Yesterday we had another shooting in a gun-free zone. Naturally Obama immediately called for more gun control laws. During his seven years in office, every time he does this, gun sales increase. The gun industry has named him their Top Salesman. Requests for NCIS background checks has increased substantially since Obama took office. (The number of background checks does not equate to number of firearms sold).
I compiled these charts from the data available at FBI.gov. The following chart shows National background checks by year since 1999. Red equals Obama’s tenure.
The following chart shows National background checks for YTD for 2015 vs 2014. The total for 2014 was 15,251,997 versus 15,607,587 in 2015 for a 2% increase.
The following chart shows Ohio background checks for YTD for 2015 vs 2014. So far, checks are up 19% for the year, increasing from 407,132 in 2014 to 484,533 in 2015.
The States with the most background checks thru Sept 2015 are:
- Kentucky – 2,337,494
- California – 1,164,808
- Texas – 1,059,166
- Illinois – 839,396
- Florida – 780,097
- Pennsylvania – 653,215
To check your own State, go to FBI.gov then use the Search box to request the data you want.