US Gun sales increased dramatically in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and political protests. Of the 10 highest monthly gun sales of all time, 8 of the top 10 months occurred in 2020 or 2021. Overall, more guns were purchased in the US in 2020 than in any other year in our nation's history.
March 2020 set a record with the highest ever monthly US gun sales of over 2.5 million guns sold. June 2021 was not far behind with 2.4 million guns sold. Only December 2012 following Sandy Hook, and December 2015 following San Bernardino shootings were higher.