California’s Gun Sales Break Records

As reported by the Contra Costa Times:

Amid a new round of debate over gun control, Californians have already bought a record number of firearms in 2015, including major spikes in sales on Black Friday and the days after the San Bernardino attacks, an analysis of new federal and state data show.

Firearms purchases in California triggered 1.51 million federal background checks in the first 11 months of the year, breaking the previous annual record of 1.47 million set last year.

And December typically brings even more firearms purchases than any other month, whether for holiday gifts or getting ahead of new gun restrictions the new year might bring.

The gun dealers’ holiday season got off to a rousing start. State data requested by this newspaper show that sales transactions spiked on …

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  1. When you want to pass new gun control laws you have to ask yourself why. There are only two reasons to pass gun control laws. The first is to protect people. The second is to push an agenda to take away people’s right to own guns. Lets give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they want to protect people. First you need to ask will a new law do this. Sadly the answer is no. Bad guys ignore the laws now. Why would they suddenly decide to obey a new one? The second question is would this have stopped any of the mass shootings in the last 3 years. Again the answer is no. Most of the guns used were legally purchased those that were not prove the point. If you can not buy it legally you always buy it illegally. so what good does another law do? The most popular suggestion by politicians is for background checks. If done right it would not be a problem. All you need is database with the names and social security numbers of anyone not allowed to buy a gun. Put it on a website that anybody can access with no need to log in. That way if I want to sell a gun to my neighbor all I have to do is go to a computer open the website put in his name and social security number and I get back a simple yes or no. I have no need to know why it said no. the computer does not need to remember who was asked about.

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