The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, tracks the background checks based on the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System (NICS). The NSSF found around 8 million Americans became first-time gun owners last year.
According to the NSSF report, most of those sales--55.8 percent--were from white men while white women made up 16.6 percent of the sales. Black men made up 9.3 percent of those sales while black females made 5.4 percent, Hispanic males were 6.9 percent of them and Hispanic females were 2.2 percent.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) recently released a survey showing gun sales are up 95 percent from 2019 but ammunition sales are up 139 percent.