CNS reports that according to FBI statistics gun sales in the US, as measured by background check requests, increased by over 19% in 2012. Only two states, Utah and Iowa, reported a decreased number of requests.
Washington D.C. saw the largest year-to-year increase with sales jumping 49.7%. Wisconsin followed with 45.4%, then New Jersey with 42.5%, New Hampshire with 40.9% and Rhode Island with 39.3%
Interesting that the five largest increases came from areas which voted for Obama in last November’s election. Which goes to show that with gun control, as with so many other areas of public policy, liberals are essentially “do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do” hypocrites.