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Next Post Coming Soon…▶ Try not to yawn at news of yet another huge gun sales month. September saw another 1,350,754 adjusted background checks, a good measure of gun sales activity. That’s far less than a year ago during the height of the pandemic buying binge, but easily the secondRead More →

Next Post Coming Soon…▶ Courtesy NSSF July’s adjusted background check total of 1.3 million was up slightly from June and represented the second highest total for the month in history (set, of course, in July of 2020). From the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Mark Oliva . . . There wereRead More →

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(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) In recent years, the FBI — which manages the system that vets gun buyers — processed an average of 8.6 million gun background checks annually, according to historical data analyzed by FiveThirtyEight. But last year, the bureau processed 12,761,328 background checks, according to FBI data obtainedRead More →

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Courtesy Matt Laur By Kerry Sloan There has been no shortage of discussion, recently and over the last decade, about the need for “universal background checks.” While we see pithy, eloquent responses to UBC proposals such as, “All gun laws are unconstitutional,” “Shall not be infringed!” and “Background checks onlyRead More →

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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) [T]he evidence on the effects of universal background checks and assault weapons bans is pretty weak. Several studies in recent years have found that universal background checks, at least on their own, don’t seem to have a big effect on gun deaths. Similarly, the research on assault weapons bans,Read More →

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It may seem like the National Shooting Sports Association’s regular monthly adjusted background check totals — which report new records nearly every month — are old news by now, but they’re important. Why? Because they reflect larger trends that are having an important effect on how the population at largeRead More →

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Courtesy Winchester.com You may be aware that firearms trainer Rob Pincus and Former Brady Campaign president Dan Gross published a piece at Ammoland recently arguing for expanded background checks. As you might imagine, that stance has stirred up a Zumbo-esque shitstorm among the gun rights community. A well-written, representative takeRead More →

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(AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu) According to Politico’s reporting, Hunter Biden lied on his ATF Form 4473, the firearm transaction record and background check form, on October 12, 2018 when he swore under penalty of $250k fine and 10 years imprisonment that he was not a drug user. Then, only 11 daysRead More →

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. (Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP, File) Joe Manchin owns the U.S. Senate now…everyone else just works there. Sen. Joe Manchin, a centrist Democrat from West Virginia, said Tuesday that he does not support the two gun safety bills the House passed earlier this month and instead is still pushingRead More →