Firearm Sales Background Checks in 2020 21 Million. Up 60% from 2019 (source)
Guns Sold March–May 2020 5.9 Million. Up 80% from the same period in 2019 (source)
People who purchased their First Firearm Jan.–June 2020 5 Million. It is unknown how many first-time buyers received safety training (source)
25% Increase in non-suicide firearm deaths in 2020 vs. 2019 (source)
42% Increase in homicides in large cities in summer 2020 vs. summer 2019 (source)
Compiled by Leah Salzano and Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, for AFFIRM Research.