Blog: December Gun Sales Set New Record

December 28 2011
by GSL Staff
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Ran across this interesting article on CNN.

It seems December 2011 set some records for the number of gun sales from dealers in the US. The previous record was set in November 2011.

With a few days left in December, the FBI reports the number of background checks has already topped the previous one-month record — set only in November — of 1,534,414 inquiries by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System also known as NICS. Almost half a million checks were done in just the last six days before Christmas.

Seems that more and more guns are being sold at a record pace.

This is why according to the Brady Campaign:

A leading gun-control organization says repeat buyers most likely are responsible for the holiday surge in guns sales.
“The research we’ve seen indicates fewer and fewer people are owning more and more guns,” said Caroline Brewer of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “All the trends indicate the number of Americans who own guns has declined.”

Do you agree with their analysis, or do you think more and more Americans are taking responsibility for the safety of themselves and their families in uncertain times?

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