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Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas

Posted By admin On January 2, 2012 @ 3:54 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled


January 2, 2012

Americans bought record numbers of guns last month amid an apparent surge in popularity for weapons as Christmas presents.

According to the FBI, over 1.5 million background checks on customers were requested by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in December. Nearly 500,000 of those were in the six days before Christmas.

It was the highest number ever in a single month, surpassing the previous record set in November.

On Dec 23 alone there were 102,222 background checks, making it the second busiest single day for buying guns in history.

The actual number of guns bought may have been even higher if individual customers took home more than one each.

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[1] Full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8987359/Americans-buy-record-numbers-of-guns-for-Christmas.html

[2] 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

[3] FBI: Record number of gun background checks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-record-number-of-gun-background-checks.html

[4] Alabama leads the way in nationwide run on guns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/alabama-leads-the-way-in-nationwide-run-on-guns.html

[5] Background checks amount to ‘new tax on guns,’ Coburn insists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/background-checks-amount-to-%e2%80%98new-tax-on-guns%e2%80%99-coburn-insists.html

[6] Americans leaving US in record numbers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/americans-leaving-us-in-record-numbers.html

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