What is the impact of the spread of the new corona on the American gun society?
sales of ammunition and survival supplies were exploding in the United States. In the United States, it became clear that the number of gun violence cases has increased sharply since the COVID-19 epidemic.
Following the epidemic of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), it was reported that
Gun violence incidence during the COVID-19 pandemic is higher than before the pandemic in the United States | Scientific Reports
US Gun Violence Rose 30% During The Pandemic, And Families Were in The Line of Fire
The National Rifle Association reported an increase in demand for 'ammunition and survival supplies' in March 2020. At that time, a gun control expert said, 'Even if the pandemic converges and we get out of the reality of physical distance, the guns will remain. I think it will increase, 'he said, expressing a sense of crisis about the increase in gun violence.
The National Rifle Association reports that 'ammunition and survival supplies' are selling well due to the spread of the new coronavirus epidemic --GIGAZINE
To investigate the relationship between such pandemics and gun violence, a research team at Penn State University analyzed information on gun violence collected by the non-profit Gun Violence Archive. As a result, it was found that the number of gun violence cases from March 2020 to March 2021 increased from the previous year in all states except Alaska. In addition, it has been revealed that the number of incidents in New York, Minnesota, and Michigan has more than doubled.
In 2020, it is reported that the decrease in contact opportunities with family and friends due to social distance in the United States caused an increase in the number of depressed patients. The research team claims that this 'increased psychological stress caused by COVID-19' is causing an increase in gun violence. In addition, based on information from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) , an American gun purchaser registration system, that 'sales of pistols have increased by 41% year-on-year,' the research team said, 'Opportunities to access guns.' Is also causing an increase in gun violence. '
“To keep the COVID-19 epidemic down, stay-at-home orders and social distance measures are essential, but we also need to be aware of social and economic stressors that can lead to gun violence. There is. ' In addition, doctor Paddy Sentongo, who led the research team, said, 'The tightness in medical services is the result of two epidemic clashes in the United States: COVID-19 and increased gun violence. by, the situation that both of the patient can not receive the necessary medical services has occurred 'and insist we are.
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