US Gun Sales Accelerate

2020 shattered prior records for gun sales in the US, with 22.8M guns sold during the year. This represents a 64% increase over the number of guns sold in 2019, and is by far the most guns ever sold in a year in the US. 2021 was the 2nd highest year on record with 21.2M guns sold.

Gun sales in the US have risen steadily over the last 20 years, with peak gun sales occurring following mass shootings and renewed talk of gun control. Over the last 7 years, guns sales in the US have been between 14-16M guns per year. 2020 record sales of 22.8M was 38% higher than the previous highest year of 16M guns sold in 2016.
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Source: Small Arms Analytics SAAF Monthly Adjusted

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