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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:48 PM

FBI reports record number of guns were sold in December

Record gun sales were recorded in December 2012 with over 2.7 million background checks being conducted through the FBI's National Instant Check System (NICS), the agency said today. For 2012, more background checks were conducted than any year since 1998.

In December, 2,783,765 total background checks were carried out to purchase firearms, surpassing the previous record from November 2012 when 2,006,919 checks were performed.

For the year, 19,592,303 background checks carried out for firearm purchases-a 19 percent rise from 2011.

Each check doesn't represent a single gun, just a single background check transaction.


http://news.yahoo.com/record-gun-sales-december-2012-175231843--abc-news-politics.html

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:57 PM

1. Sad, and the gun cultists in DU Gungeon are cheering/celebrating more guns in more places.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:21 PM

2. And in an odd coincidence, fear hit record levels

 

The NRA said the two events had absolutely nothing to do with each other.

But a couple more statistics muddied the water - the amount of adults admitting they hid under their bed, and also defecated in their underwear, hit a new high.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:35 PM

3. Duh...

 

Folks are getting them now because they believe their purchases will be grandfathered.

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