Under-Stating The Obvious On Record Gun Sales

It appears that consumer demand is driving new gun sales as December background checks smash the previous record which was set way back in November. Gee, ya think? That’s almost 5 million BG checks. How many of these purchases were for multiple firearms?

The number of FBI background checks required for Americans buying guns set a record in December, indicating that more people may purchase one after the Connecticut school massacre stirred interest in self-defense and prompted renewed talk of limits on firearms, according to FBI data.

The FBI said it recorded 2.78 million background checks during the month, surpassing the mark set in November of 2.01 million checks – about a 39 percent rise.

The latest monthly figure was up 49 percent over December 2011, when the FBI performed a then-record 1.86 million checks.

Consumer demand for guns appears to have accounted for the uptick in activity…

Someone who passes a background check is eligible to buy multiple firearms.

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2 Responses to Under-Stating The Obvious On Record Gun Sales

  1. Greg B says:

    As noted in the link to Mr. Owens post:

    “Every weapon of military utility designed within the past 100+ years was gone. This isn’t a society stocking up on certain guns because they fear they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war.”

    • Uke says:

      “Si vis pacem, para bellum.”

      It may very well be that all this preparation indeed averts a revolution, if you consider that strength of arms dissuades predators. Perhaps it even dissuaded predatory governments?