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Subject December statistics for FBI gun background checks just in, big increase
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Original Message I just noticed this morning that the December, 2012 background check statistics have just been released by the FBI website.

FBI Gun background checks, which are an indicator of people wishing to buy guns, for December, 2012 set a new record.

The 2,783,765 background checks for December, 2012 was a 22.43% increase over the same statistic for December, 2011.

There were 1,862,327 background checks for the month of December, 2011.

Background checks total for year starting in 1999:

1999 9,138,123
2000 8,543,037
2001 8,910,191
2002 8,454,322
2003 8,481,588
2004 8,687,671
2005 8,952,945
2006 10,036,933
2007 11,177,335
2008 12,709,023
2009 14,033,824
2010 14,409,616
2011 16,454,591
2012 19,592,303

There have been a total of 160,474,702 background checks made in the program started in 1999.

[link to www.fbi.gov]
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