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The FBI reported that it performed an astounding 21,093,273 background checks for the year ending Dec. 31, which is 8 percent higher than 2012, which was also a huge year for gun sales leading up to the election.
Gun owners can rest easy about one aspect of President Obama’s agenda. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to close the country’s last remaining lead smelter will not cause further ammunition shortages or higher costs.
The number of background checks for gun transactions run through the FBI's instant-check system jumped 54 percent in the first two months of 2013 and increased dramatically in all 50 states compared to the same period last year, a spike analysts attribute to the Obama administration's post-Newtown push for new gun controls.