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Nearly Half of First-Time U.S. Gun Buyers Are Women

AWR Hawkinsby AWR Hawkins

A National Firearms Study examining gun purchases from the beginning of 2019 shows nearly half of first-time gun buyers are women.

The Wall Street Journal reported the study, noting it shows that approximately “3.5 million women became new gun owners from January 2019 through April of this year.” The number of male first-time gun buyers came in at approximately 4 million, putting the divide between male and female gun purchasers at nearly 50/50.

Moreover, the study indicates that 28 percent of first-time women gun purchasers are black Americans:

On August 4, 2020, Breitbart News noted National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) figures showing gun purchases by black men and women were up 58 percent from 2019.

The surge in gun purchases and the changing demographics of gun buyers occurred during a time of civil unrest, “Defund the Police” protests, and Chinese coronavirus shutdowns and restrictions.

According to the WSJ, the surge in gun purchases also coincided with the #MeToo movement, and that translated into more women buying guns.

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