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Record number of gun checks in 2015

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
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Data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows that 2015 set a new record for background checks for firearms in the United States, beating the previous record set in 2013.

This means that last year was probably a record year for gun sales.

FBI background checks are conducted for all gun sales that go through a federally licensed dealer, which is how the majority of guns are sold.

The sales were driven by a series of mass shootings that typically motivate buyers who fear more restrictive gun control measures.

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