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Gun Sales Reach 52,600 a Day Under Obama Administration

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By    |   Monday, 27 Jun 2016 01:48 PM

Americans are buying guns in record numbers, reportedly fueled by fears over gun control and terror attacks.

According to FBI statistics, about 23.1 million gun background checks were conducted in 2015 — the highest ever recorded since the current system for background checks was started in 1998.

This year, 11.7 million checks have been conducted through May 31, compared with 8.9 million gun checks over the same period last year, the figures show.

The FBI conducts a check for every gun purchase made through a federally licensed dealer, and the figures are considered a close proxy for gun sales.

The hike in background checks has been pronounced during the administration of President Barack Obama, the figures show.

Since 2009, there have been 141.4 million FBI background checks through May — amounting to sales of about 52,600 a day, the Washington Examiner estimates.

Domestically, manufacturers have reported producing about 21,000 guns a day, or more than 46 million in Obama's first six years in office.

"The recent surge in gun buying is based on two variables: fear of government intrusion on Second Amendment rights, and, more importantly, people interested in personal protection," Justin Anderson, marketing director for Hyatt Guns in Charlotte, ,N.C., tells the Examiner.

"Our sales have doubled across the board, not just in AR-style rifles, but also in small frame handguns and home defense shotguns," he adds.

According to Anderson, the current surge "is likely the beginning of a long rise in gun sales leading up the election."

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