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65.4 Million Guns Bought Since Obama Took Office, 91% More Than Bush's First-Term Total
CNS News ^ | 2/12/13 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.

Posted on 02/12/2013 9:02:40 AM PST by illiac

There have been 65,376,373 background checks completed for Americans purchasing firearms since February of 2009, the first full month of Barack Obama's presidency.

According to data compiled by the FBI, the number of Americans purchasing guns has skyrocketed since Obama was elected.

In 2009, there were 13,984,953 background checks for Americans buying firearms. If we subtract the 1,212,860 checks completed in the month of January, the total checks for the year under Obama were 12,772,090.

For 2010, background checks totaled 14,320,489. In 2011, checks were 16,336,732, and in 2012, 19,463,832. Background checks for the month of January 2013 were 2,483,230.

This totals 65,376,373 background checks completed since President Obama's first full month in office, or 44,748 background checks per day!

By comparison, the number of gun purchases in Obama's first term is 91.1% higher than President George W. Bush's first-term total of 34,214,066 background checks.


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1 posted on 02/12/2013 9:02:50 AM PST by illiac
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To: illiac

Still far outpaced by OHS buying all that ammunition though.


2 posted on 02/12/2013 9:07:33 AM PST by lesko
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To: lesko

Afraid so....would like to see honest numbers for both sides....


3 posted on 02/12/2013 9:08:50 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

“Gun and magazine sales skyrocket every time a democrat politician starts to vulture in on a tragedy.
I don’t know if many of you realize this, but Barack Obama is personally responsible for more gun sales,
and especially first time gun purchases, than anyone in history.
When I owned my gun store, we had a picture of him on the wall
and a caption beneath it which said SALESMAN OF THE YEAR.” Larry Correia (firearms FFL/SWAT trainer)


4 posted on 02/12/2013 9:13:39 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: illiac
Emporer Obama has been focused like a laser on creating jobs making and selling guns and ammo.


5 posted on 02/12/2013 9:14:45 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: illiac

How many 100W incandescent light bulbs were purchased during the same period?


6 posted on 02/12/2013 9:14:59 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: illiac

Just picked up a 30-06 at WalMart on Sat. Doin’ my part...can’t find any brass or powder for it though.


7 posted on 02/12/2013 9:17:54 AM PST by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: illiac

That doesn’t include the purchases done without a paper trail.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 9:18:36 AM PST by lurk
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To: illiac

Every family of 4 should own, 4 Ruger 10/22s, 4 MIni 14s, 4 Shotguns, 4 Handguns, 2 Springfield M1A .308. and plenty of ammo. Then build on that and buy what you want.


9 posted on 02/12/2013 9:18:49 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: stuartcr

.22s are in short supply all over this area...


10 posted on 02/12/2013 9:18:56 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: lurk

How true....and that is the scary part...


11 posted on 02/12/2013 9:20:04 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

One commenter at the site: “It’s only 91% because gun makers can’t make them any faster.”


12 posted on 02/12/2013 9:20:26 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: ZX12R

I think that is true...

I read somewhere this morning that one of the manufacturers were making 300 guns per day and still could not keep up...


13 posted on 02/12/2013 9:22:53 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

Horde ammo!


14 posted on 02/12/2013 9:23:47 AM PST by dangus
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To: illiac

One needs a safe place to store them. I am afraid I am running out of room.


15 posted on 02/12/2013 9:26:41 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: dangus
Horde ammo!

I think I understand what a junkie feels like.
I go into Walmart for bread and milk, I go straight to sporting goods.
If there's any .22 lr, .223, 9mm, .45 or .308 I buy it.

I have a thousand rounds of all those calibers... but I buy as much as they'll allow anyway.
It's an obsession!

Agghh!! Is there a twelve step program for this?

16 posted on 02/12/2013 9:31:44 AM PST by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: illiac; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Liz; GOPJ; ...

This shows that the most effective way to keep new guns from going on ‘the streets’ is to have Obama resign.

He should do it for Gabby, and the little ones, aka ‘The Babies’


17 posted on 02/12/2013 9:36:01 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Gaffer

Now we have a Gun Safe shortage?


18 posted on 02/12/2013 9:38:11 AM PST by TYVets
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To: illiac

no doubt all these purchasers are intensely loyal to the current regime and are buying guns to help it impose Shariah Law after it confiscates all remaining private property in America?


19 posted on 02/12/2013 9:38:47 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: illiac

Wait, I thought O and SlowJoe have been telling us people were buying these guns without background checks.


