February 2016 Is A Record Breaking Gun Sales Month



By SisiBroad | March 5, 2016 10:00 am

There were 2,613,074 firearms-related background checks performed by the FBI over the 29 days in February, a record for the month. February is now the ninth month in a row that has seen a record number of checks. The month saw fewer checks than the single-month record set in December 2015, but also saw an increase in checks over last month.

This February’s numbers bested the previous record, set in 2013, by more than 300,000 checks. In the first two months of 2016, there were 5,158,876 checks run through the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System. That’s more than half the 10,036,933 checks run in all of 2006, just a decade ago.

February 2016 Is A Record Breaking Gun Sales Month

February 2016 Is A Record Breaking Gun Sales Month

More than one in eight adults in South Dakota boasts a permit to carry a concealed weapon, enough to make the state one of — if not the most heavily permitted in the nation.

That’s according to a 2015 report by a pro-gun research organization, the Crime Prevention Research Center, which found only Alabama to have a higher percentage of adults with concealed carry permits.

Why not. Check out. It costs $10 get a concealed carry permit in South Dakota. It take 30 days to obtain residency in the state to obtain a pistol permit.

This year is a continuation of a record-setting trend, which began in 2015. February 2016 is the tenth month in a row to set a record. 2015 also holds the all-time record for background checks in a single year.

“A day has not gone by without a major media assault on gun rights or an Obama administration call for new additional restrictions on gun ownership,” said Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation. “Americans have voted with their dollars and bought record levels of guns and ammunition.”

The Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton, has also continued to champion stricter gun control policies on the campaign trail throughout 2015 and the beginning of 2016. Clinton has said she would consider Australian-style gun confiscation for the United States and that she believes the Supreme Court is “wrong” on the Second Amendment.

Gun rights advocates, such as the Second Amendment Foundation’s Alan Gottlieb, view the sales records as a direct result of politician’s attacks on gun rights.

“The more gun rights are attacked, the more people are going to buy firearms and ammunition,” he said. “It is like the law of gravity. It will not change.”

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