70,291,049 Background Checks for Gun Purchases Under Obama


(GunReports.com) — There have been 70,291,049 background checks for gun purchases since President Obama took office, according to data released by the FBI.

Over the same time period, the number of background checks completed under President George W. Bush was 36,090,415, or about half those conducted under Obama.

In 2009, the FBI conducted 12,819,939 background checks for the months of Feb-Dec. Obama did not assume office until the end of January. The FBI conducted 14,409,616 background checks in 2010, 16,454,951 in 2011, and 19,592,303 in 2012.

Add to that Jan 2013 (2,495,440), Feb 2013 (2,309,393), and March 2013 (2,209,407), and the total number of background checks under President Obama comes to 70,291,049.


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