As the President continues to push for new gun control measures, new FBI data shows January was the second highest month on record for gun background checks.
FBI figures posted Tuesday show there were 2,495,400 background checks done through the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System known as NICS. The number was more than a million higher than any previous January. The data does not indicate exactly how many weapons might have been purchased as some customers buy more than one gun at a time.
December was the number one record-setting month with 2,783,765 background checks.
The FBI does not comment on the data but makes it available on its website. But the figures typically show high numbers of background checks during the holiday shopping months of November and December. The background check numbers usually decline January. There also is often a spike in checks after dramatic incidents of gun violence. The NICS system was launched in November 1998 after being mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993.
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Glad to see background checks are being done.
"Universal"background checks would only list and track law abiding and legitiment citizens, not the bad guys, because they don't buy their guns there. They buy from a friend, a pawn shop, or steal them from legal owners during burglaries.The anti-gun fanatics know this but want the list for "future reference".
Well duh! Now that there is a major media frenzy and people are being manipulated into believing their rights are going to be takin away theyre running out and buying all kinds of weapons!
Annie, Get Your Gun.
they should get back ground checks
DAD, get your gun. Run'n'Gun Run'n'Gun Run'n'Gun Run'n'Gun Run'n'Gun Run'n'Gun Run'n'Gun
Why doesent the FBI comment on the data??? Btw get your guns people.
thats alot of background cheaks
everyone get your guns and ammo now and pass your backround checks
I thiink the only reason there is that many backround checks is because they are stocking up.
But you can just bet the crooks are still getting guns with no background checks!
Help me understand why you need to carry a gun to church.
Because Arkansas says you can, 1608Â®.