Well Over 65 Million Guns Sold Since Obama Took Office
According to cnsnews.com, since February 1, 2009 there have been over 65,000,000 background checks for gun purchases in the United States.
That number is probably a good bit lower than the actual number of guns sold though since many states allow purchasers to show their state carry permit to purchase a gun without a background check and one background check can be good for multiple guns.
To put that into perspective, that is enough guns to arm all of the of residents Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana, Kentucky, Oregon, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Iowa, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kansas, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, West Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, District of Columbia*, and Wyoming.
That number is close to double the number of weapons sold in G.W. Bush’s first term as president (34,214,066).