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Gun sales hit record high for January 2021

Posted at 12:30 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 17:11:32-05

Gun sales hit a new record in January.

Gun merchants sold more than two million firearms last month.

According to the National Shooting Sports Federation, that's a 75% increase compared to January of 2020.

The firearms industry trade group said it's not unusual to see a surge in gun sales when a Democratic president gets elected.

But the trade group says the fear of social unrest after the Capitol demonstration also played a role.