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FBI background checks soar after fatal school shootings, calls for tigher gun control

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The FBI is reporting a record 2. 8 million background checks for gun purchases in December – following the deadly Connecticut school shootings that prompted lawmakers to call for tighter gun control. The December number exceeds the record 2 million checks in November, according to the agency’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The December number also marks a 49 percent increase over December 2011, when the record was set at 1. 9 million checks, according to the agency, which started the programs in 1998 as part of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. The fatal shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School occurred Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn. , killing 20 first-graders and six adults. Within days, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other lawmakers called for tighter gun control, including an assault-weapon ban like the one Feinstein got Congress to approve from 1994 through 2004.

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FBI background checks soar after fatal school shootings, calls for tigher gun control

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The FBI is reporting a record 2.8 million background checks for gun purchases in December – following the deadly Connecticut school shootings that prompted lawmakers to call for tighter gun control.

~ by vandal3di3go on January 30, 2013.

 
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