Skip to comments.65.4 Million Guns Bought Since Obama Took Office, 91% More Than Bush's First-Term Total
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.
Still far outpaced by OHS buying all that ammunition though.
Afraid so....would like to see honest numbers for both sides....
“Gun and magazine sales skyrocket every time a democrat politician starts to vulture in on a tragedy.
I dont 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)
Emporer Obama has been focused like a laser on creating jobs making and selling guns and ammo.
How many 100W incandescent light bulbs were purchased during the same period?
Just picked up a 30-06 at WalMart on Sat. Doin’ my part...can’t find any brass or powder for it though.
That doesn’t include the purchases done without a paper trail.
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.
.22s are in short supply all over this area...
How true....and that is the scary part...
One commenter at the site: “It’s only 91% because gun makers can’t make them any faster.”
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...
One needs a safe place to store them. I am afraid I am running out of room.
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?
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’
Now we have a Gun Safe shortage?
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?
Wait, I thought O and SlowJoe have been telling us people were buying these guns without background checks.
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