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