“Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
~ Mark Twain
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U.S. firearm sales surged by 3 million or 64% between March and May of 2020 compared to previous years. The result is an additional 2.1 million firearms entered the homes of private citizens.
A California Safety and Wellbeing Survey was given to 2,870 Californians as a sample of the state’s adult population. Here is what factored into their recent firearms purchases:
of recent gun buyers said they worried about lawlessness
were concerned about the release of prisoners due to outbreaks behind bars.
worried the government was "going too far"
feared a "government collapse"
kept a firearm loaded and not stored or locked in a safe or rack. That is about 55,000 additional CA households and 1/2 in homes with children or teens.
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