Americans are buying more weapons than ever—as if guns were the tools for a secret anti-COVID-19 operation! Well, that’s according to US shop owners who are yet to max the potential of their firearm friendly credit card processing solutions.
One pawn store in County Bluffs (known as) Brown Loans recorded a 20 percent increase in weapon sales, in March. Steve Burnsides, the store owner says gun trade is exceeding his pawn business.
But if you won’t buy that story because you don’t believe shop owners are a credible source then these FBI records may shed more light into the matter.
Last month, March 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted over 3.7 million background checks—the highest in its history—since it started in the late ‘90s.
While there’s no direct link between these checks and firearm purchase sales, it is a far-fetched sign many guns were sold within the month.
Many tie the increasing urge to get armed to Coronavirus. Somehow US citizens are under the impression that economically-affected people may try to invade their homes. And as you would expect, many have turned to the hollow point, or what a layman calls a gun.
More new guns in your area should be a warning sign if you’re in the habit of trespassing because your well-meant visit may end in unanticipated drama.
But are Americans ready to use guns as a self-protection mechanism? Maybe not. Our record is too bloody for a “Yes.”
Previous studies also indicate more dangers than advantages to using a hollow point as a weapon for home security.
So what are some of the risks of keeping a gun in your home?
- Accidental shootings. Even your child is at risk if you don’t keep your gun away from their reach! Records show around 450 to 500 accidental firearm deaths and 20,000 accidental firearm-related injuries.
- Suicide. Past studies suggest home guns to increase threefold the chances of suicide.
- Family fire. A hollow point in a violent home can easily serve as a murder weapon. And women are the most vulnerable according to a Brady Research.
More concerns are that staying in lockdown during tough economic times may trigger quarrels among family members and couples. This is particularly true for families with a background of violence.
Still, you can own one, remain sane all the time and lock it away unless you really need to use it. Use your home weapon exclusively to protect your family from a likely home breach or attack.
Author Bio: Blair Thomas has been a music producer, bouncer, screenwriter and for over a decade has been the proud Co-Founder of eMerchantBroker, the highest rated high risk merchant account processor in the country. He has climbed in the Himalayas, survived a hurricane, and lived on a gold mine in the Yukon. He currently calls Thailand his home with a lifetime collection of his favorite books.