FBI: November Most Background Checks for Gun Purchases in History

The FBI has reported that November brought the most background checks for new gun purchases in history.

November brought a 42% surge in background checks for firearms with 3.6 million requests processed. In November 2019, it was only 2.5 million.

The FBI reported that they have made 35.7 million checks this year so far. This year has already surpassed last year which itself was a record at 28.3 million checks.

In other words, 2020 has already surpassed 2019 by 25 percent and we still have another month to do.

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In fact, November was the third month in a row that set a background check record.

But the FBI also notes that it usually sees a glut of background check requests in December as folks rush to the gun stores to buy guns for Christmas.

According to data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation:

-Nearly 20 million modern sporting rifles, styled like AR-15s, are in circulation.
-There are approximately 71.2 million pistol magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and 79.2 million rifle magazines capable of holding 30 or more rounds in circulation.
-In 2018, 11.4 million total firearms were produced or imported.
-There are an estimated 434 million firearms in civilian possession in the United States.

Gun sales have been steadily rising since Barack Obama became president in 2008 when Democrats launched a concerted campaign to undermine the Second Amendment.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.
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