65,376,373. This is not a typo. Nearly 63.4 guns have been purchased during Obama’s first term. This is astounding 91.1% higher than the number of guns purchased during Dubya Bush’s first term. During Bush’s first term, there were ‘only’ 34,214,066 guns purchased. At the pace of gun purchases during Obama’s first term, it averaged out to nearly 45,000 guns purchased per day.
In 2009, there were 13,984,953 background checks for Americans buying firearms. If we subtract the 1,212,860 checks completed in the month of January, the total checks for the year under Obama were 12,772,090.
For 2010, background checks totaled 14,320,489. In 2011, checks were 16,336,732, and in 2012, 19,463,832. Background checks for the month of January 2013 were 2,483,230.
This totals 65,376,373 background checks completed since President Obama’s first full month in office, or 44,748 background checks per day!
At least Obama was good for one sectory of the economy.