Driven by the 2016 presidential campaign and anti-gun efforts in the White House and Democratic circles, guns sales hit another all-time high in June — and 602,428 higher than June 2015 — according to FBI background check information just released.
There were 2,131,485 background checks done in June, many more than the 1,870,000 done in May, which was also a record-selling month.
So far in 2016, the FBI has conducted 13,829,491 checks. That is an all-time high for the first six months of a year. Last year, which saw record sales, some 10,466,243 were done in the first six months. This year also recorded the highest ever number of checks in one month, 2.6 million in February.