Gun sales spike in June

by CNNMoney  |  published on July 8, 2015

150707141741-gun-store-780x439It’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.

  • ijohnc1

    They need to a back ground check on all federal agents who carry fire arms, and find out where the one used in the San Francisco killing was obtained from, as it was traced to a federal agent.
    We are on a ship of fools.

  • Jimboindy

    Again, WRONG INFORMATION about gun shows that tends to support the left wing narrative. BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED AT GUN SHOWS, when the seller is a dealer (the vast majority are). Only sale that does not require a Federal background check is between two individuals when the seller is not a Federally Licensed Dealer. This sale could take place anywhere, not just at a gun show. Also, many surveys of convicted criminals have found that only a small minority (something like <1%) obtained their guns at gun shows. The "gun show loophole" is fiction, made up by the anti-gun crowd and has been disproved over and over again, yet they still spout the lies. Yes, legal gun owners do obey the law. Nationwide research has shown permitted handgun owners to have fewer gun law violations than even police officers.

  • scot_belle

    ….and it takes a rocket scientist….to figure out the reason for this??

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