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Fear of Crime Is Motivating Factor Behind 49 Consecutive Months of Rising Gun Sales, Experts Say

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Fear of Crime Is Motivating Factor Behind 49 Consecutive Months of Rising Gun Sales, Experts Say
Correlation and causation: Social upheaval and COVID lockdowns are most likely why gun sales are steadily rising, and some experts say, with no end in sight.

U.S. gun sales have topped one million for 49 consecutive months, according to newly released data that has Second Amendment advocates and gun violence prevention groups at odds over its meaning and causes.

Americans' aggregate purchase of firearms has modulated somewhat, with two slight but noticeable dips in 2009 and 2017, but have generally trended upward since then, according to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives data.

Reporting on the figures released last week, The Washington Examiner concluded the report was a forecast that this year would be "the third strongest year of gun sales, based on background check data from by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS."

This comes at a time when the Biden administration is seeking more regulation on gun sales and states take divergent paths on firearm rules.

Just the News asked experts on both sides of the divide about the meaning of this trend. To be sure, historical and societal events play some role, even keeping in mind that correlation is not causation.

For example, from 2020 to 2022 — during the height of the pandemic — Americans frequently saw on their TV and internet news sites violence surrounding the "Black Lives Matter" protests. In that period, Americans bought “nearly 60 million guns” according to The Hill, analyzing data from The Trace, a non-profit newsroom "exclusively dedicated to reporting on our country’s gun violence crisis."

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