Gun Purchases Continue to Soar
Washington, DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Maybe Americans aren’t taking to Hillary Clinton’s sour attitude toward guns.
Maybe they’re arming themselves out of concern about terrorists and criminals of a more conventional stripe.
And maybe they’re showing what they think of members of Congress who use terrorists’ crimes as the excuse to push for more gun control.
One way or the other, though, Americans are continuing to acquire guns at an unprecedented level.
The FBI reported this week that in June 2016, firearm-related background checks set a new record for any month of June, up 39% from the number of checks conducted in June 2015.
For the first six months of 2016, checks are up 32 percent over the same period in 2015. If the present rate of checks holds through December, there will be over 32 million checks conducted this year, more than double the number conducted during President Obama’s first year in office. There have been 26.5 million checks during the last 12 months, more than in any 12-month period previously.
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