First-time gun ownership skyrockets amid riots, increased violence across country: ‘You can’t really be too safe’… 2020 saw more than 2.5M first-time gun owners in first half

For years, Carlene and Jake went back-and-forth about purchasing a firearm.

The young parents from California – who did not feel comfortable using their last names or more specific identifiers when they spoke with Fox News on Sunday out of concern about possible backlash – said with the country “a little bit on edge right now,” it was the right time to make the purchase.

“Overall, our country is a little bit on edge right now.”

— Carlene

The couple is among the horde of 2.5 million first-time gun buyers who have exercised their Second Amendment right to own weapons. They told Fox News they have received their licenses and are now waiting for their firearms to arrive because they’re on back order.

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