Sexual equality in America: The 2021 National Firearms Survey showed that women represented 3.5 million of the 7 million new gun owners from 2019 to April 2021, and researchers said COVID-19 uncertainty and riot fears played an outsized role in the trend.
The Wall Street Journal reported that men traditionally dominated gun sales in the U.S. and the latest shift is significant. In general, those from diverse groups have also represented new gun buyers. About 55 percent were white, 21 percent black, and 19 percent were Hispanic. The report pointed out that among women, 28 percent were black and 19 percent Hispanic.
Judi Wells, the founder of the San Diego chapter of A Girl and A Gun, told the Journal that the social upheaval in the wake of the George Floyd killing was a major factor for many women to purchase a firearm. They were afraid of being caught in a riot like the ones seen in Portland, Minneapolis, and other cities last year.
Firearm companies have apparently taken notice of the trend. They now have advertisements geared toward women, including one with a woman posing in a bikini with a new gun.
Deborah Azrael, a Harvard researcher, and Matthew Miller, a researcher from Northeastern University, would have saved some time if they read earlier Trend Journals. When nations and states began locking down in March, we forecast crime would steadily rise. As Gerald Celente notes, “When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it.” (See “GUN SALES SHOOTING UP.”)
The Guardian reported that in March 2020, the FBI ran background checks on 1 million Americans. There was a week in April 2021 that the FBI ran checks on 1.2 million Americans, which is evidence of a sustained interest in guns as fears persist that violence will ramp up.
“There was a surge in purchasing unlike anything we’ve ever seen,” Dr. Garen Wintemute, a gun researcher at the University of California, Davis, told The New York Times. “Usually it slows down. But this just kept going.”
TREND FORECAST: As Gerald Celente has long noted, “When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it.”
And now with middle class income declining at record rates and more people falling into poverty… many will be “losing it,” thus pushing up crime rates.
Indeed, when the COVID War began in 2020, we had forecast a sharp rise in shootings that would in turn increase gun sales. The Trends Journal has been reporting about the jump in crime across the U.S. since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. (See: “NYC: SURGE IN SHOOTINGS & SUBWAY ATTACKS,” “CRIME ON THE RISE DURING THE GREAT LOCKDOWN,” “MASS SHOOTINGS ON THE RISE.”)
Now, with migrant waves of desperate refugees flooding U.S. southern borders and the equity markets slumping which will in turn escalate the decline of the economy which will push more people into poverty and desperation, violent crime will escalate. Thus, despite calls for “gun control,” sales of firearms will continue to increase.
TREND FORECAST: It is estimated there are nearly 400 million civilian-owned firearms in the United States. Thus, there are about 70 million more guns than people. 
And totally ignored by the mainstream media is that when the COVID War was launched in the winter of 2020—and tens of millions of lives and livelihoods were destroyed by the draconian lockdown measures—we had forecast there was a sustained interest in buying guns as fears persisted that violence would ramp up.
Indeed, some 40 million guns were purchased legally by Americans in 2020. Thus, attempts to push through restrictive gun laws by politicians will be met with strong resistance. 

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