Florida state officials have just announced that thousands of Florida residents who currently possess firearm concealed carry permits may have just had their information compromised. Thousands of names of holders and hundreds of Social Security numbers were reportedly stolen by hackers. The data breach was initiated through the online payment system [more]
The state of Arizona has passed a brand new State Bill, which is obviously aimed at Tucson city's stubborn stance on firearm background checks. The new law is specifically targeting the private sale of guns amongst citizens. A city ordinance that required background checks for gun sales was passed more [more]
A new legislation that would have required health care workers in Colorado to undergo a fingerprint background check has now been stopped dead in its tracks in the state's Senate committee. The bill was an effort by Democrats to disqualify convicted felons and known offenders from holding sensitive positions in [more]
Despite the industry's initial forecast of slower gun sales under president Trump's administration, the FBI background check data has now shown a surprising spike for gun sales last month. The number of background checks that were conducted last month only serves to prove that having a gun-friendly president will not [more]
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The controversy regarding the alleged failure of the FBI to properly run a background check, which allowed Dylan Roof to purchase a firearm, is apparently not over just yet. A judge has denied all of the motions to dismiss the case and has now allowed it to proceed. United States District [more]
Black Friday was a hectic day for everyone especially those that were out for the best deals in town. Consumers wanted the best discounts and bundles out there, but it seems like the sale was not just limited to the latest gadgets or electronics during the annual consumer holiday.
American consumers were also apparently buying a lot of firearms during the Black Friday frenzy as evident with the record breaking number of gun background check requests that were run by the FBI’s Instant Criminal Background Check System.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s background checking service reported a total of 185,345 background checks processed last Friday. That is roughly about two background checks done per second during that day. Although the Federal department did not divulge how many of those were declined due to flags and criminal records, the number still is quite surprising and is the highest ever in a day for this year. Each successful check however does not necessarily equal to a single purchase.
US gun laws are a hot topic nowadays especially with the upcoming presidential elections. Each candidate has their own road map to achieving lower gun related shootings throughout the country, with each one being either strongly for or strongly against stricter federal gun laws.
Current United States President, Barack Obama, is of course for stricter gun laws and has recently been calling for changes that will limit access to weapons in the wake of several mass shooting all throughout the country.