QUESTION: Why were 21 million guns sold in 2020?
My ANSWER: Because they ran out! Otherwise, that number would have been higher.
8.4 million people bought a firearm for the first time in 2020. That’s 40% of all purchases. Forty percent of 2020’s buyers were women and the biggest increase of any demographic category was among African Americans, who bought guns at a rate of 58% greater than in 2019. The year also saw a run on ammunition, which continues to be difficult to find. In addition to the virus and protests in cities, sales were driven by President-elect Joe Biden's promise of gun control and sales bans.
Boom: 21M guns sold in 2020, up 60%, women, blacks top buyers (washingtonexaminer.com)