The record-setting months for gun-related background checks began in May, 2015. And 2015 was a record year, but thus far 2016 is on pace to pass 2015 as the best year on record for gun-related background checks. In April 2016, the FBI conducted the most gun-related background checks of any April on record.
The FBI ran 2,145,865 checks through the National Instant Background Check System last month. The number of background checks is considered a reliable barometer for gun sales as nearly all sales made through licensed firearms dealers must by law include such a check.
Rhetoric from Hillary Clinton is surely pushing the scare. She has publicly expressed support for a gun confiscation program in the United States. Clinton believes the Supreme Court is “wrong” about the Second Amendment, and recently her daughter Chelsea boasted about her mother changing the gun laws if elected president.
“This record setting firearm sales trend will continue all the way to Election Day,” said Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation. “If Hillary Clinton wins, firearm sales will really go through the roof. Gun owners and people concerned about personal security have lost trust in the political class to protect their rights.”
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