Gun Owners - At Least 100 Million Strong

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    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the agency responsible for running the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), has announced the completion of the 100 millionth instant background check since the inception of NICS 10 years ago.

    FBI background checks are required under federal law for all individuals purchasing firearms from federally licensed retailers. These checks help ensure that those prohibited by law from possessing firearms do not acquire them, and the checks further serve as a strong indicator of actual sales.

    The NICS 100 millionth transaction corresponds with a 27.1 percent increase in firearm sales for the first quarter of 2009 over the same quarter last year.

    FBI Background Checks for Firearm Purchases Hit 100 Million
     
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    Our state recently reported a huge increase in gun sales, perhaps it's a bit of paranoia but can you blame them?

    As long as they are not criminals, good for them I say.
     
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    27.1 percent increase in permits. Ammo and weapon shortages.

    Probably a bit of paranoia but..no, considering...I can't blame them (me) at all.
     
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    Paranoia is not always a bad thing. I relate it to life/disability insurance. It's better to have guns and not need them, then it is to need them, and not have them.
     
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    Good analogy.

    I prefer that it's their right and anyone willing to take another's rights away is a threat, at least the gun owners have the tools to stop that.
     
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    Thousands of guns are stolen every year.

    The gun owners are supplying criminals with guns.

    Making America safer, one gun at a time.
     
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    Oddly, you're right, just not in the manner in which you think you are. They are shipped in from other countries mostly.
     
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    That was me. I bought a new gun last week.:cool:
     
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    Thats quite an army
     
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    Add to this number the largely conservative military, now that is a force not to be messed with.

    Gun training should be mandatory for women in grade school, when they are adults they can to choose to buy a gun but as long as our government is failing us by allowing criminals on the streets women need the protection of guns.
     
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