SAAF in the News

SAAF in the News

  • 2020, September 8. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Canada). “U.S. demand for guns causing supply ‘pinch’ for northern Ontario hunters.”
  • 2020, September 8. American Rifleman (USA). “2020 gun sales exceed 2019 numbers.”
  • 2020, September 4. The Street (USA). “Smith & Wesson beats estimates on record gun sales.”
  • 2020, August 27. Shooting Illustrated (USA). “2020 gun sales have likely surpassed all of 2019.”
  • 2020. August 24. Pittsburgh Today/Pittsburgh Quarterly (Pittsburgh, PA). “‘It’s been crazy’: gun sales break records.”
  • 2020, August 14. American Military News (NY, USA). “Report: Americans set new record of 3.9 million in firearms background checks in June.”
  • 2020, August 13. The Center Square (IL, USA). “Firearms background checks in Florida nearly double compared with last year.”
  • 2020, August 13. American Rifleman (USA). “Mid-2020 gun sales eclipse [nearly] all of 2019 sales.”
  • 2020, August 12. Metal Bulletin (London, UK). “Ammunition sales bolster US lead scrap prices.”
  • 2020, August 3. Boise State Public Radio (Boise, ID). “Gun sales continued to rise in July.
  • 2020, August 3. AmmoLand and Shooting Sports News (USA). “Estimated U.S. firearms sales in July 2020 increased by 134.6%”
  • 2020, August 2. Global News (Canada). “Gun sales spike as COVID-19, unrest surges in America: experts.”
  • 2020, July 30. FiveThirtyEight (USA). “Gun sales are surging, but background checks aren’t keeping up.”
  • 2020, July 6. Boise State Public Radio (Boise, ID). “Gun sales continue apparent swell in June as pandemic rages and politics boil.”
  • 2020, July 3. The Keith Hanson Show (New Hampshire, USA). Show #744 interview with SAAF Chief Economist Jurgen Brauer (minutes 18:24-42:24 and 43:00-59:05)
  • 2020, July 1. Ideastream (USA). “Gun sales continue apparent swell in June as pandemic rages and politics boil.”
  • 2020, July 1. La Gran Epoca [The Epoch Times] (USA). “FBI informa record de verificaciones de antecedentes en junio por aumento de ventas de armas.”
  • 2020, July 1. Washington Times (USA). “FBI gun background checks set new record in June amid coronavirus, rioting fears.”
  • 2020, July 1. The Blaze (USA). “Record high gun sales continue in June. Some retailers says they’re running out of stock: 2020 may be the greatest year for gun sales in American history.”
  • 2020, July 1. Washington Free Beacon (USA). “Record-setting gun sales could leave stores dry.”
  • 2020, June 30. Shooting Illustrated (USA). “Carry permit demand skyrockets in Illinois.”
  • 2020, June 17. SeekingAlpha (USA). “Smith & Wesson: a 4-month window for a potential 50% gain.”
  • 2020, June 15. Nau (Switzerland). “Waffenverkaeufe in den USA auf Rekordkurs.”
  • 2020, June 7. American Rifleman (USA). “Gun sales up 80 percent in May 2020.”
  • 2020, June 5. YahooEspanol (USA). “Repunta la venta de armas en EU en medio de la pandemia y las protestas.”
  • 2020, June 4. Newsweek (USA). “U.S. gun sales spike amid pandemic and protests.”
  • 2020, June 4. Vietnam.net (Vietnam). “Sung ban chay nhu tom tuoi o My” [“Firearms sell ‘like hot cakes’ in the U.S.”]
  • 2020, June 3. SindoNews.com (Indonesia). “Angka Penjualan Senjata di AS Capai Titik Tertinggi.” [“Arms sales figures in the U.S. reach the highest point.”]
  • 2020, June 2. Fox Business (USA). “Gun sales break May record amid coronavirus pandemic, riots.”
  • 2020, June 1. Guns and America (USA). “Gun sales continue to boom during the pandemic.”
  • 2020, June 1. Washington Times (USA). “Gun sales surge 80% in May, says research firm.”
  • 2020, May 12. Shooting Illustrated (USA). “Gun and ammo purchases continue to increase dramatically.”
  • 2020, May 12. American Rifleman (USA). “Record firearms sales numbers recorded in April.”
  • 2020, May 5. Fox Business (USA). “Gun sales amid coronavirus pandemic spike 71% in April.”
  • 2020, May 5. Law Officer (USA). “Firearms sales spike about 70 percent in April as prison doors swing open.”
  • 2020, April 29. Salon (USA). “An unexpected side effect of covid-19: more guns.”
