It isn't clear just yet if the threat of impending nuclear war has something to do with it, but US citizens seem to continually be arming themselves. The latest figures from the NICS background check system, which was recently posted by the FBI, shows that August has set yet another [more]
A state representative in Upper Peninsula of Michigan has just introduced a controversial new bill that has ignited conversations amongst residents. The new bill will essentially allow legal firearm owners with concealed carry permits to take their guns in previously gun-free zones such as schools and other establishments. The proposal [more]
With the prominence of social media and online services, tourists are now becoming more comfortable using online marketplaces for their travel plans. Airbnb is one such service that is becoming quite popular here in the country. In fact, Americans are spending millions of dollars within the app itself as staying [more]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has now called all Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) and interested parties to join its upcoming event that will include several useful resources and presentations pertaining to licensing and gun ownership. The event called the "NICS Retailer Day" will be held on July 25 at [more]
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]
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.