All Top 10 Days And Weeks For Gun Purchases Have Come Under Obama

March 4, 2013 - 2:01 PM

February 2013 was the third highest month on record for background checks on Americans' purchasing firearms.

According to the FBI NICS database, there were 2,309,393 background checks completed in the month of February.

The only two months that saw a higher number of NICS checks were January 2013, with 2,495,440, and December of 2012, with 2,783,765.

The total number of background checks completed since November of 1998 (the month the FBI began tracking this information) is 165,279,535.

President Barack Obama, dubbed "The greatest gun salesman in history," has presided over 42 percent of these background checks, or a total of 68,898,629.

Also, the top ten highest days and weeks for background checks completed have occurred during Obama's presidency:

Top Ten Days:

Dec. 21, 2012, 177,170

Dec. 20, 2012, 159,604

Nov. 23, 2012, 154,873

Dec. 22, 2012, 153,697

Dec. 19, 2012, 153,672

Dec. 18, 2012, 134,691

Nov. 25, 2011, 129,166

Dec. 15, 2012, 128,823

Dec. 14, 2012, 113,022

Feb. 15, 2013, 112,650

 

Top Ten Weeks:

12/17/2012 - 12/23/2012, 953,613

01/14/2013 - 01/20/2013, 641,501

02/11/2013 - 02/17/2013, 618,361

01/07/2013 - 01/13/2013, 603,882

12/10/2012 - 12/16/2012, 602,003

02/04/2013 - 02/10/2013, 592,542

02/25/2013 - 03/03/2013, 565,699

02/18/2013 - 02/24/2013, 543,259

01/21/2013 - 01/27/2013, 541,822

12/03/2012 - 12/09/2012, 527,095

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