Health care workers were not only on the frontlines of fighting the coronavirus, they also made up the majority of buyers in a surge of gun ownership.

A study from New Mexico State University and the University of Toledo found that 67% of people who said they bought a gun during the coronavirus pandemic worked in the health care industry. The researchers found that in the first few weeks of the pandemic, working as a health care professional was a strong predictor of firearm purchasing.

The Washington Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski reported that those who purchased guns “were more likely to be younger, more urban, more female, and less white,” which is in line with the health care industry’s demographics.

“One of the things we should see, in my limited view, is these are people who are civilians who are not criminals and they have seen a lot of unrest in the past six months,” New Mexico State University professor Jagdish Khubchandani told Gutowski. “And they want to be on the front foot with their own safety.”

“America now has more job opportunities in health care,” Khubchandani added. “Almost 15 percent of Americans today have a job in health care. And as that demographic has changed, so has the gun-owning demographic, and they’ve intersected.”

Khubchadani directed Gutowski to two other recent studies, which found between 25% and 50% of physicians reported owning guns.

The study was designed to get responses from 1,432 adults working in the health care industry, from doctors and nurses to home health care assistants.

A study from John Lott’s Crime Prevention Research Center found that women and minorities were leading the increase in concealed carry permits, which has increased 34% over the past four years.

So many people are attempting to get the permits that some counties are experiencing long lines due to cutbacks amid the coronavirus pandemic. Further, the CPRC found that there are 820,000 more concealed carry permit holders today than there were in 2019, thanks in large part to women and minorities.

“Permits for women and minorities continue to increase at a much faster rate than for either men or whites,” Lott said in the report.

“There were 2.7 million concealed handgun permit holders in 1999, 4.6 million in 2007, 8 million in 2011, 11.1 million in 2014, and now 19.48 million in 2020,” the report said.

Fox News added that “among adults in the U.S., 7.6% now hold concealed carry permits, and this does not account for those living in the 16 states that do not require concealed carry permits.”

“This is despite continued restrictions against concealed carry in both California and New York. Taking those large populations out of the equation, the report says, the percentage of adults with concealed carry permits rises to approximately 9.2%,” the outlet added.

By Freedom

The editors and writers of Patriots4Freedom are dedicated to searching out threats to American Freedom. Don't stand by while the nanny state takes away your choices, or Big Tech stifles your free speech. Take a stand and fight for your liberty!

15 thoughts on “Health Care Workers Cause Spike in Gun Purchases During Pandemic”
  1. When Rick Moranis is getting sucker punched just walking down the street at his age it’s time to arm up . I very much hope that someone found the assaulter and cut on him just to send a message and need to make it their purpose to not leave their house without a knife or a gun on you depending on your skill level even if it’s illegal to do so. Because getting arrested for having a knife or a gun on you is better then the potential alternative. Also healthcare workers have been attacked by nutjobs for decades so they have every reason to arm up themselves just to be safe.

  2. I have read several good stuff here. Definitely price bookmarking for revisiting.
    I surprise how much effort you put to create one of these excellent informative
    site.

  3. I like the valuable info you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here
    frequently. I’m quite certain I will learn many new
    stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  4. Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before
    but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new
    to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll
    be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  5. It’s the best time to make some plans for the future and
    it’s time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I want
    to suggest you some interesting things or tips.
    Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article.
    I desire to read more things about it!

  6. It is the best time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy.
    I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you some interesting things or suggestions.
    Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article.
    I want to read even more things about it!

  7. Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download
    it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump out.
    Please let me know where you got your design. Thanks

Comments are closed.