Americans have been overwhelmingly ready and willing to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights in 2016, according to new data.
There were many factors that could have been contributing to the massive sales spike for guns seen during 2016, including the continued threat of international terrorism, and the uncertainty surrounding the possibility that Hillary Clinton, famous for her hope to abolish gun ownership entirely, could be elected president. In either instance, the year 2016 was a banner year for American gun ownership.
“Just released FBI background check numbers, which roughly equate gun sales, totaled some 27,538,673, 4 million more than in 2015 and nearly double the number in President Obama‘s first year.
“The numbers do not include many guns sold to or given to friends and family.