The number of background checks ran for gun purchases during the month of February has been released and gun grabbers, along with the current administration, is likely not too happy about it.
According to FBI data, over 2.6 million background checks were made for firearms purchases in February, making it the ninth month in a row that gun sales have set a record.
We all know why this is happening don’t we, Americans are afraid Barack Obama is going to write some executive order that’s going to target confiscating firearms or stop gun owners’ ability to buy them.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
This February’s numbers bested the previous record, set in 2013, by more than 300,000 checks. In the first two months of 2016, there were 5,158,876 checks run through the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System. That’s more than half the 10,036,933 checks run in all of 2006, just a decade ago.
The continuing sales spike comes in the wake of President Obama’s efforts to impose new forms of gun control through a number of executive actions. The most consequential of those actions was touted by the administration as a plan to require even somebody who sold merely one firearm to obtain a Federal Firearms License was widely reported by the press, though the official guidance later issued by the ATF was at odds with what administration officials had said.
Further executive action from Democrats in Virginia received a lot of attention at the national level when the attorney general announced a plan to unilaterally eliminate the state’s gun carry agreements with most other states. The backlash resulted in a deal to expand Virginia’s gun carry recognition rather than curtail it. That deal was signed into law at the end of February.
Of course, background check numbers don’t tell the whole story. One background check could mean multiple firearms were purchased. Also, in numerous states, millions of concealed carry permit holders are exempt from background checks, so their purchases are not reflected here.
A couple of months ago, Obama’s press secretary Josh Earnest was asked what the President thinks about the increase in gun sales. Earnest never missed a beat, and he said: “the President thinks it’s tragedy.”
All the talk, all of the posturing, and all the lying that we expect from Obama was exposed with that one quote. Keep in mind that the question from the press related ONLY to legally purchased firearms, and nothing else… So Obama admitted, through his press secretary, that Americans exercising their 2nd Amendment right is a “tragedy.”
Gun sales skyrocketing during this administration, or God forbid a Clinton administration, is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
H/T Free Beacon, NY Daily News
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