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(Reuters) - The number of FBI background checks required for Americans buying guns set a record in December, as the Connecticut school massacre stirred interest in self-defense and prompted renewed talk of limits on firearms, according to FBI data.
The FBI said it recorded 2.8 million background checks during the month, surpassing the mark set in November of 2 million checks. The number was up 49 percent over December 2011, when the FBI performed a then-record 1.9 million checks.
FBI checks for all of 2012 totaled 19.6 million, an annual record and an increase of 19 percent over 2011.
Someone who passes a background check is eligible to buy multiple firearms.
Why, you don't say...
Consumer demand for guns appears to have accounted for the uptick in activity.
Now the fun part will be watching him try and tell the millions upon millions of gun owners that due to some new law to be passed down the road, they'll have to hand BACK all they just bought.....Oh and I haven't seen a 'turn-in' program on banned weapons yet that compensated owners to value of the firearm they're required to surrender under a new law. California sure wasn't reimbursing anyone after outlawing whole classes of weapons. Not a dime. You just ate the loss or moved out of state.
Originally posted by Grimpachi
Well I read in one of my gun magazines that one state is trying to pass a bill that would tax each round of ammo by $.05 and they are calling it a violence tax. It is complete BS can you imagine a box of .22s. It is no wonder people are stocking up. My local gun store is back logged for 2000 AR15s right now.