Scott Kane went 38 years without ever touching a gun. That streak would have endured had it not been for the coronavirus. In March, fearful of the harassment his wife and child experienced over their Asian ancestry, Kane found himself in a California gun shop. His March 11 purchase of a 9 mm would have been the end to the story, were it not for a political standoff over shut down orders and background checks. Now Kane, a former support of gun control measures and AR-15 bans, is frustrated by the arduous process that has denied his family the sense of security. The pandemic has made the soft-spoken software engineer an unlikely Second Amendment supporter.
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