COVID-19

With COVID-19 comes a surge in gun sales

Jonathan Levinson Apr 13, 2020
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People wait in line at Northwest Armory, a gun store in Portland, Ore., on March 21, 2020, two days before the governor issued a stay-at-home order.
COVID-19

With COVID-19 comes a surge in gun sales

Jonathan Levinson Apr 13, 2020
People wait in line at Northwest Armory, a gun store in Portland, Ore., on March 21, 2020, two days before the governor issued a stay-at-home order.
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As Americans continue to figure out how to keep up with basic supplies, some are also worried about how society might react to the shortages and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To address those fears, some people are buying guns for the first time. But those who study guns and society say shelter-in-place orders and a surge in gun purchases can be a worrying combination, with implications for domestic violence and suicide.

Jonathan Levinson is a reporter with the public media reporting project Guns & America.

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