4.7 million Americans applied for guns in March

4.7 million Americans applied for guns in March

According to the information CNN obtained from the Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI), approximately 4.7 million US citizens applied to obtain a criminal record when purchasing weapons last month; It was stated that this figure increased 36 percent compared to February.

It was noteworthy that the criminal record applications coincided with the period when the US House of Representatives bills to complicate arms sales were approved after more than a dozen people died in gun attacks in Boulder, Atlanta and Colorado.


In the news, it was pointed out that the financial support of thousands of dollars distributed by the federal government within the scope of the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) epidemic may have led the Americans to purchase weapons and increased sales.

On March 11, the House of Representatives approved two arms control laws that increased criminal record checks for all weapons sales and transfers, while US President Joe Biden also supported the gun control law on March 22 after an armed attack in Boulder that resulted in the deaths of 10 people, including a police officer. had explained.

The bill requires the support of 50 Democrats and at least 10 Republican Senators in the US Senate.

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