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About half of all gun buyers in the United States are women

The 2021 U.S. National Firearms Survey, designed by Deborah Azrael of Harvard University’s TH Chan Chan School of Public Health and Matthew Miller of Northeastern University, shows that about 5.3 percent, according to the Wall Street Journal. Millions of American women bought weapons for the first time from January 2019 to April this year. During that time, about four million American men have taken up arms.
Previous studies over the past few decades have shown that women account for about 10 to 20 percent of the US arms market.
Azrael said: “In this study, the records of 19,000 people have been examined and it is the most comprehensive national research in the United States regarding the purchase of weapons.”
Researchers have blamed the rise in female gun buying in the United States on coronary heart disease and social unrest, including violent protests over the killing of George Floyd, a black American by Minneapolis police, and the 2020 US election violence.
The study also found that new gun buyers in the United States were 55 percent white, 21 percent black and 19 percent Latino. Among female gun buyers in the United States, only 28 percent were black.
Also, since April 2019, 19.6 million people in the United States who had purchased weapons in previous years have purchased more weapons.
According to IRNA, shootings leading to mass killings in the United States, especially in the late twentieth century, have become a common phenomenon in the United States. Previously, when a shooting incident led to a massacre in the United States, the interval between the next similar incident was an average of six months, but in the decades, and especially in recent years, the level of violence in the United States has increased, so that Perhaps every week, news of deadly shootings spread across the country, with more than 35,000 Americans killed by firearms each year, according to independent agencies.

According to a 2014 study by the Academic Journal of Internal Medicine, people who have access to firearms are almost twice as likely to be killed as those who do not have access to firearms compared to those who do not. Three times more.


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