Skip to comments.Californians buying guns at record rate
Posted on 12/05/2012 2:04:15 PM PST by dragnet2
Californians are buying more guns than ever.
As of November, the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System had run 981,798 background checks related to guns in California, beating out totals for previous years before 2012 is even over. The numbers jumped about 8 percent from last year, part of a steady increase since 2008.
This year, however, the system broke records, with 154,873 calls on Nov. 23, up about 20 percent from Black Friday last year. With the high volume of calls, officials shut down call centers briefly to allow the system to catch up, Fischer said.
Among California gun buyers, the spike was even more pronounced.
Across all levels of government, officials have made moves to regulate gun ownership, he added. While the most restrictive regulations would likely be overturned by courts under the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, Eastman said a risk of control was enough to encourage prospective gun owners to buy while they can.
Outside of political strife, economic uncertainty has also inspired people to look for more protection, he said. Violent crimes have steadily declined in recent years, according to FBI statistics, but Eastman said concerns remain that those in desperate financial straits could be a threat to safety. With talk among politicians about cutting social benefits, financial hardships could become worse for many, creating an even more volatile situation, he said. Concerns are also high about preparedness in case of disasters, such as Hurricane Sandy.
"It's like a perfect storm," he said.
Charlie Blek, president of the Orange County chapter of advocacy group the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence "The National Rifle Association has done a wonderful of demonizing President Obama," he said.
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Everyone needs to buy some undocumented fire arms !!!!
Buy RGR and SWHC stocks.
Hey Charlie, I think your boychild President has done a good enough job of demonizing himself.
I hope they bought enough ammo to take a large chunk out of the welfare zombies when their EBT cards stop working.
Better stock up on kerosine to burn the rotting corpses after the big crash.
Lots of Hispanics own guns.
People are waking up to the fact that the police are not required or able to protect you.
Private gun sales are illegal in CA.
“People are waking up to the fact that the police are not required or able to protect you. “
Californians also know that when the zombies riot in the big cities, the cops will hop in their squads, turn on the red light and drive 80mph home to protect their families.
Happening everywhere. The owner of a local gun shop told me that the sh@t hit the fan the day after the election.
What? I thought ALLLLL of us Californians were gun grabbin’,
sanctuary city lovin’, green energy lovin’, entitlement lovin’,
gay marriage lovin’,.....(wait, we voted that down), Obama
To all you so called friends who relentlessly paint ALL Californians
with the same liberal brush........go to hell.
Ditto that friend...
On November 16 my dad went to buy a Bersa Thunder 380. Found out that on Nov 15 the state of California added it to their “Can’t Sell in This State” list... any ideas why?
F ‘em...go to Nevada
“Californians buying guns at record rate”
Not half as many as they’ll need.
“To all you so called friends who relentlessly paint ALL Californians
with the same liberal brush........go to hell.”
Thanks for the offer but I’ll stay away from California....
somebody might get hurt
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