Friday 22 February 2013

American gun purchases

65 Million Guns Bought Since Obama Took Office, 91% More Than Bush

20 February, 2013

According to data compiled by the FBI, the number of Americans purchasing guns has skyrocketed since Obama was elected. There have been 65,376,373 background checks completed for Americans purchasing firearms since February of 2009, the first full month of Barack Obama's presidency.

This totals 65,376,373 background checks completed since President Obama's first full month in office, or 44,748 background checks per day.  By comparison, the number of background checks in Obama's first term is 91.1% higher than President George W. Bush's first-term total of 34,214,066

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