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FBI: More Than 2.1M Gun Background Checks in June Break Records

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By    |   Sunday, 10 Jul 2016 12:47 PM

The number of FBI gun-related background checks in June broke an agency record, and puts the nation on track to smash the 2015 record.

The FBI, in its reporting of gun background checks —  a figure that the agency says isn't a one-to-one correlation to gun sales — said it processed more than 2.1 million gun-related checks in June, an increase of more than 600,000 over the previous record set last year.

The Washington Free Beacon notes the increase makes June the 14th month to see a new background check record. The annual record, set in 2015, was 23.1 million checks.

June's figures are lower than the first four months of the year, but higher than May’s, which, according to the Free Beacon, is a departure from previous years.

Meanwhile, gun and ammunition dealers report spikes in gun sales following the deadly terror attack in Orlando, Fla., and a subsequent push for new gun control measures in the House and Senate, according to the Free Beacon.

"As I have been predicting for months, we are going to keep on breaking records through the November election," Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation tells the Free Beacon.

"[President Barack] Obama, [Hillary] Clinton, and [former New York Mayor Michael] Bloomberg’s anti-rights rhetoric is driving more and more people to gun stores."

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