FBI background checks for sale of firearms hit new record in March amid calls for new gun control measures

Even as progressive pundits and politicians are clamoring for new gun control measures, Americans are apparently more interested than ever in obtaining a firearm.

According to reports, the FBI set a record last month for the number of completed background checks for prospective gun buyers.

A series of new records

The Washington Times reported that nearly 4.7 million checks were completed through the bureau’s instant check system in March. That system has been in place for more than two decades and the most recent data reflects the highest monthly total since its inception.

The second-highest monthly number also came this year, the Times noted. In January, the same month gun-control proponent Joe Biden was inaugurated as president, set a record with 4.3 million background checks.

March 2020, which marked the first widespread lockdowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, also set a record at the time with 3.7 million checks.

Gun sales have also reportedly spiked recently. Though last month’s totals reflected nearly 2.2 million guns sold nationwide, one year earlier saw the highest March total on record with about 2.6 million gun sales, the Times said.

The first quarter of this year, however, saw more robust numbers than the first quarter of 2020. Last year, there were about 5.2 million guns sold during the first three months, compared to about 5.9 million during the same period of 2021.

“I don’t need to wait another minute”

If the current pace continues, experts predict this year will break last year’s record, which amounted to a total of 22.8 million guns sold.

Although there is no concrete proof reflecting the cause of the recent surge in background checks, cultural context could provide some insight.

As Democratic presidential hopefuls began advocating for gun control in 2019, gun sales began to tick upward. That trend increased the following year amid a public health crisis and social unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

With a Dem like Biden in the White House this year, multiple mass shootings have prompted renewed pressure for federal regulation — including possible executive orders on the matter.

According to Reuters, following last month’s mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, the president declared: “I don’t need to wait another minute — let alone an hour — to take common-sense steps that will save the lives in the future, and I urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act.”

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  1. Every law abiding U.S. Citizens should be allowed to own their weapons.
    Because FBI isn’t doing anything about this defunct President Biden are going to intervene talks with terrorist states of Iran.
    We will not going to tolerate anyone who dealings or doing business that are totally ILLEGAL with terrorist.

  2. The FOUBDERS gave us the BILL OF RIGHTS, then they added the 2nd amendment to guarantee those rights.
    Continue to try removing weapons you are on a road that will lead you to place where the sun doesn’t shine.

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  4. biden, who has NO sense at all, wants to make common sense gun laws, which are senseless, because anyone who would use any means to hurt others, don’t care one bit about what laws they’re breaking.

  5. The gun control that Biden and the Democrats want won’t do anything for the major crimes committed by guns in this country. The gangs won’t be affected and let’s face it, they are committing the most gun crimes in our country. They don’t buy guns through the legal channels but the government and the local police won’t go after them either. They want to go after the legal gun owners. Why? For complete control over us and to prevent us from defending ourselves against a tyrannical government.

    1. Amen to that they just want to control us look at Chicago it’s one of the worst city’s for gang violence and its run by democrats for years and it has been run into the ground by mayor Lori Lightfoot administration

    2. Jesse, Your right. wait until all the illegals that are really 19-20 that ncome in and say they are 16 or 17 get scattered aroung the country and join gangs.
      They will breaqk into houses and steal guns and ammo and use to rob, hi-jack cars, badly injure people in liquor store holdups, kidnap, kill, rape, home invasions, etc. etc.. Where do you think the Chicago gangs get their guns. they have people go out of state and rob and take the guns to Chicago and sell them to the gangs. Chicago has the most stringent gun laws in the country. Yea right. Get ready when bidens angles get released and distributed.

  6. No big wonder,when police forces are being defunded by stupid states and cities,people are wondering who do i called when there is a break in or mugging,home invasion ect, and then you have Democrats trying to disarm it’s population when they have private securty at our expense. Joe Biden has been a good firearm sales man.

  7. FBI Stats Show Knives Kill Far More People Than Rifles In America – It’s Not Even Close
    Shall we band knives and lets talk about cars…. Death toll over the top.
    Biden is a old fool and how he gets these people to drink the cool aid is beyond me.

    1. Marie, Look at the new aluminum cross bows out. I got a black one with black aluminum arrows. Steel wire has a crank to set and then notch arrows in. Does not make a sound. they are great for “hunting”, as the “game” does not hear them coming. No permit needed.

  8. America is becoming Armed and ready for the civil war that the left have started. Come quickly Lord Jesus.

  9. What a shame when you have to own a firearm to protect yourself and your family when felons get off free – while legal gun owners are at the pit of the present government !!! OK democrats – what are you doing to insure my family’s safety and mine ??? Thought so – NOTHING !!! You’re a bunch of stupid jerks that don’t right from wrong !!! AND you’re doing nothing about it !!! A bunch of nothing is all you’re good at for real Americans !!!

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