2020 continues to shatter records for background checks, firearms purchases.
On Nov. 8, Nevada voters voted to dramatically expand background checks to cover every private gun sale.
Data from the Virginia Firearms Transaction Center show that the state’s system for voluntary background checks for private firearm transactions is not widely used—contradicting claims by the anti-gun lobby that 90 percent of people want such checks.
President Barack Obama claims his recent executive action will expand mandatory background checks to online sales, gun shows and flea markets (where the laws are, ironically, the same as they are everywhere else).
The father of 15-year-old Jaylen Fryberg, who fatally shot four fellow students and himself at Marysville Pilchuck (Wash.) High School Oct. 24, has been arrested for lying on his background check form to purchase the gun used by his son.
In short, 2020 shattered records for firearm ownership.
For the first time, those wishing to attend the Democratic or Republican conventions will need to pass a background check.