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Gun sales are soaring in Texas and throughout the United States.

According to an article from the Austin American-Statesman, Texas is on pace for a record year for background checks. And that may even happen if things calm down between now and late December.

So why are people buying guns? Coronavirus, protests, looting, and just a general sense that we aren't safe are all contributing factors.

Have you purchased a gun since March? My thoughts above in today's Afternoon Brief.

The Chad Hasty Show airs 8:30-11am on News/Talk 95.1 FM and 790 AM KFYO in Lubbock, TX. Watch the video above for my thoughts. Let me know your thoughts below or email me, chad@kfyo.com.

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