Gun sales spike in June

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It’s a hot summer for the gun industry.

Background checks for gun sales spiked 11% in June compared to last year, making it the busiest June ever, according to the FBI’s background check data.

Last month the FBI conducted nearly 1.53 million background checks, which are required for all in-store purchases, but not for sales at gun shows or between individuals. That’s the highest volume of checks in June since 1999, when the FBI started keeping track.  

Gun background checks have climbed annually since 2003 with the exception of just three years, one of which was 2014, indicating a clear jump in gun sales.

Michael Bazinet, spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a gun industry group, said the increase is driven in part by the influx of more women and first-time gun owners into the market.

Mass shootings can also trigger sales spikes, because they tend to spark more talk about and fear of tighter gun controls. Background checks for gun sales jumped 40% in December 2012, the month of the Sandy Hook massacre.

The June 17 murder of nine black parishioners in a Charleston, S.C. church prompted President Obama to again address the need for more gun control, but experts doubt there’s any connection between that tragedy and sales.

In fact, May 2015 was also a record month for background checks year-over-year.

“There was a real public dialogue about gun control” after some shootings, says Urban Institute criminologist Sam Bieler. But now, he says “the focus has been on the Confederate flag rather than on new firearm regulation.”

4 thoughts on “Gun sales spike in June

  1. “Mass shootings can also trigger sales spikes, because they tend to spark more talk about and fear of tighter gun controls.”

    Good thing the stupid commies haven’t figured this much out yet. That would likely mean the end of the false flags, at least until their next 9/11.

  2. Looking at it from another perspective, if the Commies know that every time a false flag shooting incident occurs that gun sales will spike, then why do it if they know it will only have the opposite of effect of what they want, unless that IS what they want. And if that IS what they want, then are they trying to promote a shooting war in the US? What else would be their intentions? Depopulation and Civil war while they hide underground?

  3. Banksters through their government legit have been trying to start a civil war with the american population for decades. Perhaps even 1933 with the war powers act. Look what they did to the Bonus Marchers. Atrocity after atrocity and we the American population do NOTHING!!.

    In my estimation they are just getting bored waiting for us to strike back at them so they can crush that rebellion like they did in 1861. I’m sure that is part of their calculation. They’ve got a lot of us pretty cowed down. Disgusting I know but true. Their plan is to provoke a violent response so they can just crush what they think is a last of the hold outs.. If resistance is stiff and we chew up the civilian police then they bring in miltary assetts to crush us while we are weak after months of heavy fighting. If the military gets chewed to pieces and it looks like we’re going to win they plan to nuke us and their own dam military if they can. If that fails they plan on brigging in foreign UN armies to bolster what is left of the US military to come after us and finnish the job. They are planning to hit us in multiple waves and waves like a giant whip-saw.

    That is why it is so vital to be ready in terms of what Mark and Dawn have been talking about for longer than I’ve heard of them. I had to learn most of what I know without even knowing who these people were, but they are absolutely right. We are in one hell of a lot of danger, because in some respects we’ve cornered a big fat monster. It is pretty likely we will win eventually. The question remains how much damage are we going to let these creeps on their way to being sent straight to hell?

    Whatever preparations we make now for this coming war could mean the saving of millions of lives, No pressure folks. 🙂

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