Background checks, yes you read that right background checks, so why is the left screaming for background checks? For one, it’s not the same. The FBI looks for anything that has been reported, what the left wants are the things not reported and to build a list of gun owners. Why do we pro-2nd Amendment folks fight this? This list won’t simply be used as a tool to find out who owns which gun found at a crime scene, they can already do that. The serial number is run, they find who sold it, then the 4473 is dug out and there it is.
Yes, it sounds innocuous, but, it isn’t because like Beto O’Rourke said, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.” What if you don’t own one of these sporting rifles that happen to be the most popular rifle in America? Well, you could buy one, Black Friday sales you know, and find out why folks love them. Or you can ignore the fact that these bans grow and morph into all-out confiscation. They’ll come after Your shotgun and dear rifle eventually.
WASHINGTON – The FBI is handling a surge in background checks this year after a series of mass shootings has renewed calls for more restrictive gun laws.
Some of the biggest spikes came in August and September after attacks in El Paso and Odessa, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that left 38 people dead.
Past spikes in background checks, a rough barometer of gun sales, have been driven by fears that lawmakers would tighten gun laws.
“People respond to what they perceive as threats to their (Second Amendment) rights, and this has been going on since August,” said Larry Keane, general counsel for the firearms industry trade group National Shooting Sports Foundation.
While the FBI does not track gun sales – multiple firearms can be purchased in a single transaction – its National Instant Criminal Background Check System is a way to gauge market demand.
For the first time since the bureau began conducting checks in 1998, the number of monthly checks has not fallen below 2 million this year.