Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Arms sales in the United States rose nearly 80 percent last May. According to local media reports on gun shop owners, the events that began when George Floyd died following police violence were the main reason for the increase in sales.
A study by the company Small Arms analysis and forecasting (SAAF) found that about 1.7 million guns were sold in the United States last May. That number is 80.2 percent more than sales in May of 2019.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) criminal record investigations, handgun sales rose nearly 94 percent compared to last year and long-barreled gun sales rose 66.3 percent.