There is no end in sight for the booming firearms industry.
Despite thin inventories, sales in July were the second-highest ever for the month at an estimated 1.3 million-1.4 million, bringing the total to about 11 million this year, according to an analysis of FBI background check data.
“That’s a strong demand signal from the American public that there is steady and strong appetite for continued firearm sales,” said Mark Oliva of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry trade group.
“Summer is typically a part of the year when firearm sales will slow, but July’s figures defy that trend. Americans are still buying guns, and they’re buying them in numbers higher than previous years and at a pace that would have been unpredictable two or three years ago. To date, more than 11 million background checks have been completed for the sale of a gun,” he added.
Gun sales already at 11 million, poised to break another record is written by Shawn for looserounds.com