20 posted on 02/12/2013 9:39:41 AM PST by mnehring
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To: stuartcr
Just picked up a 30-06 at WalMart on Sat. Doin’ my part...can’t find any brass or powder for it though.

Mil-Surp 30-06 M2 Ball Ammo at CMP.

Get 200 rounds packaged loose in a 30 cal ammo can @ $98 plus shipping.

CMP 30-06 Caliber Ammunition


21 posted on 02/12/2013 9:42:01 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: sickoflibs

“...is to have Obama resign.”

Why can’t our glorious leader now top the Pope? The Pope resigned and now Obama can out do the Pope’s lead and resign and go one step further, leave -— leave for another planet.


22 posted on 02/12/2013 9:44:47 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: lesko; LucyT
Still far outpaced by OHS buying all that ammunition though.

I suspect cities tagged with 'joint exercises' will contribute the personnel to shoot that obscene quantity of ammo...

Since dems partner with criminals and/or minorities my guess is Hispanics from the Miami police force will be part of 'the team'. What other cities had joint exercises with police and military working together? Anyone know the military leaders doing these joint exercises? Are they the same people?

23 posted on 02/12/2013 9:45:35 AM PST by GOPJ ( Illegal immigrants: violent boorish party crashers. Send them home, call police - make them leave.)
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To: All

what are the most popular/common actual brand of [insert arm here] and calibers.

i thought 22 was more practice type use.


24 posted on 02/12/2013 9:47:09 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Iron Munro

I don’t like buying ammo on-line, the shipping costs bother me and I prefer to make my own. I may be forced to soon though.

Actually, I just visited their web page. The shipping costs aren’t that bad, and the price is pretty good for that Greek stuff. Thanks


25 posted on 02/12/2013 9:57:39 AM PST by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: illiac

That doesn’t count additional millions bought at gun shows and other private sales. This population is armed to the teeth. It must stay that way.


26 posted on 02/12/2013 10:03:48 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: illiac

I feel like a slacker. I haven’t purchased a firearm in years. (After the 2008 election, I stocked up on powder and primers).

I’m making a commitment to buy at least three handguns in 2013!


27 posted on 02/12/2013 10:03:56 AM PST by 04-Bravo
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Ditto here in Knoxville, TN. No bricks available at all. Right now my range is selling each 50 rd. box of long rifle rounds for $10.00, 20 cents a round.


28 posted on 02/12/2013 10:05:52 AM PST by libstripper
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To: illiac

Holy, crap! That’s 100 million transfers, many I am sure were new firearms. As another poster puts it, they ain’t buying because someone might ban them, they are buying them because they believe they will need them.


29 posted on 02/12/2013 10:07:26 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: sickoflibs

People voted with their wallets and told Dear Leader what they think of his efforts to take away their method of self-protection.


30 posted on 02/12/2013 10:11:40 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: grobdriver
"Agghh!! Is there a twelve step program for this?"

I don't see a problem that needs solving....

31 posted on 02/12/2013 10:12:12 AM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Gaffer

Consider secret vaults built within a wall or under a closet floor. ;>)

I am working on that right now.


32 posted on 02/12/2013 10:15:54 AM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: CodeToad
Holy, crap! That’s 100 million transfers, many I am sure were new firearms. As another poster puts it, they ain’t buying because someone might ban them, they are buying them because they believe they will need them.

Another thing to remember is that guns are very durable. With care, a gun will last a century or more. I bought all I think I'll need by the end of the Clinton presidency.

33 posted on 02/12/2013 10:16:12 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: illiac
Doing my part . I've bought 11 in the past 4 years. (Too bad I lost them all in that darn canoe accident Saturday.)
34 posted on 02/12/2013 10:17:35 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: ZX12R

Yep. As you may recall, part of the Cloward-Piven strategy was to “overwhelm the system”. I find it ironic that we gun owners and purchasers are now doing a very good job of that.


35 posted on 02/12/2013 10:18:29 AM PST by Sigurdrifta
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To: PapaBear3625

Same here. We still buy when new models come out that we like, like the Ruger LCP.


36 posted on 02/12/2013 10:19:11 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Sorry to hear that....:)


37 posted on 02/12/2013 10:26:58 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

I’ll wager than 80% of the people who purchase a firearm already have 3-10 in the closet.

More than you think have several dozen or more than a hundred.

Lot’s of community organizers out there, ready to go.


38 posted on 02/12/2013 10:30:43 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: libstripper
Another story from the good old days (the late '80s) when a BRICK of 22 LR went for $9.20.

A brick of target/subsonic went for a little under $12.00.

