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Monday, September 14, 2015

Guns Sales Surged Over Summer

Last December, Time was reporting how people "just aren't stocking up on firearms anymore."  How things can change over the course of six months.  From Outdoor Life's Gun Shots blog via Breitbart News:
According to the FBI, there were 1,580,980 background checks in May 2015, which is nearly 100,000 more than the previous record of 1,485,259 in May 2014.

The trend continued through August.

—There were 1,529,057 background checks in June, nearly 150,000 more than the previous record of 1,382,975 in June 2014.

—There were 1,600,832 background checks in July 2015, nearly 200,000 more than the previous record of 1,402,228 in July 2014.

—There were 1,745,410 background checks in August 2015, nearly 200,000 more than the previous record of 1,546,497 in August 2014.

It should be noted that the number of background checks does not necessarily equal the number of firearms sold but it is an indicator.

Hat tip to Sebastian.

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