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Gun sales shatter records amid mass protests, 'defund the police' movement

Gun sales shatter records amid mass protests, 'defund the police' movement

There were an estimated 1,795,602 gun sales in July, the Washington Free Beacon reported, shattering previous records for the same month.

FBI statistics confirmed the firearm purchasing boom.

The bureau conducted more than 3.6 million background checks in July, the third-highest month for background checks since the FBI began keeping related statistics more than 20 years ago, according to CNN.

By comparison, the FBI conducted about 2 million background checks during the same one-month period last year.

The only two months that saw more FBI background checks for firearm purchases were in March — when 3.74 million background checks were conducted — and in June when an all-time record of 3.91 million background checks were completed.

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