Record Number of Background Checks 11 Months in a Row

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Record Number of Background Checks 11 Months in a Row

Those folks that work at the NICS Center must be busier than a hive of bees looking up people who want to buy guns. Breitbart reported that the last eleven months have produced record numbers of background checks.

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Record numbers of background checks are being done by the FBI. photo via

Record numbers 

From January 1 to March 31, 2016, the FBI  did 7,682,141 record checks on people wanting to buy guns. The number doesn’t tell us how many of those were rejected. In the same period last year, they did  5,644,866.  For the whole year of 2015,  they did 23,141,970 record checks.

The figures don’t tell us how many guns were purchased, just the number of people that were run through the background check system. Either way you look at it, that’s whopping lot of gun purchases.

Breitbart reported,

“After passing the check, the buyer can purchase multiple guns if he or she so chooses. This means the 2,523,265 checks performed in March 2016 could easily translate into 5,046,530 guns sold in March if everyone who passed a check bought two guns.”

The background checks

As we have mentioned previously in an article about 2015 Black Friday, background checks are meaningless in the real world. As much as liberals hawk them to the country, they are worthless. Criminals rarely go through the process. If someone becomes a criminal later, you’re not going to know it at the time of the background check, so it will be missed anyway. The following op-ed shows why they are worthless:

The Hill wrote,

“Most important is that criminals disobey such laws (and according to the Supreme Court in their Haynes vs. U.S. decision, criminals are not legally obligated to). In a report titled “Firearm Use by Offenders”, our own Federal Government noted that nearly 40 percent of all crime guns are acquired from street level dealers, who are criminals in the black market business of peddling stolen and recycled guns. Standing alone, this shows that “universal” background checks would have an incomplete effect on guns used in crimes.

The story gets worse. The same study notes that just as many crime guns were acquired by acquaintances, be they family or friends (this rather lose category also includes fellow criminals, who are equally unlikely to participate in “universal” background checks). Totaled, nearly 80 percent of crime guns are already outside of retail distribution channels (which are 14 percent of crime gun sources) and outside of transactions made by the law abiding folks who would participate in “universal” background checks at gun shows (0.7 percent).

When 80 percent of the problem is not addressed by legislation, even if the law was enforced it would be nearly useless.”

And there you have it.

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