by Paul Bedard,at washingtonexaminer.com
Americans celebrated their Second Amendment rights over 1 million times in June, the 47th straight month of record-setting gun sales.
According to the FBI, background checks for gun purchases passed 1 million last month.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry representative, said that of 2,152,187 background checks last month, 1,110,696 were likely for gun purchases and transfers, the rest being for carry and other security permits.
“June marks the 47th month in a row that has exceeded 1 million adjusted background checks in a single month,” said the group.
“Happy Independence Day,” cheered NSSF spokesman Mark Oliva.
“Americans have another million reasons to celebrate this Independence Day. More than 1.1 million times in June, Americans exercised their Second Amendment rights to lawfully purchase a firearm. That extends the streak to 47 continuous months that background checks for firearm purchases have exceeded a million. This is notable because these figures buck the demands by gun control politicians to surrender rights. Americans choose differently. They choose, by the millions, to keep and bear arms. They are keeping alive the vision of our Founding Fathers that this would be a nation that celebrates the ethos of a responsibly armed citizenry,” he added.