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Background checks for firearms on the rise

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Background checks for firearms on the rise

Federal background checks on people aiming to buy guns continue to rise, both statewide and nationwide.

A sampling of police agencies, gun safety instructors, and shooting range officials speculate that concern over crime is the reason.

One shooting range official said fear of President Obama tightening gun laws is another reason.

The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System reports the agency initiated 18,697 firearms background checks in Massachusetts during March, the most of any month in the state since the program was implemented on Nov. 30, 1998.

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    Even the liberal Democrats in Massachusetts realize that The Annointed One they helped vote into office is now on a mission to relieve them of their guns and ammo. Almost too little, too late! But not to worry; we in the Red States will do our very best to get this narcissistic clown out of the White House come November!

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