Gun sales in the battleground state of Michigan are surging. According to reports Monday, people in the state have been purchasing firearms partly due to concerns of unrest if the results of the election are disputed.
Figures from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System show more than 108,000 firearm background checks were carried out in the state last month. A total of more than 868,000 have been conducted this year so far.
“Normally I’d have about 100 guns in this cabinet, but they’ve been sold twice,” said Bill Kucyk, a gun shop owner in the state. “It’s almost like a deterrent … (Read more)
At the Black Bottom Gun Club in Michigan, membership has soared by 70% in recent months with gun sales also booming, fueled by fears of election-related unrest pic.twitter.com/vLGXkoAobc
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