View Full Version : POTUS: Salesman of the Year 2012, New Record Background Checks

01-03-2013, 9:33 AM
(Reuters) (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/02/us-usa-guns-record-idUSBRE9010H020130102)- The number of FBI background checks required for Americans buying guns set a record in December, indicating that more people may purchase one after the Connecticut school massacre stirred interest in self-defense and prompted renewed talk of limits on firearms, according to FBI data.

Gun checks soar 39 percent, set new record: 1.78 million.

If my math is right, 1.78 million background checks times the average cost of a fire arm (let's say $550.00) equals nearly a billion dollars in fire arm sales. Possibly nearly double that if you include ammunition, holsters, gun safes and more range time.

Looks like the economy had a little boost last month.