  • 2020, April 28. The Guardian (London, U.K.). “Surge in US gun sales and online searches raises fears of rise in suicides.”
  • 2020, April 27. Undark (USA). “Another worrying side effect of covid-19: more guns.”
  • 2020, April 7. The Washington Times (USA). “Gun sales spike in Virginia.”
  • 2020, April 5. CMKX/Radio Bayamo (Bayamo, Cuba). “Pánico a Covid-19 impusla venta de 2,5 milliones de armas en EE.UU.”
  • 2020, April 4. The Oregonian (Portland, OR, USA). “U.S. gun background checks smash records amid coronavirus fears.”
  • 2020, April 4. DTN/The Progressive Farmer (Minneapolis, MN, USA).
  • 2020, April 3. BBC World Service’s Newsday (London, UK). “Coronavirus fears lead to doubling of gun sales in the US.”
  • 2020, April 3. Univision (USA). “2.5 milliones de armas vendidas en marzo: las compras sin precedentes en EEUU por miedo a la pandemia.”
  • 2020, April 3. NBC News (USA). “Pandemic pushes U.S. gun sales to all-time high.”
  • 2020, April 2. El Confidencial (Madrid, Spain). “Crecimient histórico de ventas de armas en Estados Unidos por la crisis del Covid-19.”
  • 2020, April 1. The Washington Examiner (Washington, D.C., USA). “Record gun sales: Handguns up 91%, background checks 94% in virus scare.”
  • 2020, April 1. The Trace (USA). “Gun background checks reached new record during coronavirus surge.”
  • 2020, April 1. The Associated Press (USA). “Gun background checks smash records amid coronavirus fears.”
  • 2020, April 1. The New York Times (New York, NY, USA). “About 2 million guns were sold in the U.S. as virus fears spread.”
  • 2020, April 1. Bloomberg Business (USA). “Firearms sales soared in March when U.S. coronavirus cases surged.”
  • 2020, April 1. Boise State Public Radio (Boise, ID, USA). “Gun sales skyrocket in March on pandemic fears.”
  • 2020, April 1. The Washington Free Beacon (Washington, D.C., USA). “March shatters monthly gun sales record as U.S. faces down threat of coronavirus.”
  • 2020, April 1. BuzzFeedNews (USA). “Gun sales in the US surged after the corona virus outbreak hit.”
  • 2020, March 19. American Rifleman (USA). “COVID-19 concerns create increased demand for ammo.”
  • 2020, March 17. Boise State Public Radio (Boise, ID, USA). “”Americans stock up on guns amidst pandemic fears.”
  • 2020, March 11. Messenger-Inquirer (Kentucky, USA). “Gun & knife show coming this weekend.”
  • 2020, February 6. American Rifleman (USA). “January 2020 gun sales set new record.”
  • 2020, January 20. Yahoo Finance (USA). “US government softens firearms exports rule: stocks to gain.”
  • 2020, January 10. AmmoLand Shooting Sports News (USA). “Everytonw’s ‘Red Flag’ warning: ‘H.R. 8 was just the beginning’.”
  • 2020, January 7. KUNC. “Background checks vs. gun sales: 2019 data spiked, but sales likely only made modest gains.”
  • 2019, December 5. NBC New England Cable News (USA), “Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019.”
  • 2019, December 5. Retail Dive (USA). “What’s gained and lost when retailers drop firearms sales.”
  • 2019, December 5. NBC Connecticut (USA). “Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019.”
  • 2019, December 4. AmmoLand Shooting Sports News (USA). “U.S. firearms sales: November 2019 only slightly higher than 2018.”
  • 2019, December 3. ABC News (USA). “FBI ran more than 200K background checks for gun sales on Black Friday.”
  • 2019, December 2. Fox Business (USA). “Black Friday gun background checks second-highest in recorded history.”
  • 2019, November 26. The Epoch Times (New York/Washington, USA). “Gun sales surge amid fears of gun control proposals from 2020 Democrats.”
  • 2019, November 26. Washington Examiner (USA). “Gun sales surge past 2018 rate, fueled by 2020 Democrat gun-grab threats.”
  • 2019, November 26. WAMU 88.5 (American University Radio, Washington, D.C.). “The holiday season is big business for the gun industry.”
  • 2019, November 25. Fox Business (USA). “Gun sales expected to climb this holiday season amid political pressure.”
    • Related story in MEAWW  (Karnataka, India, Nov. 25).
  • 2019, November 14. The Blaze (USA). “Months of gun control talk have led to months of increased gun sales.”
