns sales. According to FBI statistics, there are have been 14.8 million NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) background checks recorded as of October, 2020, and that puts 2020 on pace to beat the previous record of 14.9 million background checks in 2016.
In March of 2020 alone there were 2.3 million NICS background checks, twice the number recorded the previous month. In addition to record-setting sales, 2020 has seen a dramatic increase in the number of first-time gun owners. According to an