Friday, September 04, 2009

Mo' Is Better!

Washington, DC --( Data released by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 1,074,757 checks in August 2009, a 12.3 percent increase from the 956,872 reported in August 2008.

So far that is roughly 9,076,205 gun bought this year! The total is probably more as NICS background checks may cover the purchase of more than one gun at a time.

This latest jump in background checks show that Americans are solidly in-favor of keeping firearms in the hands of law abiding citizens and clearly shows that proponents claiming the USA wants more gun control are blatantly wrong.

Gun Owners Say No to Gun Control with their Wallets
The increased trend of Americans buying firearms at a record pace was once thought to be a one time fluke caused by fears of the new Obama administration expressed lust for more gun control. But now 10 months in and the wrongly named “fear buying” has now become the norm as law abiding US citizen exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear firearms by the millions every month with no sign of slowing down.

The bulk of the buying has been concentrated on the following types of guns or calibers:

• Semi Auto Handguns
• Revolvers
• Ar15s and all variants of the Black Rifle
• .50 Caliber

1.17 Guns for Each Person
Conservative estimates of legally owned guns in the USA put the number at 355,029,250 million guns in the USA. That is 1.17 guns for everyone in the USA. God bless anyone who tries to invade the USA…

Crime Rates Falling
The most stunning in all of this is that we have not seen an increase in crime, murder rates have fallen across most of the USA and Americans have shown that they can be trusted with firearms ownership. This is directly in contrast to what the national media and gun control supporters would have us believe.

Gun owners you are clearly the majority!


Middle Man said...

Let's not forget those states that run their own background checks and those states that have laws that allow CCW holders to transfer a firearm sans and actual call to NICS for the background check...

Middle Man said...

make that "sans an actual call"

Anonymous said...

1.17 guns per person?

Ummmm -- I'm certainly doing my part! ;^)'

Anonymous said...

Crime not going up? That's cause all them guns are going to mexico . I know cause bho said so. the mushroom

Anonymous said...

Now if we could get some ammo for them. the mushroom

Anonymous said...

I've said this to many friends and fellow shooters, guns and ammo is the new gold!

Anonymous said...

In addition to multiple guns at once, NICS does not reflect purchases between individuals (whether lawful or unlawful), nor does it reflect purchases by licensed collectors.

chris said...

Everyone I have seen that gives it some thought believes that the number of guns in private hands is at least double the number listed here. I figure on it being at least 800 million when you start to consider how many millions of guns were sold before serial numbers were required to be put on them.