  • 2019, November 14. The Washington Free Beacon (USA). “October gun sales jump 10 percent, continuing recent rise.”
  • 2019, November 7. Reuters Business News (USA). “Exclusive: Trump administration moves closer to easing gun exports.”
  • 2019, November 7. American Rifleman (USA). “Fear & Loading: 2019 gun sales continue their streak.”
  • 2019, October 15. Security Magazine (Troy, MI, USA). “U.S. firearms sales increase 10 percent in September 2019.”
  • 2019, October 15. Shooting Illustrated (USA). “2019 firearms sales up in recent months.”
  • 2019, October 5. The Washington Free Beacon (USA). “Monthly gun sales up 10 percent since last September.”
  • 2019, October 4. American Rifleman (USA). “Fear & Loading: Another double-digit jump in gun sales.”
  • 2019, September 25. American Rifleman (USA). “Fear & Loading: Gun sales – up nearly 16 points in August.”
  • 2019, September 14. AmmoLand Shooting Sports News (USA). “U.S. firearms sales: Year-over-year sales rise substantially in August 2019.”
  • 2019, September 11. KJZZ 91.5  (Phoenix, AZ). “Retail stores across U.S. clamp down on guns.”
  • 2019, September 4. Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA). “Walmart move to ban certain guns, ammo might help Las Vegas shops.”
  • 2019, August 15. CBS News (USA). “Walmart CEO: It’s time to debate renewing the U.S. assault weapons ban.”
  • 2019, August 15. American Rifleman (USA). “Fear & Loading: NICS up, but are sales new or used?”
  • 2019, August 6. The Texas Tribune (Austin, TX). “Here’s everything you need to know about Texas gun laws.”
  • 2019, July 10. American Rifleman (USA). “Fear & Loading: Gun sales up for second month in a row.”
  • 2019, July 3. AmmoLand Shooting Sports News (USA). “U.S. firearms sales: Year-over-year increase in June 2019.”
  • 2019, June 13. Shooting Illustrated (USA). “Latest NICS numbers show firearms sales are up.”
  • 2019, June 10. American Rifleman (USA). “Fear & Loading: Firearms sales up 0.7% to 1% in May 2019.”
  • 2019, June 5. Boise State Public Radio (Idaho, USA). “With 2020 looming, GOP gains could mean losses for gun industry.”
  • 2019, May 9. American Rifleman (USA). “Fear & Loading: Firearms sales slump continued in April.”
  • 2019, April 19. CBS News (USA). “Home gun sales and marketing have changed 20 years after Columbine massacre.”
  • 2019, April 4. The New York Times (USA). “Gun control group’s report card on U.S. banks’ firearms ties has several F’s.”
  • 2019, April 3. New Hampshire Public Radio (USA). “SIG Sauer, already the largest U.S. firearms exporter, could grow bigger with rule change.”
  • 2019, March 30. NBC News (USA). “Gun-makers have always invoked the military to lure customers. Could it be their undoing?”
  • 2019, March 29. Bloomberg Business (USA). “Restricting gun sales cost Dick’s $150 million last year. America’s biggest sports retailer lost customers, but CEO Ed Stack said it was worth it.”
  • 2019, March 21. Washington Times (USA). “Federal gun background checks fall to lowest monthly level in four years.”
  • 2019, March 14. CBSNews (USA). “Italian gun laws change as leaders push ‘legitimate defense’.”
  • 2019, March 14. Financial Times (UK). “Gunmaker must face lawsuit over Sandy Hook killing.”
  • 2019, March 13. Retail TouchPoints (USA). “Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Halt Gun Sales at 125 Stores.”
  • 2019, March 11. American Rifleman (USA). “Fear & Loading: Double-Digit Drop in Gun Sales in February.”
  • 2019, February 14. American Rifleman (USA). “Fear & Loading: Gun Purchases Up Last Month.”
  • 2019, February 5. The Trace (USA). “Gun sales fell in 2018, despite Parkland-inspired activism.”
  • 2019, February 1. KERA News (USA). “Background checks are up in 2018: What does that mean for the Trump slump?”
  • 2019, January 3. Bloomberg Businessweek (USA). “NRA goes international in its mission to defend guns: The American lobby forges ties in Australia, Brazil, and Russia.”
  • 2018, December 11. Shooting Illustrated (USA). “American Outdoor Brands reports increasing firearms sales.”
  • 2018, December 6. American Rifleman (USA). “Fear & Loading: Firearms Sales Showing Interesting Trends.”
  • 2018, November 28. The New York Times (New York, NY, USA). “Firearms industry appears stuck in the doldrums.”
