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Santa Brought Guns in 2011. Merry Christmas!

Written by Gary North on January 3, 2012

Americans bought guns for Christmas. Lots of guns.

According to the FBI, over 1.5 million background checks on customers were requested by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in December. Nearly 500,000 of those were in the six days before Christmas.

It was the highest number ever in a single month, surpassing the previous record set in November.

On Dec 23 alone there were 102,222 background checks, making it the second busiest single day for buying guns in history.

Some customers may have bought more than one gun.

The National Rifle Association said people were concerned about self defence because police officer numbers were declining.

A spokesman said: “I think there’s an increased realisation that when something bad occurs it’s going to be between them and the criminal.”

But anti-gun campaigners said those who already owned weapons were simply hoarding more of them due to “fear-mongering” by the NRA.

When there are anti-gun campaigners, there are good reasons for fearing new restrictions. They are the fear-mongerers.

They see what is happening. Their cause is sinking fast. The more people who buying guns, the more opposition to gun control. They know this, so they invent research findings.

A spokeswoman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said: “The research we’ve seen indicates fewer and fewer people are owning more and more guns.”

They need to get something passed, fast. So, people who want to own guns are buying them, fast.

The record for gun sales in a single day was set in November, on the day after Thanksgiving, when 129,166 background searches were carried out on customers buying weapons.

Since the near-fatal shooting of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords by a deranged gunman in Tucson, Arizona last January there have been increasing calls for tighter gun control. Miss Giffords survived being shot in the head with a semi-automatic handgun, and six other people were killed.

A word to the wise is sufficient.

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12 thoughts on “Santa Brought Guns in 2011. Merry Christmas!

  1. When seconds count even the best police force is minutes away.

  2. WHEN YOUR LOVED ONE MEETS A LIFE THREATENING INTRUDER, DO YOU WANT THEM TO HAVE PEPPER SPRAY, OR A BEEPING CHARM ON THEIR KEYRING, OR A REAL DEFENSIVE WEAPON. IF YOU LOVE THEM, BUY THEM A WEAPONS TRAINING COURSE FOR CHRISTMAS. SHOW THEM HOW MUCH YOU REALLY CARE. THINK ABOUT IT, WHEN YOUR DAUGHTER HAS A FLAT TIRE AT NIGHT ON A LONELY COUNTRY ROAD, WILL YOU EVER SEE HER ALIVE AGAIN ??????????? A CELL PHONE WILL PROBABLY ALERT YOU AS TO THE GENERAL AREA WHERE TO FIND THE BODY, AFTER THE CRIMINAL DRAGS IT INTO THE WOODS. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

  3. Skip Goose says:

    They want to ban God, guns and food storage yet, ironically, it is we who are labeled as a terrorist. Something horribly wrong with that picture/thought.

  4. I DIDN'T HEAR ABOUT THE BAN ON FOOD STORAGE ???

  5. The criminal or intruder is not the only one I fear, I fear a government that would like to do me harm. This one is already trying. The 2nd ammendment is myy gun permit and I will defend myself against all that would harm me or family.

  6. they didn't ban food storrage but if you store food you are labeled a terrorist

  7. Now, you can help make the corrections to Our Republic that you want corrected.
    When the people fear the government, that’s Tyranny!
    When the government fears the people, that’s Liberty!
    All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing!
    Now Is the Time for All Good Men and Women to come to the aid of Our Country!
    Make the Difference and Take a Stand with other Good Men and Women.
    Info @ http://www.wakeupamerica.com/constitutionalbelievers
    Take Care and GOD BLESS The Whole World!
    Sincerely
    Mr. Harris
    ConstitutionalBelievers@hot.rr.com

  8. letsgetsmart says:

    As ALWAYS, banning something, making it illegal, NEVER solves a problem. OUTLAW GUNS, AND ONLY OUTLAWS (AND THE GOVERNMENT) WILL HAVE GUNS, it only makes the price of one go up. Persons committing crimes with firearms will never care that their weapon is outlawed, and will never have a major problem in obtaining one (make them, if you have to). Ignorance seems to NEVER END.

  9. Skip Goose says:

    Read the next article.

  10. Home invasions have become the "norm" in Memphis. The invaders are dressing themselves in police attire, so the homeowner is totally unsuspecting. The 1.5 million new registrants doesn't surprise me at all. Our nation is becoming a battle ground in so many ways, and concerned citizens are really worried as to the outcome.

  11. We have Obama to fear.He is the enemy within,and everyone around his sorry ass.He's doing everything to ruin this country..

  12. ImaTruePatriot says:

    Yes, almost. Not exactly a ban just yet, although if you have any more than 7 days of food storage in your pantries & kitchens the government alphabet soup agencies will consider you a terrorist. That is Right! Most of us are already in danger of scrutiny.