April Capped a Record-Setting Year for Gun Purchases

Monthly NICS Checks Under Obama
Monthly NICS Checks Under Obama
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Washington, DC – -(Ammoland.com)- While Hillary Clinton says (0:40) that, if elected, she would start going after guns on Day One of her theoretical presidency, Americans appear to be doing their level best to make sure Clinton would have a whole lot of guns and gun owners to tackle.

The FBI reports that every month for the past year has broken a record for firearm-related background checks in that month.

That is, there were more checks in May 2015 than in any previous May, more in June 2015 than in any previous June, and so on from month to month, through April 2016.

During the 12-month period May 2015 through April 2016, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) conducted 25.6 million checks, almost all of which were for firearm acquisitions, firearm purchase permits, and firearm carrying permits which, in some states, exempt their holders from being subjected to an additional check when acquiring a gun.

There’s even an increase in the rate at which the checks are increasing. There were nearly 2.2 million more firearm-related checks conducted during all of 2015 than in 2014, but there have been nearly 2.5 million more checks during just the first four months of this year than during the same four months in 2015.

NICS checks are not an exact measure of the number of guns acquired, but the increase in NICS checks over a period of years makes clear that the number is increasing.

A more precise indicator of the increase in annual gun acquisitions comes from data published by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives concerning the numbers of new guns manufactured in the U.S. (and not exported) and new and used guns imported. These data show that the number of additional guns being acquired annually has doubled during the last seven years in which Americans have rightfully been concerned about Barack Obama’s effect on the future availability of firearms and ammunition.

Of course, the best of all outcomes will be if Hillary Clinton never has the chance to go after all of these guns and America’s 100 million gun owners.

Firearms Production and Imports
Firearms Production and Imports

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

  • 3 thoughts on “April Capped a Record-Setting Year for Gun Purchases

    1. It’s great to see that more law abiding Americans are purchasing firearms. The more gun owners, the better.

      However, it doesn’t stop there. If you just purchased a gun and you think “I’m safe now. I have my gun and if they pass more laws or restrict the ability to buy, I’m good – I already have mine”. You’re wrong!!

      The can get us to a point – if we let them – to where they will literally take away all of guns. Even coming into your home to take them if you didn’t give them up on your own. We must fight this and make sure it never happens.

      I strongly urge you to join any or all of the following in order to help stop the threats from Obama, Hillary, Schumer, and all the others. I think ALL guns order should join at least one.
      NRA (and the NRA-ILA)
      Gun Owners of America (GOA)
      Second Amendment Foundation
      Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
      Women Against Gun Control
      Any or all organizations at your state level

      Check this link for many more organizations:
      http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?400646-List-of-Gun-Rights-Organizations

      1. I agree. Get involved, volunteer and if you’re in California consider the California Rifle and Pistol Association.

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