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Recently released FBI stats show there were 1,976,759 background checks processed under the National Instant Background Check System (NICS) in October, the Free Beacon said. That’s an increase of 373,290 when compared to the same time frame last year. October marks the sixth straight record-setting month for background checks.
The FBI is quick to point out, however, that due to varying state laws and purchase scenarios — most states do not require a background check on private gun sales, for example — these statistics do not represent the number of firearms sold. Still, even though there isn’t a one-to-one correlation between background checks and gun sales, most do consider these to be a relatively accurate measurement of overall gun buys.
Thus far in 2015, there have been 17,584,346 gun background checks processed via the NICS. The record is 21,09,273 checks in 2013, which this year is currently on pace to beat.
“Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the best gun salespeople on the planet. The more they scream for new gun control laws the more guns walk off the shelves at gun stores,” said Alan Gottlieb, the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, according to the Free Beacon. “To quote the lyrics of Peter, Paul and Mary, ‘When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn.’”
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