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[–] edistojim 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This coming from a Senator from a state with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the United States.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Connecticut

Typical liberal progressive fucktard and also a liar.

Murphy went on to claim the number of people buying guns is actually on the decline, that the gun industry is surviving by selling more guns to fewer people.

In reality, FBI figures show that August 2016 was the sixteenth consecutive month of record background checks for retail gun sales in America. This is pertinent because background checks are not conducted on firearms, but on the buyers of firearms. So 16 consecutive months of record checks stand in opposition to Senator Murphy’s claim that the pool of gun purchasers is shrinking.

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[–] Mathurin1911 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Typical liberal progressive fucktard and also a liar.

I disagree with Breitbart that this proves his statement false, if an individual gun owner buys a gun on separate visits, it will show as separate background checks.

The continuing record checks does suggest new owners, but it can also be explained by gun owners like me adding to their collection before an election that might control sales in the future. We probably wont get solid evidence either way because we dont track ownership (We shouldnt) and thus the statistics on gun ownership are limited to surveys, which are going to get less accurate the more justifiably paranoid US gun owners get.

Its a tough statistical nut to crack, so with no solid answer the biased lean on whatever they have as "proof"

For the record, ownership of arms is an innate right, needed to protect our ability to self rule. (so you wont mistake me for opposition or something)

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[–] edistojim 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

While I don't disagree with you, gun sales are at an all time high and I don't believe its the same individuals buying more and more guns. Look at the states with concealed carry, the classroom participation in those are also at an all time high, its not the same people over and over. Seems every time a Democrat opens their mouth about more gun control the sales go up. I don't think its a coincidence at all. Just my thoughts.