If there’s one thing that will bring delicious tears of horror to the eyes of liberals all across the country, it’s the thought of seeing gun sales increase dramatically.
Which is precisely why this latest bit of news is going to make Kleenex very happy, because leftists will be crying their eyes out when they get a load of July’s gun sales, which just so happened to crush a previous record.
The Free Beacon is reporting, The number of gun-related background checks performed in July far exceeded those of any previous July, newly released numbers from the FBI show.
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, processed nearly 2.2 million checks last month. That represents an increase of almost 600,000 checks over the previous record set last year. It is also an increase of more than a million checks over July 2011.
The July record is the latest in a string of 15 record-setting months for firearm background checks. July also saw an increase over June’s numbers as the gun industry’s seasonal lull comes to an end.
This calendar year, with more than 16 million checks on record thus far, remains on pace to break the NICS check record for a single year set in 2015.
Though NICS background checks are required for nearly all sales conducted by federally licensed firearms dealers, the NICS numbers are not an exact match for the number of gun sales conducted in the United States. Some states request NICS checks when processing their gun carry permits and most states don’t require NICS checks on private sales of used firearms.
“These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS,” the FBI said in their report. “They do not represent the number of firearms sold. Based on varying state laws and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale.”
There’s little doubt much of the bump in sales is due to the current election cycle as many conservatives rightfully see Hillary Clinton as a threat to their Second Amendment rights, which means sales aren’t likely to decrease any time soon.
In fact, if by some horrific nightmare Hillary were to pull out a victory, it’s likely gun sales would spike once again.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]