[Ed. – As Amy Swearer says, there are a lot more here.]
The FBI conducted a record-high 3.9 million background checks for firearms sales and transfers in June. The previous record of 3.7 million was set just this past March.
It is little surprise that, during these difficult and uncertain times, many Americans who never before considered the prospect of gun ownership are coming to appreciate their Second Amendment rights. Even in “normal” times, Americans often rely on their firearms to protect themselves and others.
- June 1, Edinburg, Virginia: A Virginia pastor drew his handgun to protect himself from five trespassers who assaulted him on his property. … The five threatened him with racial slurs, and one head-butted him. The pastor defended himself with his handgun and called 911.
- June 6, Lake Elsinore, California: A store owner intervened with his firearm to protect a woman from an assailant, police said. … When the store owner stood between the man and the woman, the assailant pushed him to the ground and began to beat the woman again. The store owner retrieved his firearm and shot the man, who fled. Police later arrested him.