U.S. firearms sales have reached a record high thanks largely to first-time buyers. As a result, the federal background check system is swamped. Gun violence is up and mass shootings are a regular occurrence in this country, with the April 15 attack on a FedEx facility in Indianapolis that left eight dead just the latest example. In Maryland, there’s been a big uptick in not only in firearm sales, but specifically in people wanting to carry handguns.
Maryland is awash in guns, and more are on the way
April 29, 2021