Pandemic, protests, politics driving US gun sales

Jackson (United States) (AFP) – From the countryside to the cities, Americans are engaged in a frenzy of gun-buying fueled by the pandemic, protests and politics.Brenda Dumas, wearing ear protectors and adopting a shooter’s stance, takes aim at a cardboard target with her new gun.”Fight,” commands the instructor at the Boondocks Firearms Academy in a suburb of Jackson, the largest city in the southern state of Mississippi.”I want to be able to protect myself should the need arise,” said Dumas, a white woman in her 60s.She persuaded her husband, David, to attend the gun safety course with her f…

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