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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

October Gun Sales See Massive Spike -- Yet Another Record

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2016, 12:34 PM

Stephen Gutowski reports at the Free Beacon:

The FBI's background check system for gun sales processed more than 2.3 million checks in October, setting an all-time record for the month.

There were 2,333,539 gun-related checks processed through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS, last month, according to FBI I documents posted on Monday. That represents an increase of more than 350,000 checks over the previous October, itself a record. It’s also the 18th month in a row to set a record.

With two months to go, 2016 has already seen 22,206,233 NICS checks, making it the second highest year for checks in the history of NICS with only 2015 seeing more.

"Many gun rights activists believe that Hillary Clinton and President Obama's positions on gun control are driving sales," Gutowski writes.

My view is that people are awakening to their responsibility as human beings to safeguard their families and friends. This is especially so in an age of increasing terror -- a point made by former Navy SEAL Don Raso in this video, with particular relevance to the AR-15.

"Choosing to defend your home with an AR-15 is a commonsense choice that tens of millions of Americans are making, and our neighborhoods and communities are safer for it," Raso affirms in the video.