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January 03, 2013
The Numbers Are In: 2012 Sets Record for Gun Purchases - 2

It's no surprise, but now it's official: The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that it conducted 19.6 million instant background checks on Americans wishing to buy firearms in 2012, almost 20 percent more than in 2011 and an all-time record.
   
The record-setting year in firearms sales was capped by a record-setting December in which the FBI processed 2.78 million gun background checks, a 39 percent increase from November.
   
CBS News senior correspondent and former FBI national intelligence official, John Miller, explained in a Jan. 3 blog that while December typically brings peak gun sales, three elements combined in 2012 -- Black Friday, sales on the Saturday before Christmas, and the fear that more restrictive gun laws will be passed -- to produce "the perfect storm for gun sales."
   
Miller added that gun store owners say the AR-15 rifle -- the weapon used in the Newtown school massacre and other recent mass shootings in the U.S. -- is "flying off the shelves," likely because gun enthusiasts are concerned that a potential assault weapons ban could limit availability of the AR-15.
   
For more, go to:
-- Gun sales set record in 2012
   
-- FBI numbers indicate a run on guns
   
-- A look at America's gun industry
   
-- Federal gun checks surge as violent crime ebbs
   
-- The Political Backlash Against Gun Sales Is Driving Them Upward
   
-- Confronting the political problem of guns
   
-- Gun checks soar 39 percent, set new record: FBI
   
-- Gun Sales In 2012 Set Record, FBI Data Indicates

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from OneHoleBull wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

The number of firearm sales is much greater than the number of background checks since a BG check is not needed if one has a concealed carry permit or is in law enforcement.
Top ten states with CC permits are:
1. Florida -- 887,000;
2. Pennsylvania -- 786,000;
3. Georgia -- 600,000;
4. Texas -- 519,000;
5. Indiana -- 406,000;
6. Washington -- 351,000;
7. Utah -- 347,000;
8. Tennessee -- 341,000;
9. Michigan -- 296,000;
10. Virginia -- 279,000.
There are 48 states with some form of concealed carry permit.

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from mdlindley wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I am reading the perpetuation of a lie on Outdoor Life.com regarding the type of weapon used in the recent school massacre? Hasn't it been shown that it was NOT an AR-15, but rather pistols that were used in the massacre?

Come one, Outdoor Life. I thought your publication and editors are here to serve as our allies and be our single voice of reason for gun owners. Rather, your are perpetuating egregious LIES that are making it more difficult to protect our 2nd Amendment right! What is going on here?!?! -Michael D. Lindley, MD - New Orleans, Louisiana

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from mdlindley wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I am reading the perpetuation of a lie on Outdoor Life.com regarding the type of weapon used in the recent school massacre? Hasn't it been shown that it was NOT an AR-15, but rather pistols that were used in the massacre?

Come one, Outdoor Life. I thought your publication and editors are here to serve as our allies and be our single voice of reason for gun owners. Rather, your are perpetuating egregious LIES that are making it more difficult to protect our 2nd Amendment right! What is going on here?!?! -Michael D. Lindley, MD - New Orleans, Louisiana

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from OneHoleBull wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

The number of firearm sales is much greater than the number of background checks since a BG check is not needed if one has a concealed carry permit or is in law enforcement.
Top ten states with CC permits are:
1. Florida -- 887,000;
2. Pennsylvania -- 786,000;
3. Georgia -- 600,000;
4. Texas -- 519,000;
5. Indiana -- 406,000;
6. Washington -- 351,000;
7. Utah -- 347,000;
8. Tennessee -- 341,000;
9. Michigan -- 296,000;
10. Virginia -- 279,000.
There are 48 states with some form of concealed carry permit.

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