Illinois Experiences Big Jump In Gun Purchases

posted on February 29, 2016

Illinois residents bought more than 60,000 guns last December, setting a new record for the most guns sold in a month in the state. 

In fact, last June, August and November all posted records for those months, according to Illinois State Police. For all of 2015, the Illinois State Police conducted 418,000 background checks on gun purchases in the state. 

Interestingly, December 2015 was also a banner year for gun sales throughout the United States, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation performing 3.3 million background checks that month.

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