16,808,538 US gun applications in 2012 so far...enough to arm NATO 5 times over

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If you want to find out exactly how many guns are sold in the US each year, then the figures are not recorded. However, if you want to know how many applications there are to buy guns each year, then the latest data from the FBI shows that 2012 looks like a bumper year for gun sales in America. In the wake of the Newtown shooting in Connecticut, there is a renewed focus on gun control in the US. And, under US law, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System is used to check if someone can buy a gun from a federal registered dealer before they can walk out of the shop with it. Before ringing up the sale, cashiers call in a check to the FBI or to other designated agencies to ensure that each customer does not have a criminal record or isn't otherwise ineligible to make a purchase. The figures show that there have been 16,808,538 applications in 2012 so far...

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The figures show that there have been 16,808,538 ... by Amanda Lang on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 1:18:26 PM
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