Nine crucial swing states are experiencing a gun sales boon as activists and the Trump campaign look to capitalize on the Democrats’ anti-law and order incompetence.
The question is, can Republicans maximize the electoral impact of this information?
The following states — which will determine the outcome of the presidential election — are seeing record-setting gun sales. Approximately 40 percent of which have gone to new gun-owners, the vast majority of whom are receptive to the president’s message.
Over 452,000 background checks for gun sales have been run on Arizonians so far in 2020 — 79,747 more than all 12 months of 2019.
From January 1 through August 31, 2020, 1,231,504 background checks for gun sales have been run in the Sunshine State. Between January 1 and December 31, 2019, Florida recorded 1,195,539 background checks.
According to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), Michigan had 492,171 background checks for gun sales in 2019. So far this year, NICS has recorded 165,488 more background checks.
The Land of 10,000 Lakes is only 72,825 background checks shy of surpassing its 2019 record. Throughout the summer, Minnesota reported 1.9 times more gun sales than the same period last year.
Nevadans have endured 148,733 background checks in 2020, 20,421 more than 2019.
NICS reports that North Carolina has had 569,038 background checks for gun purchases in 2020. During 2019, the Tar Heel State had 530,365. An increase of 38,673.
The Buckeye State reported 638,495 background checks initiated through the NICS in 2019. That’s only 2,838 more than all of 2019.
NICS has recorded 457,249 background checks for gun purchases in Wisconsin this year. An increase of 21,564 over 2019.
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