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Alabama leads the way in nationwide run on guns

Posted By admin On January 13, 2013 @ 8:05 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Challen Stephens
AL.com [1]
Jan 13, 2013

Alabama appears to have led the national run on guns last month.

It’s not that Alabamians purchased the most. But Alabama saw the nation’s largest spike in applications for firearm background checks, a sudden rise of 145 percent, between the months of October and December.

Federal background checks spiked in every single state following the presidential election and the shooting in Newtown, according to FBI data on background checks [2]. Background checks normally rise before Christmas. But as 2012 ended with debate over gun control, the rise wentwell beyond the normal uptick [3] for  holiday shopping.

And the increased interest wasn’t limited to the South.

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[1] AL.com: http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/01/alabama_leads_the_way_in_natio.html

[2] FBI data on background checks: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/reports/20130102_1998_2012_state_monthly_totals.pdf

[3] well beyond the normal uptick: http://blog.al.com/breaking/2012/12/gun_sales_surge_in_huntsville.html

[4] Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas: http://www.prisonplanet.com/americans-buy-record-numbers-of-guns-for-christmas.html

[5] Sales of Guns Soar in U.S. as Nation Weighs Tougher Limits: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sales-of-guns-soar-in-u-s-as-nation-weighs-tougher-limits.html

[6] 3 hurt as 7 massive blasts rock Mobile, Alabama shipyard: http://www.prisonplanet.com/3-hurt-as-7-massive-blasts-rock-mobile-alabama-shipyard.html

[7] 65.4 Million Guns Bought Since Obama Took Office, 91% More Than Bush’s First-Term Total: http://www.prisonplanet.com/65-4-million-guns-bought-since-obama-took-office-91-more-than-bushs-first-term-total.html

[8] US guns sales soar after Barack Obama’s re-election: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-guns-sales-soar-after-barack-obamas-re-election.html

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