39 posted on 02/12/2013 10:44:29 AM PST by TYVets
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To: illiac
Won't get fooled again
40 posted on 02/12/2013 11:10:05 AM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: Lee N. Field

One of my favorites!


41 posted on 02/12/2013 11:14:38 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: George from New England
RE :”The Pope resigned and now Obama can out do the Pope’s lead and resign and go one step further, leave -— leave for another planet.”

He says he has more to do before leaving, he will tell you all about it tonight.

42 posted on 02/12/2013 11:19:47 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: ZX12R
“It’s only 91% because gun makers can’t make them any faster.”

Linked from elsewhere:

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/01/update-status-of-gun-industry.html Status of gun industry
Smith & Wesson-is running at Full capacity making 300+ guns/day-mainly M&P pistols. They are unable to produce any more guns to help with the shortages.

RUGER: Plans to increase from 75% to 100% in the next 90 days.

FNH: Moving from 50% production to 75% by Feb 1st and 100% by March 1. Remington-Maxed out!

Armalite: Maxed out.

DPMS: Can't get enough parts to produce any more product.

COLT: Production runs increasing weekly...bottle necked by Bolt carrier's.

LWRC:Making only black guns, running at full capacity...can't get enough gun quality steel to make barrels.

Springfield Armory: Only company who can meet demand but are running 30-45 days behind.

AMMO: Every caliber is now Allocated! We are looking at a nation wide shortage of all calibers over the next 9 months. All plants are producing as much ammo as possible w/ of 1 BILLION rounds produced weekly. Most is military followed by L.E. and civilians are third in line.

MAGPUL is behind 1 MILLION mags, do not expect any large quantities of magpul anytime soon.

RELOADERS... ALL Remington, Winchester, CCI & Federal primers are going to ammo FIRST. There are no extra's for reloading purposes... it could be 6-9 months before things get caught up. Sorry for the bleak news, but now we know what to expect in the coming months. Stay tuned, we'll keep you posted...

43 posted on 02/12/2013 11:23:37 AM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: illiac
I read somewhere this morning that one of the manufacturers were making 300 guns per day and still could not keep up...

I got it from a guy I know, in the field, that a company local to us is putting out thirty thousand AR lowers a week. This is a back end supplier to the industry. Forging and casting is what they do.

44 posted on 02/12/2013 11:25:29 AM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: Lee N. Field

That is truly amazing! I wonder if it’s possible for the citizenry to amass this kind of firepower, without something horrible breaking out. I sure hope the government doesn’t make any stupid mistakes, like, not keeping their appropriate place.


45 posted on 02/12/2013 11:33:58 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Iron Munro

Does the NRA count as being a member of a “club”?


46 posted on 02/12/2013 12:51:20 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: ZX12R
That is truly amazing! I wonder if it’s possible for the citizenry to amass this kind of firepower, without something horrible breaking out. I sure hope the government doesn’t make any stupid mistakes, like, not keeping their appropriate place.

There's a bit at the bottom that I didn't copy/paste:

They didn’t know when they’d be getting anything back in stock, from magazines to rifles to pistols. Manufacturers were running full-bore, but couldn’t come close to keeping up with market demand. It wasn’t just the AR-15s, the AK-pattern rifles, the M1As, and the FALs that were sold out. It really hit me when I realized that the World War-era M1 Garands, M1 carbines, and Enfield .303s were gone, along with every last shell. Ubiquitous Mosin-Nagants—of which every gun store always seems to have 10-20—were gone. So was their ammo. Only a dust free space marked their passing. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Every weapon of military utility designed within the past 100+ years was gone. This isn’t a society stocking up on certain guns because they fear they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war.


47 posted on 02/12/2013 1:24:20 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: ZX12R

There was already somewhere north of 400 million firearms in private hands so another 65 million doesn’t change the equation a whole lot. The number of citizens who own one or more firearms is somewhere north of 100 million as well. Anyone who thinks the gooberment is going to go door to door and confiscate them should crunch some numbers and look at how much personnel would be needed, how much money would have to be allocated and how many years it would take.


48 posted on 02/12/2013 2:04:04 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

So they’ll be looking for alternatives to the door to door method...


49 posted on 02/12/2013 2:17:33 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi...the travesty continues.)
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To: cyn
If it comes to a ban (unlikely) I think they want us to voluntarily turn them in like they did in Britain and Australia. IMO we will do as Canadians did only more so. We just won't comply. The fewer who do comply the less they can do about it. The Canadians essentially Cloward & Pivened their registry system. They forced their government to spend the program out of existence.

I don't know what other alternative they have.

50 posted on 02/12/2013 2:26:27 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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