Recent data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation reveals hard numbers behind Americans demand to own firearms. Especially during the Obama administration.
The FBI's NICS data discloses 72,005,482 background checks have been conducted nationally during Obama's reign. The FBI states the number of background checks do not necessarily relate to a single firearm purchase. This is due to some state laws allowing one check on the buyer who could be purchasing more than one firearm. For instance, one buyer may one purchase a pistol. However, another may purchase a pistol, rifle and/or shotgun at the same time. In addition, not everyone passes a background check and is declined from purchasing a firearm.
The data indicates significant, sustained usage of the NICS background system throughout Barack Obama's presidency. In 2009, a total of 12,819,939 were completed after Obama's first Inauguration. The FBI conducted 14,409,616 in 2010, 16,454,951 in 2011, and 19,592,303 in 2012. So far in 2013, 8,728,673 background checks have been fulfilled. Bringing the grand total to 72,005,482.
Barack Obama has been President for 1,551. Hence, America is averaging about 46,455 background checks per day.
The gun industry expanded dramatically since Obama took office. Many manufacturers like Beretta, Colt and Glock are producing firearms at record levels. Many companies have had back orders for some firearms for six months or greater. The demand for firearms has triggered independent firearm manufacturers to fill the need for America to keep and bear arms.
The demand for firearms has fired up the need for ammunition as well. Most gun owners will tell you it is
quite hard to find firearm stores with plenty of ammo. Many stores have such a limited supply they will limit how many boxes of popular caliber ammo a person can purchase each day. Rounds such as 9mm, .45 caliber, .223 caliber and others are the most in demand. This applies to pistols and rifle ammunition too.
As Barack Obama and the progressive left focus on gun control, Americans continue to seize upon the rhetoric to assure their right to bear arms. Barack Obama, VP Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric holder have stoked the movement to impede Second Amendment rights. Which has fueled the citizens response to purchase firearms of their choice before federal government intervention.
Source: FBI, CNS News