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Firearm Industry Employment Increases Despite Pandemic Downturn

The number of people employed by the firearm industry increased by 10,000 in 2020, in stark contrast to the vast majority other industries that suffered widespread layoffs and unemployment during the global onset of COVID-19.

October Gun Sales 30 Percent Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

Volume of firearm purchases in October that resulted in an FBI NICs background check was the second highest for the 31-day reporting period on record, lagging only behind the scalding pace in 2020 when the pandemic and social unrest drove transfers to all-time highs.

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