It is no secret that the guns and ammunition industry is one of the biggest industries in the world (even, unfortunately, in countries and regions where guns and ammunition are not necessarily legal – or legal at all, for that matter). There is a certain demographic that quite enjoys the sport of shooting – whether professionally or recreationally – and these individuals form a demographic that continues to grow in numbers more and more as time goes on. This demographic is a collective made up of individuals from all around the globe. In recent months, we have seen the first global pandemic in a long while – for many of us, this is the first (and hopefully the last) pandemic that we have ever experienced.
As Coronavirus has spread around the globe, the rising hysteria and panic that has often come hand in hand with it has resulted in what can only be described as an almost inevitable rise in idiocy as a response. First, toilet paper and hand sanitiser flew off the shelves. In many (if not most) parts of the world, these essentials are still hard to come by. Now, there is a rising influx of individuals purchasing guns and ammunition. While there is nothing wrong with gun ownership itself, it must be said that practicing active and consistent gun safety and responsibility is of the utmost importance – and it needs to be taken more seriously.
The panic of COVID-19 impacts the industry
Now, as the panic of COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the globe, the panic that has risen as a response to the virus has resulted in soaring popularity of guns and ammunition both in traditional stores and online. With such a high (and frankly unprecedented) influx of gun and ammunition purchases around the globe, it begs the question: is the current attitude towards gun safety and responsibility enough – and if not, what more needs to be done to adequately and appropriately address the issue head on not just not but well into the future and beyond?
The sheer importance of safety and security now more than ever
Now more than ever, in times where hysteria and panic are raging around the globe, keeping a gun secure is crucial. Most individuals who have guns do practice this quite well, however there are others who blatantly ignore these laws and regulations, choosing instead to approach gun safety and responsibility to their own specifications (specifications that, at the end of the day, are not always the most stable specifications). The gun and ammunition industry is going to continue performing better and better all the time. We simply need to do our part to ensure that strong performance is assisted by a stable perspective and understanding going forward.
The hope of a more secure future for the industry
As the pandemic begins to slow down (hopefully sooner rather than later), we can only hope that the purchase of guns and ammunition again becomes more a result of safety and security and not hysteria and rising panic. In active and consistent action and reaction, hopefully we are likely to see improvements in safety and security in and around this booming industry.