US sets gun sales record in 2012

US gun sales have hit a record level and with the latest mass killing, stores are running out of stock as significant sales tops is being reported on assault rifles.

During the first eleven months of this year, the FBI has conducted 16.8 million background checks, breaking last year’s record of 16.5 million not including the current sales hikes after the Connecticut school massacre.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • sbark

    I’m sure they are just for hunting………I’m sure nobody in society senses anything is wrong. I doubt they worry about QE 4 thru 10, or 17 trillion dollars in govt debt, a welfare mentality now pervasive in over half of the population, I doubt they see a thugish Union / ACORN mentality as anything to worry about, I dont think they worry about the likes of Calif Prop 8 opposition finding and persucuting the prop 8 supporters……………..

    I’m sure they are just for hunting……

    • Rob

      Well if they were for anything else we’d have to confiscate them. That’s not what the second amendment was for…according to our friends on the left,

      • sbark

        Must be alot of new “dem’cats” going hunting…….. between 2009 and 2011, gun ownership among Democrats increased by 33% compared to less than 4% for Republicans,
        ………Maybe even their survival instincts tell them something is wrong……or maybe they just passed an online Econ 101 class from DSU.