In a column highlighting the surge in gun sales, the New York Times admitted, new gun buyers are less likely “to be male and white.”
The Times pointed to data from Northeastern University and the Harvard Injury Control Research Center showing roughly one fifth of all gun purchasers during 2020 were fire-time buyers. Of those first-time buyers, “half were women, a fifth were Black, and a fifth were Hispanic.”
With the shifting demographics and first-time purchases, Northeastern University and the Harvard Injury Control Research Center also noted that more American households now own guns.
Breitbart News spoke with National Shooting Sports Foundation’s public affairs director, Mark Oliva, about the modern gun buyer.
Gun buyers today are shattering the preconceptions that gun control continues to perpetuate. The bottom line is there’s no neat little box into which those who oppose gun ownership can fit today’s gun owner.