The end of July brought yet another record for gun sales, marking the 48th straight month of one million or more guns sold in the U.S.
The FBI recently released its July tally of background checks and reported that 1,987,650 background checks were requested for gun transfers representing about 1,023,903 sales. While that was down a bit from July of last year, it was still past the one million sold mark, the Washington Examiner reported.
“July 2023 marks the 48th month in a row, 4 years, that has exceeded 1 million adjusted background checks in a single month,” said the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade group for the industry, according to the paper.
Per the Examiner:
Mark Oliva, the NSSF spokesman, said the long stretch of likely gun sales is unlike anything the nation has ever seen and has been fueled by politics and safety.
“This is a remarkable milestone of four continuous years of over 1 million background checks for the sale of a firearm. That’s no small achievement and is indicative of the strong and sustained appetite for law-abiding Americans to take ownership of their Second Amendment rights,” Oliva said.
“This milestone was achieved in the midst of the continuous attacks by the Biden administration, which has demonstrated nothing but contempt for the Second Amendment and has twisted the levers of government to impede the ability of law-abiding citizens to legally possess firearms of their choosing. Americans are sending a clear signal each and every month. The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is not up for negotiation,” Oliva added.
— Mark Oliva (@MarkOlivaTweets) July 31, 2023
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