Ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration this week, gun stores across America have seen an incredible uptick in the number of sales.
Store owners owners say they cannot keep up with demand and are running out of ammunition and running low on guns.
It comes at a time where security has been beefed up unlike we've ever seen before in Washington D.C to let Joe Biden be inaugurated in peace.
More than 6,200 National Guard personnel have been deployed in anticipation of unrest in the coming days.
As Joe Biden's big day drew closer, the apparent need for guns has exploded.
According to WIBW, the last four to five months alone have seen a whopping 18 million new gun buyers.
"The year 2020 has been just one long advertisement for why someone may want to have a firearm to defend themselves," said Douglas Jefferson, the vice president for the National African American Gun Association.
The Association has seen the biggest increase in membership this year since its launch in 2015.
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Topeka gun store owner Floyd McMillin believes the surge in gun sales comes as a result of distrust in the government.
"They'll say whatever they say to get elected, but so many people take it like a grain of salt and so they get so worried about that they think they're going to try to take their guns," he said.
"Well, you have to realise that the gun industry itself, it produces billions of dollars in revenue for the United States.
"They'll never get it done. They can vote all they want but it'll never go through because they cannot change the second amendment and our rights as Americans."
He added that Gun Garage made more than $50,000 in sales this past Saturday alone, shattering their previous record.
The FBI has received intelligence that armed protests have been planned in all 50 US states in the coming days.
CNN obtained a document from the FBI that states 'armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the US Capitol from 17 January through 20 January'.
"They have warned that if Congress attempts to remove POTUS via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising will occur," adds a bulletin seen by ABC News.
The dossier from the FBI has also highlighted one group that plans to 'storm' state, local and federal government courthouses and administrative buildings if Trump is removed from office before January 20.
The National Park Service (NPS) said it had received 'credible threats' of further unrest at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
The NPS has closed tours of the Washington Monument from January 11 until January 24 as a precautionary measure.
It also warned there could be closures to roadways, restrooms, parking areas and other facilities on the National Mall and Memorial Park.
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