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2013 Guns Sales Set New Record
TownHall ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 01/07/2014 9:43:46 AM PST by EXCH54FE

The FBI has released new statistics on NICS background checks showing 2013 gun sales hit a new record. The total number of background checks conducted for gun sales last year add up to 21,093,273, beating the previous 2012 record of 19,592,303 by 1,500,970. Texas conducted the most background checks with 1,633,278. Kentucky came is second with 1,578,331 background checks conducted.

These significant numbers came during a year when Democrats and the White House attempted multiple times to push through new gun control measures. In 2013, President Obama released a number of executive actions on gun control and wasted no time in 2014 doing the same. States that implemented more gun control measures in 2013 saw a spike in gun sales, especially in relation to population. Gun sales in Maryland doubled, going from 136,604 in 2012 to 231,361 in 2013. In 2012, Colorado conducted 414,838 checks, in 2013, there were 514,658. In Connecticut, 237,496 checks were conducted in 2012 and in 2013, 294,338 went through the system. Background checks in New York, home of the S.A.F.E. Act, also went up in 2013.

So who's buying these guns? According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation and NBC news, women are the fastest growing demographic of gun owners.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


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President Obama is indeed the best gun salesman in U.S. history.
1 posted on 01/07/2014 9:43:46 AM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Buy RGR and ATK stock.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 9:45:52 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: EXCH54FE
Thanks to the few patriots are getting ready. America is headed for a total melt down and war is coming. If not America is dead.
3 posted on 01/07/2014 9:46:53 AM PST by Logical me
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To: EXCH54FE

Now why is is that, do you suppose?


4 posted on 01/07/2014 9:46:58 AM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: EXCH54FE

The old saying in Africa is that you can tell how close a county is to civil war by the price of an AK-47.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 9:47:11 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: EXCH54FE

Gun Salesman of the YEAR, yet again!

Unprecedented.

6 posted on 01/07/2014 9:47:58 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: EXCH54FE

Background check? What’s that?


7 posted on 01/07/2014 9:50:53 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Noumenon

“Now why is that, do you suppose?”

Americans inherently know something is way wrong and are arming themselves to the teeth.

Next will be the record sales of Ammo......


8 posted on 01/07/2014 9:58:38 AM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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So who's buying these guns?

Law abiding citizens. This is why there was no corresponding spike in gun crime.

Gun control is kind of like trying to solve drunken driving by making it harder for sober people to own cars.

9 posted on 01/07/2014 9:58:40 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: EXCH54FE
If you're anti-gun, then you're anti-woman.
Why can't we use that slogan?

10 posted on 01/07/2014 10:02:28 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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Next will be the record sales of Ammo......

Next??? That already happened. The folks with guns already stocked up.

11 posted on 01/07/2014 10:07:11 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: EXCH54FE

Waiting for the bloodbath to begin....

With all those guns out there, a crime wave is sure to begin at any moment.

(using my liberal logic | sarcasm)


12 posted on 01/07/2014 10:19:43 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Paladin2

Is Bama showing off his replacement for the Beretta M 9?

At least he got the drop on the kid.

“This is how I capped Osama”


13 posted on 01/07/2014 10:22:18 AM PST by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: EXCH54FE

Imagine the crime wave if law abiding citizens lost their guns...


14 posted on 01/07/2014 10:24:41 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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I sure did my part...I wonder how many of these are multiple sales to the same person?


15 posted on 01/07/2014 10:24:49 AM PST by Cuttnhorse
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“The folks with guns already stocked up”

I was standing shell shocked in the Walmart yesterday when the sales clerk passed by. “What’cha lookin’ for, honey?” She asked, but she didn't’ wait for me to reply. “Something we don’t have?”

16 posted on 01/07/2014 10:25:49 AM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: thackney

Something odd about ammo these days, at least where I am:

My usual gun shop is no longer selling .38 special hollow points, unless you are buying a gun & buy the rounds THAT DAY.

22LRs are back, finally...prices are down a bit, quantities still limited.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 10:27:58 AM PST by LadyBuck (....and we're off to the rodeo......)
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To: alpo
9mm?

0bama looks to be a low caliber type.

18 posted on 01/07/2014 10:36:55 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: EXCH54FE

“So who’s buying these guns?”

People who have realized that 8-9 guns just isn’t enough to face whats coming. :-)


19 posted on 01/07/2014 10:37:52 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: LadyBuck

“Something odd about ammo these days” Very true statement, guns are selling like Hotcakes. but where is the Ammo??

I have stopped target shooting for now because once its gone its gone at least for now and the prices are getting up there if you can find it.

I hope 2014 will see more Ammo, but with the shutdown of Lead producers in the U.S.A. costs will be a lot higher.


20 posted on 01/07/2014 10:38:07 AM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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