The local CBS affiliate didn’t mention last year’s record number
The number of Texans who have sought permission to buy firearms has taken an 18 percent drop this year.
The first link at the Houston Chronicle mentioned it but didn’t put it into context.
Experts attribute the slowdown to waning fears of stricter federal regulations, The Houston Chronicle reported (http://bit.ly/1pbdWRV ). Gun sales spiked across the nation after the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school massacre in 2012.
Had to go back to the original source, through 3 levels, to find even a mention of how many firearms were sold in 2013.
From January through August of last year, 1,097,392 requests were submitted, compared with 909,050 for that same period in 2014.
And these numbers don’t tell the full story either; people could be making multiple purchases for each check, remember the check is done on the person, not the product. The media seems to be desperate to make it appear fewer people are purchasing firearms; perhaps in the hopes of having fewer people line up to buy later in the year. Well, it is sort of true. Less people are buying firearms this year through the retail or licensed dealers. But that is relative to the year before. Take a look at the list below.
1999 – 9,138,123
2000 – 8,543,037
2001 – 8,910,191
2002 – 8,454,322
2003 – 8,481,588
2004 – 8,687,671
2005 – 8,952,945
2006 – 10,036,933
2007 – 11,177,335
2008 – 12,709,023
2009 – 14,033,824
2010 – 14,409,616
2011 – 16,454,951
2012 – 19,592,303
2014 Year to Date – 13,795,965
This are the number of N.I.C.S checks conducted year year – notice the huge increase ? Almost twice as high from the “Pre-Obama” years. Wonder why the media and the antis don’t report that. Why they don’t mention the year after year increase?
It is almost as if they want people to think no one else still feels the need/desire to keep purchasing firearms.
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