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Gun background checks surged in last 6 weeks
CNN Money ^

Posted on 01/28/2013 2:13:30 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

Gun sales soared at the end of last year, and the trend has continued into 2013.

Since 1998, eight of the 10 highest days for gun background checks have taken place since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, according to the FBI.

Background checks are the most reliable way to track the number of gun sales, and data from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System show that over the last 6 weeks, these checks have reached their highest levels in fifteen years.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; guncontrol; obama; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/28/2013 2:13:36 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Don’t work, the request numbers will start backing down.

The citizens have bought nearly every gun available already.


2 posted on 01/28/2013 2:18:52 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney
I suspect that the numbers for the second half of the period examined are already being "flattened" by lack of stock on hand to purchase.

Only a few comments concerning backorders have come out, in total it must be an astonishing figure.

3 posted on 01/28/2013 2:24:50 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"checks have reached their highest levels in fifteen years."

Pretty close to Columbine. Too lazy to do the math/look it up to know for sure.

4 posted on 01/28/2013 2:25:26 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Red in Blue PA
Headlines like that are good evidence that the number of gun owners in the country are way up.

Two-thirds of U.S. weapons owners would 'defy' a federal gun ban http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2013/jan/20/two-thirds-us-weapons-owners-would-defy-federal-gu/ Question 46 in the wide-ranging survey of more than 1,000 registered voters asks if there is a gun in the household. Overall, 52 percent of the respondents said yes, someone in their home owned a gun.
In recent poll, 52% said they had a gun in the household. Given that 76% of the nation 313.9 Million are adults (238.6 Million Adults).

Crunching the numbers even more and adjusting for household circumstances and gun ownership underreporting.

(52% of 238.6 Million) I would estimate there are about 120 Million gun owners..

Of course that doesn’t take into account ‘Boating accidents’……………..

5 posted on 01/28/2013 3:08:57 PM PST by Voice of Reason1 (Absolute power corrupts absolutely Lord Acton 1887)
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To: Voice of Reason1

Since i applied last i suspect i am not in this number. Took 10 minutes total time. pink camophlage is such a pretty color.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 4:33:16 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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