Record Gun Checks, Sales For Christmas

The FBI reports record background checks for firearms buyers in December, with 500,000 in the six days before Christmas.

Senh: People are just more fearful during recessions I guess.

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  • Bombing suspects' mom also in terror database
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  • Gun sales spike over Black Friday weekend, FDLE reports
    their Firearm Purchase Program processed 8,628 criminal records checks over Black Friday weekend alone. That’s up 14 percent from the same weekend in 2020. Local gun shop owners saw their sales ...
    12/8/2021 - 3:16 pm | View Link
  • Column: Support for stronger gun control is fading. Will the Michigan high school shooting reverse that?
    Gallup poll and other surveys show smaller majorities support tougher gun restrictions, even in California. In the past, support has grown after mass shootings.
    12/8/2021 - 7:00 am | View Link
  • Guest Opinion | Join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to help combat gun violence
    Whether or not you were surprised by the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha on Nov. 19, you might nevertheless have been deeply shocked — that a 17-year-old could carry his AR-15 style rifle ...
    12/6/2021 - 12:24 pm | View Link
  • As gun violence spikes and gun control legislation again fails in the Senate, advocates pursue other ways to bring down numbers
    Two days after a school shooting in Michigan, Chris Murphy stood on the Senate floor and made yet another impassioned plea for legislation that would sharply increase the number of gun sales requiring ...
    12/4/2021 - 10:00 pm | View Link
  • The patterns of gun sales in the United States, visualized
    According to the county, his son brought the gun to school Tuesday, where he allegedly used it to kill four of his classmates. That James Crumbley seems to have passed a background check did not ...
    12/3/2021 - 3:55 am | View Link
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  • US record guns sales: Americans bought guns in record ...
    Gun sales in the United States reached a record level last year, with the biggest increases in background checks for firearms overlapping with months of social and political unrest, according to ...
    12/7/2021 - 3:04 am | View Website
  • REPORT: Gun Sales In October Were Second Highest On Record
    Gun sales in 2021 are close to being the 2nd highest on record, with still 2 months left to go, according to newly released data. Over 1.4 million background checks were carried out by the #FBI for gun sales in October.
    12/7/2021 - 2:13 am | View Website
  • FBI Ran Almost 200,000 Background Checks on Black Friday ...
    The number of NICS checks in October 2021 was also the second-highest number of checks ever for that month. “This figure of over 687,000 background checks is truly remarkable,” Bartozzi said. “This year has already been shaping up to be the second strongest year for firearm sales on record, second only to 2020’s record-breaking number of 21 million background checks for a firearm sale.
    12/6/2021 - 6:21 pm | View Website
  • Black Friday Gun Sales Top Even 2020 | The Reload
    Black Friday saw the FBI process 187,585 gun-related background checks. That puts it up slightly ahead of the numbers for the previous year, even as 2020 set an all-time gun sales record. Black Friday 2021 is now the tenth-best day ever for background checks in the history of the program. 2021 now has seven of the top ten spots on the list.
    12/6/2021 - 10:21 am | View Website
  • Gun sales at record levels, according to FBI background checks
    Two days before Christmas, NICS ran 102,222 background checks, which was the second-busiest day in history. The one-day record was set this year on Black Friday, the big shopping day following ...
    12/4/2021 - 8:25 pm | View Website
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