By Sophia Young, Research Associate, Brady

It’s been over a year since the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic and cities and states began implementing stay-at-home orders across the country. Since then, we’ve experienced so many abnormalities that “unprecedented” was named the People’s Choice 2020 Word of the Year by users. One of those abnormalities — the unparalleled surge in gun sales — gained significant media attention in particular throughout 2020.

It began in mid-March with long lines outside gun stores paralleling those for toilet paper outside of grocery stores, as uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic and…


We’re uniting Americans from coast to coast, red and blue and every color, to end gun violence.

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