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All Top 10 Days And Weeks For Gun Purchases Have Come Under Obama
March 4, 2013, By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
February 2013 was the third highest month on record for background checks on Americans' purchasing firearms.
According to the FBI NICS database, there were 2,309,393 background checks completed in the month of February.
Read More: All Top 10 Days And Weeks For Gun Purchases Have Come Under Obama | CNS News
The population of the US is 313,914,040 as of July 2012, Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
There have been 165 million NICS checks since November 1998.
I realize that some people buy more than one gun at a time, & over time 1 person may buy more than 1 gun, so the NICS checks do not equal either guns or gun owners directly. Also, NICS checks do not include all private sales. However, the NICS checks are an indicator of gun ownership.
165 million is half the country. No matter how you spin it, a lot of people own guns.
In the last four years there have been about 69 million NICS checks. That equates to about 20% of the population has bought guns in the last four years which may be fairly realistic given the surge in female gun ownership.
If we can energizes these people to vote for their gun rights, we may be able to turn around some of the bad legislation that is current ongoing.
Keep writing your legislators and make these numbers known to them.
Ten Bears: It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues. There is iron in your words of death for all Comanche to see, and so there is iron in your words of life. No signed paper can hold the iron. It must come from men.
Should I also tell them, as you say, that doesn't include private sales?
Nah, prolly better not!
Last edited by oakchas; March 5th, 2013 at 11:33 AM.
It could be worse!