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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:59 PM

Gun purchasers set new record in December: FBI

Source: Reuters

Gun purchasers set new record in December: FBI

WASHINGTON | Wed Jan 2, 2013 12:30pm EST

(Reuters) - The number of FBI background checks for U.S. gun purchases set a record in December, as the Connecticut school massacre prompted renewed talk of limits on firearms, according to new FBI data.

The FBI said it recorded 2.8 million background checks during the month, surpassing the record set in November of 2 million checks. The number was up 49 percent over December 2011, when the FBI performed a then-record 1.9 million checks.

(Reporting by David Ingram; Editing by Bill Trott)


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/02/us-usa-guns-record-idUSBRE9010H020130102

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:11 PM

1. Now it's hard to find ammo to feed those new puppies.

I keep dropping by the Ammo section only to be disappointed. Looks like I need to invest in a 357. LOL

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Response to ileus (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:14 PM

3. You need to buy a mould, find some old wheel weights, and roll your own. nt

 

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Response to jody (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:20 PM

4. Plenty of lead...

You're right I need to get into reloading but just never have since I was a kid and reloaded shotgun shells.

My brother has probably 6 tons of lead lying around so that's the easy part of the mix. All in the form of #10 shot and 22's

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Response to ileus (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:38 PM

5. 25lb shot I once purchased <$10 near $50. Hang on to your lead its going to go up in value.

 

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Response to jody (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:51 PM

7. It's hanging out at the end of the tunnel.

My brother runs a shooting match 3 nights a week (Monday 22's, Fridays and Sats 12ga) "indoors"

The last clean out netted 8 tons 3 years ago.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:12 PM

2. Recent purchases of firearms will be a check of the gun-creationists theory that guns cause crime.

 

"Gun Control Legislation” by the Congressional Research Service (Nov 14, 2012) reports:

- From 1994 to 2011, firearm number increased from 192 million to 310+ million.

- From 1994 to 2011, firearms-related murder rates decreased from 6.6 to 3.2 per 100,000.

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Response to jody (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:50 PM

6. Damn facts!!

How dare you interject facts into a discussion about guns!!

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Response to jody (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:08 PM

8. Somebody fudged the numbers a little

If you read the actual report: www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32842.pdf and get the dates aligned with the corresponding data you get this:


"Gun Control Legislation” by the Congressional Research Service (Nov 14, 2012) reports:

- From 1994 to 2009, firearm number increased from 192 million to 310+ million.

- From 1994 to 2009, firearms-related murder rates decreased from 6.3 to 3.4 per 100,000.

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Response to BigAlanMac (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:25 PM

9. I used 310+ million for 2011 from the CRS statement "By the same year, 2009, the estimated total

 

number of firearms available to civilians in the United States had increased to approximately 310 million: 114 million handguns, 110 million rifles, and 86 million shotguns."

I used the 3.2 rate for 2011 from Table I of the report.

What has been fudged?

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Response to jody (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:45 AM

10. When citing statistics

it's usually the rule that you use numbers for the same years.

The difference between murder rates in 2009 (3.4) and 2011 (3.2) is a difference of ~ 6% which is significant.

Also, the total number of firearms probably increased even more between 2009 and 2011 and even more by now.

Anyway, let's keep the comparison oranges to oranges.

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Response to BigAlanMac (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:41 AM

12. Thanks. Conclusion unchanged, gun # INCREASED, murder rate DECREASED. nt

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:49 AM

11. This news will result in someone else doing or saying something else somewhere else

 

It will be posted on the Internet.

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