Gun Appreciation Day - January 19
Fri, Jan 19, 2024

Gun Appreciation Day

Gun Appreciation Day is an American holiday created to celebrate guns. These deadly devices, if in the right hands, can be used for the benefit of society. It is necessary to strictly observe all the requirements in relation to weapons and be a responsible owner, and then everything will be fine. Celebrated annually on January 19th.


Weapons in one form or another have always accompanied humanity and developed along with it. From primitive sticks and stones, which were replaced by piercing and cutting weapons, this concept began to mean high-tech devices, the main striking element of which are bullets, rockets and other projectiles.

The first prototypes of modern weapons began to appear in the 19th century. Weapons have been fundamental to American history. It made it possible to create a strong army, gave the ability to resist the invaders, and so on. However, there were also negative sides. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the issue of increasing crimes with the use of weapons became acute. The forces of the state were directed to the regulation of measures for the control of weapons within the country. It is the responsible use of this dangerous invention that Gun Appreciation Day is dedicated to.

Interesting facts

  • The USA is the most armed state in relation to the population. Approximately 100 trunks fall on 85 citizens.
  • Many people are crazy about the aesthetic perception of weapons. So, for example, the killer of the 20th US President James A. Garfield admitted that he chose a pistol for a very long time, because he wanted it to look beautiful in a museum.
  • In the state of Arizona, it is legal to carry firearms, but it is illegal to have nunchucks.

How to celebrate

Chat with friends and family on Gun Appreciation Day about responsible gun ownership. If you have a weapon, then you can go to the shooting range, and then disassemble and lubricate its parts. Do not forget to check if all the weapons have the necessary documents.

Create a social media post telling other users about the holiday. Discuss your favorite weapons.

When is Gun Appreciation Day celebrated in 2024?

Gun Appreciation Day is observed on January 19 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday January 19 2024
Sunday January 19 2025
Monday January 19 2026
Tuesday January 19 2027