Sunday, July 12, 2015

Background Checks Up in June - NRA Makes Strange Correllation


The FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported this week that the number of firearm-acquisition background checks in June was the highest for that month on record. Of 1,529,057 total firearm NICS checks in June, over 825,000 related to firearm acquisitions, over 10 percent more than in June 2014. Another 632,000 checks were conducted in relation to firearm permits. The increase in NICS checks was partly in reaction to gun control supporters' predictably opportunistic attempt to promote their background check legislation on the basis of the abominable crime that took place at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, last month. Within hours of the crime, the Brady Campaign called for "expanding Brady background checks on all gun sales," Everytown claimed "It's time for gun sense in America," and the Violence Policy Center blamed the crime on "unfettered access to guns."  

1 comment:

  1. I think the idea od cause and effect is pretty iffy since the shooting took place in the last third of the month. That would make quite a run on the dealers to make that ten percent increase happen. I believe its more a matter of it being summer and shows the growth in the numbers of gun owners.
    I am tickled by them again bringing up the knee jerk reaction of the gun control lobby and in this case, the President in they seemed to immediately assumed that the firearm was bought without an NICS background check being performed. And of course, oops, he bought it at a dealer with the required background check and all laws followed.