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Thu Jan 5, 2012, 10:01 PM

16,454,951 NICS Background Checks Done in 2011! Beating the old yearly record by 2,000,000!

Maybe MANY more guns were actually sold because one background check can equal multiple guns and many Concealed Carry license holders do not need to go through the NICS check to buy a gun!

Also, 1,862,327 Background Checks in December. A New Monthly Record!

Both the yearly total and December total are new records since the NICS system went into effect in 1998!

More and more Americans are armed!

The Democrats need to give up the Gun Control battle and stop letting the GOP and NRA use it against us to raise money to throw GREAT dems out of office.

Congratulations to the DU members who contributed to these record breaking numbers!

Here is the link to the numbers:
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/reports/010312totalnicsbackgroundchecks-1.pdf






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Reply 16,454,951 NICS Background Checks Done in 2011! Beating the old yearly record by 2,000,000! (Original post)
Logical Jan 2012 OP
burf Jan 2012 #1
Logical Jan 2012 #2
X_Digger Jan 2012 #3
burf Jan 2012 #4
Simo 1939_1940 Jan 2012 #5
Logical Jan 2012 #7
Simo 1939_1940 Jan 2012 #6
Hoyt Jan 2012 #8
gejohnston Jan 2012 #9
E6-B Jan 2012 #10

Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 10:45 PM

1. The Brady Bunch's answer was most of the guns were purchased by those

who already had firearms and the number of new owners was small. They however did not supply any numbers to back up their claims.

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Response to burf (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 10:52 PM

2. I know a lot of new gun owners and new CC owners. So I am sure there are a lot.....

of new hand gun buyers also.

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Response to burf (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:02 PM

3. Funny thing is, all they'd have to do to confirm it is go talk to a couple of gun store clerks..

But no, they never want to be disabused of their notions, facts bedamned.

There are a lot more introductory classes being held at places like Bass Pro Shops (which makes its conference rooms / range available for instructors for a fee). We've seen a lot of new concealed carry folks show up on the local forum devoted to the topic.

Heck, I've given more informal classes to friends or friends of friends this year than last year- most of them women, and a majority have never owned a handgun. Many have never owned or been around guns at all.

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:08 PM

4. That is a real positive in the new owners are getting training.

It used to seem people would by a gun and didn't know how to safely operate it. The time to learn is not when you are in a bad situation. Also, relying on Divine Intervention is probably not the best method either.

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 02:07 AM

5. The range to which I'm a member provides training for new shooters.


I recall that one of the managers told me a couple of years ago that the beginner's classes had a 6 month backlog - unprecedented. Next time I'm there I'll ask what the current situation is.

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Response to Simo 1939_1940 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 12:24 AM

7. Great news!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 02:18 AM

6. Great news - although I didn't contribute this year.


The Democrats need to give up the Gun Control battle and stop letting the GOP and NRA use it against us to raise money to throw GREAT dems out of office.

Yup. That's the reason I'm so heavily emotionally invested with this issue.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 12:28 AM

8. Great by 2024, everyone will own numerous guns, as we fight for food.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 12:50 AM

9. no it is called

permaculture, sustainable grow your own, don't own more stuff than you have use for, and oh yeah not putting the all in all you can eat.
Ever wonder if it is more of a distribution problem than shortage when you drive by an all-you-can-eat buffet?

What do hippies and hillbillies have in common?

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 01:05 AM

10. What is this 'we' stuff.

 

'we' implies that you will have a gun to fight for food.

'great by 2024, people will own numerous guns as they fight for food, while I starve'

There I fixed it for you.

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