Gun Background Checks

Over 23,000,000 background checks for guns in 2015

Over 23,000,000 background checks for guns in 2015

According to FBI data posted Monday, there were 23,141,970 background checks for guns in 2015, and it is a new record. That beats the prior record of 21,093,273 in 2013. Last year was probably a record year for gun sales. FBI background checks are conducted for all gun sales that go through a federally licensed dealer, which is how the majority of guns are sold. December was the first month to sur... »

Senate Defeats Expanded Gun Background Checks

Senate Defeats Expanded Gun Background Checks

The supporters of tougher gun laws suffered a heavy blow on Wednesday, as the U.S. Senate rejected a compromise plan which would expand beckgorund checks on firearms sales, in addition to banning some semi-automatic weapons based on military assault weapons. Despite the staunch push by President Barack Obama and Democrats, their stalwart opposition embodied in the ever-powerful National Rifle Asso... »