  • 2018, November 26. American Rifleman (USA). “Fear & Loading: Drop in Black Friday NICS Checks.”
  • 2018, November 22. Washington Times (Washington, D.C., USA). “Gun sales decline further under Trump.”
  • 2018, September 22/23. Der Standard (Austria). “Wie Europa’s Waffenbauer den US-Markt erobert hat.”
  • 2018, September 10. San Antonio Express-News (Texas, USA). “As hunting season arrives, gun sales in Texas slump thanks to Trump.”
  • 2018, September 10. AmmoLand and Shooting Sports (USA). “While August 2018 U.S. firearms sales tick up, sales remain sluggish for the year.”
  • 2018, September 7. Houston Chronicle (Texas, USA). “”As hunting season arrives, gun sales in Houston and Texas slump thanks to Trump, oil and Harvey.”
  • 2018, September 3. AmmoLand and Shooting Sports (USA). “Report: U.S. Firearms & Ammunition Trade Numbers with Canada & Mexico.”
  • 2018, August 9. American Rifleman (USA). “Fear & Loading: NICS Mix?”
  • 2018, July 10. Forbes (Austria). “Waffenkult, Kultwaffen: Der Aufstieg des österreichischen Waffenproduzenten Gaston Glock – und welche Rolle Hollywood dabei spielte.”
  • 2018, June 2. KERANews (Texas, USA). “Why don’t we regulate semiautomatic guns the same way we regulate automatic guns?”
  • 2018, May 23. The New York Times (USA). “A bid to increase gun exports, stalled after Sandy Hooks, moves ahead.”
  • 2018, May 9. American Rifleman (USA). “Fear and loading: Strange claim on new NICS record.”
  • 2018, May 7. Bloomberg News (USA). “Gun sales fell again in April.”
  • 2018, Apr. 30. TYT Network (USA). “Trump aiming to toss ailing gunmakers a lifeline worth millions.”
  • 2018, Apr. 5. Washington Examiner (USA). “March saw 4th highest FBI gun background check  ever after Parkland shooting, sales spike 11%.”
  • 2018, Mar. 26. Los Angeles Times (USA). “Want to stop gun violence now? Regulate bullets.”
  • 2018, Mar. 26. Ny Tid (Norway). “Mer bevæpning?”
  • 2018, Mar. 9. Bloomberg News (USA). “The capital of America’s gun industry hates guns.”
  • 2018, Mar. 7. Quartz Media (London, U.K.) “A third of guns in the US are imported, and foreign firearms makers want a say on gun control.”
  • 2018, Mar. 5. AmmoLand and Shooting Sports (USA). “Despite Parkland, Fla., school shooting February 2018 U.S. gun sales break no record.”
  • 2018, Mar. 1. The New York Daily News (USA). “FedEx won’t ship ‘risky’ items like stamps, coins or ashes — but they’ll ship guns at a discount.”
  • 2018, Feb. 27. Morning Edition. National Public Radio (USA). “Thanks to ‘Trump Slump,’ shops have more guns than buyers.”
  • 2018, Feb. 24. The Economist (London, U.K.). “Europe’s flourishing gunmakers: firms like Sig Sauer, Glock and Beretta have a growing share of America’s firearms market.”
  • 2018, Feb. 23. The Texas Standard (Austin, TX, USA). “‘Trump Slump’ has gun makers looking for new markets to thrive.”
  • 2018, Feb. 20. Marketplace. National Public Radio (USA). “Should credit card companies tackle gun sales?”
  • 2017, Nov. 3. BuzzFeedNews (USA). “Under Trump, gun sales did not spike after the Las Vegas shooting. New sales estimates suggest that Obama’s support for gun controls may have driven earlier spikes.”
  • 2017, Apr. 5. The Trace (USA). “Under Trump, a major gunmaker finds that business just isn’t as great.”
  • 2016, Dec. 23. The Trace (USA). “Gun sales are on pace to smash all-time record in 2016.”
  • 2016, Dec. 22. AmmoLand and Shooting Sports (USA). “Record firearms sales year projected as Americans stuff their stockings with guns.”
  • 2016, Dec. 14. ABC News (USA). “4 years after Sandy Hook, Obama leaves a legacy of little progress on gun laws.”
  • 2016, Dec. 3. ABC News (USA). “Record number of gun background checks before election.”
  • 2016, Jan. 23. The Guardian (London, U.K.). “Sex, guns and ammo: inside the world’s largest gun industry trade fair.”
  • 2015, Dec. 10. The New York Times (USA). “What happens after calls for new gun restrictions? Sales go up.”