Last year was a record-setting year for gun sales in the United States. According to a report from The Epoch Times, federal authorities performed more than 39.5 million firearms background checks.
Nearly 4 million checks were done in December by staff at the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Speculation is a few factors figured into the increase — the COVID pandemic, an election year and Black Lives Matter riots throughout the summer.
According to a 2020 California survey, worries about multiple types of violence led to the Golden State’s increase. It is estimated 110,000 people acquired firearms due to the COVID pandemic.
Joe Biden has vowed to defeat the National Rifle Association.
His candidacy undoubtedly inspired some of the increase as well.