Gun sales spiked last month amid fears over the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and an ATF special agent for 25 years told Cheddar new gun owners could put their own families at risk. Americans bought about two million guns last month, making it the second busiest month of gun sales ever. David Chipman, Senior Policy Advisor at Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence said hopelessness, anxiety and fear might cause people to try and control an aspect of their lives as they are inundated with concerning news about COVID-19, “but there are risks to that choice.”