It may be too soon to suggest that the novel coronavirus pandemic is truly over, but life is returning to normal. As mask mandates and social distancing requirements are being relaxed, sporting events are seeing bigger crowds, people are packing airplanes and people are (begrudgingly) returning to the office. However, the pandemic drove the sales – even hoarding – of some products and that isn’t likely to change just yet.
As for firearms, the pandemic certainly created a buying spree, yet the return to “normal” hasn’t resulted in a sales slowdown. If anything sales of firearms has remained steady.
“There was a surge in purchasing unlike anything we’ve ever seen,” Dr. Garen J. Wintemute, a gun researcher at the University of California, Davis, told The New York Times last weekend. “Usually it slows down. But this just kept going.”