The FBI’s background-check figures show that 2015 shattered the annual record for background checks, and December 2015 alone broke the record for the number of checks performed in a given month.

Breitbart News previously reported that 23,141,970 background checks were performed in 2015. This surpassed the previous record of 21,093,273 by over 2 million.

And FBI figures show a big part of that was December, with 3,314,593 background checks in that month alone. The previous single month record was set in December 2012, when a population driven by fear of post-Sandy Hook gun control underwent 2,783,765 background checks for gun purchases.

On top of this, single month records were May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December were set in 2015. In other words, May had more background checks that any May on record, June more than any June, July more than any July, and so on and so forth.

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