Gun Control Narrative Shifts as More Americans See Importance of 2A
By Jacki Billings
The events of 2020 have many Americans rethinking their stance on guns. Read on to find out why. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)
The narrative on guns in the U.S. has taken a dramatic shift in 2020 amid a global pandemic and civil unrest that led thousands into the streets in protest.
While the future remains unclear, leaving many Americans wondering what the remaining months of 2020, an election year, have in store, there is one thing that seems rather certain — the argument in favor of gun control just got a little murkier. With the National Shooting Sports Foundation reporting 40 percent of gun purchases coming from new gun owners, this year has seen previously anti-gun supporters jumping the party line to grab a gun of their own.
Second Amendment Foundation founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb told Guns.com that COVID-19, coupled with rioting, led many Americans to reevaluate their stance on the Second Amendment.
“The pandemic as well as the rioting and looting have been a driving force in the record number of first-time gun buyers. Many of which were on the fence when it came to gun rights,” Gottlieb said.
Chris Gayler was one such gun buyer. Previously identifying as anti-gun, Gayler said